VISITING CLUBHOUSE MAN OF THE WEEK
Oakland's Steve Vucinich, who had his phone torn out by Boston's Bill Buckner, then watched helplessly as Toronto's George Bell demolished a plastic chair and the Jays' Damaso Garcia set his cap, uniform and undershirt on fire in the bathroom.
ROGER LaFRANCOIS REDUX
The Red Sox sent catcher Dave Sax to Pawtucket on May 16, 34 games into the season. He was the only man on a major league roster since Opening Day who never played.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION MAN OF THE WEEK
Ozzie Smith, who on May 14 went from first to home on three consecutive pitches by Fernando Valenzuela: wild pitch, wild pitch, passed ball.
THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR CHEMISTRY
To Earl Weaver. When it was suggested in a newspaper that the Orioles lacked chemistry, he wrote on a blackboard in his office: 3RHR + GPG = WINS. That means three-run homers plus good-pitched games equal wins.
"That's chemistry," lectured Earl.
IT'S EASY TO CONFUSE A WHALE WITH A PERCH
The Fleer bubble gum card of Houston reliever Charlie Kerfeld lists him at 5'11", 175 pounds. Kerfeld is 6'6", 245. "I haven't weighed 175 since I was in seventh grade," says Kerfeld. The vital statistics apparently belong to minor league infielder Chuck Jackson.
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
?"A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six-shooter—he fires until it's empty and then takes the gun and throws it at the villain."—Royal reliever Dan Quisenberry, who failed to finish a nine-inning game for the first time in 67 tries.
?"What are we supposed to do? Replace the first seven guys in the order?"—Cards G.M. Dal Maxvill, on his club's slump.