"Who's your dad?" said Nettles. Mitchell then reminded Nettles that he and Earl Mitchell were backcourt partners on the San Diego High School basketball team of 1960-61.
BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOR
Frank White threatened to walk off the field the next time Kansas City official scorer Del Black calls another error on him, claiming that Black has added "seven or eight errors" a year to his totals. The threat, which came after a Black-ruled error, was White's second such warning in two weeks.
?Giants catcher Bob Melvin completed the first two months with a higher batting average (.184) than on-base percentage (.182). He accomplished this rare feat by having no walks, no hit-by-pitches and one sacrifice fly. In his 70th at bat, Melvin also scored his first run.
?The Phillies went from April 28 to May 25 without once going through the batting order without someone striking out. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Peter Pascarelli described their strikeout-filled West Coast trip as "Fanned Across America."
? Seattle third baseman Jim Presley is on a 195-strikeout pace.
?As of June 1, Braves catcher Ozzie Virgil hadn't been above .178 all season. More, of the 13 wild pitches thrown by Atlanta pitchers, 12 have come with him behind the plate.
? Orioles third basemen have 17 errors and nine RBIs. Brooks Robinson's top error season was 18 in 1974.
?Willie Mays Aikens is hitting .455 with 32 homers and 95 RBIs in Mexico, where he makes $2,500 a month.
?On Wednesday, Cleveland's Don Schulze went into the sixth inning with a two hitter and a 2-0 lead over the Red Sox. Nine pitches later, he was behind 5-2.