Twelve players with at least 10 full major league seasons have spent their entire pro careers with one organization: George Brett, Dennis Leonard and Frank White of the Royals; Dwight Evans and Jim Rice of the Red Sox; Mike Schmidt of the Phillies; Ron Guidry of the Yankees; Bob Forsch of the Cards; Bill Russell of the Dodgers; Dave Concepcion of the Reds; and Robin Yount and Charlie Moore of the Brewers.
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
?"It's like passing a buffet table knowing you can't have anything to eat."—Tom Lasorda, watching Pedro Guerrero start to take batting practice and realizing he can't play until mid-August.
?"Every 15 years, I just go wild. It must have something to do with the alignment of the planets."—Padre manager Steve Boros, on his ejection for presenting a tape of a blown call to umpire Charlie Williams.
?"I still get to sleep at night. It just takes a few more beers."—Oakland manager Jackie Moore, on rumors he may soon be fired.
?"We lefthanders feel we're the only ones in our right minds. It's everybody else who's messed up. I bought a shirt that said EVERYBODY IS BORN RIGHT-HANDED. ONLY THE GREATEST CAN OVERCOME IT"—St. Louis rookie southpaw Greg Mathews, who as a kid in Anaheim played catch with Al (the Mad Hungarian) Hrabosky.
Pirate utilityman Billy Almon's father traveled to New York from his home in Warwick, R.I., to see the Pittsburgh-Mets series June 13-15. His son went 0 for 10 and made an error. When the elder Almon went to drive home after the last game, he discovered his car had been stolen from the Shea Stadium parking lot.
THE HILLSBOROUGH HIGH MATCHUP OF THE WEEK
In the battle of former ( Tampa) Hillsborough High School teammates, Montreal's Floyd Youmans and Dwight Gooden threw 101 pitches that registered 90 mph or higher in their combined 11? innings. Youmans got the 7-4 victory, in which Gooden tied a career low with one strikeout in six innings. "Now maybe you writers will think of me as something other than Dwight Gooden's teammate," said Youmans.
PITCHING COACH OF THE YEAR
?Last year in 46 innings Oakland lefthander Curt Young allowed 15 homers and struck out only 19. Through last weekend he had pitched 61? innings and given up only 4 homers. The reason? A changeup suggested to him by Dave Kingman, who was drafted as a pitcher by the California Angels in June 1967.