?When Kelly Paris started at third on July 2, he was the 16th third baseman used by the Orioles since they traded Doug DeCinces to California for "Disco" Danny Ford in 1982 to make room for Cal Ripken—who ended up at short.
?In a span of 30 games the Phillies had 7 opportunities to reach .500—and lost every time.
? Baltimore catchers were hitting .185 with 69 strikeouts in 258 at bats through last weekend. Al Pardo's first 100 at bats produced 11 hits and one RBI.
?When Yankee rookie Alfonso Pulido signed with Arandas of the Mexican Center League in 1977, he received a bonus of 3,000 pesos, which today amounts to $4.65.
?By their 28th birthdays, Rickey Henderson had 620 stolen bases, Ty Cobb 485 and Lou Brock 220.
?The Tigers grounded into double plays in five consecutive innings against the Yankees on July 3.
? Richie Hebner is the third base coach for the Norwood (Mass.) American Legion team.
? Fred Lynn has missed more games (60) in his first year and a half with the Orioles than Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken have missed in their combined total of 15 seasons.
?The Yankees now have four of the 21 players disciplined by Peter Ueberroth for drug use—Dale Berra, Rod Scurry, Al Holland and Claudell Washington.
? Montreal's Dan Schatzeder has four pinch hits. The last pitcher with more was Don Newcombe, who had five for the '59 Dodgers.