SHOWS OF SENTIMENT
On July 23, the Angels had a night for 300-game winner Don Sutton. It drew 27,809. On Aug. 12, they had a night for Rod Carew. It drew 29,094.
The average for California's first 59 home dates is 32,718.
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QUOTES OF THE WEEK
?"It's our season of destination."—Houston's Charlie Kerfeld.
?"Last year we would come to the park early.... Every day. Three o'clock or even one o'clock for a 7:35 game. It felt good to be here. You wanted to come here and think about how we were going to win. You wanted to do everything you could to win. It's different this year. We come to the park at five on the [team] bus, and wait for the game. It's nice to have a big lead. But I miss that. I liked the pressure. Last year, I'd wake up, and the first thing I'd think about was, How are we going to win tonight? This year, the first thing I think of is breakfast."—Mets shortstop Rafael Santana.
THE LEGEND OF DALE MOHORCIC, CONT.
The 30-year-old rookie reliever appeared in 11 straight games from Aug. 6 to Aug. 17, two short of Mike Marshall's major league record. When he appeared in his ninth straight, he broke the AL record for consecutive appearances held by Bennett Flowers of the 1953 Red Sox. "I feel sorry for Bennett," said Mohorcic. As for the strain on his arm, Mohorcic said, "I don't throw hard enough to get a sore arm."
DODGER ALUMNI NEWS
Former outfielder Glenn Burke was back in action last week, playing Softball in San Francisco's Gay Games.
THE PROMISED LAND