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Peter Gammons
October 13, 1986
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October 13, 1986

Between The Lines

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? Dave Winfield became the first Yankee to reach 100 RBIs in five consecutive seasons since a seven-year stretch by Joe DiMaggio (1936-42).

? Woody Woodward will become the seventh general manager in George Steinbrenner's 14-year reign as Yankee owner, succeeding, in order, Gabe Paul, Al Rosen, Cedric Tallis, Gene Michael, Bill Bergesch, Murray Cook and Clyde King.

? Dan Petry's loss in Milwaukee on Sept. 30 was his first complete game since May 11 and made him 12-21 since May 22, 1985.

?Rookie pitchers started 101 of Texas's 162 games and had 46 of their 87 victories. Bobby Witt was 7-0, 3.76 in his last 12 starts—all of which were won by Texas—with 79 K's in 64? innings.

?The punchless Braves scored 84 runs in 27 games in September, then nominated Bob Horner as NL Player of the Month after he batted .260.

?The Orioles may have finished in the cellar for the first time, but Don Aase's 34 saves were the most for a reliever on a last-place team. The previous high was by Ken Sanders, who saved 31 for Milwaukee in 1971.

?Six times this season pitchers took no-hitters into the seventh inning against the Angels—Joe Cowley, Danny Jackson, Joe Niekro, Walt Terrell and Charlie Hough (twice).

?They may worry about Shawon Dunston's errors in Chicago, but the Cub rookie hit two more homers, 17, this season than Larry Bowa hit in 16 seasons with the Phillies, Cubs and Mets.

? Lee Smith was the first National League reliever to save 30 games three consecutive seasons. Not only that, he had 29 saves in 1983.

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