I'M WALKIN', YES INDEED
Alfredo Griffin walked four times in a game on June 3. In 1984 he walked four times in 441 plate appearances.
THE DAVIS FILE
? Eric Davis suffered an 0-for-17 slump last week, but he still won two games for the Reds by leaping above the fence to rob Jack Clark of two-run homers on consecutive nights. Davis broke out of the hitting slump with his 20th home run, against the Dodgers.
?Eric and Jody Davis are 8 for 29 with 4 homers and 10 RBIs against Pittsburgh pitching.
?The Padres offered Storm Davis to the Giants for Mark Davis, but the Giants said no.
? Oakland's Mike Davis read in the Elias Baseball Analyst that he was 0 for 12 lifetime against Baltimore's Scott McGregor. "I read that he loves to face me, and it made me intense," said Davis. So in the first inning on June 1, Davis hit a two-run single off McGregor.
HEART TO HART
After addressing the Advertising Club of New York last week, former White House spokesman Larry Speakes was asked how he would like to be George Steinbrenner's p.r. man.
Replied Speakes: "I'd rather be Gary Hart's."
INJURY OF THE WEEK
The White Sox' Donnie Hill was disabled after he contracted conjunctivitis and could no longer wear contact lenses. Not only will he have to play with glasses, but also he'll have to go to the minors while he gets used to them. "The doctor said it could take me a year," says Hill.