LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
Two more scouting reports we stumbled upon:
Brian McRae (son of Hal), 20, 2B, Royals, A. "As intense as anyone I've ever seen. Highly intelligent, loves to play and will make himself a hitter."
Pete Rose Jr., 17, IB, Oak Hills High School, Cincinnati. Missed much of school season because of academic trouble. "Not a lot of ability, but desire is so unique that it makes him a potential high pick next June."
The Royals have long yearned for Reds shortstop Barry Larkin, so before the August trading deadline Cincinnati inquired about a Larkin-for-Danny Jackson deal. But Kansas City wouldn't trade the lefthander, despite his 8-16 record....
Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog thinks the MVP award should go to the most outstanding player, not the best player on a first-place club. "If you're going to have the Cy Young Award for most outstanding pitcher, then you ought to have a Most Outstanding Player Award," says Whitey. "The Cubs are fifth with Andre Dawson. Without him, they might be in the American Association. I don't mean that to be derogatory, but that's how great a year he has had."... Texas's 21-year-old Ruben Sierra had 27 homers and 96 RBIs through last week. He's aiming to become the first player under the age of 22 to hit 30 home runs or more in a season since Boston's Tony Conigliaro hit 32 in 1965, and the first to drive in 100 runs since Detroit's Al Kaline had 128 RBIs in 1956. If Sierra reaches both milestones, he will be only the fifth player to do so before his 22nd birthday. The fabulous four: Mel Ott ( Giants, 1929), Jimmie Foxx ( Athletics, 1929), Hal Trosky ( Indians, 1934) and Eddie Mathews (Braves, 1953)....
In case you missed it, Sept. 9 marked the 10th anniversary of the double debut of the Tigers' Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker, who have played together longer than any double-play duo ever.
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