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Peter Gammons
July 04, 1988
NIXON REDUXLast week brothers Otis and Donell Nixon returned to the majors, with the Montreal Expos and San Francisco Giants, respectively, while former President Richard M. Nixon was sighted June 22 at Shea Stadium watching the New York Mets beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0. If the ex-prez had been at Olympic Stadium the next day, when the Expos took on the same Pirate team, he would have seen history reverse itself. This time Johnson replaced Nixon, as Expo infielder Wallace Johnson pinch-hit for Otis in the ninth inning.
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July 04, 1988

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? Seattle Mariners rightfielder Glenn Wilson, whose RBI total dropped from 102 in 1985 to 84 in '86 to 54 last year, is right on schedule this season. So far he has driven in only 15 runs in 62 games.

? Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Steve Jeltz has broken up no-hitters by the Mets' Dwight Gooden and the Expos' Dennis Martinez in the sixth inning and by the Mets' David Cone in the eighth.

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