"Who's he?" asked Henderson.
"The new general manager."
"I don't keep track of that stuff," said Henderson.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
Before Jack McKeon took over on May 28th as manager of the Padres, his son-in-law, pitcher Greg Booker, had worked in 17 of the club's 46 games. Since then, however, Booker has pitched in only nine of 53 games, and in one span of 17 days did not make an appearance.
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
? Royals first baseman George Brett, on the American League batting leader: "A woman will be elected president before Wade Boggs is called out on strikes."
?Mets pitcher Ron Darling, after allowing nine runs in the first inning of a game against the Reds on July 19: "Now I know how Michael Spinks felt."
?At week's end, the Giants outfield of Brett Butler, Candy Maldonado and Mike Aldrete had only 13 homers in 904 at bats, while former Giants outfielder Chili Davis, who moved to the Angels as a free agent, had 13 in 359 at bats.
?Dodger righthander Alejandro Pena not only had a scoreless streak of 22 innings that ended July 22, but also since last Aug. 30 had allowed only 56 hits and 11 earned runs in 81? innings.