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BETWEEN THE LINES
Peter Gammons
August 21, 1989
COACHING, JAPANESE STYLEEarlier this year former Red Sox slugger Larry Parrish, who is now playing in Japan with the Yakult Swallows, put his fist through a window after a frustrating batting practice. A few days later team officials gave him a life-sized dummy with PARRISH written on it. "Here," an executive said. "If you want to get mad at yourself, take a swing at this."
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August 21, 1989

Between The Lines

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?In the Mets' first 11 games after the trade for Minnesota ace Frank Viola on July 31, their starting pitchers were 7-0, with a 1.71 ERA.

?Last week the Orioles tied the record, set by the 1975 Pirates, for the worst stretch by a team that remained in first place: 5-17.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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