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BETWEEN THE LINES
Tim Kurkjian
May 21, 1990
HISTORY LESSON Twins backup catcher Junior Ortiz ended an 0-for-34 slump by getting a single off Cleveland's John Farrell on April 28—his first hit since Aug. 11. After he extended his streak to three games by exploding for two hits against the Indians on May 9, Ortiz said, "Only 58 more and I break Lou Gehrig's record." Sorry, Junior, the record belongs to Joe DiMaggio, not Gehrig, and the Yankee Clipper hit safely in 56 straight games, not 60.
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May 21, 1990

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?At week's end, the four teams Dave Parker has played for—the Pirates, Reds, A's and, now, the Brewers—were all in first place.

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