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Tim Kurkjian
September 27, 1993
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September 27, 1993

Baseball

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Of all possible outcomes after a batter steps to the plate, the rarest is a strikeout in which the hitter reaches on a throwing error by the catcher. From 1987 through '92 that play occurred only 17 times in the major leagues. But on Sept. 13, Royal catcher Mike Macfarlane was charged with throwing errors twice in that situation....

Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda deservedly took some heat for listing pitcher Orel Hershiser as L.A.'s starting third baseman on Sept. 15 and then pinch-hitting for him in the top of the first so Dave Hansen could get another shot at breaking the club record for pinch hits in one season ( Hansen flied out)....

The mother of Tiger pitcher David Wells used to date a member of the Hell's Angels. "They were good guys, nice people," Wells says. "When I was growing up, they'd give me money for every strikeout and win. I took a lot of coin from the Hell's Angels."

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