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It's quiz time.
1) Which team's bullpen had the lowest ERA in 1992?
A) Athletics; B) Blue Jays; C) Reds; D) Brewers.
The MILWAUKEE BREWERS have an obscure pen, but they had a combined 2.78 ERA—the best of the bunch. "No one knows who I am," says closer Doug Henry. "No one knows Mike Fetters or James Austin. People used to know Jesse Orosco, but now that he's here, they don't know him." What the Brewers know is that Darren Holmes and Dan Plesac, two key relievers, were lost to expansion and free agency, respectively.
2) Milwaukee's 256 steals last year...
A) were 96 more than any other American League team's; B) were 21 fewer than the Yankees', Orioles', Red Sox's and Tigers' combined; C) were the most in the American League since 1976; D) included a combined 61 by Kevin Seitzer, Scott Fletcher and Molitor—all of whom are now gone.
All of the above. The Brewers will keep running, though, even if they have to send Clydesdale outfielders Tom Brunansky (220 pounds) and Kevin Reimer (230).
3) Who has the best command of his breaking ball in the American League?
A) Chris Bosio; B) Frank Viola; C) Jimmy Key; D) Mike Mussina.
Bosio, but, unfortunately for the Brewers, he's now with the Seattle Mariners.