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It's a Dog's Life
A Souvenir Quandary
The Petit Hose
The White Sox have the smallest team in the majors. Shortstop Ozzie Guillen, second baseman Scott Fletcher and outfielder Lance Johnson are all listed at 5'11". "Five-eleven?" said pitcher Charlie Hough. "Those guys could do jumping jacks under a 5'11" doorway."
Whatever heights the above three players really are, they're all certainly taller than outfielder Tim Raines and infielder Joey Cora, who are 5'8", and infielder Craig Grebeck, who is 5'7" and calls himself "the smallest player in baseball." Cora, however, seems to be smaller. "When we got Cora this spring," said Hough, "I thought he was one of the clubhouse kids. I'd never seen him. I told him to get me some sanis [sanitary socks]. Then, when he went out and stretched with us, I said, 'Hey, what's he doing out here?' I think we got him to make Scooter [Fletcher] look big."
A Hitless Wonder
By the Numbers
?The Padres have used Marty Barrett, Paul Fanes, Jim Presley and Garry Templeton at third base this year. After Sunday's game, their combined batting average was .100, and they had gone 69 at bats without an RBI. In San Diego's 22 seasons in the National League, the Padres have never had a third baseman who has driven in more than 65 runs in a season.