Hits and misses

September 01, 1996|By Buster Olney

On the field: Brady Anderson, who hit his 41st homer yesterday, is only the third player to hit more than 40 homers in a season and steal more than 50 bases in a season (he stole 53 in 1992). The other two are Ryne Sandberg (40, 54) and Barry Bonds (46, 52).

In the dugout: B. J. Surhoff, out of the starting lineup the last two xTC days, pinch hit for catcher Mark Parent in the seventh inning. Surhoff grounded out, and Chris Hoiles took over at catcher. If Pete Incaviglia wasn't so hot, Surhoff might've taken over in left and Hoiles would've batted in Incaviglia's spot -- a rare AL double-switch.

In the clubhouse: Anderson was asked about his chances of hitting 60 homers. "I'll still be working on that in winter ball," he said, smiling.

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