Numbers

September 08, 1996|By Buster Olney

When Oakland's Geronimo Berroa hit his 35th homer last weekend, he and Mark McGwire, who had 46 at the time, set a club record for most homers by teammates. McGwire and Jose Canseco set the record in 1987, when that duo hit 80. The major-league record is 115, by Mickey Mantle (54) and Roger Maris (61) of the 1961 New York Yankees.

Cleveland finished the year 7-17 against Texas and New York, the other two division leaders.

When Mike Greenwell drove in nine runs in Boston's 9-8 win over Seattle on Monday, he broke a record held by Bob Johnson, who drove in eight in the Philadelphia Athletics' 8-0 win over St. Louis on June 12, 1938.

Colorado's Eric Young is trying to become the first NL player since Jackie Robinson in 1949 to lead the league in batting average and stolen bases.

Kansas City closer Jeff Montgomery blew 10 save chances in 34 opportunities this year before undergoing shoulder surgery. In 1994-95, he blew only 12 saves in 70 chances.

The Royals are 10-59 when their opponents have scored five runs or more.

Pub Date: 9/08/96

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