Hits and misses

September 12, 1996|By Buster Olney

On the field: The Orioles have had four players collect at least 20 homers and 20 steals in a season -- Paul Blair in 1969, Don Baylor in '75, Reggie Jackson in '76 and Brady Anderson in 1992. Roberto Alomar (20 homers and 17 stolen bases) and Anderson (18 steals and 44 homers) have a chance to be the fifth and sixth players to join that club.

In the dugout: Orioles manager Davey Johnson, aware that Eddie Murray has a .115 lifetime average (3-for-26) against Wilson Alvarez, started Pete Incaviglia at designated hitter in place of Murray.

In the clubhouse: "We're in a slump." -- Johnson, wearing a wide grin, about the Orioles failing to hit a home run for the first time in 13 games.

Pub Date: 9/12/96.

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