Hot corner NATIONAL LEAGUE

July 25, 1998

Quote: "Technicalities are beautiful things. I'm glad to have one go my way. I don't think my agent or [general manager] Steve [Phillips] knew the rule."

-- Mets pitcher Bill Pulsipher, who thought he was headed to the minors but was recalled at O'Hare Airport because, with three-plus years in the majors, he must clear waivers first.

It's a fact: The Braves' John Smoltz is 5-1 with a 2.52 ERA since coming off the disabled list June 20.

Who's hot: The Mets' Hal McRae is 10-for-24 with five doubles and two RBIs in his past five starts.

Pub Date: 7/25/98

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