Hot corner

September 01, 1998

Quote: "It is only half his number, but if I am half as good as he is, that'll be enough." -- Jeffrey Hammonds, who wears No. 4 for the Reds in honor of his former Orioles teammate Eric Davis (No. 24).

It's a fact: When Scott Rolen's mini-iron-man streak ended Aug. 23 at 144 games, it was the fifth-longest current streak in baseball -- a mere 2,463 games behind Cal Ripken's.

Who's hot: Sammy Sosa has homered in 14 straight series.

Who's not: The Marlins have lost 10 of 12 and 15 of 18.

On deck: The Brewers have gone 73 games without a complete game, one short of the NL record set by the Padres in 1977.

Pub Date: 9/01/98

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