Hot corner National League

September 23, 1998

Quote: "I do respect and credit Rogers Hornsby, but I know nothing about the guy. I'd easily trade all that in if we could get a shot at the playoffs." -- Jeff Kent of the Giants, who joined Hornsby as the only second basemen in major-league history to have consecutive 120-RBI seasons.

It's a fact: Scott Rolen hit his 44th double Monday, breaking Pinky Whitney's 1929 record for a Phillies third baseman. It's the most doubles by a Phillies player since Ethan Allen had 46 in 1935.

Who's hot: The Pirates' Jason Kendall set the NL record for steals by a catcher with his 26th on Monday, breaking the mark of 25 set by the New York Mets' John Stearns in 1978.

Who's not: The Marlins' 106 losses are the most by an NL team this decade.

On deck: Mark McGwire gets another shot at Randy Johnson tonight when the Cardinals play host to the Astros. McGwire went 0-for-2 with a walk against the Big Unit on Sept. 12.

Pub Date: 9/23/98

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