Notable

September 28, 1998

Braves: Andruw Jones finished three steals short of becoming the youngest 30-30 player ever. The game drew 48,685 to finish at 3,361,350, a drop of 103,138 from Turner Field's first season but the third-highest total in franchise history. Atlanta pitchers totaled 1,232 strikeouts this season, tied for the second most in major-league history with the 1997 Dodgers behind the 1996 Braves (1,245).

Mets: John Olerud went 2-for-4 and finished second in the league at .354, nine points behind Colorado's Larry Walker.

Dodgers: Finished the year with 660 runs scored and 660 allowed. Outfielder Raul Mondesi sat out his fourth straight game because of a sprained finger on his throwing hand. He finished the season with a .279 batting average, 30 homers and a career-high 90 RBIs.

Brewers: Outfielder Jeromy Burnitz failed to drive in a run, leaving him with 125 RBIs, one short of the club record set by Cecil Cooper in 1980. Burnitz, who missed just one game this season, also had 38 homers.

Pirates: Kevin Young is the first Pirate to have at least 40 doubles and 25 homers in the same season since Dave Parker in 1979. Pittsburgh players were hit by pitches 91 times. They set a club record by being hit 92 times last season.

Reds: Reggie Sanders struck out three times. He led the team with a career-high 137 strikeouts in 135 games.

Pub Date: 9/28/98

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