Wilson's RBI mark is raised to 191

Research adds 1 RBI to record set in 1930

June 23, 1999

Fifty-one years after his death, Hack Wilson drove in another run.

Wilson's record for RBIs in one season was increased to 191 yesterday by the commissioner's office, which also gave Babe Ruth six additional walks, raising his career record total to 2,062.

Researchers from the commissioner's office and Elias Sports Bureau said the missing RBI came from the second game of a doubleheader between the Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds on July 28, 1930.

National League records credited Charlie Grimm of the Cubs with two RBIs in the game and Wilson with none. The Associated Press box score and accounts in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Daily News, Chicago Daily Times and Chicago Herald-Examiner said Wilson drove in a run with a third-inning single.

ASTROS: Manager Larry Dierker will be released from the hospital this morning, eight days after he underwent surgery to remove a mass of malformed blood vessels in his brain.

CUBS: Ron Santo, 59, a former nine-time All-Star third baseman who became the team's radio commentator 10 years ago, showed improvement after a mild heart attack.

BRAVES: Catcher Javy Lopez will be placed on the 15-day disabled list today because of a sprained right knee.

GIANTS: Outfielder Armando Rios, who was scheduled for arthroscopic shoulder surgery yesterday, was placed on the 15-day DL with a partial tear of his left rotator cuff.

METS: Jason Isringhausen (1-2, 7.30 ERA), once one of the club's most promising pitching prospects, was sent down to Triple-A Norfolk.

Right-hander Octavio Dotel will take Isringhausen's place in the rotation and start Saturday at Atlanta.

Pub Date: 6/23/99

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