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July 07, 1999

Quote: "Major-league baseball belongs in the United States. The Japanese have Japanese baseball, so there's no reason for us to go over there." -- Mark McGwire, on the prospect of the Cardinals' opening their season in Japan

It's a fact: The Pirates are 22-8 when their starting pitcher lasts at least six innings.

Who's hot: In the midst of the summer's worst heat wave, workers at the Mets concession stands were given permission to wear shorts.

Who's not: The Cubs' Steve Trachsel has lost eight straight.

On deck: The Cubs' Sammy Sosa needs one homer by Sunday to match the 33 he hit before the All-Star break last season.

Pub Date: 7/07/99

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