Hot corner

August 26, 1999

Quote: "When he kissed home plate, I rolled my eyes. That was vintage Wade. That's the reason he doesn't get respect. He's me-me, I-I." -- former baseball star Kirk Gibson, who is now a Detroit Tigers broadcaster, on Wade Boggs kissing home plate after collecting hit No. 3,000.

It's a fact: The Athletics, with the majors' top home record, rank 12th in attendance in the American League through Tuesday, having drawn 1,168,366 fans for 65 dates, an average of 17,975.

Who's hot: The Indians have won 11 of their past 16 games and finished their six-game road trip 4-2.

Who's not: Athletics starter Mike Oquist is 0-3 in seven career appearances against the Indians, including five starts.

On deck: As one of just two games in the AL today, the White Sox travel to Tampa, Fla., to face the Devil Rays.

Pub Date: 8/26/99

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