Baseball

October 08, 2001

AMERICAN LEAGUE

He said it

"I feel good. Every day is important to me and every day has meaning." Orlando Hernandez, Yankees pitcher said through an interpreter after his first appearance since Sept. 29. He had complained of a tired right arm.

It's a fact:

The White Sox, who started 14-29, ended the season at 83-79, good for third in the AL Central.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

It's a fact:

Eric Davis of the Gi ants, retiring after 17 years in the majors, popped out in the sev enth as a pinch hitter.

He said it

"All that stuff, you can dredge up for to morrow. For today, you won't hear any body celebrating." Tony La Russa, Cardinals manger, whose team earned a wild-card berth after losing the NL Central Division title on the final day of the season.

Who's hot

Corey Koskie of the Twins is the first AL third baseman with at least 25 steals, 25 homers and 100 RBIs.

Who's not

The Devil Rays became the first AL team to lose 100 games since the 1996 Detroit Tigers.

Line of the day

Carlos Beltran, Royals center fielder

AB R H RBI HR

5 2 2 6 2

Who's hot

The Cubs did not have a pitcher throw a complete game against them all season, a major-league record.

Who's not

The Mets were shut out for the 12th time this season.

Line of the day

Richie Sexson, Brewers first baseman

AB R H RBI HR

5 2 3 5 1

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