May 4, 2005
Melvin Mora knew that his transition to an everyday third baseman wasn't going to happen overnight, but he didn't think it was going to take 100 games, either. That's how long Cal Ripken, who moved from shortstop to third base late in his career, told Mora that his own transition took. "I can't go that long," said Mora, recalling what he told Ripken during the conversation, which occurred outside the clubhouse early last season. "You are Cal Ripken. I'm Melvin Mora. I'd get fired before you."
June 28, 1999
Quote: "I've never done this situation before. I'm doing this on a volunteer basis. I'd like to get back out there and redeem myself a little bit."-- Tim Wakefield, who blew his first save as the Red Sox's emergency closerIt's a fact: There were five errors in the Chicago-Boston game, all by third basemen. The White Sox's Greg Norton had three and the Red Sox's Lou Merloni had the other two. Norton has 17 errors on the season.Who's hot: The Royals are 5-1 on this 10-game homestand after a 1-8 stretch.
November 18, 1992
Players selected in the expansion draft by the Colorado Rockies, with place in draft in parentheses:Pitchers(1) David Nied, Atlanta; (5) Darren Holmes, Milwaukee; (15) Scott Aldred, Detroit; (21) Willie Blair, Houston; (25) Andy Ashby, Philadelphia; (32) Doug Bochtler, Montreal; (34) Lance Painter, San Diego; (36) Butch Henry, Houston; (38) Ryan Hawblitzel, Chicago Cubs; (42) Brett Merriman, California; (46) Kevin Ritz, Detroit; (50) Keith Shepherd, Philadelphia; (52) Calvin Jones, Seattle; (56)
July 4, 1991
American League First basemen 1, Mark McGwire, Oakland, 912,052. 2, Cecil Fielder, Detroit, 3, Wally Joyner, California, 650,100. 4, Don Mattingly, New York, 568,457. 5, George Brett, Kansas City, 522,955.Second basemen 1, Roberto Alomar, Toronto, 1,661,039. 2, Julio Franco, Texas, 3, Steve Sax, New York, 683,563. 4, Mike Gallego, Oakland, 530,087. 5, Billy Ripken, Baltimore, 407,066.Third basemen 1, Wade Boggs, Boston, 1,651,716. 2, Kelly Gruber, Toronto, 3, Edgar Martinez, Seattle, 562,914.
September 10, 2004
Orioles bench and infield coach Sam Perlozzo was not asking Melvin Mora to become the next Brooks Robinson. He didn't even set the bar at winning a Gold Glove. With Mora's error total mounting and doubt creeping in earlier this season that the one-time utility player could handle being the Orioles' everyday third baseman, Perlozzo simplified things. "Once he started making mistakes, I sat him down and said, `Look, our goal here is to not worry about how many errors you have at the end of the year.
June 8, 1994
Results through Monday for the starting National League team for the 65th All-Star Game, to be played July 12 in Pittsburgh:Catchers 1, Kirt Manwaring, San Francisco, 183,735. 2, Mike Piazza, Los Angeles, 143,349. 3, Darren Daulton, Philadelphia, 127,944. 4, Benito Santiago, Florida, 38,951. 5, Scott Servais, Houston, 33,402. 6, Javier Lopez, Atlanta, 30,828. 7, Tom Pagnozzi, St. Louis, 25,809. 8, Rick Wilkins, Chicago, 24,129.First basemen 1, Gregg Jefferies, St. Louis, 234,379. 2, John Kruk, Philadelphia, 175,533.