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Pirates - RP Messersmith - $7/2 a deadline 7/21

Traded Picks in next draft

Chicago Cubs receive Dodgers’ 1st and 2nd round picks in next seasons draft as part of Gary Templeton trade.

Chicago receives California’s 2nd rounder in Breining-Mumphrey trade.

Pittsburgh receives A’s first round pick in Moore trade


Career Leaders - as of 1978
WINS = Denny McClain & Dave Boswell (340)
ERA = Nolan Ryan (2.12)
WHIP = Nolan Ryan & Dave Boswell (0.92), Steve Barber RP (.81)
STRIKEOUTS = Nolan Ryan (3376)
SAVES = Frank Linzy (426)

AVERAGE = Tommy Davis (.307) (minimum 1500 abs)
HOMERUNS = Reggie Jackson (519)
OPS = Willie McCovey (0.931)
RUNS = Reggie Jackson (1,350)
RBIS = Tony Perez (1,318)
HITS = Rod Carew (2,538) ... several approaching 2,000 career hits including Cesar Cedeno
DOUBLES = Jay Johnston’s (549)
TRIPLES = Scott Northey (207)
STOLEN BASES = Scott Northey (558)

Big game for Stennett lifts Athletics to victory

Rennie Stennett drove in 4 runs, carrying Oakland to a 4-0 victory over the Brewers. Doyle Alexander was on fire, allowing just 2 hits over 8 innings for Oakland. Rick Sutcliffe struckout 8 Oakland batters in the contest. | Box

Phillies can't contain Manning, fall 7-1

Rick Manning was on his game, knocking in 3 runs in New York's 7-1 victory over the Phillies. Manning also had 3 hits in the game. | Box

Red-hot Poquette can't overcome Mets onslaught

A 4-RBI game from Tom Poquette couldn't lift the Reds to victory. New York prevailed by a score of 12-6. | Box

Smalley in the zone for victorious White Sox

Roy Smalley's hot bat helped the White Sox to a 11-3 win over the Royals. Smalley collected 4 hits in the game. | Box

Rangers can't contain Madlock, fall 12-9

Bill Madlock was on his game, knocking in 3 runs in Detroit's 12-9 victory over the Rangers. Madlock also had 3 hits in the game. | Box

WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

T. Blackwell, Pirates .3682 HR9 RBI
A. Trammell, Tigers .3812 HR8 RBI
K. Griffey, Twins .4002 HR7 RBI
T. Bernazard, Giants .4501 HR8 RBI
W. Randolph, Cardinals .4501 HR8 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

B. Oglivie, Royals 3 for 21 (.143)
T. Herr, Red Sox 2 for 19 (.105)
M. Hargrove, Astros 2 for 21 (.095)
F. Duffy, Red Sox 1 for 18 (.056)
L. Parrish, Dodgers 3 for 21 (.143)

Leaders: SLG

D. Porter, Angels .568
O. Gamble, Mariners .563
J. Burroughs, Mariners .559
M. Vail, Athletics .550
C. Washington, Mets .541

Leaders: H/9

S. Barber, Angels 5.0
L. Smith, Brewers 5.3
A. Devine, Blue Jays 5.8
J. Berenguer, Orioles 6.0
D. Stieb, Red Sox 6.4

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DRAFT SPOTLIGHT on Dave Dravecky

If you don’t know the whole story about Dave Dravecky, you really should look him up. Great courage and determination from a guy that just got a raw deal. Hard to imagine trying to go on after what happened to him. Here’s to a great PC career for a guy that definitely deserves a 2nd chance.

Dave Dravecky's story is one of hope, courage and perseverance in the midst of dark and overwhelming uncertainty. In 1988 Dave was at the top of his game and life. Not only did he have a wonderful family but he was reaching his all-star peak playing the game of his childhood dreams. His 5-1 opening day victory over the Dodgers was overshadowed later that fall by the discovery of cancer and the removal of half of the deltoid muscle in his pitching arm. For baseball fans worldwide Dave Dravecky etched his name into history on August 10, 1989. Defying all odds, after battling cancer in his pitching arm, Dave came back to pitch once again in the Major Leagues. People were on their feet cheering and anticipating the game while he stretched and warmed up. He became an inspiration not only to cancer fighters, but to all who needed hope that day.
As Dave took the mound, no one could deny the miracle that was taking place. After being told by his doctors, "Short of a miracle, you'll never pitch again," Dave pitched a 4-3 win for the San Francisco Giants. Sadly, Dave's comeback was short-lived. Five days later, in Montreal, Dave threw " the pitch that could be heard round the world." Dave's arm had split in two. As he tumbled to the ground, his mind filled with doubt and fear. Little did he know that the dream he had since he was a little boy, was simply a platform for his purpose to share hope with the suffering around the world.
Dave's triumphant defeat of the cancer and his return to the game of baseball is chronicled in his award winning book, Comeback, which has sold more than 650,000 copies. After Dave's comeback and fall from the mound, with the weakened bone, the cancer returned yet again. The arm was not going to get better at this point so Dave decided to retire from his dream, the game of baseball, in November of 1989.
Slowly the treatment and the cancer ate away Dave's arm and simultaneously his career. Radiation treatment after radiation treatment resulted in a staph infection that placed a hole in the middle of his arm exposing bone. Finally, the arm along with Dave's shoulder blade and left side of his collar bone had to be amputated for fear the cancer would spread and take Dave's life. In the book, When You Can't Comeback, written with his wife, Jan, Dave describes his loss:
"My arm caught the attention of the entire school, when, as a teenager, I pitched my first no hitter (Later) my ability to provide for my family was not based on how smart I was or how hard I worked. It was based solely on what my arm could do on game day. When people talked with me, it was the center of conversation. 'How's the arm today, Dave? Is your arm ready for tonight?' My arm was to me what hands are to a concert pianist, what feet are to a marathon runner. It's what made me valuable, what gave me worth in the eyes of the world. Then suddenly my arm was gone."
Dave continues to examine the impact of the amputation on his life in his book, The Worth of a Man. With the absence of his arm, Dave seemed to be stripped of his identity. He began to ask questions many men ponder. Where does my worth come from? What creates my value and identity? Is there more to me than the game of baseball? Is there more to me than my left arm? After a long search, Dave discovered his true worth could never be shaken by adversity or loss. He realized nothing that he did based on worldly success could place value on his life or create his identity. In his book, Dave offers men a new definition of worth.
Because of the overwhelming response to their story and their desire to walk along side others who suffer, Dave and Jan founded Dave Dravecky's Outreach of Hope, a nonprofit organization in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Draveckys realized through their own experiences that one cannot battle cancer alone, so they have created this ministry to bring hope for those who hurt.
Dave is in great demand as a speaker with a story that reaches all age groups, his messages range from motivational to inspirational to evangelical. Dave Dravecky genuinely relates through his own experiences with loss and suffering, and he powerfully inspires through the encouragement he gathered from the faith and hope he discovered along his journey.


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