Sunday, July 28, 2002
Short but Sweet
St.Louis shortstop Ozzie Smith will be inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame today. We thought it might be a good time to take a look at how Reds shortstops Barry Larkin and Dave Concepcion compare to the Wizard:
19 seasons (2,573 games)
.262 career average
580 stolen bases
1,072 bases on balls
13 Gold Gloves
17 seasons (1,948 games)
.299 career average
362 stolen bases
869 bases on balls
3 Gold Gloves
1 National League MVP
19 seasons (2,488 games)
.267 career average
321 stolen bases
736 bases on balls
5 Gold Gloves
Reds manager Bob Boone had his option for 2003 picked up. A look at Reds managers since 1990:
2001-02: Boone, 120-145, .453 winning pct.
1997-2000: Jack McKeon, 291-257, .531
1996-1997: Ray Knight, 124-137, .475
1993-1995: Davey Johnson, 204-172, .543
1993: Tony Perez, 20-24, .455
1990-1992: Lou Piniella, 255-231, .525
Stats and stuff
Aaron Boone has hit .322 since the All-Star break, including four three-hit games. His 21 stolen bases are a career high.
Reds pinch hitters had 13 hits in their last 28 at-bats (.460) through Saturday, including Todd Walker's single that drove in the winning run in the 11th inning Saturday.
The week ahead
Tuesday: vs. L.A., 7:10p.m.
Wednesday: vs. L.A., 7:10p.m.
Thursday: vs. Los Angeles, 12:35 p.m.
Friday: at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.
Saturday: at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.
Sunday: at San Diego, 5p.m.
The pennant races: The first-place Cardinals play three at Florida beginning Tuesday and three at Atlanta beginning Friday. Los Angeles and San Francisco, which were tied for the wild-card lead before the Dodgers' 11-6 victory Friday, are also on the road all week. Los Angeles plays three with the Reds and then three at Philadelphia.
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