Sunday, July 28, 2002

Reds chatter


        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:

        Ozzie Smith
       19 seasons (2,573 games)
       .262 career average
       2,460 hits
       580 stolen bases
       793 RBI
       1,072 bases on balls
       15-time All-Star
       13 Gold Gloves

        Barry Larkin
       17 seasons (1,948 games)
       .299 career average
       2,131 hits
       362 stolen bases
       881 RBI
       869 bases on balls
       11-time All-Star
       3 Gold Gloves
       1 National League MVP

        Dave Concepcion
       19 seasons (2,488 games)
       .267 career average
       2,326 hits
       321 stolen bases
       950 RBI
       736 bases on balls
       9-time All-Star
       5 Gold Gloves

        Manager-go-round

        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
       Monday: OFF
       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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