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Bobby Valentine: The Texas Rangers manager, ejected twice last week, has been thrown out 17 times by 17 different umpires in 578 games, or once every 34 games. Former Baltimore Orioles Manager Earl Weaver was ejected 96 times in 2,560 games, or about once every 27 games.

Bobby Witt: The hard-throwing Ranger right-hander has pitched nine straight complete games since his return from the minors, tying a club record and providing a goal for Mark Petkovsek. Petkovsek has pitched five straight shutouts for the Rangers’ Class-A farm club at Port Charlotte, Fla.

Ed Vande Berg: The Ranger left-hander made 175 consecutive appearances without a save, including 60 for the Dodgers in 1986, before saving the Rangers’ 7-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday night.


Juan Agosto: Known as Juan Disgusto while fashioning a 10-11 record before this season, the Houston Astros relief pitcher is 10-1.

Bobby Thigpen: The Chicago White Sox relief ace has become only the fourth pitcher to record 50 saves before his 26th birthday. Terry Forster had 76, Bruce Sutter 68 and Lindy McDaniel 50. Thigpen turned 25 on July 17.

Dave Parker: The Oakland Athletics went 26-18 while Parker was sidelined with a thumb injury and they hit 44 homers in the 44 games, though only 6 by left-handers.

Bob Welch: The Athletics are 20-9 in games the consistent right-hander has started. Even the inconsistent Dodgers of last year were 22-13 when he started.

Rick Reuschel: From Aug. 24, 1987, when he made his first start for the San Francisco Giants, through last Tuesday, when he made his last, the portly right-hander went 22-9, the best record in the National League.