BASEBALL MISCELLANY : NAMES AND NUMBERS
Greg Maddux: The Chicago Cubs right-hander, a 15-game winner by the All-Star break, is only 2-4 since, but by beating the Philadelphia Phillies this week he became the first Cub since Ferguson Jenkins in 1971 to beat every National League team in the same season.
Jerry Reuss: The 39-year-old left-hander, released by the Dodgers, Angels and Reds last year, is 11-9 overall and 4-2 in his last eight starts with the Chicago White Sox. The difference between last year and this year? Says Reuss: “That’s easy. I’ve been with one team all year.”
Mike Greenwell: Of his 110 runs batted in, 20 have won games, two shy of Harold Baines’ American League record. When the Boston Red Sox left fielder hit for the cycle Wednesday, Baltimore Orioles Manager Frank Robinson thought that Greenwell had received a gift triple and that left fielder Larry Sheets should have been charged with an error. “What is this, Christmas,” Robinson said. “What are they giving away here, triples?”
Juan Nieves: A three-hit blanking of the White Sox Tuesday night was the first shutout for the Milwaukee Brewers left-hander since his no-hitter against the Orioles on April 15, 1987, and his first complete game since last Sept. 30.