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Nationals | Soriano joins elite club

Wed, 13 Sep 2006 12:38:08 -0700

Bill Ladson, of Washington.Nationals.MLB.com, reports Washington Nationals LF Alfonso Soriano joined an elite club when he recorded his 20th assist of the season. Soriano joins Jesse Barfield, Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio, Chuck Klein, Mel Ott and Babe Ruth as the only outfielders to record a 40 home run, 20 outfield-assist season.

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Athletics | Thomas moves up career RBI list

Sun, 06 Aug 2006 18:45:48 -0700

The Associated Press' Tim Booth reports Oakland Athletics DH Frank Thomas, aka the "Big Hurt", moved into 40th on the career RBI list Sunday, Aug. 6, with a big four-RBI day that gave him 1,532 RBI for his career. Three of the runs came on his 24th home run of the year. Thomas passed Tris Speaker and Jeff Bagwell on the list and trails Joe DiMaggio by five RBI for a share of 39th place.

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Dodgers | Little impressed by Kemp

Thu, 08 Jun 2006 19:36:43 -0700

Dodgers.MLB.com's Amanda Branam reports Los Angeles Dodgers manager Grady Little has been so impressed by rookie OF Matthew Kemp that he's compared him to a young Joe DiMaggio. Kemp has only played in 11 games at the big league-level and bypassed Triple-A entirely on the way up, but he's put up solid numbers thus far. "I'm comfortable with that kid anywhere on the lineup card," said Little about Kemp, who has been used in the ninth and second through sixth spots in the lineup thus far. "In the future, I see this kid being as good a No. 3 hitter as you'll ever see. I wasn't alive to see him (DiMaggio) play, but I wouldn't be surprised if he's a lot like Joe DiMaggio when he was young. He's got all the tools. You see a lot of good players who have three tools. This kid has all five. He's come up so quickly, he reminds me of (Atlanta Braves 3B) Chipper Jones."

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Reds | Griffey passes Mantle, DiMaggio with one swing

Wed, 05 Apr 2006 11:44:01 -0700

The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Reds OF Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 537th career homer Wednesday, April 5, to pass Mickey Mantle for 12th place on the career list. He also got his 1,538th career RBI, passing Joe DiMaggio for 31st place.

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Yankees | Fast Fact: Williams Fourth on Club's Hit List

Tue, 27 Sep 2005 21:35:42 -0700

The Associated Press' David Ginsburg reports New York Yankees OF Bernie Williams moved into fourth place on the Yankees' career hit list with a pair of singles Tuesday, Sept. 27. He passed Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, and with 2,215 hits, now trails only Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle.

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Yankees | A-Rod Hits 46th Homer; Ties DiMaggio

Sun, 25 Sep 2005 11:00:06 -0700

Sports Network reports New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez hit his 46th home run of the season Saturday, Sept. 24, tying Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio for most homers in one season by a right-handed Yankees hitter.

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Rangers | Teixeira Joins Elite Power Club

Tue, 06 Sep 2005 20:28:26 -0700

The Associated Press' Jon Krawczynski reports Texas Rangers 1B Mark Teixeira has become only the fifth player in major league history to total 100 home runs over his first three seasons. Teixeira reached 100 career homers Tuesday night, Sept. 6, with a ninth-inning shot, his 36th of the season, off of Minnesota Twins CL Joe Nathan. The other players on the list are Joe DiMaggio, Ralph Kiner, Eddie Mathews and Albert Pujols.

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Yankees | A-Rod Ties Righty Homer Record

Wed, 10 Aug 2005 01:13:54 -0700

The Chicago Tribune reports New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez's homer during the Aug. 9 game against the Chicago White Sox was his 19th this season at Yankee Stadium. That ties a club record for right-handed hitters shared by Joe DiMaggio (1937) and Gary Sheffield (2004).

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MLB | Former Scout and Catcher Giuliani Passes Away

Sun, 10 Oct 2004 14:25:25 -0700

The Associated Press reports Angelo Giuliani, who played parts of seven big league seasons as a catcher before becoming a scout for the Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins, died at the age of 91 Friday, Oct. 8. Giuliani played in 243 games in the late 1930s and early '40s and was behind the plate when Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio batted for the first time in the big leagues. He was also on the field when Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig gave his famous farewell speech at Yankee Stadium in 1939. As a scout, he signed Kent Hrbek and other players for the Twins before retiring in 1987. KFFL offers our condolences.

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