Around the Majors: Cardinals win

1) Yesterday’s score–

Cardinals 5, Astros 4 (Astros lead the series, 3-2)

2) Today’s schedule–

No game

3) CARDINALS 5, ASTROS 4

                 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R   H  E
                 - - - - - - - - -   -  --  -
Cardinals        0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3   5   9  1
Astros           0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0   4   9  2

* Astros P Andy Pettitte’s line–6 1/3 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 31    8   4.02   33  33  208.1  180  7.78 12.01  21   8   0  16  13  Yankees      
2004 32    4   3.90   15  15   83     79  8.57 11.06   6   4   0   5   5  Astros       
2005 33   43   2.39   33  33  222.1  171  6.92  9.39  17   9   0  19   7  Astros       
CAREER   177   3.78  331 324 2098   1525  6.54 12.20 172  91   0 154 109 
LG AVG     0   4.63          2098   1475  6.33 13.26 117 118 

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Albert Pujols
Lance Berkman

5) The Devil Rays interviewed Terry Pendleton for their managerial job.

6) The Diamondbacks hired Bryan Price as pitching coach.

7) According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Paul Molitor turned down an offer to become the Twins hitting coach.

8) The A’s exercised their $4 million option on LF Jay Payton and declined their $1 million option on P Keiichi Yabu.

PAYTON
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   30    0  .354  .512  .865  .501   5.78  .302  28   89    6  157  Rockies      
2004   31   -9  .326  .367  .693  .431   4.16  .260   8   55    2  143  Padres       
2005   32   -5  .306  .444  .749  .461   4.60  .267  18   63    0  124  Red Sox/A's
CAR        -25  .330  .443  .773  .470   4.90  .282  95  363   25  839 
LG AVG       0  .341  .434  .775  .500   5.21  .269  91  370   47 
POS AVG     16  .344  .443  .786  .516   5.43  .269 100  375   71 

YABU
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 36    0   4.50   40   0   58     44  6.83 15.21   4   0   1   2   2  A's          
CAREER     0   4.50   40   0   58     44  6.83 15.21   4   0   1   2   2 
LG AVG     0   4.36            58     40  6.16 12.63   3   3 

9) On Saturday, Al Widmar died at the age of 80.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1951 26  -24   6.50   26  16  108     28  2.33 17.58   4   9   0   4   9  Orioles      
CAREER   -16   5.21  114  42  389    143  3.31 14.85  13  30   5  20  23 
LG AVG     0   4.38           389    160  3.70 13.71  22  22 

10) The Yankees have reportedly received permission to talk to Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone.

11) Astros P Carlos Hernandez became a free agent when he refused an assignment to the minors.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2001 21    7   1.02    3   3   17.2   17  8.66  9.17   1   0   0   1   0  Astros       
2002 22   -1   4.38   23  21  111     93  7.54 14.27   7   5   0   6   6  Astros       
2004 24  -10   6.43    9   9   42     26  5.57 16.71   1   3   0   1   3  Astros       
CAREER    -4   4.54   35  33  170.2  136  7.17 14.34   9   8   0   8   9 
LG AVG     0   4.19           170.2  129  6.78 12.71  10  10 

12) Dodgers Ps Kelly Wunsch and Giovanni Carrara became free agents when they refused assignments to the minors.

WUNSCH
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 30    7   2.75   43   0   36     33  8.25 12.25   0   0   0   0   0  White Sox    
2004 31    1   0.00    3   0    2      1  4.50 13.50   0   0   0   0   0  White Sox    
2005 32   -1   4.56   45   0   23.2   22  8.37 13.69   1   1   0   1   1  Dodgers      
CAREER    18   3.76  257   0  177    145  7.37 12.97  11   6   1  11   6 
LG AVG     0   4.61           177    124  6.30 13.15  10  10 

CARRARA
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 35   -8   6.83   23   0   29     13  4.03 17.38   2   0   0   1   1  Mariners     
2004 36   12   2.18   42   0   53.2   48  8.05 11.24   5   2   2   5   2  Dodgers      
2005 37    1   3.93   72   0   75.2   56  6.66 12.96   7   4   0   6   5  Dodgers      
CAREER   -25   4.70  288  18  444.2  313  6.34 13.66  29  17   3  23  23 
LG AVG     0   4.35           444.2  328  6.64 12.88  25  25 

13) Giants P Brian Cooper became a free agent when he refused an assignment to the minors.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 27   -9  14.04    2   2    8.1    3  3.24 19.44   0   1   0   0   1  Blue Jays    
2004 29   -6   8.78    5   2   13.1    7  4.73 14.18   0   2   0   0   2  Giants       
2005 30    2   3.06    8   1   17.2    7  3.57 11.72   0   1   0   1   0  Giants       
CAREER   -19   5.80   42  26  167.2   75  4.03 14.12   5  14   0   8  11 
LG AVG     0   4.73           167.2  118  6.35 13.44   9   9 

14) The Giants removed OFs Doug Clark, Julio Ramirez and Adam Shabala, C Yamid Haad and P Matt Kinney from the 40 man roster.

CLARK
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   29   -1  .167  .000  .167  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    8  Giants       
CAR         -1  .167  .000  .167  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    8 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   0    1    0 
POS AVG     -1  .263  .000  .263  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0 

RAMIREZ
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   24    0  .343  .438  .780  .457   4.32  .281   1    7    0   29  Angels       
2003   25   -1  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    6  Angels       
2005   27   -1  .250  .250  .500  .000   0.00  .250   0    1    0   12  Giants       
CAR        -11  .216  .229  .445  .146   1.93  .167   1   11    2   84 
LG AVG       0  .337  .431  .769  .500   5.12  .268   4   15    2 
POS AVG      0  .335  .430  .765  .496   5.15  .268   3   14    4 

SHABALA
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   27   -2  .235  .200  .435  .134   1.80  .200   0    4    0    6  Giants       
CAR         -2  .235  .200  .435  .134   1.80  .200   0    4    0    6 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   1    2    0 
POS AVG      0  .350  .456  .805  .556   5.73  .269   1    3    0 

HAAD
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1999   21    0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    1  Pirates      
2005   27   -5  .156  .107  .263  .000   0.00  .071   0    1    0   17  Giants       
CAR         -5  .152  .103  .255  .000   0.00  .069   0    1    0   18 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.09  .269   1    5    1 
POS AVG     -1  .314  .385  .699  .385   3.94  .248   1    5    0 

KINNEY
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26  -17   5.19   33  31  190.2  152  7.17 13.55  10  13   0  10  13  Brewers      
2004 27  -14   6.06   43   6   78.2   73  8.35 15.79   3   5   0   3   5  Brewers/Royals
2005 28   -2   6.00    5   1   12      3  2.25 18.75   2   0   0   1   1  Giants       
CAREER   -34   5.29  103  58  389.2  297  6.86 14.50  19  27   0  20  26 
LG AVG     0   4.40           389.2  283  6.54 12.93  22  22 

15) Today’s birthdays–

BOILERYARD CLARKE, 1868-1959
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1893   24  -29  .274  .230  .504  .144   2.93  .175   1   24    2   49  Orioles      
1899   30  -23  .270  .283  .553  .197   2.76  .224   2   32    2   60  Braves       
1903   34  -26  .273  .308  .581  .308   3.17  .239   2   38   12  126  Senators
CAR       -187  .310  .327  .637  .335   4.00  .256  20  429   54  950 
LG AVG       0  .344  .378  .721  .500   5.72  .283  23  450  152 
POS AVG   -112  .318  .348  .666  .407   4.59  .266  18  434   85 

ALEX CORA, 1975, AGE: 30
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27  -21  .287  .338  .625  .334   3.30  .249   4   34    4  148  Dodgers      
2004   28   -4  .364  .380  .745  .472   4.74  .264  10   47    3  138  Dodgers      
2005   29  -14  .275  .332  .607  .302   3.00  .232   3   24    7   96  Indians/Red Sox
CAR        -80  .310  .349  .659  .370   3.66  .244  30  197   25  780 
LG AVG       0  .341  .435  .776  .500   5.22  .269  76  309   39 
POS AVG    -48  .328  .394  .722  .429   4.49  .267  47  242   47 

ROY CULLENBINE, 1913-91
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1941   27   48  .452  .465  .917  .719   9.13  .317   9   98    6  149  Browns
1943   29   37  .407  .404  .811  .734   6.39  .289   8   56    3  138  Indians      
1945   31   37  .401  .444  .845  .692   6.92  .272  18   93    2  154  Indians/Tigers
1946   32   53  .477  .537 1.014  .819  11.40  .335  15   56    3  113  Tigers       
CAR        234  .408  .432  .840  .663   7.03  .276 110  599   26 1181 
LG AVG       0  .341  .380  .721  .500   4.73  .267  57  452   48 
POS AVG     65  .353  .403  .756  .554   5.35  .274  73  496   58 

ED FARMER, 1949, AGE: 56
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1974 24  -16   8.42   14   3   31     20  5.81 19.74   2   1   0   1   2  Phillies     
1982 32  -13   4.86   47   4   76     58  6.87 13.74   2   6   6   3   5  Phillies     
CAREER   -37   4.30  370  21  624    395  5.70 13.96  30  43  75  35  38 
LG AVG     0   3.76           624    345  4.98 12.26  35  35 

ANDY HASSLER, 1951, AGE: 54
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1975 23  -35   5.94   30  18  133.1   82  5.54 14.65   3  12   0   4  11  Angels       
CAREER   -15   3.83  387 112 1123.1  630  5.05 13.44  44  71  29  55  60 
LG AVG     0   3.80          1123.1  606  4.85 12.34  63  63 

GEORGE HENDRICK, 1949, AGE: 56
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1977   27   40  .381  .492  .873  .706   7.04  .311  23   81   11  152  Padres       
1980   30   22  .342  .498  .840  .616   6.06  .302  25  109    6  150  Cardinals    
1983   33   32  .373  .493  .866  .672   6.61  .318  18   97    3  144  Cardinals    
CAR        118  .329  .446  .775  .551   4.93  .278 267 1111   59 2048 
LG AVG       0  .329  .386  .714  .500   4.39  .262 154  814  168 
POS AVG     73  .335  .408  .744  .530   4.75  .270 180  872  204 

WILLIE HORTON, 1942, AGE: 63
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1968   25   39  .352  .543  .895  .719   6.47  .285  36   85    0  143  Tigers       
1971   28   20  .349  .496  .845  .642   5.65  .289  22   72    1  119  Tigers       
1973   30   20  .362  .501  .863  .648   6.10  .316  17   53    1  111  Tigers       
CAR        154  .332  .457  .789  .566   5.12  .273 325 1163   20 2028 
LG AVG       0  .324  .382  .706  .500   4.24  .256 170  811  121 
POS AVG     93  .333  .411  .744  .540   4.69  .261 229  943  103 

BOBBY KNOOP, 1938, AGE: 67
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1964   25  -20  .289  .280  .569  .313   2.50  .216   7   38    3  162  Angels       
1969   30  -22  .304  .315  .619  .297   3.04  .224   7   47    3  131  Angels/White Sox
1970   31  -23  .290  .308  .598  .284   3.01  .229   5   36    0  130  White Sox    
CAR        -96  .296  .334  .630  .384   3.19  .236  56  331   16 1153 
LG AVG       0  .320  .379  .699  .500   4.16  .250  95  410   52 
POS AVG    -71  .308  .335  .643  .417   3.52  .244  50  313   52 

HANS LOBERT, 1881-1968
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1908   26   29  .348  .407  .755  .672   5.56  .293   4   63   47  155  Reds         
CAR         42  .337  .366  .703  .538   4.66  .274  32  482  316 1317 
LG AVG       0  .327  .343  .670  .500   4.24  .259  26  464  180 
POS AVG    -34  .320  .332  .652  .480   4.01  .253  21  444  188 

ALAN MILLS, 1966, AGE: 39
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1992 25   15   2.61   35   3  103.1   60  5.23 11.58  10   4   2   9   5  Orioles      
1993 26   15   3.23   45   0  100.1   68  6.10 12.11   5   4   4   6   3  Orioles      
CAREER    20   4.12  474   5  636    456  6.45 14.05  39  32  15  39  32 
LG AVG     0   4.46           636    429  6.07 13.14  36  36 

DOUG MIRABELLI, 1970, AGE: 35
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   32   -2  .307  .448  .755  .454   4.75  .258   6   18    0   62  Red Sox      
2004   33    6  .368  .525  .893  .595   6.75  .281   9   32    0   59  Red Sox      
2005   34   -2  .309  .412  .721  .460   4.54  .228   6   18    2   50  Red Sox      
CAR         -7  .328  .425  .753  .474   4.85  .241  47  165    3  445 
LG AVG       0  .339  .433  .772  .500   5.17  .269  39  162   22 
POS AVG    -29  .321  .401  .723  .416   4.34  .258  33  152    6 

SKEETER NEWSOME, 1910-89
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1936   25  -60  .266  .265  .531  .143   2.46  .225   0   46   13  127  A's          
1937   26  -30  .312  .315  .627  .285   3.46  .253   1   30   11  122  A's          
1939   28  -30  .277  .266  .543  .142   2.18  .222   0   17    5   99  A's          
CAR       -238  .293  .304  .597  .277   3.03  .245   9  292   67 1128 
LG AVG       0  .349  .394  .744  .500   5.12  .275  64  506   53 
POS AVG    -69  .340  .363  .703  .441   4.53  .269  36  427   59 

BABE PINELLI, 1895-1984
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1920   24  -26  .296  .282  .578  .215   2.63  .229   0   21    6  102  Tigers       
1923   27  -21  .320  .333  .653  .331   3.34  .277   0   51   10  117  Reds         
1925   29  -28  .316  .386  .702  .323   3.52  .283   2   49    8  130  Reds         
CAR       -113  .328  .346  .674  .358   3.63  .276   5  298   71  774 
LG AVG       0  .353  .409  .762  .500   5.21  .294  35  364   54 
POS AVG    -60  .339  .382  .721  .431   4.49  .283  23  336   52 

JERRY ROYSTER, 1952, AGE: 53
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1976   23  -28  .313  .304  .617  .308   3.16  .248   5   45   24  149  Braves       
1977   24  -43  .278  .288  .566  .187   2.58  .216   6   28   28  140  Braves       
1978   25  -21  .331  .333  .664  .361   3.77  .259   2   35   27  140  Braves       
CAR       -172  .315  .333  .648  .352   3.57  .249  40  352  189 1428 
LG AVG       0  .331  .391  .722  .500   4.50  .265  97  515  114 
POS AVG     -4  .332  .389  .721  .490   4.49  .265  94  503  107 

BURT SHOTTON, 1884-1962
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1913   28   31  .405  .373  .779  .684   6.22  .297   1   28   43  147  Browns
1915   30   27  .409  .360  .769  .664   5.33  .283   1   30   43  156  Browns      
1916   31   24  .391  .343  .734  .634   5.13  .282   1   36   41  157  Browns 
CAR         71  .365  .333  .698  .557   4.67  .270   9  290  294 1388 
LG AVG       0  .334  .346  .679  .500   4.26  .264  20  497  191 
POS AVG    125  .356  .381  .738  .587   5.13  .283  30  552  235 

MICHAEL TEJERA, 1976, AGE: 29
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26   -6   4.67   50   6   81     58  6.44 13.22   3   4   2   3   4  Marlins      
2004 27   -9  13.50    8   2    9.1   10  9.64 25.07   0   1   0   0   1  Marlins/Rangers
2005 28   -2  13.50    3   0    2      2  9.00 31.50   0   0   0   0   0  Rangers      
CAREER   -29   5.14  111  27  238.1  172  6.50 14.24  11  13   3  10  14 
LG AVG     0   4.20           238.1  178  6.71 12.74  13  13 
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