Around the Majors: Puckett has a stroke

1) Kirby Puckett is in critical condition after suffering a stroke and undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1986   25   35  .366  .537  .903  .638   7.07  .328  31   96   20  161  Twins        
1987   26   38  .367  .534  .900  .669   7.02  .332  28   99   12  157  Twins        
1988   27   47  .375  .545  .920  .696   7.40  .356  24  121    6  158  Twins        
1992   31   35  .374  .490  .864  .661   6.63  .329  19  110   17  160  Twins        
CAR        254  .360  .477  .837  .602   6.09  .318 207 1085  134 1783 
LG AVG       0  .331  .403  .734  .500   4.63  .263 181  848  133 
POS AVG     43  .333  .414  .747  .515   4.86  .269 179  825  260 

2) Red Sox P David Wells withdrew his trade request and says there is a “99.9 percent chance” that he will retire after the season.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 40    5   4.14   31  30  213    101  4.27 11.41  15   7   0  11  11  Yankees      
2004 41    5   3.73   31  31  195.2  101  4.65 10.35  12   8   0  11   9  Padres       
2005 42   -1   4.45   30  30  184    107  5.23 12.23  15   7   0  11  11  Red Sox      
CAREER   132   4.06  618 447 3206.1 2081  5.84 11.46 227 143  13 199 171 
LG AVG     0   4.48          3206.1 2181  6.12 13.08 180 180 

3) The Marlins terminated INF Pokey Reese’s 1 year, $800,000 contract.

4) Cubs 2B Jerry Hairston Jr. was taken to the hospital after being hit in the head by a pitch. Fortunately, he showed no signs of a head injury.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   -2  .353  .372  .725  .465   4.40  .271   2   21   14   58  Orioles      
2004   28    2  .378  .397  .775  .521   5.62  .303   2   24   13   86  Orioles      
2005   29  -10  .336  .368  .704  .412   4.20  .261   4   30    8  114  Cubs         
CAR        -45  .334  .371  .705  .429   4.27  .261  30  190  102  644 
LG AVG       0  .337  .431  .768  .500   5.10  .269  74  311   40 
POS AVG    -24  .334  .406  .740  .463   4.77  .269  54  260   62 

5) MLB signed a lease for a new stadium for the Nationals, which will built along the Anacostia River.

6) The Orioles released P Ryan Jensen.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 26  -13   4.51   32  30  171.2  105  5.50 13.32  13   8   0   9  12  Giants       
2003 27  -10  10.80    6   2   13.1    3  2.03 18.23   0   0   0   0   0  Giants       
2005 29   -8   7.11    9   3   25.1   18  6.39 14.21   3   2   0   1   4  Royals       
CAREER   -32   5.06   57  42  252.2  152  5.41 14.03  17  12   0  11  18 
LG AVG     0   4.19           252.2  189  6.74 12.67  14  14 

7) Today’s birthdays–

TED ABERNATHY, 1933-2004
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1965 32   17   2.58   84   0  136    104  6.88 11.51   4   6  31   7   3  Cubs         
1967 34   28   1.27   70   0  106     88  7.47  9.25   6   3  28   8   1  Reds         
1968 35   15   2.47   78   0  135     64  4.27 11.33  10   7  13  11   6  Reds         
CAREER    24   3.46  681  34 1146.1  765  6.01 12.93  63  69 148  73  59 
LG AVG     0   3.55          1146.1  707  5.55 11.90  64  64 

TERRY ADAMS, AGE: 33
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 30   11   2.65   66   0   68     51  6.75 12.31   1   4   0   3   2  Phillies     
2004 31    2   4.76   61   0   70     56  7.20 14.66   6   4   3   6   4  Blue Jays/Red Sox
2005 32  -12  12.83   16   0   13.1    4  2.70 26.33   0   2   0   0   2  Phillies     
CAREER     6   4.17  574  41  869.1  691  7.15 13.32  51  62  42  58  55 
LG AVG     0   4.34           869.1  654  6.77 12.85  49  49 

CLINT BARMES, AGE: 27
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   24    0  .357  .400  .757  .517   6.00  .320   0    2    0   12  Rockies      
2004   25   -4  .320  .437  .757  .335   4.34  .282   2   10    0   20  Rockies      
2005   26   -7  .330  .434  .764  .436   5.05  .289  10   46    6   81  Rockies      
CAR        -11  .330  .433  .763  .424   4.98  .289  12   58    6  113 
LG AVG       0  .339  .429  .769  .500   5.11  .269  14   56    7 
POS AVG     -9  .322  .394  .716  .429   4.40  .269   8   44   12 

ERIK BEDARD, AGE: 27
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 23   -1  13.50    2   0    0.2    1 13.50 27.00   0   0   0   0   0  Orioles      
2004 25    3   4.59   27  26  137.1  121  7.93 14.88   6  10   0   8   8  Orioles      
2005 26    1   4.00   24  24  141.2  125  7.94 12.77   6   8   0   7   7  Orioles      
CAREER     3   4.31   53  50  279.2  247  7.95 13.84  12  18   0  15  15 
LG AVG     0   4.50           279.2  196  6.30 12.88  16  16 

JOHN COLEMAN, 1863-1922
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1883 20 -104   4.87   65  61  538.1  159  2.66 13.71  12  48   0  18  42  Phillies     
1884 21  -33   4.72   24  21  175.1   42  2.16 13.96   5  17   0   7  15  Phillies/Athletics
CAREER  -142   4.68  107  93  842.2  224  2.39 13.77  23  72   0  31  64 
LG AVG     0   3.16           842.2  372  3.97 11.33  47  47 

LEFTY GROVE, 1900-75
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1926 26   62   2.51   45  33  258    194  6.77 11.65  13  13   6  20   6  A's          
1928 28   43   2.58   39  31  262    183  6.29 10.06  24   8   4  22  10  A's          
1929 29   53   2.81   42  37  275    170  5.56 11.85  20   6   4  18   8  A's          
1930 30   64   2.54   50  32  291    209  6.46 10.45  28   5   9  24   9  A's          
1931 31   75   2.06   41  30  289    175  5.45  9.72  31   4   5  28   7  A's          
1932 32   75   2.84   44  30  292    188  5.79 10.76  25  10   7  26   9  A's          
1935 35   65   2.70   35  30  273    121  3.99 11.11  20  12   1  24   8  Red Sox      
1936 36   70   2.81   35  30  253    130  4.62 10.89  17  12   2  22   7  Red Sox      
1937 37   51   3.02   32  32  262    153  5.26 12.13  17   9   0  18   8  Red Sox      
1939 39   54   2.54   23  23  191     81  3.82 11.26  15   4   0  15   4  Red Sox      
CAREER   668   3.06  616 457 3940   2266  5.18 11.60 300 141  55 298 143 
LG AVG     0   4.42          3940   1422  3.25 13.63 220 220 

COOKIE ROJAS, AGE: 67
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1968   29  -27  .248  .306  .554  .288   2.27  .232   9   48    4  152  Phillies     
1969   30  -26  .269  .292  .561  .228   2.29  .228   4   30    1  110  Phillies     
1970   31  -23  .283  .302  .585  .276   2.72  .244   2   30    3  121  Cardinals/Royals
CAR       -171  .306  .337  .643  .386   3.35  .263  54  593   74 1822 
LG AVG       0  .323  .380  .703  .500   4.21  .258 146  716   98 
POS AVG   -102  .314  .344  .657  .431   3.67  .255  77  564  102 

WILLIE STARGELL, 1940-2001
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1966   26   48  .381  .581  .962  .749   8.13  .315  33  102    2  140  Pirates      
1969   29   52  .382  .556  .938  .760   7.88  .307  29   92    1  145  Pirates      
1971   31   71  .398  .628 1.026  .809   9.34  .295  48  125    0  141  Pirates      
1972   32   46  .373  .558  .930  .740   7.69  .293  33  112    1  138  Pirates      
1973   33   77  .392  .646 1.038  .822   9.62  .299  44  119    0  148  Pirates      
1974   34   54  .407  .537  .944  .764   8.27  .301  25   96    0  140  Pirates      
CAR        553  .360  .529  .889  .693   6.86  .282 475 1540   17 2360 
LG AVG       0  .327  .386  .713  .500   4.38  .262 170  862  132 
POS AVG    107  .337  .414  .752  .542   4.87  .270 217  999  133 

BILL SWEENEY, 1886-1948
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1914   28  -16  .298  .276  .575  .366   2.96  .218   1   38   18  134  Cubs         
CAR         -2  .349  .344  .693  .504   4.66  .272  11  389  172 1039 
LG AVG       0  .332  .350  .682  .500   4.39  .263  23  388  149 
POS AVG      0  .341  .339  .680  .507   4.40  .263  16  364  154 

BOB SWIFT, 1915-66
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1940   25  -35  .295  .299  .594  .226   3.09  .244   0   39    1  130  Browns       
1942   27  -21  .264  .257  .522  .185   2.08  .220   1   23    1   89  Browns/A's
1943   28  -15  .301  .237  .538  .243   2.37  .192   1   11    0   77  A's          
1945   30  -15  .296  .251  .547  .276   2.63  .233   0   24    1   95  Tigers       
1948   33  -15  .338  .284  .622  .328   3.36  .223   4   33    1  113  Tigers       
CAR       -164  .312  .280  .592  .285   3.06  .231  14  238   10 1001 
LG AVG       0  .346  .386  .732  .500   4.87  .269  49  361   34 
POS AVG    -81  .328  .335  .663  .399   3.90  .250  32  327   15 

ANTHONY TELFORD, AGE: 40
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1997 31   11   3.24   65   0   89     61  6.17 11.63   4   6   1   6   4  Expos        
CAREER     9   4.17  333   9  455.1  331  6.54 13.34  22  25   8  23  24 
LG AVG     0   4.35           455.1  333  6.59 12.95  26  25 

MARCUS THAMES, AGE: 29
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   26   -7  .298  .274  .572  .201   2.61  .205   1    4    0   30  Rangers      
2004   27    3  .326  .509  .835  .562   5.70  .255  10   33    0   61  Tigers       
2005   28   -4  .263  .411  .674  .382   3.68  .196   7   16    0   38  Tigers       
CAR         -8  .298  .433  .731  .440   4.41  .226  19   55    0  136 
LG AVG       0  .335  .430  .765  .500   5.04  .269  12   50    6 
POS AVG      3  .340  .442  .783  .523   5.33  .276  13   52    7 

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