Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Jayson Stark takes a look at some of the wacky stats of the 2003 baseball season. For instance, did you know that Luis Sojo is so old he played for the Yankees in both their regular season and their Old-Timers game? How about in an Aug. 21 game in Milwaukee, the Phillies managed to get five straight hits without scoring a run. (They had one runner thrown out at the plate, another nailed at second trying to stretch a single and a third turn the wrong way after crossing first base and get tagged out.) One more: When Kevin Millwood no-hit the Giants in April, it meant the Giants' last three no-hitters had all come at the hands of pitchers named Kevin (Millwood, Brown, Gross). And no other team has ever been no-hit by a pitcher named Kevin.