Quote of the day

As you get older, you slow down and the infielders back up because they’ve got more time to throw you out at first. At the same time, you lose a little power, so the outfielders move in because you aren’t hitting the ball so far. When they shake hands, you’ve had it.

~Paul Waner

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This day in baseball: Extra base streak

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On 16 July 2006, Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones hit a home run in the fourth inning.  It was the fourteenth consecutive game in which Jones had an extra-base hit, tying a 1927 record set by Pirates outfielder Paul Waner.