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If you thought Jerome Williams' save was ugly, you should have seen Dave Goltz's back in 1973.

On July 30, Jerome Williams became the first person in more than a quarter of a century to get credit for a save while allowing at least five runs. When he recorded the final 12 outs of the Angels' 15-8 victory over Texas in the opener of a four-game showdown between the two teams, Williams joined a short list of men so credited since the save was introduced as an official statistic in 1969:

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July 23, 2008 12:00 am

On the Beat: Texas Comebacks and Fond Farewells


John Perrotto

The Rangers aren't afraid of a little danger, the Astros take a chance of their own, and saying good-bye to a Hall of Famer.

The public perception of Milton Bradley as a glowering, angry man is a fairly accurate portrayal. The Rangers' designated hitter has had his share of problems throughout his career, much of it triggered by his quick temper, whether it has been walking off the field in the middle of a spring training game, throwing a plastic bottle at a fan, yelling at a reporter in a crowded clubhouse during the postseason, blowing out a knee while being restrained by his manager from going after an umpire, or rushing to the press box in an attempt to “introduce” himself to an opposing team’s broadcaster.

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