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December 2, 2002
BASEBALL: Foulke Hero

The story of his season was the early-season slump that cost him the closer job, but nobody had a better second half than Keith Foulke. After the All-Star break, Foulke surrendered just 4 runs in 36.2 innings of work, striking out 27 and walking 3; his ERA was a gaudy 0.74, and the supporting numbers (also including an opposing batting average of .191 and just 2 home runs allowed) back up the ERA. In fact, going back 4 seasons, Foulke has made 129 appearances after the break, with astounding results: 160 IP, 98 H, 9 HR, 28 BB, 167 K and an ERA of 1.63. Foulke hasn't blown a save after September 1 since 1999 (although his record in tied postseason games is, shall we say, not so good).

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