A review of the Career Leaders will give a view of the current players who either held their ranking in certain categories, extended their own records, or moved into the top spot on these prestigious lists of achievements. The names of Mikesh, Romaguera, Sagazie, Lindhorst and Fabiano are the most common among these.
Besides the career marks, howeverm we find Jed Sagazie tying the record for most triples in a game with two. Only 2 prior D'men had done this and Jed achieved it twice in '98. These 4 triples, in fact, set a record for the most in a season. Jed also had a game in which he drilled 4 RBIs and this was the 4th time he'd accomplished that, which is also a new record.
Brian Lindhorst tied a record by belting 3 homeruns against an opponent and this propelled him to a record he now holds on his own. Those 3 roundtrippers against the Otsego Macs gave him 7 careerwise against this ballclub, passing Tom Whitaker's old mark of 6 vs. Halfmoon.
On the negative side, Jeremy Clausi tied a record held by 3 previous hurlers when he lost 5 games for the season and Mike Lindhorst tied another downside standard by unfurling 5 wild pitches in a game.
As would be anticipated in view of the losing record, the Team Records were all on the negative side. The pitchers' earned run average of 7.16 was slightly higher than last year's record-setting 7.12. A 6-game losing streak tied the record. The 8-run lead blown in the first game vs. Wappingers set a new standard. The 88% success rate of opposing basestealers was also the highest ever achieved, although the D'men just missed setting their own record in this department as their 87% success rate was just one percentage point shy of the top mark.
A record-tying note is that Mikesh, Earl & Romaguera all played their 9th season and only Jeff Dodig had been a Dutchman that long. It's hoped that all three will be back in '99 to rewrite the Record Book in this very significant category.