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Jones makes history


Sept. 19, 2005 | Dick's Stock Watch provides a fast-glance review of the past week in the world of sports, charting whose stock is up and whose is down

Andruw Jones — Jones, the Atlanta Braves' center fielder, became the 12th player to have a 50-home run season before the age of 30.

Cleveland Indians — The Indians have been on fire, going 12-1 in their last 13.

Michigan State — The Spartans won their fifth straight visit to South Bend, edging the Irish in overtime 44-41. Purdue is the only other school to beat Notre Dame on its home field five straight times.

Florida schools — It was a great weekend for the Sunshine State schools. Coach Urban Meyer and Florida beat Tennessee, Florida State won at Boston College and Miami won at Clemson in three overtimes. Tough loss for an emotional Tommy Bowden.

Willie Parker — The Pittsburgh Steelers' running back has had two straight 100-yard rushing games filling in for Duce Staley and Jerome Bettis.

Daunte Culpepper — The Minnesota Vikings' quarterback has struggled. He threw for 39 touchdowns and 11 interceptions last season; in the first two games this season, no touchdowns and seven interceptions!

Houston Texans — The Texans have been outscored 49-14 in the first two games of the season.

Oklahoma — The Sooners are now 1-2 after losing at UCLA. They still have to face Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. Tough start for coach Bob Stoops and Co.

Chicago White Sox — The White Sox once led the AL Central by 15 games. After going 3-7 in their last 10, they're now in a race with the Indians.

Stanford — The Cardinal lost to UC Davis in football Saturday night.

Jose Guillen — The Washington Nationals' outfielder had a tirade last week, throwing a helmet and bats out of the dugout at Shea Stadium following an ejection.

Dick Vitale coached the Pistons and the University of Detroit before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in December 1979. Send him a question for possible use on ESPNEWS.

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