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Scorekeeper at Wrigley practices dying art

CHICAGO (AP) Inside a dusty, dimly lit chamber of steel catwalks, Darryl Wilson peers out a square hole and into one of baseball's most revered shrines.

For 23 years, Wilson has been a scoreboard operator at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Running the tall, green manual scoreboard is one of the most unique jobs in baseball - or anywhere - and it's a symphony of the senses.

Each run and every inning, there is a flurry of activity and cacophony of noise inside as scoreboard operators yank metal plates with numbers on them out of the scoreboard and slam others into place. The room suddenly fills with what sounds like a thousand angry bees. This is the result of a finger pressing a button in the far-off press box behind home plate that sends an electrical charge into a panel of half ball-shaped "targets," causing specific ones to flip so that they add up to form the number of the batter, and the number of balls, strikes and outs.

AVG: E. Bonifacio.351
HR: M. Olt4
RBI: W. Castillo9
SB: E. Bonifacio9
W: J. Hammel3
ERA: J. Samardzija1.29
Saves: H. Rondon1
K: T. Wood28
Central Division
Milwaukee 156.714-
St. Louis 129.5713
Cincinnati 911.4505.5
Pittsburgh 912.4296
Chi Cubs 712.3687
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (18)
Runs: 72 (25)
Hits: 161 (22)
Home Runs: 15 (23)
Stolen Bases: 14 (12)
OBP: .313 (18)
SLG: .360 (25)
Total Bases: 237 (27)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.80 (16)
Runs Allowed: 79 (12)
Saves: 2 (30)
Strikeouts: 155 (20)
OpBA: .248 (14)
OBP: .321 (21)
SLG: .372 (9)
Run Support: 3.70 (26)
Date Player Transactions
4/16 Z. Rosscup Called Up from Minors (recalled as 26th roster player)
4/16 Z. Rosscup Return of 26th man
4/13 B. Parker Called Up from Minors
4/12 C. Rusin Called Up from Minors
4/12 C. Rusin Sent to Minors
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Date Player Status
3/30 J. McDonald Right shoulder inflammation (on 60-day DL)
3/21 J. Arrieta Right shoulder tightness (on 15-day DL)
3/21 K. Fujikawa Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 15-day DL)
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