August 9, 2003
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Name: Mark Loretta Team: San Diego Padres Local Ties: St. Francis, 1989 This Season: Loretta, an infielder, is having his best season since 1999, when he was with the Milwaukee Brewers. He's batting .321 with seven home runs and 51 runs batted in. In 110 games, Loretta has scored 51 runs and recorded 25 doubles and four triples. He's played well defensively, recording 196 putouts, 293 assists and a .990 fielding percentage.