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54: Walks by Andrew McCutchen this season through Saturday, tops in the National League; he had 14 games remaining to break the Pirates record of 63 walks into the All-Star break shared by Arky Vaughn (1936) and Ralph Kiner (1950, '52).

"I've got the Leadership Council [of players]. That's the way we communicate. That's why I don't need to be out there every day. I don't want to be out there every day. Who wants Dad in the living room every day?" -- Hurdle, on his clubhouse culture.

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