New York Yankee first baseman Don Mattingly's season officially ended on Aug. 12. But thanks to Municipal Bond Investors Assurance Corp., Capital Re Corp., and the help of computer projections, two Westchester County, N.Y., charities will benefit as if the season ended on Oct. 2 as originally planned.

At the time the baseball season was halted by a players strike, Mattingly had 113 hits and 51 runs batted in. Extrapolating Mattingly's statistics over the course of a full season, MBIA and Capital Re combined to donate $35,900 for the Westchester Association for Retarded Citizens and Westchester-Putnam Special Olympics.

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