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By The Associated Press
MONTREAL-The Cleveland Barons and Minnesota North Stars
officially merged yesterday, ending the troubled 11-year history of the
Barons' franchise and transfusing talent into a Minnesota club that owned
the worst record in the National Hockey League last season.
In what league President John Ziegler called a "quiet historic event,"
the new Minnesota North Stars were born after three days of constant
negotiations in the complicated transaction.
It was learned that Lou Nanne, current general manager of the North
Stars, would retain his position. It could not be ascertained whether Harry
Howell, who had been with Cleveland, would be retained by the new
The Gund brothers, George and Gordon, will assume responsibility for
the lease of the Met Center in Bloomington, Minn., where the franchise will
play its home games.
The rosters of the now-defunct Barons and the North Stars will be com-
bined, with a special dispersal draft of excess players to be conducted at 9:30
a.m. EDT today. The one-round draft, in which five teams will be permitted
to select one player each, will be held just one half hour before the scheduled
draft of junior talent which caps the league's annual summer meeting.
The top t1 skaters and two goaltenders will be exempt from selection.
Then the Washington Capitals and St. Louis'Blues will have the option of
selecting one player each. After those choices are made, the North Stars will
"fill" with a player by removing him from the eligibility list.
The the Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins, the two other
teams along with Cleveland and Minnesota which did not make the Stanley
Cup playoffs, will choose.
After that, Minnesota will fill again, and the Colorado Rockies will make
the final selection of the dispersal draft. The price for each player is $30,000.
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PHILADELPHIA-The Philadelphia Phillies obtained relief pitcher
Rawly Eastwick from the New York Yankees yesterday for outfielder Jay
Johnstone and minor league outfielder Bobby Brown.,
Brown moved from Philadelphia's Oklahoma City farm club in the
American Association, where he was hitting .284 to the Yankees' Tacoma af-
filiate in the Pacific Coast League.
Eastwich, 27, played out his option with the St. Louis Cardinals last year
and signed a rich contract with the Yankees du ..g the major league's win-
ter meetings in Hawaii last December.
He was the Cincinnati Reds' ace reliever when they won the World
Series in 1975 and 1976, but was traded to the Cardinals a year ago when he
refused to sign with the Reds.
In 1977, Eastwick compiled a 5-9 record overall with 11 saves in 64 relief
appearances with the Reds and Cards. He was 2-1 with the Yankees, ap-
pearing in just eight games and pitching only 24% innings this season.
Johnstone, 32, a left-handed hitting outfielder, was batting .179 in 35
games. A 10-year veteran, he has been platooned in the outfield and played
first base since joining the Phillies in 1974.
Johnstone, who also played with the California Angels, the Chicago
White Sox and the Oakland Angels before coming to Philadlphia, has a .269
lifetime batting average with 79 home runs and 384 RBI. Last year, John-
stone hit .284 in 112 games.
Phillies get Giant Blues
SAN FRANCISCO-Vida Blue allowed five hits over 8% innings and
reliever Randy Moffitt struck out Philadelphia sluggers Mike Schmidt and
Greg Luzinski to end the game, giving the San Francisco Giants a 2-1 victory
over the Phillies yesterday.
Left-hander Blue, 8-4, was aiming for his first National League shutout.
But pinch-hitter Dave Johnson doubled in the ninth inning and scored on
Jerry Martin's single to right.
After Martin moved to second on Larry Bowa's sacrifice, Moffitt came
on to strike out Schmidt and Luzinski on only seven pitches.
The Phillies were unable to get a runner past first base until the ninth
against Blue. The left-hander walked one batter, the first one he faced, and
struck out two.
Phillies starter Larry Christenson, 4-5, pitched a four-hitter, with three
hits in the first inning when the Giants scored their runs. The right-hander
retired 20 consecutive batters between the first and eighth innings.
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An Italian player heads the ball away from a member of the German team, in
soccer's World Cup, being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This game, between
two of the leading contenders for the cup, ended in a scoreless tie. Holland won
5-1 over Austria in another important game yesterday.
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