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Page 12 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, July 10, 1985
Deja vu: Cubs shell Show again

CHICAGO (UPI) - It was shades of 7-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.
last October for both Ryne Sandberg SANDBERG'S homers, his 11th
and Eric Show yesterday at Wrigley and 12th of the season, both came off
Field. Show, the victim of a 13-0 rout in the
Sandberg had three hits, including a first game of the National League
pair of two-run homers in the first two playoffs between the two teams in
innings, to lead the Chicago Cubs to a Chicago last October.
4 a
y . 1
Bowa Show
...cracks double ... roughed up

Sandberg blasts two homers
"I don't know if it's a psychological STEVE TROUT, 8-4, and George leftfield fence on a 3-1 pitch.
thing with him now or what," said San Frazier, who earned his first save, In the second, Trout singled with
Diego manager Dick Williams. "I combined on a four-hitter for the one out and one out later, scored on
know he got a pair of pitches up and Cubs. Frazier blanked the Padres Sandberg's homer, his 12th, on a 1-2
Sandberg creamed them." over the final two innings. pitch that landed in the centerfield
Show, 7-6, who was 7-1 against the "It was an important game for us bleachers.
Cubs - not including the playoff loss because of the way our pitching staff
- before the defeat, permitted six has been hurt," said Trout, who per- IN THE FOURTH, Larry Bowa led
runs in five innings as the Cubs poun- mitted three hits in seven innings. off with a double, went to third on
ded out 14 hits in the game. "The way Ryno has been hitting it Trout's sacrifice and scored on Hat-
SANDBERG, whose two-homer day was good to get this win." cher's sacrifice fly. Sandberg singled
was the fourth of his career, said he Williams conceded Trout, who gave and came around to score to make it 6-
wasn't thinking home run in either the upa three-run homer to Steve Garvey 0.
first of the second. in the sixth, had a goodsinker. In the sixth, Jerry Royster walked
"My job is to get on base," said "HE PITCHED a helluva game," with one out and Jerry Davis reached
Sandberg, who also singled and Williams said. "I think the only on an infield single before Garvey
scored in the fourth. "When the wind mistake he made was one up to Gar- blasted his 13th homer of the season
blows out though, you have a chance if vey." on a 1-0 count.
you can get it up into the wind." Billy Hatcher, who had three hits Hatcher knocked in Jody Davis, who
Sandberg has had 14 RBI in his last and two RBI, led off the first for had led off the eight with a walk, with
21 games, doubling his production Chicago with a double to right and a RBI single to cap the scoring for
through the first 60 games. scored on Sandberg's homer over the Chicago.

Owners face
excessive debt
NEW YORK (UPI) - An accounting professor hired by major league
baseball owners to review 26 clubs' 1984 financial statements concluded
yesterday the industry realized a $27 million loss - $16 million less than
the owners claim.
However, George Sorter, professor of accounting at New York Univer-
sity's Graduate School of Business Administration, agreed with the
owners that baseball, as a whole, was ailing financially.
"IT'S NOT in great shape. It's a losing industry. It's clearly a losing in-
dustry," said Sorter, who emphasized that his views did not represent
those of the owners.
In some parts of his interpretation of the financial statements, Sorter
agreed with the Major League Baseball Players Association, which is
negotiating a new labor contract with the owners.
The Players Association claims from its analysis of the financial data
that the owners actually realized a collective $9 million profit in 1984,
rather than the $43 million in losses shown on their financial statements.
SORTER WAS hired by the owners to provide an independent ex-
planation of their contention that the industry is suffering massive financial
losses. He briefed reporters yesterday on his conclusions.
He said he found no evidence that the clubs were using accounting
techniques to inflate their expenses and thus enlarging their losses.
The professor said the clubs' statements - each audited by one of the
"Big Eight" accounting firms - conformed to generally accepted ac-
counting principles, but he varied in his interpretation of whether some
items should be considered part of a baseball club's operating costs.
THE MAJOR disagreement he had with the owners was on the issue of
initial roster depreciation - $12 million of the owners' $43 million in
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Suteliffe and
ailing; Gura
to the rescue

CHICAGO (UPI) - The Chicago In his place, the Cubs will summon
Cubs continue to play musical chairs Larry Gura from their Iowa farm
with their pitching rotation in the team and will move Dick Ruthven
wake of continued nagging injuries. back from the bullpen into the
Cubs' manager Jim Frey has had to rotation.
shake his rotation up because of the "We want to give Eckersley the ex-
injury to Rick Sutcliffe and the con- tra rest," Frey said before yester-
tinuing arm problems to Dennis day's game with San Diego. "Rick is
Eckersley. Sutcliffe was placed on the eligible to come off the DL on our
15-day disabled list again Monday West Coast trip and we're hopeful he
with muscle problems triggered by can be ready then."
his partially tearing of a hamstring Gura, hit hard in his first go-round
muscle in May. with the Cubs in May before being
ECKERSLEY won't pitch until July demoted to Iowa, will pitch Friday
18 against San Francisco, meaning against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
the right-hander will miss two starts Ruthven will pitch Saturday.
this week.

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So I said, "Hey,.."
Padres Goose Gossage (left) and Tony Gwynn talk shop.

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