Page 12 -The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, July 30, 1985
Players, owners set for major issues
NEW YORK (UPI) - Negotiators president' of the Player Relations NEGOTIATIONS resume today at MacPhail said. They are behind us and that hasn't
for baseball owners and players ten- Committee, the owners' negotiating the union offices. MacPhail said the owners of the 26 caused us any problems at all. It's
tatively agreed yesterday on several team. Before the two-hour bargaining clubs are united this year without the unlike the last negotiations when
technical clauses of a new contract, He cautioned, however, major hur- session yesterday, the four owner dissension among them that marked there were problems in that regard."
clearing the way for discussion of the dles had to be crossed before the members of the executive committee the 50-day players'strike in 1981. Though he declined to elaborate on
divisive issues that threaten to force a players' Aug. 6 strike deadline. The of the PRC - Bud Selig of the "THE PRC executive committee the owners' strategy as the strike
strike next week: parties have been negotiating since Milwaukee Brewers, Edward Bennet plus our own negotiating group have deadline approached, MacPhail said:
The two sides were preparing writ- November, trying to reach a new co- Williams of the Baltimore Orioles, authority to make a deal," he said. "We are going to try to move forward,
ten versions of their agreements on ntract to replace the one which ex- John McMullen of the Houston Astros "(Dissension) is not and has not been and we hope that they (the players'
approval of individual contracts, pired Dec. 31. and Peter O'Malley of the Los Angeles a problem from the beginning. negotiators) will have some ideas,
player waiver procedures, spring .. Dodgers - met for about four hours, The Clubs are completely unified. too
training requirements and other "so- Fehr identified the major issues
called non-major issues" to "make still to be resolved: - the owners'
sure we do have the agreement that proposal to reduce the number of
everybody seems to think we have," players eligible for salary arbitration.
said Donald Fehr, chief negotiator for - the players' demands for a $60
the Major League Baseball Players million contribution to their benefit
"I THINK the fact that we've been - The players' proposed increase of
successful in working these things out the minimum salary to $70,000 a year.
may help us in working the bigger - proposed expansion of the 26-team *
things out," said Lee MacPhail, structure.
KC wins game, 4-2
DETROIT (UPI) - Hal McRae ninth for the Royals' final runs. It was
crossed up Detroit's strategy by lining Balbonis 19th homer of the season.
a two-out, two-run single to left in the SABERHAGEN struck out seven,
third inning last night and Steve walked two and was backed by three
Balboneibelted a two-run homer to double plays. He pitbed out of jams
give the Kansas City Royals their in the fourth and fifth innings then
eighth straight victory, a 4-2 triumph was lifted in favor of Dan Quisenberry
over the Tigers. with one out in the ninth after surren-
Bret Saberhagen, 12-5, scattered dering a solo homer to Lance Parrish. w A
seven hits over 8 1-3 innings to notch Quisenberry allowed an RBI single to 4 Associed Press
the victory. Chet Lemon before getting the final F t ub of goo
THE ROYALS scored twice off out. Atlanta Braves pitcher Terry Forster (left), recently called a "fat tub of goo" by David Letterman (right),
Petry, who has fa erhage th The loss dropped the defending appeared on the comedian's "Late Night with David Letterman" show early this morning.
last four times he has pitched against world champions 9 1-2 games out of
Kansas City, hit Onix Concepcion with first place in the American League
a pitch with one out. Willie Wilson East. SLUGGERS FIGHT OFF SERIOUS INJURIES
then singled to left and took second Detroit's best scoring chance before
when Barbaro Garbey's throw was the ninth came in the fourth inning. h o rn
lat iogt a. Lonnieo BrettwaioutonglWhike ld on Tahmell follwed 1 as, H oer back in form
walked intentionally to fill the open with a double, pushing Whitaker to
base. third. (UPI) - The sun is shining on the 20 homers. I know the pitchers as well as they
McRae, making only his fifth start But Kirk Gibson, who has not driven comeback attempts of Seattle's Gor- "IT'S GREAT to prove to people know me. But my forte is power and I
in 14 months against a right-handed in a run d Phis last eight games, struck man Thomas and Atlanta's Bob Hor- that I can come back, that I'm still have to be lucky to do that."
pitcher, lined Petry's first pitch to left out, and Parrish followed by hiing in- ner. capable of contributing to the team," "He's had a good swing all year and
to score two runs. drive to left on which Smith snared "This is about the time of year when Thomas said. "My arm has been he's just great for the club," Seattle
Balboni hit a two-run homer in the and threw out Trammell athsecond. the weather gets hot and I start to feeling pretty good and I've been manager Chuck Cottier said. "He's a
"1kia t Itwith it I' i dtveteran who's been there. He talks to
heat up too," Thomas said. wor tng out a io wa i. m in a goon ,--- YV0PJV UVV. VWID
"THE HOT weather really helps groove right now. I've been around so the young guys all the time on the
me," adds Horner. bench, in the locker room and on the
F ig h t p lan s o r IIe arns The two hottest home run bats in the airplanes, and he talks baseball. He
big leagues belong to a pair of players knows the game; he's an intelligent
who combined last season for four player."
NEW YORK (UPI) Marvin ber, and if Marvin and Thomas pass homers and two career-threatening From 1978-82, Thomas ripped 175
agler and Thomas Hearns head into their tests, they will fight again," injuries. homers and helped build the Brewers
parate Nov. 14 bouts looking toward Arum said yesterday at a news con- Thomas, 34, played just 35 games in into one of baseball's best teams.
rematch of their eight-minute ference to announce the show. 1984, hitting one homer, before un- Horner was another of baseball's
riller last August" l gr, dergoing surgery June 8 to repair a top home run hitters. He blasted 158
Hagler will defend his middleweight m looking forward to having don surery ne 8 r t rer ahomers from 1978-83 and was named
le against John "The Beast" rematch with Marvin," said Hearns, HORNER, WHO will turn 2100 Aug. the Rookie of the Year in 1978.
ugabi, and Hearns, the World who still undergoes therapy for the 6, broke the navicular bone in his right Spring training was filled with
oxing Council super welterweight rigbt band he broke i the first fight. wrist and before this season did not doubts for Horner. But as he proved in
amp, challenges for James Shiner's It was a great fight and Marvin a four-game weekend series with the
orth American Boxing Federation proved to me he was the best man that same bone he had broken in 1983. Phillies in which he belted four
iddleweight crowne. next ti." The end seemed near for two of homers, his right wrist is once again
BOTH FIGHTS are scheduled for next time. baseball's premier right-anded capable of supporting a ferocious
-rounds at Caesars Palace in Las Hagler, 61-2-2, will be making his sluggers. But in 1985, Thomas and home run swing.
egas, Nev., the site of Hagler's third- 12th title defense against Mugabi, 25-0 Horner are again operating on major- "He had to get his timing back, he
ound TKO over Hearns April 15. with 25 knockouts. Mugabi is the No. 1 league pitching and appear front- had to overcome the fear of breaking
Promoter Bob Arum wants to watch ranked junior middleweight and has runners for Comeback Player of the his wrist again," Atlanta manager
ie winners of the Nov. 14 fights next knocked out middleweight Year awards. Horner Eddie Haas said. "It all took time, but
bpril challengers Curtis Parker and Frank Through last weekend's games, ... a healthy swing when his swing is tuned the way it is
"The best will be tested in Novem- Fletcher. Horner and Thomas had each cracked now, it's a greatswing."