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Mariners’ Fireman Records Irreplaceable Save

Spring training Seattle Mariners reliever Dave Graybill faced a different kind of save situation before he pitched Monday. Graybill, a replacement player who also holds a regular job as a …


Reds Manager Rips Replacement Ball

Spring training Dave Johnson hasn’t even managed the Cincinnati Reds for most of spring training and he’s already seen enough of replacement ball. “I have been kind of optimistic, believing …


Pirates Split In California

Whitworth got a one-out, two-run double in the bottom of the 12th inning from Alex Scheuerman to beat Concordia 11-10 in Redlands, Calif. In a second game, the Pirates were …


Mariners Will Let Jefferson Go

The Seattle Mariners on Monday signed nine players to temporary replacement contracts and renewed 28 of 29 unsigned players who are on strike. Seattle did not, however, renew the contract …


Rockies Unplug Mariners, 13-0 Colorado Wallops Replacements; Kiro Cancels 2 Preseason Telecasts

The Seattle Mariners were losers on and off the field Tuesday, dropping a 13-0 decision to the unbeaten Colorado Rockies in an exhibition game and announcing the cancellation of two …


Baseball Owners To Talk At Quarterly Meetings Meanwhile, Players Will Wait For Negotiations To Resume

A day after the both sides walked away from negotiations, baseball owners prepared Monday for their quarterly meetings and union officials returned to their office in New York. No negotiations …


Minor Leaguers Fly Home For Free

Another civil bargaining session produced no breakthroughs Wednesday, and striking major leaguers decided to pay the way home for minor leaguers kicked out of spring training for backing the union. …


Manager Backs From Promise

Expos general manager Kevin Malone chats with pitcher Denis Boucher during the team’s training camp. Photo by Associated Press


Clubs Increase Ante As Exhibitions Near

Spring training The Milwaukee Brewers became the latest team to offer its minor leaguers an incentive for playing in spring training games - more meal money - while the Chicago …


Cheap Seats

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Same Old, Same Old, Oil Can Blows Lid Over Chicago Media

Boyd


Sports People

Doctors at the University of Washington Medical Center said that paralyzed Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Mike Frier has regained very slight movement in his hands and feet… . …


Fehr Claims All Who Play Get Scab Tag Union Wants Minor-Leaguers To Sit Out Exhibition Games

As players and owners prepared for the possible resumption of talks, union head Donald Fehr said Sunday that anyone - including minor-leaguers - who appears in exhibition games will be …


Lasorda Vents Anger

Tom Lasorda angrily denied that he ever turned down an offer from Baltimore owner Peter Angelos to leave the Los Angeles Dodgers and manage the Orioles. “How can I turn …


Player-Free Picket Lines?

Picket lines will be set up at spring training and regular-season games but striking major leaguers won’t be there. Before Saturday’s regional meeting with players, union lawyer Eugene Orza said …


U-Hi Gymnasts Enjoy Highest Finish

Greater Spokane League champion University reached new heights Friday night, finishing fifth in the team portion of the Class AAA state gymnastics meet at the Tacoma Dome is its best …


Ex-Girlfriend Questioned

Police were investigating allegations that four Miami-area men were hired to murder the mother of Marlins outfielder Gary Sheffield. Sheffield’s former girlfriend, Toni Fort, was scheduled to take a lie-detector …


Spring Training Starts For Hackers, Not Players All Types Show Up In Florida, Hoping To Make It Big In Majors

Who were these guys? Where had they come from? The answer, in Bill Henderson’s case, was from a card buried in Rudy Santin’s Rolodex. Santin, the Yankees’ Florida-based scout, pulled …


Sports People

Phoenix’s Danny Ainge was suspended for one game and fined $7,500 for slapping Portland’s Chris Dudley during an NBA game Wednesday… . Former NFL quarterback Roman Gabriel will …


Nomo Hot Prospect

Japanese pitcher Hideo Nomo, reportedly being pursued by at least six major-league teams, appears close to an agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Daily News of Los Angeles quoted …


Puerto Rico Clinches

Bernie Williams hit two home runs and the Seattle Mariners’ Edgar Martinez drove in three runs to lead Puerto Rico to a 9-3 victory over the Dominican Republic and its …


M’S Farm Team To N.C.

The Seattle Mariners reached an agreement with the Port City Professional Baseball Club, signing the Southern League club to a player development contract with the Mariners’ double-A club. The Mariners’ …


Clinton Gives Baseball `One More Day’ But Don’t Hold Your Breath That Players, Owners Will Solve Problems By Themselves

President Clinton sent the baseball talks into extra innings Monday, extending his deadline for settling the strike an extra day before accepting a mediator’s proposal. The president hoped the additional …


Erickson Tangled In Red-Tape War

Twins pitcher Scott Erickson, a restricted free agent under the salary cap owners implemented Dec. 23, was believed to have agreed to the outline of a three-year contract with the …


Major-League Obstacle Eliminated With Nlrb Breathing Down Their Backs, Baseball Owners Scrap Cap Imposed In December

Baseball owners, found to have illegally imposed a salary cap in December, scrapped the whole system Friday and removed the major obstacle blocking talks toward settling the six-month-old strike. With …


Troubles On The Farm Spokane, Others Would Suffer Without Exemption, Says Brett

Owners of minor-league baseball teams in Washington state warned their elected representatives that many of the game’s farm teams will disappear if Congress does away with major-league baseball’s antitrust exemption. …


More Big Bucks Are Needed To Buy Bucs

Would-be buyer John Rigas renewed negotiations with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, apparently coming up with more cash while substantially reworking his rejected $90 million proposal. Rigas, a 70-year-old cable …


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Developers Purchase A’S

Developers Steve Schott and Ken Hofmann reached an agreement to buy the Oakland Athletics in a deal that would keep the team at the Oakland Coliseum the next 10 years. …


Miscellany

The McDonald’s American Cup and the International Mixed Pairs, events that will showcase gymnasts likely to compete at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, will be held in Seattle this year. …