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WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1991DETROIT FREE PRESS 5C Cullenbine began and ended a Tiger Hoim ganws shaded to gray Sun. How. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fit Sat Dot. 9. Del 15, Mil., Mil. Cle. Cte. 80S. 4 Mil. 9 inc. 2:35 7:35 1:35 (14) tv crv crv 2 j 'V jj- - Cle. Cle. Sea. Sea Sea. Cal. Cal. 1:35 7:35 7:35 7.35 1.35 10:35 10:05 CTV TV CTV CIV TV ' w I" m "IT- Cal. Oak. Oak. Oak. Sea. Sea. Sea. 4:05 10:05 10:05 3:15 10:05 10:35 10:05 CTV TV TV CTV CTV it . IT 19 20 TTi Sea. Oak, Oak. Cat. Cal. Ca. 4:35 7:35 7:35 ' 7:35 7:35 ' 7:35 CTV CTV I CIV CTV CTV TV Rash of injuries limits options for Anderson by John Lowe Free Press Sports Writer MILWAUKEE The Tigers have been virtually at full strength for weeks, and Lloyd Moseby is their only player who has been on the disabled list this season. Now, just as the weather is getting hot and the days off disappearing, the Tigers are starting to run short of players. Because of injuries, manager Sparky Anderson said that for Tuesday night's game, only three reserve hitters were available (instead of the normal six), and that three of the regular five relievers were unavailable. Anderson said Lloyd Moseby (sore hamstring) and Lou Whitaker (sore side) wouldn't play Tuesday, and that Pete Incaviglia (sore chest muscle) would only play in an emergency. He also withheld the trio , from Monday's 14-inning victory, when the Tigers' only available reserve after the sixth inning was Mark Salas. Anderson said Moseby will be examined on Thursday's open date in Detroit, and said the outfielder might be placed on the disabled list. The manager said Paul Gibson, Mike Henneman and Mark Leiter wouldn't pitch Tuesday, and he hoped he wouldn't have to use them in today's series finale. Gibson pitched 6V3 innings spanning Sunday and Monday; Henneman had appeared in six of the last eight games and warmed up in the other two; and Leiter pitched 4W innings Sunday. NOTEBOOK: Tony Phillips was named American League player of the week for going 12-for-20 (.600), which raised his average from .266 to .311. He had a .714 on-base percentage, scored nine runs and stole four bases. Travis Fryman entered Tuesday hitting .225, but with 28 RBIs, third on the team. Fryman went 3-for-3 Monday in terms of driving in runners with less than two out, making him 8-for-10 this season in that vital category with the difference in the game three runs or less. ... ' Milwaukee added a pitcher Tuesday when it activated Ted Higuera and sent outfielder Matias Car-rillo to the minors. The Brewers now have seven relievers; the Tigers stay with five because Anderson doesn't want to release a hitter for the third time in two months Anderson said that if he wanted to release a hitter, team president Bo Schembechler and chairman Jim Campbell would let him. "You just can't keep releasing people," said Anderson, who acknowledged that a release wouldn't significantly add to the Tigers payroll, because the new pitcher likely would be a rookie making the minimum salary ($100,000 prorated) Rob Deer, booed loudly in Milwaukee on Opening Day last year, received more cheers than boos in his first at-bat as a visiting player in Milwaukee. "It was a pretty good reception," said Deer, who signed with the Tigers as a free agent last November. .. . Bill Gullickson battled through five innings Monday even though he had been Ul the night before, Anderson said. TIGERS AVERAGES Through Monday Batting PLAYER O AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB 80 E SB BA Phillips 40 155 26 46 6 1 4 23 29 21 1 8-H .297 Tittlton 40 123 24 34 3 7 21 26 34 1 0-1 .276 CuylT 42 98 15 25 2 1 1 10 16 15 4 12-14 .255 Ftldf 43 162 30 41 7 0 10 36. 24 43 1 0-0 .253 Moseby 20 45 8 16 2 1 0 2 3 7 0 4-4 .246 Shelby 19 49 12 12 5 1 2 4 5 6 1 0-1 .245 Trammell 39 156 23 38 12 0 2 21 18 13 6 6-7 .244 Whltakw 37 111 24 26 6 0 5 18 27 10 2 1-2 .234 Fryman 39 138 18 31 5 1 5 28 12 31 5 6-10 .225 Allanton 18 49 5 11 5 0 1 8 1 7 2 (H) .224 Incaviglia 37 127 13 26 6 0 5 17 11 38 0 1-1 .205 Dew 41 139 26 27 4 1 11 29 35 57 3 1-2 .194 Bergman 19 27252002550 (M) .185 dltSantoi 15 28 1 4-100 0240 0-0 .143 5ala 6 12 110001040 0-0 .083 Tanana 7 1000000010 00.000 TOTALS - 1452 230 345 64 7 53 220 214 301 30 39-53 338 OPP. - 1513 198 437 65 15 36 185 165 195 34 24-45 389 SB-Stolen bases and attempted steals. Pitching ' PITCHER W L O 08 V H R ER HR BB 80 ERA Henneman 5 1 22 04 33 31 7 6 0 14 19 1.60 Leiter 2 1 14 0-fl 25 16 7 6 1 20 25 2.10 Gibson 2 2 23 IK 38Vs 26 11 9 2 14 27 2.11 Petry 2 3 10 3-6 39 49 21 18 4 13 9 4.12 Ceruttl 0 1 11 2-3 32 32 15 15 2 17 9 4.13 Terrell 2 4 10 3-10 56 76 33 27 3 19 23 4.29 Gleaten 2 1 16 0-0 Wh 26 15 12 2 13 16 4.44 Tanana 2 3 9 1-9 55 65 30 28 11 22 25 4.55 Gullickson 5 2 10 3-10 58 77 35 31 6 12 19 4.76 Searcy 1 2 10 1-5 26 39 24 24 5 18 18 8.20 TOTALS 23 20 - 13-43 391 437 198 176 36 162 190 4.05 OPP. 20 23 - 15-43 388 345 230 207 53 214 301 4J0 Saves (12): Henneman 6, Gibson 5, Gteaton. Complete games (1): Tanana. Complete-game shutouts ( 1) : Tanana. QS-QuaKty starts and games started. A quaity start Is one In which a pitcher allows three earned runs or fewer and goes at least six innings. NOT E-Totab Indude pitchers' errors and players no longer with team. Team ' Vs. AL East: 12-8 One-run games: 6-9 Vs. AL West: 11-12 Extra Innings: 4-1 Vs.rlghtystarters: 17-14 1991 attendance: 358374 1 Vs. lefty starters: 4-6 1990 attendance: til931 On grass fields: 18-14 .1991 art. average: 15,590 On artificial turf: 5-6 1990 att. average: 14,475 ByJACKSAYLOR Free Press Sports Writer Roy Cullenbine, one of the many baseball players who lifted his game from the Detroit sandlots to the major leagues, died Tuesday of a lingering heart ailment. He was 77. Although born in Nashville, Tenn., Cullenbine grew up in Detroit, where he started and ended his 10-year major league career with the Tigers. A switch-hitting outfielder and first baseman, he came up with the Tigers in 1938, then played with the Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators, New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians before returning to Detroit in 1945. He retired after the 1947 season. A fine all-around athlete, Cullenbine's career batting average was .276, and he hit 110 home runs. His best season was 1946, when he hit .335 for the Tigers. He still holds the Tigers' record for walks in one season 137 in 1947. He also hit 24 home runs that season, his last, when he was 33 years old. Many players of that era wanted team officials to think they were younger than they were, and there was a discrepancy in Cullenbine's age, too. He was born Oct. 18, 1913, but the official baseball register lists his year of birth as 1915. wife f fro Roy Cullenbine, who 6pent 4V seasons in a Detroit uniform, was a lifetime .276 hitter. In addition to being two years older than the Tigers thought, Cullenbine became one of baseball's first bonus babies, and one of its first free agents before either became commonplace. The two were related. Signed off the city's sandlots by the Tigers, Cullenbine was one of a large num ber of players declared free agents by commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis in 1939. Landis ruled the Tigers illegally covered up the players in their minor league system. As a free agent, Cullenbine signed with the Dodgers for a $25,000 bonus. "He was one of the best athletes to come out of Detroit," said former Tigers pitching star Hal Newhouser, also a product of the Detroit sandlots. "He could do a lot of things baseball, basketball, bowling, golf. He could have been a scratch golfer if he had wanted to. And we had a Tiger bowling league and used to bowl against Stroh's, with Joe Norris and all those guys. Cully always had one of the highest averages. "He was even best when it came to pitching pennies against a wall. He could do it all." Cullenbine appeared in two World Series, with the Yankees in 1942 and the Tigers in '45. Newhouser has a vivid recollection of how Cullenbine played a key if unglamor-ous role in the game in which the Tigers clinched the American League pennant. Hank Greenberg, freshly returned from the Army, hit the grand slam that won the game, and Virgil Trucks, freshly returned from the Navy, was the starting pitcher. But the Browns walked Cullenbine intentionally to pitch to Greenberg. Cullenbine Gene Guidi Baseball f ' Reward man in the middle Mi-Star spot for urmng relievers? Boston Red Sox pitcher Danny Darwin thinks it's time for middle relievers to start getting their due. So do I. Pitchers who start and finish games get all the gold and glory. But without reliable middle relievers, neither could do their jobs as effectively. You need look no further than the Tigers to discover the value of middle relief. The Tigers' main strengths have been a powerful lineup that can score runs in bunches and a bullpen adept at holding late leads. It's up to a team's long relievers to see that the game doesn't get out of hand in the middle innings. When a starter falters, the middle man has to keep an opponent in check, buying time for an offense to overcome substantial leads. Sunday, the Tigers jumped on the Red Sox for five first-inning runs. But Tieers starter John Cerutti eave back C three of those by the second inning, V , 4 putting the Tigers in jeopardy of let ting the game get away. Enter Mark Leiter, who pitched 4V3 innings of scoreless relief. When Leiter left, the Tigers were safely ahead, 9-3, and went onto win, 9-4. Leiter got credit for a victory, but most times a middle reliever comes into the game when his team is behind and receives little official recognition for his work. Middle relievers have become a key element on winning teams, and Darwin thinks the time has come to name one from each league to the All-Star team. That's a sensible idea so sensible that it probably won't take the slow-moving lords of baseball mote than 20 or 30 years to act on it. MANAGERS' MERRY-GO-ROUND: Because it has become open season on managers, the question is: Who will be next to go? The Expos' Buck Rodgers always seems to be one losing streak away from losing his job. Brewers manager Tom Treblehorn is vulnerable, despite general manager Harry Dalton's recent vote of confidence on national television. Roger Craig seemingly is in too tight with Giants' management to get fired. But Craig says he has experienced tightness in his chest lately and might decide to voluntarily step down if the Giants keep floundering. The firings of Nick Leyva, John Wathan and Don Zimmer didn't surprise me much, but I didn't expect Frank Robinson to get the ax. Robinson had no illusions about a long managerial career. But he did tell me last year that he wanted to manage at least one more season after this one so he could spend a year in the manager's office at the Orioles' new stadium. Robinson said he'll probably accept a job as the Orioles' assistant general manager. Maybe his new office will be almost as nice as the one the manager gets. PURELY PERSONAL Sparky Anderson is working with Pete Incaviglia and Rob Deer, trying to help the two power hitters hit for higher averages. I don't mind the Tigers' manager fooling with Incaviglia, but I don't like him messing with Deer. The Tigers knew what they were getting when they signed Deer as a free agent last winter a big free swinger who hits about as many home runs as singles. Unless Sparky is Merlin the magician, Deer won't suddenly start hitting for an appreciably higher average. But so what' He's fun to watch and a valued member of a very entertaining team just the way he is. PURELY PERSONAL ll: Like most of you, I hate domed stadiums for baseball and was happy the Tigers said their new home would be an open-air facility. . The one problem with that approach to baseball in Detroit is the uncertain weather this time of year. If you live outstate and there is a threatening weather forecast, do you risk the long drive? This is where I think a retractable dome might make sense. The Tigers say they have rejected that feature, in part because natural grass won't grow inside an enclosed stadium (they don't want artificial turf) and because the additional cost for a dome would be "considerable." As for part one of that argument: Why not just close the roof if it's raining during a game? Keep it open the rest of the time so the grass can grow. The cost? I know a retractable dome would add a lot to a new stadium's price tag. But wouldn't the Tigers eventually make the extra cost back in jpcreased ticket sales? It sure seems to me that more fans would buy tickets in February for a game in April or May if they knew it would be played and they wouldn't have to watch it huddled under a blanket. PLAYER OF THE WEEK Brian Warren, RHP, Class A Fayetteville WARREN'S WEEK: Won two games, one in relief, improving to 3-1. Lowered ERA from 3.42 to 210. Pitched a two-hit shutout in his first start. Has 28 strikeouts in 25 innings. 4 isr 1 CAREER: Started last season at Bristol (Rookie). Was promoted to Niagara Falls (Class A), where he went 2-6 with 62 strikeouts in 62Vs innings. PERSONAL: 24 years old . . . 6-feet-1, 165 pounds . . . Bats and throws right . . . Tigers' 43rd pick in 1990 draft . . . Resides in Bridgewater, Mass Attended New Mexico State. FARM STATISTICS Toledo Mud Hens (AAA) Lakeland (A) BATTING AVG AB R H HR RBI SB BATTING Scott Livingstone Randy Kutcher Skeeter Barnes Johnny Paredes Karl Allaire Rich Rowland Curt Ford Phil Clark Shawn Hare Mitch Lyden Rico Brogna Eric Mangham Butch Benton Arnie Beyeler .336 152 .299 77 .284 162 .283 159 .282 117 .281 64 .271 155 .262 130 .227 75 .205 117 .202 124 .200 75 .138 29 .115 26 19 51. 13 23 30 46 31 45 23 33 14 18 28 42 16 34 7 17 11 24 12 25 12 15 1 4 3 3 34 1 17 0 26 19 21 10 4 2 0 0 1 0 Pat Woodruff Warren Sawkiw Brian Cornelius Ron Marigny Kirk MendenhaH Denny Mcnamara Rudy Pemberton Brian Dubose Eric Albright Rick Sellers Mike Rendlna Jose Anglero Ron Howard AVG AB R H HR RBI SB 6 26 9 2 12 1 2 1B 1 0 19 5 0 8 1 3 22 6 0 17 8 1 3 0 1 7 1' 0 2 1 0 12 0 .216 97 10 21 0 7 3 .210 62 5 13 0 5 0 .320 125 20 40 .311 103 16 32 .291 158 22 46 .273 128 23 35 .259 112 14 29 .252 115 25 29 .246 134 15 33 .238 21 .233 60 .231 26 .216 111 5 14 3 6 12 24 PITCHING W-L ERA SV IP H BB SO PITCHING W-L ERA SV IP H BB SO Randy Nosek RonRightnowar John Kiely Kevin Rite Mike Munoz Mike Dalton R Meacham Scott AWred DanGakeler Don Vesting David Haas Greg Gohr S. Cummings 0.00 213 2.33 ' 2.36 2.67 306 4.05 4.88 5.40 5.48 6.14 6.42 27.00 0.2 0 12.2 6 27.0 20 61.0 48 27.0 19 26.1 22 53.1 54 551 54 20.0 29 23 0 28 44 0 51 33.2 31 1.0 5 4 1 5 2 16 17 28 47 12 17 11 10 19 28 41 46 9 14 19 20 26 37 18 19 0 1 Jeff Braley 2-0 Tom DreH 2-2 Steve Wolf 5-0 Eric Leimeister 1-0 Mike Lumley 1-0 Frank Gonzales 4-1 Leo Torres 3-1 Mike Garcia 3-2 Ed Form 2-4 Jimmy Henry 0-0 Jose Lima 0-1 0.95 11 28.1 19 2.06 0 35.0 27 2.10 2.13 2.35 285 3.38 3.99 4.15 450 10.57 6 21 10 16 11 51 13 17 0 51.1 37 0 25.1 20 0 15.1 0 47.1 35 23 35 0 24 0 23 14 30 0 56.1 52 11 37 0 30.1 26 24 17 0 80 13 5 4 0 7.2 14 2 4 Fayetteville (A) London (AA) BATTING AVG AB R H HR RBI SB BATTING AVG AB R H HR RBI SB Steve Pegues Ivan Cruz Domingo Michel Dean Declllis Lou Frazier Doyle Balthazar Luis Galindo Rob Reimlnk Riccardo Ingram Keith Kimberim BasHk) Cabrera Mike Gillette .300 150 18 45 .290 155 19 45 .266 124 14 33 .259 139 15 36 .242 132 22 32 .233 60 .226 93 .218 101 .218 147 15 32 .132 114 6 15 .119 59 10 7 .115 52 4 6 5 14 6 21 14 22 17 3 15 1 11 0 18 1 10 17 3 1 9 1 10 1 16 2 8 1 2 3 5 1 Jeff Goodale Brian Saltzgaber Brad Wilson Dave Keating Keiley O'Neal Carlos Fermin Stephen Looney Michael Weinberg Danny Rogers Sean Sadler Carlos Maldonado Doug Kimbler Jimmy Alder Aaron Seja Danny Bautista Gustavo Guerrero .316 19 .298 121 .268 62 .261 23 .254 134 .244 41 .242 153 .240 121 ,230 161 .226 84 .221 149 .200 50 .171 111 .170 8B .154 91 .056 18 3 6 13 36 12 22 4 6 22 34 1 10 21 37 12 29 16 37 9 19 13 33 13 10 15 19 6 15 7 14 3 1 2 2 3 2 8 2 1 4 5 6 2 2 8 12 PITCHING W-L ERA SV P H Lino Rivera Kurt Knudsen JohnDesilva Marty Willis Buddy Groom Jose Ramos John Doherty Randy Marshall Darren Hursey Luis Galindo Eric Stone ToddKrumm OO 1-1 5- 3 0-3 6- 1 0- 3 1- 1 2- 3 0- 1 H 1- 5 1-4 0.93 2.25 3.02 3.28 3.63 4.67 4.91 5.20 540 1 540 0 5.74 0 9.64 0 92 6 240 16 56.2 42 46.2 43 44.2 43 27.0 37 18.1 21 45.0 60 25.0 32 1.2 3 26 2 26 28.0 41 BB 80 1 7 12 22 22 62 19 29 10 35 12 21 PITCHING W-L ERA SV IP H BB SO 11 10 1 3 25 10 18 24 Rob Fazekas Brian Warren BobUndorf John Kosenski Ed Rodriguez Mike Guilfoyle GregHaeger GregCoppeta Randy Stokes JoeNektinger Corey Reincke S. Withem 0- 2 3-1 2-0 2-1 1- 0 0- 2 2- 3 3- 3 1- 0 1-6 1- 4 2- 5 1.33 3 210 0 217 2 2.60 1 2.90 0 3.00 3.83 4.94 6.26 641 664 770 20.1 20 25.2 18 29.0 29 27.2 22 31.0 27 21.0 23 421 44 51.0 58 23.0 28 46.1 70 39.1 43 391 62 19 14 26 38 12 26 26 43 14 35 10 15 15 19 26 34 23 18 LOCAL TALENT (Statistics for players with Michigan backgrounds (in minor league systems other than Tigers'; stats through Monday): BATTING TEAM John Vanderwal (Western Michigan) Matt Mieske (Western Michigan) Dann Howltt (Battle Creak) Matt Morse IMichiaan) Damon Saetre (Western Michigan) Indianapols (AAA Expos) High Desert (A Padres) Tacoma (AAA Athletics) Kenosha (A Twins) Peninsula (A Mariners) P AVG Q AB R H HR Bl SB OF .336 OF .326 OF .315 2B .311 1B .309 42 143 47 178 46 184 30 103 35 110 31 48 38 58 30 58 14 32 13 34 5 24 6 37 5 37 0 7 1 7 Darrin Campbell (Michigan) Bryan Baar (Western Michigan) Billy Ashley (Belleville) Andy Postema (Aquinas) Paul Oster (Hamburg) Birmingham (AA White Sox) . C .297 34 118 18 35 5 22 0 San Antonio (AA Dodgers) C .272 32 114 17 31 3 24 0 Vero Beach (A Dodgers) OF .269 15 52 4 14 3 14 3 Reno (A Independent) SS .266 46 169 25 45 0 19 5 Pr William (A Yankees) OF .262 39 145 16 38 2 23 7 Greg D'Alexander (Allen Park) Joe StddaW (Central Michigan) . Scott Jaster (Midland) Ron Pezzoni (Ypsilanti) Scott Makarewlcz Michigan btate; Miami (A Independent) 3B .256 34 117 11 30 3 13 6 Harrtsburg (AA Expos) C .256 14 . 43 4 11 0 5 2 Birmingham (AA White Sox) OF .255 27 94 11 24 2 18 0 Peninsula (A Mariners) OF .250 30 120 11 30 1 10 4 Jackson (AA Astros) C .247 23 73 9 16 1 13 1 Bruce Fields (Lansing CC) Dan MasteHer (Michigan State) Steve Fmken (Michigan) Blane Fox (Lansing) Kerwin Moore (Detroit) Richmond (AAA Braves) . Orlando (AA Twins) San Antonio (AA Dodgers) New Britain (AA Red Sox) Baseball Cy (A Royals) OF .242 DH 739 3B 732 OF .231 Of .222 29 91 35 109 40 125 21 52 42 167 6 22 13 26 13 29 1 12 21 37 0 8 1 15 1 16 0 7 1 8 Rick Karcher (Henry Ford CC) Bill St. Peter (Michigan) Rich Maloney (western Michigan) Scott Sprtck (Holland) Todd Cruz (Detroit) Paul Noce (Adrian) Macon (A Braves) Charlotte (AA Cubs) Greenvie (AA Braves) Frederick (A Orioles) Salinas (A Independent) Phoenix (AAA Giants) 1B .207 38 .198 2B .178 3B .175 SS .152 PH .143 40 145 39 131 21 45 26 57 21 66 16 21 22 30 12 26 2 8 3 10 3 10 3 3 7 27 3 B PITCHING TEAM W-L ERA 9l t? H BB SO Dan Rambo (Central Michigan) ' Shreveport (AA Giants) 4-0 043 0 21 13 3 23 Roger Mason (Saginaw Valley) Buffalo (AAA Pirates) 3-0 1.04 0 26 22 9 20 Pat Miller (Detroit) Belolt (A Brewers) - 0-1 1.21 1 22.1 17 6 17 Klrt Ojala (Michigan) Pr William (A Yankees) 4-3 1.33 0 54 30 15 45 Tom Michno (Eastern Michigan) Miami (A Independent) 3-4 1.62 0 74 46 20 69 Paul Ouantrill (Okemos) Pawlucket (AAA Red Sox) 4-0 2.20 0 32.2 23 5 11 Steve Ontlveros (Michigan) Scranton-Wb (AAA Phillies) 1-1 2.25 0 20 15 7 12 Scott Kamlenleckl (Michigan) Columbus (AAA Yankees) 5-2 2.41 0 , 52.1 39 18 43 Tim Lata (Michigan) St. Pete (A Cardinals) . 00 253 0 10.2 10 8 7 Line Mlkkelsen (Montague) Stockton (A Brewers) 1-2 2.64 0 47.2 41 14 45 Joe Roa (Hazel Park) Macon (A Braves) 4-1 2.83 1 26.2 16 9 31 Ed Martel (New Baltimore) Albany (AA Yankees) 2-2 291 0 34 24 10 36 Elliott Gray (Flint) Clearwater (A Phillies) 5-2 3.10 0 49.1 43 18 ,47 Mike Ericson (Michigan State) Miami (A Independent) 1-2 316 0 25.2 24 6 17 Ray Soil (Central Michigan) . Tidewater (AAA Mets) 2-2 3 38 0 42 2 38 11 21 Ross Powell (Michigan) NashvHie (AAA Reds) 3-2 3.52 0 53.2 50 26 39 Mike kjnaslak (Michigan) Denver (AAA Brewers) 3-3 3.77 0 57.1 39 27 . 42 Ron Way (Henry Ford CC) Salem (A Pirates) 0-2 3 86 0 28 36 9 22 Jeff Kaiser (Western Michigan) Denver (AAA Brewers) 0-1 3.86 0 18.2 16 13 12 Gary Wayne (Michigan) Portland (AAA Twins) 2-2 3.38 1 24 22 14 19 BtB Kostich (Taylor) Peninsula (A Mariners) 1-2 3 64 0 29.2 22 13 22 Jeff Hottman (Fremont) Pr William (A Yankees) 3-1 3.76 1 261 27 7 14 Tim Dekjedo (Southfield) Peoria (A Cubs) 4-0 3.77 1 31 37 10 34 Shayne Rea (Henry Ford CC) Appieton (A Royals) 4-2 3 95 0 43.1 54 20 30 Mickey Weston (Eastern Michigan) Syracuse (AAA Blue Jays) 4-1 4.15 0 60 2 74 15 19 Pat Hentgen (Fraser) Syracuse (AAA Blue Jays) M 0 54 2 45 31 36 Eric ParkinsAn (Ke09g) Salem (A Pirates) 3 2 450 1 34.0 21 12 34 Blaise Hskty (Alpena) Tucson (AAA Astros) 3-2 461 0 27.1 37 12 16 Mark Dewey (Grand Valley) Tidewater (AAA Mets) 0-1 4.82 0 9.1 11 12 5 Dave Karasinski (Michigan) Salinas (A Independent) 1-2 4.64 0 22.1 31 6 9 Joe cybulski Farm report - I "H $ if I was batting left-handed in that situation, and the fences at old Sportsman's Park in St. Louis were more favorable to left-handed batters 310 feet down the rightfield line, 350 to left. Greenberg batted right-handed and wasn't expected to be in peak form after his military service. His homer destroyed the strategy and the Browns. Newhouser, who had relieved Trucks, had departed for a pinch-hitter in the rally and already was in the locker room when he heard the crowd erupt. The Tigers went on to beat the Chicago Cubs in the World Series. Cullenbine was a resident of Harrison Township. He was a partner in the potato chip business with former St. Louis Cardinal Augie Bergamo, another Detroiter, then became a manufacturer's representative. Cullenbine is survived by his wife, Max-ine; son Roy III, daughters Patricia Otterson and Nancy Bishop, and stepson Jerry Allen, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild., Visiting hours at the Wujek-Calcaterra Funeral Home, 36900 Schoenherr Rd.,1 Sterling Heights are 4-9 p.m. today, 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with entombment at Christian Memorial Cultural Center, Rochester Hills. DeSilva up to challenge in London Tigers prospect John DeSilva start-" ed the season with three losses, plenty of excuses and not much else. "Seemed like nothing would go my . way," he said. "First I had to find a ' place to live, then I was complaining : about the cold weather ..." DeSilva also had to deal with rejection. Despite his 13-7 record and 189 strikeouts splitting time in Sin-gle-A and Dou-ble-A ball and a strong spring, the Tigers sent him back to Dou-ble-A London instead of Triple-A Toledo. "I was really disappointed about that," he said. "I had worked hard in the offseason, and they told me I was capable of pitching at the Triple-A level, but there was just no room for me there." After DeSilva failed to pitch well in his fourth start, manager Gene Roof had seen enough. He challenged DeSilva to pitch like the highly regarded right-hander the Tigers think he is. DeSilva responded by saying he would not lose another start and that was five victories and five starts ago. He has raised his record to 5-3 with a 3.02 ERA and leads the Eastern League with 62 strikeouts (in 65 innings). DeSilva, 23, a 6-foot, 195-pounder, was the Tigers' eighth pick in the 1989 draft. He was 16-2 at Brigham Young that season and Western Athletic Conference player of the year. He was a four-sport prep star in Ft. Bragg, Calif. baseball, football, track, wrestling. Football, however, was his first love. After two strong seasons in the minors and the makings of a third, DeSilva appears to have made the right career choice. He recently was selected Eastern League pitcher of the week. "If I continue to dominate on this level, they'll have no choice but to keep moving me up," he said. NOTEBOOK: Toledo's stars for the month are third baseman Scott Livingstone, outfielder Skeeter Barnes and right-hander Kevin Ritz. Livingstone batted .340 (32-for-94) for the month with 23 RBIs. Barnes, who has played all three outfield positions and first and third base, batted .320 (32-for-100). Ritz is 4-0 in his last four starts with a 1.77 ERA. . . . Outfielders Steve Pegues and Riccardo Ingram batted .292 last week and combined for 11 RBIs. . . . Right-hander Eric Stone was placed on the disabled list with a sore shoulder. . . . Right-hander Steve Cummings reported to Toledo last week, and left-hander Don Veslinji was demoted to London. . . . Fayetteville third baseman Jimmy Alder started with 49 strikeouts in 90 at-bats that's one strikeout for every 1.8 at-" bat. After getting glasses, Alder has struck out five times in 21 at-bats and raised his average 38 points to .171. Correction Of The Week: a Portland newspaper found itself in hot water when it mistakenly ran a fill-in-the-details story on a late-running Pacific Coast League game between Portland and Albuquerque. The story informed readers that "Joe Blow had three hits to lead the Albuquerque Dukes to a ?-? win." So howjid the paper correct that mistake? The next day it ran: "Dave Hansen was incorrectly identified as Joe Blow." Well, that cleared that up.

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