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THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 1989 5C MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NL Boxes Notebook Reds 5, Dodgers 3 IOS ANGELES Gorvsle; cf Randolph 2b Gibson If Mumy lb Mi. Davit rf Sclosctac Shelby pt Hamilton 3b A. Gnffln ss Leary p Duncan ph Belcher p M. Hatcher ph ab r h U 4 0 10 4 110 4 112 4 110 3 0 2 0 3 0 10 0 0 0 0 4 0 11 4 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 Totala . CINCINNATI I L. Harris 2b Winningham cf Larkm ss O'Neill rf Sabo3b Franco p Gnffeylf Dibble p Daniels ph L. Quinones pr Benzinger lb Diaz c Mahler p Roomes If 33 3 12 3 Totals 33 r h M 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 B Im Angela Cincinnati 200 100 0003 000 003 20x 5 DP Los Angeles 1 . Cincinnati 3. LOB Los Angeles 6, Cincinnati 6. 2B A. Gnffln, Murray, Mi. Davis. HR Gibson (8). O'Neill (12), Diaz (1). SB L. Hams 2 (91, A. Unmn (4). s Duncan. , Lo Angela Leary Belcher L.4-7 Cincinnati Mahler Dibble W.6-2 Franco S,20 ER BB SO 6 2 6Vi 1 1 HBP Daniels by Belcher. Umpires Home, Hohn; First, Montague; Second, Wendelstedt; Third. Darling. T 2:32. A 23,727. Pirates 2, Cubs 1 Pittsburgh Bonds If Bernard 2b Van Slyke cf Bonllla 3b G. Wilson rf Redus lb R. Quinones ss Bilardello c Drabek p Total ab r h M 4 110 4 12 1 4 0 10 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 10 3 0 0 0 32 2 S 2 CHICAGO Walton cf Dw. Smith If Sand berg 2b Dawranrf Grace lb Berryhill c Law 3b Dunston ss G. Maddux p Varshoph Plcop Mi. Williams p Total ab r h M 4 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 4 0 10 4 110 3 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 1 7 1 Pittsburgh Chicago 200 000 0002 000 010 OOOl . LOB Pittsburgh 5. Chicago 6. 2B Van Slyke, Wal ton. 3B Bonds. SB Dunston (13). IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh Drabek W.5-5 Chicago 6. Maddux L.6-7 yli. Williams 1 1 1 7 4 2 2 2 3 vs 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -. Umpires Home, Williams; First, Hrrschbeck; Sec- jnd, McSherry; Third, West. ,T 2:16. A 35,407. Expos 5, Mets 1 NEW YORK MONTREAL ab I h M ibihN Samuel cf 4 0 0 0 Da. Martinez cf 4 0 0 0 Magadan lb 4 0 10 Foley 2b 4 0 10 H.Johnson 3b 4 0 10 Galarraga lb 3 12 0 McReynolds If 4 0 0 0 Raines If 2 111 Jerferles 2b 2 0 0 0 0. Nixon If 2 0 0 0 Teufel 2b 1 0 0 0 Brooks rf 4 12 1 M. Wilson rf 3 0 10 Wallach 3b 3 10 0 Lyons c 2 0 0 0 Santovenla c 4 0 10 West p 0 0 0 0 Owen ss 3 12 3 Mazzilli ph 10 0 0 Perez p 3 0 0 0 Innisp 0 0 0 0 Elsterss 3 12 1 Gooden p 10 0 0 Sasserc 2 0 0 0 Total 31 1 S 1 Total 32 B 9 S New York 001 000 0001 Montreal OOP BOO OOx 5 Lyons. DP Montreal 1. LOB New York 3, Montreal S. 2B Galarraga, Brooks, Foley. HR Elster (2), Owen (4). SB Brooks (4), Raines (18). IP H R ER BB SO NawYoifc Gooden L.9-3 West ' Innls - Montreal Perez W.4-8 1 I 0 11 Umpires Home, Davidson; First, Bonln; Second, Harvey; Third, Pulli. 2:26. A 27,395. Giants 4, Astros 3 SAN FRANCISCO ab Butler cf R. Thompson 2b W. Clark lb Mitchell If . Riles 3b Jurakph Litton ss Sheridan rf Maldonado rf Kennedy c Manwanng c Uhbe ss Oberkfell 3b Reuschel p , Lefferts p Bathe ph Brantley p Bedrosian p Total 38 r h M 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 I 0 0 0 0 0 2 I 0 I 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 4 HOUSTON I B. Hatcher If Young cf Doran 2b G. Davis lb Puhlrf Caminitl 3b Agosto p Andersen p G. Gross ph Schatzeder p Ramirez ss Biggioc Forsch p C. Reynolds 3b ii r h M 3 0 0 1 5 0 10 5 0 0 0 4 12 0 3 12 0 3 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 0 4 0 3 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 Total 36 3 11 3 San Francisco Houston 000 110 200 4 000 201 0003 E Riles, CReynolds, WCIark. DP San Francisco 1. LOB San Francisco 14, Houston 9. 2B Riles, Maldonado. SB Doran (12). S Reuschel. SF B. Hatcher. San Francisco Reuschel Lefferts W.2-3 Brantley Bedrosian S.I 1 Houston Forsch -Agosto L.2-3 Andersen - Schatzeder IP 5 1 1 2 5Vi 1 2 H R ER BB SO wp Forsch. BK Forsch 2. " Umpires Home, DeMuth; First, Rippley; Second, Froemming; Third, Tata. T 3:10. A 11,616. AL. Boxes Twins 4, Athletics 3 OAKLAND ab R. Henderson If 4 D. Henderson cf Di Parker dh Blankenship 2b Stetnbach c Lansford 3b McGwire lb , Hubbard 2b Phillips ss Javier rf Gallego ss . Hassey ph Nelson p Total r h M 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 3 MINNESOTA Backman 2b Newman 2b Bushrf Puckett cf Dwyer dh Gaettl 3b Hrbek lb Laudner c Moses If Gagne ss ab r h M 3 110 10 0 0 5 111 5 13 3 4 0 0 0 4 0 10 3 0 10 4 0 10 3 0 10 4 110 Total 36 4 10 4 Oakland Minnesota 001 000 101 03 002 001 OOP 14 " Two outs when winning run scored. DP Oakland 1, Minnesota 1. LOB Oakland 8, Minnesota 6. 2B R. Henderson, Gaetti, Gagne, Lansford, Phillips. 3B Puckett. HR Puckett (5). SB- Bush (3), Lansford i (l). s uackman. ER BB SO Oakland Moore Nelson Bums L.4-2 - Mammota Rawley Reardon W.2-2 7 2Vi Umpires Home, Johnson; First, Hendry; Second, Clark; Third. Reed. T 3:00. A 31,914. Indians 4, Rangers 3 CLEVELAND Browne 2b 0 McDowell If Hengellf Carter cf P. O'Brien lb Snyder rf D. Clark dh Jacoby 3b Skinner c Fermin ss Total ab 3 3 2 4 3 4 0 3 1 4 1 4 0 3 0 33 4 TEXAS r h bl 1 1 0 Espycf 0 0 0 Sosa If 0 0 0 Palmeiro lb 0 0 0 Sierra rf 1 I 1 Franco 2b 0 1 1 Petralllc 1 1 0 Kreuterc 1 0 M. Stanley ph 2 I R. Leach dh 2 t Buechele 3b Kunkel ss 9 4 Total r h bl 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 I 0 0 I 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 7 3 Cleveland Tsxaa 200 200 000 010 020 0003 ESosa. Jacobv. LOB Cleveland 7, Texas 5. 2B- RLeach. SB Browne (6). S Petralll, Fermin, Browne. Cleveland Farrell W.4-8 D. Jonas S, 17 - Taxes B. Witt L.5-8 Mielke D. Hall Guante H R ER BB SO 6Vs 2V4 3vi 2 HBP Sierra bv Farrell. POBrlen by DHall. Umpires Home, Kosc; First, Bamett; Second, Ford; . Third, Hirschbeck. T 2:43. A 17,676. Johnson chosen week's top player NEW YORK - Howard Johnson of the New York Mets, who batted .478 and hit three home rues, Monday was named National League Player of the Week for June 19-25. Reagan returns to booth The Associated Press NEW YORK - Ronald Rtagan will return to his former job on July 11 describing baseball games. The former president will do .one inning of color commentary during NBC's telecast of the All-Star Game, the network said Monday. Reagan will join regular announcers Vin Scully and Tom Seaver in the broadcast booth at Anaheim Stadium. Reagan, known at the time as "Dutch," broadcast Iowa football in 1932 for WOC radio in Davenport, Iowa. One year later he shifted to WHO, an NBC affiliate in Des Moines and for five seasons did recreations of Chicago Cubs games based on written descriptions provided over Western Union wires. Last Sept. 30, Reagan did lVz innings of color commentary during a surprise visit to Wrigley Field. He joined Harry Caray and Steve Stone in the broadcast booth. LSU's McDonald seeking contract guarantees BATON ROUGE, La. - Ben McDonald, the first player taken in the free agent draft, said he's holding firm on his demand for a signing bonus of around $250,000 and a three-year guaranteed contract at the major league minimum of $68,000 a year. He said he wants the guarantee, whether he pitches in the majors this year or later. Normally, players are paid at the salary level of the class in which they are playing. McDonald met Sunday at his home in Denham Springs with Baltimore Orioles General Manager Roland Hemond. McDonald said they aren't even close to an agreement. McDonald still has a year of eligibility left at Louisiana State University, and there's the possibility of going back to school, if he doesn't get the deal he wants. Study: Davis underpaid, Smith, others overpaid DAYTON, Ohio - Cincinnati Reds outfielder Eric Davis is underpaid, St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith may be overpaid, and a home run can add more than $4,000 to a player's paycheck, says an economics professor who has aimed a computer at baseball salaries. Lawrence Hadley says his analysis shows that the best-paid players on average are the balanced hitters who can combine power with a strong batting average and pitchers who win 20 or more games a year. Hadley, chairman of the University of Dayton's economics department, says it took him about three months to collect data and put together the statistical computer program that allowed him to analyze why major league players get paid what they do. Collaborating on the project was Elizabeth Gustafson, an econometrician at the university. Hadley was to present his paper last week to the Society of American Baseball Research in Albany, NY. Hadley looked at i988 salaries and compared them to player performances in 1987. His sample included 313 major league hitters who had at least 100 at bats, and 210 pitchers who pitched at least 50 innings. Performance variables for hitters included batting average, hits, home runs, RBI,s, runs scored and stolen bases. Strikeouts and bases on balls did not play -a statisically significant role in pay, Hadley said. Hadley said the most underpaid player is Toronto pitcher Mike Flanagan, who makes $550,000 but is worth $1.1 million. Next is Eric Davis, who should command $1.4 million, but is paid $899,000. Variables used by Hadley indicate Ozzie Smith is the most overpaid player, picking Up a paycheck of $2.3 million when his predicted salary is only $915,000. Others in this group, Hadley said, include Chicago Cubs pitcher Rick Sutcliffe and New York Mets catcher Gary Carter. Franco closing on Sax for AL starting position NEW YORK Julio Franco of Texas, the American League's leading hitter, has narrowed the gap on the New York Yankees' Steve Sax in the race for starting second baseman at the All-Star Game at Anaheim on July 11. Sax, with a .315 average and 25 RBI, has 426,381 votes to 419,336 for Franco, who is batting .342 with 59 RBI second in the league. Outfielder Bo Jackson of Kansas City continues to lead all AL players with 868,759. Kirby Puckett of Minnesota, with 728,434, and Oakland's Jose Canseco, with 507,139, are the other outfield leaders. League Leaders AMERICAN LEAGUE Through Sunday's fames Baaed on 220 at-bata B AB R H 38 91 51 100 35 80 Pet. .342 .342 .333 .331 .328 .328 .320 .320 .319 .315 Franco, Tex 72 266 Sierra, Tex 72 292 Lansford. Oak 67 240 Puckett, Mln 73 296 37 98 Barnes. Chi 72 247 38 81 Boggs. Bsn 67 265 47 87 Gruber, Tor 66 266 44 85 Steinbach, Oak 62 222 20 71 Palmeiro, Tex 72 279 48 89 Sax. NY 72 295 41 93 Horn runs Deer, Milwaukee, 20; B. Jackson, Kansas City, 17; Tettleton, Baltimore, 17; Gaetti, Minnesota, 15; McGnfT, Toronto, 15; McGwire, Oakland, 15; Whitaker, Detroit, 15. RBI Sierra, Texas, 61; Franco, Texas, 59; Gaetti, Minnesota, 54; Leonard, Seattle, 51; Maturely. New York, 49. Runs Sierra, Texas, 51; McGnfT, Toronto, 49; Palmeiro, Texas, 48; B. Jackson, Kansas City, 47; Boggs, Boston, 47; Gladden, Minnesota. 47; R. Henderson, Oakland, 47. Hits Sierra, Texas, 100; Puckett, Minnesota. 98; Gallagher. Chicago, 94; Sax, New York, 93; Franco, Texas, 91. Doubtee Puckett, Minnesota, 26; Sierra, Texas, 26; Boggs, Boston, 21; Reed, Boston, 20; Palmeiro, Texas, 18. Trlploa D. White, California. 8; Sierra. Texas, 8: Boggs, Boston, 6; P. Bradley, Baltimore, 6; Reynolds, Seattle, 6. Stolen baeae R. Henderson, Oakland, 28; Espy, Texas, 26; D. White. California, 24; B. Jackson, Kansas City, 20: Guillen, Chicago, 20. Prtchhif (7 decisions) Swindell, Cleveland, 10-1, .909, 2.55; Montgomery, Kansas City, 6-1, .857, 1.67; T. Gordon, Kansas City, 9-2, .818, 2.62; Stewart, Oakland, 12-3, .800, 3.60; Blyle-ven, California, 7-2, .778, 2.36. Strikeouts Ryan, Texas, 128; Clemens, Boston, 106; Viola, Minnesota, 98; Swindell, Cleveland, 82; C. Flnley, California, 80; Gubicza, Kansas City. 80. Saves Plesac, Milwaukee, 18; Russell, Texas, 17; D. Jones, Cleveland, 16; Fan, Kansas City, 15; Schooler, Seattle, 15. NATIONAL LEAGUE Based on 220 at-bats 0 AB R H Pet. Larkln. On 68 263 40 95 .361 T. Gwynn, SO 76 296 47 106 .358 W. Clark, SF 74 265 53 92 .347 Guerrero, St. L 72 252 26 78 .310 Mitchell, SF 73 268 48 81 .302 Butler. SF 68 257 42 77 .300 Randolph, LA 72 275 33 82 .298 0. Smith, St. L 65 247 35 73 .296 H. Johnson, NY 66 242 48 70 .289 Raines, Mon 71 251 43 72 .287 V. Hayes, Phi 68 244 44 70 .287 Homo runs Mitchell, San Francisco, 25; H. Johnson, New York, 19; G. Davis, Houston, 16; Strawberry, New York, 15; V. Hayes, Philadelphia, 13; W. Clark, San Francisco, 13. RBI Mitchell, San Francisco. 70: W. Clark, San Francisco, 55: Guerrero, St. Louis. 48; O'Neill, Cincinnati, 47; 4 are tied with 45. Runs R. Thompson, San Francisco, 54; W. Clark, San Francisco, 53; H. Johnson, New York, 48; Mitchell, San Francisco, 48; T. Gwynn, San Diego. 47. Hits T. Gwynn, San Diego, 106; Larkin, Cincinnati, 95; w. Clark, San Francisco, 92: Randolph, Los Angeles, 82; Mitchell, San Francisco, 81. DoublM Guerrero, St. Louis, 22: Wallach, Montreal, 22; Raines, Montreal, 21; Bonds, Pittsburgh, 20; Mitchell, San Francisco, 20. Triple R. Thompson, San Francisco, 8: Coleman, St. Louis, 5; Raines, Montreal, 5; Roberts, San Diego, 5; T. Gwynn, San Diego, 5; W. Clark, San Francisco, 5. Stolon bases Coleman, St. Louis, 34; Young, Houston, 27; 0. Nixon, Montreal, 22; T. Gwynn, San Diego, 22; R. Alomar, San Diego, 17; Raines, Montreal, 17. Pitching (7 decisions) De. Martinez, Montreal, 7-1, .875, 2.79: Reuschel, San Francisco. 12-2, .857, 2.04; Gooden, New York, 9 2, .818, 2.56; Smiley, Pittsburgh, 7-2, .778, 3.09; Darwin, Houston, 6-2, .750, 2.47; Scott, Houston, 12-4, .750, 2.46. Strikeouts DeLeon, StLouis, 100; Smoltz, Atlanta, 94: Gooden, New York. 90: Hershlser, Los Angeles, 88; Hurst, San Diego, 87; Scott, Houston, 87. Saves Franco. Cincinnati, 19: Ma. Davis, San Diego, 19: Mi. Williams, Chicago, IB; Burke, Mon treal, 15; Da. smith, Houston, is. Who's Hot Who's Not AMERICAN LEAGUE THROUGH SUNDAY BATTING Longest current batting streak: 1 1 , Ken Griffey Jr. (Mariners), June 14 to June 25. Longest batting streak, season: 1 6, Harold Reynolds (Mariners), April 23 to May 12; Tony Fernandez (Blue Jays), June 7 to June 23. PITCHING Longest current winning streak: 6, Greg Swindell (Indians), May 28 to June 24. Longest current losing streak: 5, Eric King (White Sox), May 19 to June 8; Jamie Moyer (Rangers), May 2 to May 30. Longest winning streak, season: 6, Greg Swindell (Indians), May 28 to June 24 (current); Dave Stewart (Athletics), April 3 to May 5. Longest losing streak, season: 6, Jack Morris (Tigers), April 4 to May 1. TEAM Longest current winning streak: 3, Angels, June 23 to June 25. Longest current home-win streak: 3, Orioles, June 16(2g)toJune 18; ANGELS, June 23 to June 25. Longest current road-win streak: 3, Angels, June 16 to June 18. Longest current losing streak: 3, Orioles, June 23 to June 25. Longest current home-loss streak: 4, Tigers, June 7 to June 18. Longest current road-loss streak: 3, Orioles, June 23 to June 25; Athletics, June 16 (2g) to June 18. Longest winning streak, season: 8, Orioles, May 29 to June 5; Rangers, April 8 to April 16. Longest home-win streak, season: 7, Royals, May 12 to May 29. Longest road-win streak, season: 7, Orioles, April 30 to May 27. Longest losing streak, season: 7, Angels, June 7 to June 1 4 (2g); White Sox, May 19 to May 26; Twins, April 22 to April 29; Yankees, April 5 to April 1 1 . Longest home-loss streak, season: 11, White Sox, May 19 to June 3 (lg). Longest road-loss streak, season: 7, Angels, May 31 to June 14 (2g); Brewers, April 18 to May 2. NATIONAL LEAGUE THROUGH SUNDAY . BATTING Longest current batting streak: 8, Bobby Bonilla (Pirates), June 17 to June 25. Longest batting streak, season: 1 5, Barry Larkin (Reds), May 1 7 to June 4; Milt Thompson (Cardinals), Apni 8 to Apni s. PITCHING Longest current winning streak: 9, Rick Reuschel (Giants), May 2 to June 2 1 . Longest current losing streak: 7, Zane Smith (Braves), May 12 to June 18. Longest winning streak, season: 9, Rick Reuschel (Giants), May 2 to June 21 (current). Longest losing streak, season: 9, Don Carman (Phillies), April 1 7 to June 4. TEAM Longest current winning streak: 4 Mets. June 21 to June 25. Longest current home-win streak: 6, Astros. June 6 to June 11. Longest current road-win streak: 5, Cubs, June 17 to June 22. Longest current losing streak: 4, Braves, June 22 to June 25. Longest current home-loss streak: 4, Braves, June 22 to June 25. Longest current road-loss streak: 6, Padres, June 6 to June 1 1 . Longest winning streak, season: 10 Astros, May 26 to June 4. Longest home-win streak, season: 8, Cardinals, Apni 26 to May 1 1. Longest road-win streak, season: 10, Astros, May 7 to May 31. Longest losing streak, season: 11, Phillies, May 24 to June 4. Longest home-loss streak, season; 5, Braves, May 20 to May 25; Cubs, May 9 to May 14; Expos, May 15 to May 20; Cardinals, May 27 to June 2. Longest road-loss streak, season: 11, Phillies, May 24 to June 1 1. All-Star Game showcases major minor league talent By JIM BARAN Palm Beach Post Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG - The best baseball players in the Florida State League are not stopped on the street for their autographs, mobbed by fans at restaurants or paid million-dollar salaries. Florida State League Some day, a few of them might enjoy those perks of stardom. For now, they toil in the minor leagues. But tonight they become celebrities of sorts in the FSL's 28th All-Star game at 7:30 p.m. at Al Lang Stadium. f TV: Florida State League All-Star Game, Sunshine Network, 7:30 p.m. This is the proving ground for many future major leaguers. St. Petersburg la"-4 hosted the Class A league's all-star game 24 years ago. One of its participants was a a 19-year-old second baseman named Rod Carew. An unknown then, a future Hall of Famer now. The West Palm Beach Expos are represented by three players in tonight's game and the St. Lucie Mets boast six all-stars. St. Lucie's Clint Hurdle will manage the team comprised of the FSL's National League representatives and West Palm Beach manager Felipe Alou will be one of the NL coaches. "It's a great honor to come to the game," said St. Lucie pitcher Mike Miller, who was on the team last season. "It's always great to make the All-Star team, it looks good on your record, and things might look a little bit better for you next year." A limited honor "It is an honor, but I'd be lying if I'd tell you it wouldn't be great just to be up in (Class) AA right now," said Mets' third-baseman Chis Don-nels. "There are some guys up there who deserve to be up there, and I just have to earn my shot. If I : P v y V 11 v Barberie Kline keep playing the way I can, maybe I will earn a shot up there." Donnels is hitting .314 with 11 home runs and 39 RBI. He is second in home runs to Julian Yan of the Dunedin Blue Jays who has 12. The Expos Doug Kline is here because of his 7-2 record and his 1.70 ERA. "Everyone here has got a shot (at the majors), I guess," said Kline, who played for the Minnesota Twins organization in the California League for two years before coming here. Pitcher Yorkis Perez and second baseman Bret Barberie were the other Expos selected by the FSL managers, broadcasters and official scorers. Pitcher Dave Proctor, catcher Javier Gonzalez, shortstop Alex Diaz, and outfielder Terry McDan-iel are the other St. Lucie players. McDaniel will miss the game because of an injury suffered in Monday's game against West Palm Beach. He was hit in the elbow by a David Wainhouse pitch and will miss five days. A Royals background This year's all-star game has an interesting managerial matchup. Luis Silverio, manager of the Baseball City Royals, is managing the American League team. Silverio and Hurdle were teamates and good friends in the Royals' organization when they started their careers together in 1975. Hurdle made it to the majors in 1978, but a serious knee injury in spring training of 1979 prevented Silverio from joining Hurdle in Kansas City. "We're still very good friends," Hurdle said. "We're very close to All-Star Game At A Glance WHAT: Florida State League All-Star game. WHEN: Tonight at 7:30. WHERE: Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Petersburg. TICKETS: $5 for box seats, $4 for general admission and $3 for senior citizenstudent general admission. Available at St. Petersburg Cardinals office at stadium. RAIN DATE: Wednesday, 5 p.m. this day. Louie is one of my favorite people in the game. "We were both 17; I don't think we anticipated managing against each other in the Florida State League at the age of 31." Hurdle considered managing during the last four years of his career when he was no longer an every-day player. "Every player second-guesses his manager the entire time he plays," Hurdle said. "I decided I'd try to do it for a living." ; Silverio is in his fourth year of , managing and his second in the; FSL. He was surprised to hear that Hurdle had become a manager so early. ' "I was surprised, but I was! looking forward to seeing him again," Silverio said. ; "I enjoy it, every day is a dial-; lenge," said Silverio. "I was a very fundamental type player and I try; to teach the same way. I put em-. phasis on defense and base run-' ning." "We just want to put on a good show," Silverio said when asked, about beating Hurdle's team in to-night's game. "We're friends." Notes ... There will be a home run con-; test before the game at 6:30. Brian ; Morrison, Henri Rodriguez, Yan and Donnels will participate There will be a baseball card show starting at noon and continuing through the the game. FSL All-Star Rosters NATIONAL LEAGUE PITCHERS TEAM Rheal Cormier St. Petersburg Doug Kline West Palm Beach Dave Proctor St. Lucie Harold Allen Osceola Jim Poole Vera Beach Mark Grater St. Petersburg Mike Miller St. Lucie JohnSheehan Osceola Nally Trice Osceola Yorkis Perez West Palm Beach CATCHERS Ed Fulton St. Petersburg Jeff Grotewold Clearwater Javier Gonzalez St. Lucie INFIELDERS Henry Rodriguez Vera Beach Bret Barberie West Palm Beach Alex Diaz St. Lucie Chris Donnels St. Lucie Rafael Bourigal Vero Beach OUTFIELDERS Bemie Jenkins Osceola Mark Griffin Vero Beach Terry McDaniel St. Lucie JimVatcher Clearwater Amilcar Valdes Vera Beach MANAGER Clint Hurdle St. Lucie COACHES Felipe Alou West Palm Beach Joe Alvarez Vero Beach JoelHorlen St. Lucie AMERICAN LEAGUE PITCHERS TEAM Ron Stephens Sarasota Nate Cromwell Dunedin MikeWilkins Lakeland Ed Martel Ft. Lauderdale Steve Wapnick Dunedin Doug Nelson Baseball City CedricShaw Charlotte Ramon Manon Ft. Lauderdale Pat Henigen Dunedin Woody Williams Dunedin CATCHERS John Flaherty Winter Haven Jim Baxter Lakeland Bill Henderson Lakeland INFIELDERS Julian Yan Dunedin Paco Burgos Charlotte Joel Cartaya Charlotte Edgar Caceres Sarasota Francisco Laureano Baseball City OUTFIELDERS PeteAlborano Baseball City Rodney McCray Sarasota Shawn Hare Lakeland Basilio Cabrera Lakeland Brian Morrison Dunedin MANAGER Luis Silverio '. Baseball City COACHES Bobby Jones Charlotte John Lipon Lakeland Mike Alvarez Baseball City Expansion leads meeting agenda as league officials discuss future By JIM BARAN Palm Beach Post Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG - The Board of Directors of the Florida State League will hold a meeting Wednesday to discuss the future of the league. George MacDonald Jr., the league president-treasurer and chairman of the board, said the expansion will be a major topic on the adgenda. The two hottest prospects for new teams are Daytona Beach and Fort Myers. "Usually at this meeting we get together at about mid-season and review the first half of the season and talk about things we've experienced so far," MacDonald said. "We've had a couple of controversial situations this year." MacDonald was referring to a game in St. Lucie when the Vero Beach Dodgers protested and the protest was upheld, and a forfeited game in Lakeland when Vero Beach won a game that the Tigers refused to play because of wet grounds. That forfeit resulted in a three-way tie for the first-half wild-card spot between Vero Beach, Lakeland and West Palm Beach. The team that gets the spot will be determined by the outcome of games between the teams in the second half of the season. "Basically it's a chance for us to go over things that happened in the first half and discuss our playoff format," MacDonald said. "I would imagine after this year that we'll go back to a system where we may have just two divisions and possibly not have a split-season." As it is now, the season is divided into two parts. The winning teams from the first-half are in the playoffs at season's end, but at the halfway point, the records are erased to give other teams a chance to make it as well. "I like the split-season myself because it helps with fans," MacDonald said. "Teams that get buried in the first half can regroup and start off fresh in the second half. "A lot of people argue that the major leagues don't play a split-season so we should play a season like the major leagues. So there's arguments for both sides. But I think if we continue with our three divisions, we want to have the split season." Arguments or not, the league is doing well as indicated by improved attendance. "I's been a great year for the Florida State League," MacDonald said. "I'm happy with the way things are going with the attendance and we've had a lot of tight races, so I think from a fan Standpoint it's been a great year."

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