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o-i 6JW.13 1988 $) WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 3, 1 988 30 SPORTS ST.LCUIS POST-DISPATCH Boggs' Ex-Mistress Tells Of Compromising Photos EYE OPENERS 1988, Boston Globe ; While Wade Boggs was preparing to start at third base in the All-Star Game at Cincinnati on Tuesday night, ; his former mistress, Margo Adams, ; fired a fastball from New York. According to Adams, Boggs broke into the rooms of some of his Red Sox teammates while they were in compromising positions, presumably ; with women and took photographs, some of which Adams claims to have. ' She appeared on the nationally tele-' vised "Donahue" program. Boggs, whose private life was I splashed around the country when ; Adams revealed her story to the me-! dia June 3, denied any knowledge of ; the photographs. "I don't have any pictures," he said an hour before the All-Star Game. "I f don't know anything about that, j He said he didn't see the "Dona-!-' hue" show. "I didn't know it was on. That's old stuff. I have nothing to ' say," he said. Adams said the scheme was de- vised by Boggs, something she said he called his "Delta Force," that he i could use as leverage against his teammates if they didn't like what he was doing or threatened to talk of his affair with Adams. "In other words," Phil Donahue, the show's host, said to Adams, "this is the trump card in case 'I'll threaten to blow the whistle on them?' " Adams concurred and said, "That's where he got the idea that I was going to blackmail him. ... I never said that." " Appearing on the show with Lisa Gastineau, estranged wife of the New York Jets' Mark Gastineau, Adams depicted Boggs and other athletes as "little boys" and made it sound as if the "Delta Force" plan was almost a childlike prank. Donahue was quick to underscore the serious implications of his guest's charges. He asked whether Adams, who is suing Boggs for $6 million in a palimony case for breach of contract, could prove what she was saying and whether she still had the pictures. "Yes," she said. "And the negatives. ... I'd already destroyed a lot of them, and (Boggs) had said, 'Just keep this . . . just keep this.' " If Adams' revelation is true, it could be a fastball Boggs and some of his teammates will find difficult to handle. Her remarks also could help explain the fight that erupted on the team bus June 19, when Boggs and teammates engaged in a shoving match that carried into a Cleveland hotel. . The day after the fight, none of the Red Sox players said Boggs had pictures of them, or that they feared being blackmailed by Boggs or Adams. "When you're talking about them being little boys," said Adams, her conversation sometimes rambling and slightly disjointed, "if some of the guys on the team did something that Wade (didn't like) ... or if they were going to talk about what was going on ... he devised a little thing called the 'Delta Force.' "What he would do . . . he'd make sure they were set up in a compromising position, and he'd break into their room and take pictures." Adams did not identify the players ' or whom they had in their company when Boggs supposedly took the photographs. It can only be presumed that Adams was referring to hotel rooms. Donahue did not ask Adams to describe the nature of the "compromising positions." Lonnie Smith Suspended, Fined SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Lonnie Smith of the Richmond Braves was suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount after an incident in which he threw a bat in the direction of the home plate umpire after striking out. Smith, a former Cardinal, was not allowed to suit up for the Class AAA International League team's game Monday night against the Syracuse Chiefs. In the game Sunday night. Smith threw the bat after striking out in the eighth inning with two runners on base. The bat rolled into umpire Frank Sylvester's leg. Smith was ejected from the game, which the Braves lost 2-1. Compiled by Dave Luecking Of the Post-Dispatch Staff Leave it to Bronx Zookeeper GEORGE STEIN-BRENNER to ruin what should have been a fun couple of days for three of his players American League All-Stars DAVE WINFIELD, RICKEY HENDERSON and DON MATTINGLY. Not-so-silent George blasted them Monday, questioning whether they "have what it takes to win" because the Yankees have fallen three games behind the Detroit Tigers in the AL East. To wit: On Winfield, the slumping author: "I see Win-field going out every day promoting his book on the day of games. He's thinking about himself and not the team. What I've predicted is coming true. I knew he couldn't keep it up." On the oft-injured Henderson: "It's difficult to understand how a guy can miss all those games and then go to the All-Star Game. It seems so stupid when he could have taken those extra few days to get treatment for his legs." On Mattingly: "The most unproductive .300 hitter in baseball . . . awful." Nice guy. The national press isn't the only group that gave TERRY "VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN" STEIN-BACH of the Oakland Athletics a hard time about being selected by the fans as the starting AL catcher in the All-Star game. Steinbach told STEVE BUCKLEY of The Hartford (Conn.) Courant: "I was on the disabled list for a month. When I came back, all the guys on the team were really getting on me. They said, 'We know where you were. You were punching ballots.' " . Mistaken Identity Dept.: MARTY NOBLE of Newsday reports, "When Philadelphia manager LEE ELIA announced the promotion of veteran pitcher BILL SCHERRER from the minors, he called him WALLY SCHIRRA." Kinerism-of-the-Week: New York Mets announcer RALPH KINER reacted in typical fashion when asked how BRANCH RICKEY would have reacted to free agency. "If Mr. Rickey were alive today," Kiner said, "he'd be spinning in his grave." ' Fun in the bush leagues (box-score division): San Francisco's Class A team in San Jose, Calif., pulled the old 5-2-5-8-5-9-5 triple play last week. Third baseman TONY MICHALAK had one assist and three putouts on the play, but no other infielder even touched the ball. Think about that one. y a y i ' X w -I 1 mas 1 1 . V . ; Winfield Henderson Mattingly Booked up? Stupid?" Awful? Here's how it happened: Runners at first and third. Michalak fielded a grounder, the runner on third got in a rundown and was tagged out by Michalak between third base and the plate. The runner on first got in a rundown between second and third. With an assist from the center fielder, who was covering second base, Michalak tagged him out. The batter-runner then got in a rundown between first and second. The right fielder covered first base, then threw to Michalak for the third out. Bingo. Triple play. Fun in the bush leagues (frequent-flier division): JOE LAW, a pitcher in the Cleveland organization, started last Monday at Class AA Huntsville (Ala.). Later in the day, he was promoted to Class AAA, so he flew to Phoenix (Ariz.). Later in the day, he was promoted to the major leagues, so he flew to Cleveland. He got to Cleveland in time for a doubleheader Tuesday, was activated for the first game, did not pitch . . . and was sent back to Class AAA. From 4 p.m. Monday to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, he was in the air except for a four-hour layover in Phoenix. QUOTEUNQUOTE "He can hit the ball 450 feet hitting left-handed but only 425 feet righthanded." MIKE LaVALLIERE of the Pittsburgh Pirates on the only weakness of teammate Bobby Bonilla. POST PUZZLER Who represented the Cardinals in the first All-Star Game, in Chicago in 1933? (Answer Thursday) TUESDAY'S POST PUZZLER: What do Terry Francona of Cleveland, Buddy Bell of Houston and Bob Boone of the California Angels have in common? ANSWER: Their fathers Tito Francona, Gus Bell, Ray Boone all played in the major leagues. Notes From page one that is. When you don't have a team packed with power hitters, you can't let the one you've got get away." Worrell hasn't been able to shake his discontent over the Cardinals paying him just $200,000 because he hasn't been able to go to arbitration yet. "The Cardinals are tight with their money. That's just the way it is. You J feel like you've gone through hell when you negotiate. But Jack was in a position where he said, 'I don't have to take this any longer.' " Of his next contract, when Worrell can go to arbitration, he said, "I don't expect the Cardinals to drop millions and millions of dollars in my lap ei-i ,ther, but I'd like to think they're go-; ing to treat me fairly for the time I've put in so far. ; i "I don't want to hear that when you ; get to arbitrate, that that's going to . make it all even. What I get in arbi-,' tration next year is what I deserve. And what I lost my second and third years, the Cardinals still owe me. I'm ;' never going to see that." ; Cardinals third-base coach Nick Leyva, 34, says his age is start-Si ing to show. Leyva, a coach on the National League All-Star team Tuesday night, was referring to the fact that he was a . college teammate of the newest Car-' dinal, reliever Dan Quisenberry. At LaVerne (Calif.) College, Leyva ,; was the shortstop and Quisenberry the starting pitcher on a team that went to the NAIA finals two years in a row. . "He didn't throw down from where he throws now," Leyva said. "He was a three-quarters thrower. "He used to pitch every day but as a starter. In the playoffs, he'd pitch Friday night and come back and pitch Saturday. He had a good breaking ball. If you've got a good breaking ball in college, you can get guys out." Leyva figures that Quisenberry can help the Cardinals because hitters rarely see submarine pitchers. "They'll have to make a little adjustment," Leyva said. "I think he'll be a good addition to our club." Quisenberry may occasionally have to bat, and this worries Leyva a bit. Leyva, in fact, said he was looking . forward to throwing batting practice to Quisenberry. "I think I'll hit him a couple of times, for all those vicious ground balls they hit at me when he pitched." ,t Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog said he had talked to right-handed reliever Scott Terry, who is on the disabled list because of a pulled hamstring, and Terry had reported some progress. Herzog said that lefthanded-hitting Mike Laga would play first and hit sixth against righthanders after he is brought back Thursday from Class AAA Louisville. He may even hit fifth, Herzog said, "because we don't know if (Terry) Pendleton is going to be ready to play." Pendleton didn't play Sunday because of a sore right leg. Laga, who has been out since spring training because of a separated shoulder, will be the 10th first baseman for the Cardinals this year. Steinbach Concerto AMERICAN (2) NATIONAL (1) ab r h bi ab r h bl Henderson cf 2 0 10 Coleman If 2 110 Lansford 3b 1 0 0 0 Galarraga lb 2 0 0 0 Molitor2b 3 0 0 0 Sandberg 2b 40 10 Puckett cf 1 0 0 0 Worrell p 0 0 0 0 Boggs 3b 3 0 10 Dawson cf 2 0 10 Reynolds 2b 1 0 0 0 McGee cf 2 0 0 0 Canseco If 4 0 0 0 Strawberry rf 4 0 1 0 Winfield rf 3 1 1 0 Bonilla 3b 4 0 0 0 Stiebp 0 0 0 0 Clark lb 2 0 0 0 Russell p 0 0 0 0 Conep 0 0 0 0 Jones p 0 0 0 0 Larkin ss 2 0 0 0 Plesac p 0 0 0 0 Carter c 3 0 10 Brett ph 1 0 0 0 Sabo pr 0 0 0 0 " Stillwell ss 0 0 0 0 Parrishc 10 0 0 Ripkenss 3 0 0 0 Smith ss 2 0 0 0 Eckersley p 0 0 0 0 Gross p 0 0 0 0 McGwire lb 2 0 10 Davis p 0 0 0 0 Mattingly lb 2 0 0 0 Walk p 0 0 0 0 Steinbach c 1112 Palmeiro If 0 0 0 0 Greenwell If 1 0 0 0 Gooden p 0 0 0 0 Viola p , 0 0 0 0 Perry ph 100 0 Goetti ph 1 0 0 0 Knepper p 0 0 0 0 Clemens p 0 0 0 0 Van Slyke If 2 0 0 0 Ray ph 1 0 0 0 Hershiser p 0 0 0 0 Gubicza p 0 0 0 0 Law 2b 0 0 0 0 Laodnerc 10 10 Totals 31 2 6 2 Totals 33 1 5 0 AMERICAN Ml 100 000 2 NATIONAL 000 100 000 1 Game-winnino RBI Steinbach. E Steinbach, Mattingly. DP National 1. LOB American 5, National 6 2B Winfield, Laudner. HR Steinbach. SB Coleman, Sabo. SF Steinbach. IP H R ER BB SO American Viola (W) 2 0 0 0 0 1 Clemens 1 0 0 0 0 1 Gubicza 2 3 110 2 Stieb 1 1 0 0 0 0 Russell 1 10 0 10 Jones Vi 0 0 0 0 1 Plesac Vi 0 0 0 0 1 Eckersley (S1 1 0 0 0 0 1 National Gooden (D 3 3 1 1 ' 1 1 Knepper 1 2 1110 Cone 1 0 0 0 0 1 Gross 1 0 0 0 0 1 Davis 1 0 0 0 0 Walk VS 0 0 0 0 0 Hershiser 1 0 0 0 0 0 Worrell 1 0 0 0 0 0 WP Gubicza. Balk Gooden. Umpires Home, Pulli (NL); First, Barnett (AL); Second, Tata (NL); Third, Ford (AL); Left, Marsh (NL); Right, Morrison (AL). T 2:26. A - 55,837. Viola Shakes Butterflies, Shuts Down NL Hitters By Kevin Horrigan Post-Dispatch Sports Editor CINCINNATI Frank Viola said the All-star Game was like the Wprld Series all over again. "I was here walking around five hours before the game, the same butterflies came up," the Minnesota Twins pitcher said. "The only difference is it was over pretty quick." Viola, who started the game for the American League, pitched just two innings. But it was long enough for him to be the winning pitcher in the 2-1 American League victory. "I had a great time," he said of his first Ail-Star Game. "I'd like to make this a habit. You play with and against the best players in the game. I'd like to start all over and do it again." Viola set the standard for the seven AL pitchers who followed him. He faced the minimum six batters, blowing through the best the National League had to offer with the same ease he dispatched the Cardinals in Games 1 and 7 of last fall's World Series. He earned Most Valuable Player honors for that effort. This time that honor went to Viola's All-Star batterymate, Oakland catcher Terry Steinbach, who drove home both AL runs. Steinbach's performance "didn't surprise me," Viola said. Steinbach, who entered the game with a .217 batting average, "is hitting about .400 against me," the Twins lefthander said. Viola, 14-2 with a 2.24 earned-run average coming into the game, was pitching on five days rest and looked like he could go nine with ease. But AL manager Tom Kelly of the Twins had warned him that two would be his limit. "With all the pitchers on the club, it wouldn't be fair to go farther," Viola said. "T.K. wanted to get everybody in there." Viola and his successors gave up only five hits in hanging the third All-Star loss on National League manager Whitey Herzog. "We've only scored six runs in the three games I've managed," the Cardinals manager said. "Kind of reminds me of the way my team has been playing." Viola, noting the low-run trend, said the advantage is definitely on the pitchers' side in these exhibitions. "It's tough for a batter when they don't get to see a pitcher more than once," he said. "It really gives the pitchers a distinct advantage, especially the pitchers we have." "What is it, nine months?" Viola asked. "First the playoffs, then the Series and now this. Unbelievable." Horrigan From page one . in a 2-1 American League victory. And it earned Steinbach the Maligned the award as Most Valuable Player of this affair. Who would have thunk it? ' Not Terry Steinbach. He'd said before the game that his only goal" was to avoid striking out twice antf'em-barrassing himself. Not that he was apologizing for being here, , even though everyone asked him to. "The fans voted ipe in," he'd said; "They must want to see me play, see what I've got." The rumors are that the fans who voted for him ail live on the east side of San Francisco Bay. There are rumors about a guy who drove nails through a board in precise pattern of where the A's players' names were situated on the ballot. It is said this devoted carpenter drove tens of thou-! sands of ballots onto his spike. There's reason for suspicion.; Steinbach missed most of the month of May, spending it on the disabled list because of a fractured orbitall bone over his right eye. He'd had the misfortune of getting in front of a throw that got away from teammate Mark McGwire. - ' He came off the disabled list and Io, it happened that was the week the first results of fan balloting came in. And there was Terry Steinbach; leading at catcher. Prediction next year, there is going to be a lot of people in a lot of towns driving a lot of nails into a lot of boards. "I'm not going to thumb my nose at, anyone," Steinbach said. "I'm just too' happy to be here." t Meramec Product i Signs With Mets : I Reid Hartmann, a second baseman for Meramec Community College and a 1986 graduate of Mehlville High; has signed a contract with the New York Mets. George Walden, a local Mets scout, said Hartmann will report this week to the Sarasota (Fla.) Mets team, an entry in the Gulf Coast League on the rookie minor-league level. Hartmann missed most of last season with Meramec because of an injured thumb. But Hartmann, a switch-hitter, .batted .396 his freshman season in 1987 and seems to have regained that form this summer for the St. Louis Yankees. Hartmann was hitting .400, with 40 hits in 100 at-bats, through Saturday for the Yankees. He was leading the team in home runs and runs batted in and was second in stolen bases. Triple A All-Stars In Buffalo Tonight BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Gregg Jef-feries disagreed when he heard some of his fellow All-Stars might have preferred two days off from the gruelling minor-league schedule over playing in the first Triple A All-Star game tonight. . "During the season, you're here to play baseball," said Jefferies, one of the top prospects in the New, York Mets organization. "I can get time off during the winter." Jefferies and 45 other players from minor-league baseball's three top leagues will become a part of base-', ball history by participating irt this inaugural event, to be played before a sellout crowd of 19,500 at, Pilot Field and a-national audience' on; ESPN. ,; ;'1 i The format has farmhands of ,-Na- J-tional League clubs playing those ; whose teams are affiliated with ' American League clubs. The All-Stars were selected from teams in the American Association, International. League and Pacific Coast League. .' CATCH A COOLER BAG! hi,; FRIDAY JULY 15, 7:35 v.s. SAN DIEGO The first 35,000 fans 16 and over with a paid admission geta FREE CARDINALS COOLER BAG! A fan favorite, it s made of insulated canvas and is perfect for summer outings or for bringing sandwiches to the ballpark. Brought to you by Dairy Queen, Coca-Cola, and Eveready. Tickets still available. Call 421-3060 for information or call 421-2400 and charge them to MasterCard or Visa. 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