Longview News-Journal from Longview, Texas on November 8, 1984 · Page 21
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Longview News-Journal from Longview, Texas · Page 21

Longview, Texas
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Thursday, November 8, 1984
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7-B THURSDAY, November 8, 1334, Longview Daily Nawt Rangers trade Hosteller to Moiitrea From Wire Reports ARLINGTON The Texas Rangers traded first baseman and designated hitter Dave Hostetler to the Montreal Expos for left-handed pitcher Chris Welsh, the American League club announced Wednesaday. Hostetler, 28, was assigned by the Expos to their Triple-A Indianapolis club in the American Association. Welsh, 29, who was on the Indianapolis roster, was assigned outright to the Rangers' Triple-A American Association club in Oklahoma City. Welsh, who spent the entire 1984 season at Indianapolis, compiled a 13-4 record with a 3.01 ERA in 29 games, including 26 starts. Hostetler split the 1984 season between the Rangers and Oklahoma City. He started the year with Texas, was optioned to the 89ers on July 1, and returned to the Rangers Sept.-1. He batted .220 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 37 games with Texas and .304 with 11 homers and 43 RBI in 64 games at Oklahoma City. Welsh, who had previous major league stints with the New York Yankees and San Diego, has a career major league record of 14-17 with a 4.38 ERA. McDowell wins silver medal NEW YORK Oddibe McDowell of Arizona State University, an outfielder on the U.S. team which won the silver medal at the Summer Olympic Games, was named Wednesday winner of the 1984 Golden Spikes Award as the nation's outstanding amateur baseball player. The award, which in six previous years has gone to, Sportswire among others, major leaguers Bob Horner of the Atlanta Braves and Tim Wallach and Terry Francona of the Montreal Expos, is presented by the U.S. Baseball Federation. Oddibe, a 5-foot-9, 165-pounder from Hollywood, Fla., was selected in the first round (12th overall) of the June amateur draft by the Texas Rangers. After two years at Miami Dade North Community College in Florida, he transferred to ASU. Last year Oddibe, a left-handed swinger, led the Sun Devils in every offensive category as their leadoff batter, hitting .405 with 23 home runs 69 runs batted in, 17 doubles, eight triples and 31 stolen bases in 33 attempts. In the 33-game tuneup for the Olympics and the Summer Games themselves, he batted .275 with six home runs, 24 RBI and s team-high 20 stolen bases and nine triples. Oddibe was a member of the 1980 U.S. team which won the junior world championships in Caracas, Venezuela. He was Most Valuable Player in the 1981 Japan-USA College Baseball Series and later that year he also led the United States to a gold-medal finish in the Intercontinental Cup Games in Edmonton, Alberta, Pistons sign Teagle, Jones PONTIAC, Mich. The Detroit Pistons added forward-center Major Jones and guard Terry Teagle to their ros ter on Wednesday, the National Basketball Association team said. Both players, waived by the Houston Rockets in training camp, would fill the spots left open when forward Dan Rpundfield was put on injured reserve Tuesday and forward-center Dale Wilkinson was waived, said team spokesman Matt Dobek. Jones, 31, is 6-foot-9 and weighs 225 pounds. He played the past five seasons with Houston, averaging 4.6 points a game, and played college basketball at Albany State. Teagle, a 6-5, 195-pound former Baylor player, averaged 7.8 points per game for Houston over the past two seasons. Terms of their contracts were not disclosed. 'Bonecrusher' meets Holmes Friday LAS VEGAS, Nev. James "Bonecrusher" Smith, a heavyweight with a college degree, hopes a heavily favored Larry Holmes gets a history lesson Friday when they fight for Holmes' share of the heavyweight boxing title. The unranked challenger is such an underdog that bookmakers in this gambling city have refused to put up a line on the fight, to be televised by Home Box Office starting at 10:30 p.m. EST from a temporary outdoor arena in the parking lot of the Riviera Hotel. But Smith is counting on his power and Holmes advancing age to give him a knockout win and the International Boxing Federation title. "All great champions want one more fight and it's always one too many," Smith said. I n o nnonnr n n n n w I - n 0 n I noj n II i' - w 1 i I J Q I U U J CV n) Jo y IT J u j Jl I m 1 S i ' WEI to mm ftwfr om?! i 1 uRTm 0. 0 0g mm mnmimm 3ID(D33!a!U 0CQJP QnIai33!'GJCfiiI5S' 0' o 2421 Gilmer Rd. Longview, Tx. 75604 214759-1207 234 lusk St. PittsBure. Tx. 75686 214853-S367 2025 West S.W. Loop 323 Tyler, Tx. 75703 2145612510 Li Rangers' Dave Hostetler o

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