News Record from North Hills, Pennsylvania on March 10, 1995 · Page 20
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North Hills, Pennsylvania
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Friday, March 10, 1995
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B6 -- Fnaay Marc* 10 1995 -- News Record Baseball / NFL Lee wants longer stay Former Red failed to bat in first visit to Three Rivers Exhibition glance By Kevin Roberts Staff writer SARASOTA, Fla: If the replacements head north as expected, it will be Terry Lee's second visit to Three Rivers Stadium. This time he might even get to bat Lee. who has three home runs this spring t r a i n , has 25 at-bats in the major leagues. Nineteen of those came in a September call-up in 1990 with the Cincinnati Reds. Lee was added to the post season roster when the Reds beat the Pirates in the National League playoffs and the Oakland Athletics in the World Series. But he never got to bat "I was on deck in the World Series, to pinch hit," Lee said. "Eric Davis was batting with two outs, and crushed a ball, but Carney Lanslord made a great play and threw him out" "The next inning, I wasn't sure if I should go back out there, and by the time I asked. Hal Morris was going up. I've often wondered why I didn't just grab a bat and go out there. Maybe Lou (Pinella. the manager) would have let me stay." Lee got a ring and a World Series share. This year, he gets what every Jordan pressured by strike By Kevin Roberts Staff writer SARASOTA, Fla.: If Michael Jordan does abandon baseball, it will likely be because he has had too much of the strike, not because he was striking out too much. The White Sox spent Thursday fending off rumors that Jordan's brief foray into professional baseball ended last week when he cleared out his locker and left camp. Jordan has been working out with the Chicago Bulls, the team he carried to the top of the NBA before quitting and trying baseball. "He made his decision last week." said White Sox outfielder Kerry Valrie, who played with Jordan at double-A Birmingham last year and described himself as a close friend. "When he left, he was just happy to get on the plane. He was tired of dealing with the pressure. "We all feel a lot of pressure this spring. But being Michael Jordan, the pressure on him was much greater." Jordan's .202 average at Birmingham last year was the most highly- publicized minor-league season ever. Television stations ran updates with every at-bat, and newspapers daily carried his successes and failures. This spring, as the biggest name in the often-bitter labor dispute, Jordan's actions and comments were watched closely. He often said he did not want to be a "focal point" in the debate, but because of his fame, he was. "I know he was getting an awful lot of pressure from the union," said White Sox general manager Ron Schueler. "Maybe I put pressure on him to "The Pirates gave me an opportunity and I wanted to play baseball." Terry Lee, Pirate* first baseman replacement player in this clubhouse craves -- another chance. "This is an opportunity for everybody," Lee said. "There are a lot of people here who didn't get a chance, for whatever reason. We've got to make up for that now" For Lee, that chance was supposed to come in 1987. He played basketball at Boise State but the Reds signed him as a free agent in 1982. He made a rather meteoric rise through the system, hitting 42 homers from 1983-85. But a broken left ankle the following spring derailed his career. "In 1986,1 was taking ground balls next to Pete Rose and Tony Perez," Lee said. "You could kind of guess the Reds might need a first baseman pretry soon." But Lee sat out aH but 34 games of 1986 and all of 1987 while having four ankle operations. It was 1991 before he played 100 games in a season. Lee hit .304 wuh 19 homers at Nashville that year, but by the time he was healthy, Morris was entrenched ai first for the Reds. "Last year I got ahold of every team, and no one had room for me," Lee said. "When this came around, I was still in pretty good shape and I thought Td see if I could get a job. "It wasn't something I even wrestled with, not for a second," Lee said. "1 love to play the game. The Pirates gave me an opportunity, and I wanted to play baseball" Before that, Lee had his own home improvement business back home in Eugene, Ore. "I love this game, but I know life has to go on," Lee said. "If it doesn't work out, m go home and continue with my life. It's kind of hard to walk away, because you get used to something that you've put 12 years of your life into. But this is a second chance, and 111 give it my best shot. If it doesn't work out, thaf s OK" LosAngetas encage Coflorooo Utttred StUxJs Aflaraa Houston Ronda Qnonraffi SATI Ffsncoco San Diego Newftrt American League w 6 5 5 3 3 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 1 0 L i i i 2 2 3 3 3 4 3 5 5 5 5 PCL ssr £33 332 .600 £00 571 sn .500 .429 .400 286 .286 167 .000 Green countdown gets closer to zero Unrtesaa Cftcago Oakland Toss Octree w L Pet. 7 2 778 4 2 667 4 2 .657 4 2 667 4 3 571 4 3 .571 4 4 .500 4 5 -444 2 3 .400 3 5 375 2 4 333 1 5 .167 0 0 .000 Sca-aqinfl games com m sandngs. Ties or osflege games oo not. (x-Batonore e not partcpat- «g) New to* Cleveland CaBoma Boston Toronto Sesffle Kansas Coy i-BaJGmore lAnresoa 3, Boston (ss) 1 Teias4, Detroa3 Green Aflana 4, Houston 3, 1 0 mngs us Angeiea 8, Montreal 2 CnwnaSiZ, Cleveland 10 Kansas 2y 7. ffe* York Mes 1 Boston (»)ZPWadelphiai auxns4,Tororto3 Hot-hitting Simmons leads Pirates' victory By Kevin Roberts m*^*-- _^A A _ Staff writer PlraWS 110168 SARASOTA, Fla: Nelson Sim- scored on a wild pitch in the top of mons had four hits, including a the seventh, first-inning home run, to pace the Paul Perkins finished for his Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the second save. Chicago White Sox. - . Simmons is hitting .438 on the r..... ». pfntA hurl spring, and leads the Pirates with rwi "TM* r ·""·*· nun seven runs batted in. The Pirates Junior Ortiz, a former Pirate and improved to 3-4. a minor league player in the White On the downside, the Pirates Sox camp, left Thursday's game in made three errors. Tommy the third inning with a strained Mitchell made two, including an ritxage muscle. Ortiz swung at a one in the fourth inning when he Rob Parkins fastball and doubled . ran into catcher Ed Rosado and over in pain. He is day-to-day, knocked loose a pop-up. The Pirates have made 13 ·,,. shot* errors -- the most in the National ^^ www League. Five errors have come in First baseman Terry Lee has the last two games. seven hits in his past 10 at-bats ... The White Scouted the score in After starting the season 2-for-2, the sixth inning on^thfee hits off- outfielder Nolan Lane was O-for-10 Brett Grebe. Grebe lowered his until singling in the sixth ... Tony ERA from 45.00 to 27.00, and got Beasley and Bobby Perna each the victory when Nolan Lane have four-game hitting streaks. Colorado 4, CaBoma 2 San Foresee 9, San ttegt 3 Cheago Cute 10. 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S -- Muwz. ff - Coflo. !P H H a 68 SO Parian, 3 - 0 0 0 0 2 ' Wahar 2 2 2 0 0 2 QntaW 1 3 1 1 0 3 Czakowsta i 2 0 0 0 0 Hint, 1 1 0 0 0 1 PotansS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0**oo IfOaram 3 4 2 2 1 1 Moore 3 4 1 1 0 3 CafetreL i 2 1 1 0 0 WaUons 1 1 0 0 0 0 Baity · 1 1 1 0 1 1 T -- 230. A- 1315- By Rick Stan- Staff writer PITTSBURGH: The Steelere have always been big on Eric Green, but they're prepared to go on without the 6-foot-S, 290-pound tight end. Green, an unrestricted free agent entering his sixth season, apparently is close to deciding among five .. teams bidding for his services. "All I can tell you is that no decision has been made." agent Drew Rosenhaus said late Thursday. · M a y b e (today)." Green narrowed his list to the Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers according to agent sources. He is looking for a five-year deal worth $12 minion mat includes a $3 million signing bonus. Rosenhaus already represents six Miami players, including defensive end Jeff Cross and cornerback J.B. Brown, who had $1.175 million deals last season. The Steekrs recently made a mul- tryear offer worth more than the $2 million annual deal they offered Green in four- and five-year packages before l ag * season. Green also talked to the Los Angeles Raiders. Representatives of the teams involved in the Green negotiations said no agreement was reached Thursday. "If s probably hard for some of the fans to understand, but your team is going to change from year to year," said Tom Donahoe, Steelers' director of football operations. "When players are out there, they are go. Free agency is an opportunity for die players who want to go. And if s also an opportunity for the teams to look at some new players." 7 "It's probably hard for some of the fans to understand, but your team is going to change from year to year." Ton Dooabo*, Green turned down the Steelers' fnai offer last season and signed one-year deal for $1.434 million required as a franchise player. also took out a $2.5 miffion insurance policy in case of injury. Green predicted there would be high demand for his services during the offseason. He stated several times the past two weeks that not expect to return to Pittsbugh. Last season, Green produced four touchdowns on 46 catches and seven catches and scored a touchdown in two playoff games. _. Green has 24 touchdown catches in 62 career games including starts. He has more career catches (198) and receiving yards (2,681) than any tight end in tt^tm history. "Our intention is to get Eric many players back as possible,'' Donahoe said That*s our goal Our bottom line hasn't changed. Whether something can be worked out or remains to be seen. The bottom line is we go to training camp in Jury. We start to September. And by that time everything win have settled down. We have our roster together, and .well be ready to go." ; The Steelers met with long-snapper Lance Johnson Thursday. Johnson, a former Notre Dame hneman, is expected to be the last free to vish the Steelers until head Bill Cowher and Donahoe return from the NFL owners' meeting week. NFL's popularity continues to soar NEW YORK: For the sixth consecutive season, the NFL set a paid attendance record in 1994. Paid attendance for all games in the league's 75th anniversary season was 18,010,264. the first time the league topped 18 million for a season. The total was an increase of 58,433 from the previous record of 17,951,831 set in 1993. Regular-season attendance was 14,030,435, an average of 62,363 game. The Kansas City Chiefs led league in regular-season attendance with 626,612 for eight games. j · -- From wire repork BUl liai' un. He w o u l d n ' t be asked to play (in replacement games) . Schueler at first insisted all minor league players play in spring training or be sent home. Perhaps because of NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION WEEK School administrators and teachers are continuously searching for fresh educational instructional materials.. The most useful materials those that matter to students, are relevant to their everyday lives, capture their attention and make them better readers. The newspaper is the answer. A worthwhile goal for any school system is to produce students who are cH5te to use newspapers reading comprehension and understanding. Students who use newspapers in school will learn to comprehend and interpret world and international politics. The Newspapers in Education program, in existence for more than 30 years, is a national partnership between school districts -The North Hills Nowc Rocofd pqrticipqtct in tho Nowopopora in Education program throughout ho yog *==«« »k highlight NIE lesson plans for teachers to use in their classrooms. For additional information on the Newspaper in Education program, contact the North Hills News Record NIE Coordinator, Sharon Zulick, at 772-6310. Teachers, win a trip to dan cleaned out his-lockcr March 2. The White Sox's official stance is that they know of no announcement, are planning no announcement Jordan was expected to arrive Saturday, when he and the rest of Chicago's minor league players are expected to report to camp. If he doesn't? "I would ffuess that he would be retired," Schueler said. For the White Sox. this is more of the same. From Bo Jackson, to Jordan, to Carlton Fisk. to Oil Can Boyd, there is always something weird going on in their spring training camp. But if Jordan has turned his back on baseball, it will be just another case of the strike driving people from the game. And. l i k e J o r d a n , many of them probably won't come back. "When he first came to camp, he gave me no indication at all that he was even thinking of giving this up." said Terry Francona, a Beaver Falls native and Jordan's manager last year at Birmingham. rtt hflvo=-piaycd in Let's Compare Newspaper and Television News Stories? Complete the chart below comparing newspaper and television coverage of the same story. Be specific about how each medium presented the information. Space Camp majors? 1 would never say he couldn't. All he needed to do was keep working -- and he's done that." Francona said. "He has a lot of tools. And he listens and he learns. He showed up this spring with a lot more confi- dence'in his baseball ability. He really looked good." k ... i Point of view Amount of space or time allottee! to the story Sources quoted List details included: who, what, where, when, why, how Why do you think the ed i tor/producer decided to include story? What was your general impression of the piece? Newspaper k Television for one of your students! You can reward one of your hard-working student in grades 4 through 12 trip to Space Camp. All you have to do is obtain NIE Newspaper sponsors from trie community for your classroom. ' For every $5.00 that you collect from sponsors for the Newspapers in Education Program, 25 students in your classroom will receive a copy of the North Hills News Record, providing students with valuable news, information and entertainment. Sponsors can be local professionals, local businesses, elected officials, parents or any individual in the community. Donations are tax deductible. The teacher who collects the highest NIE sponsorship amount will win one week's free tuition with accommodations at the U.S. Space Camp for a student in their classroom. The trip must be taken by December 31, 1995 (other restrictions apply). To enter, fill in the form below. Include the number of sponsors that you have obtained along with the total dollar amount of your sponsorships. Attach a list with each sponsor's name, address, telephone number and amount donating. Mail the information, a'long with each sponsor check, payable to: North Hills News Record, by March 22 to NIE Space Camp, North Hills News Record, Commonwealth Drive. Warrendale, PA 15086. Teacher. School City/State/Zip Grade . Number of NIE Sponsors Total Donation Amount

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