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Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 20, 1976
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'3D -June 20, 1976 Sunday Gazette-Mail -Charleston, West Virginia _ _ _ _ » _ « . -- . -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ----fp-TM- -- -- -- --\.M0MC»iwn/ nv»i » ·· ]("··- .^^^^ ·^^·W Finley Court Case Puts Kuhn's Career on Line '* ' ,,,.., U«MITM «,, Knhn-c H«.ITM»_ whPftor will look like Pierre Cardin," Yankees er." asked Chicago shortstop Bw By John Nelson AP Sports Writer Charles 0. Finley and the man he calls "the village idiot," baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, appeared headed for court Monday in an action that could make or break the commissioner. Kuhn, who has been called wishy-washy by some of his critics, shattered that image Friday when he voided the $3.5- mill i o n sale of t h r e e O a k l a n d A's players--outfielder Joe Rudi and relief pitcher Rollie Fingers to Boston for $1 million each, and pitcher Vida Blue to the New York Yankees for 51.5 million. It was perhaps the most decisive and certainly the most controversial action in his seven years as commissioner. And it set him up for what is expected to be a tough challenge from the A's formidable owner, Finley. A loss in court could be devastating to Kuhn's career. "We're going to court Monday morning for an injunction." Finley told his manager, Chuck Tanner, on Friday. "I don't know what Kuhn is trying to do, but it seems to me he is going against the law of the land when the courts have ruled these players can play out their option," said Finley. 'Too Many Lawsuits' Yankees owner George Steinbrenner is expected to join the suit, but Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey said he would not. "The Red Sox will not take the commissioner to court. I hate lawsuits. There are too many lawsuits in sports already. I've had my stomach full of them," Yawkey said. "I'm dumbfounded," said the Yankees' vocal manager, Billy Martin. "This is worse than Watergate." Meanwhile, Finley decided that he would not allow the three players to suit up. "If Charlie uses any of the players then, in essence, he is ratifying the commissioner's position," said Finley's attorney, Neil Papiano. "Also, what if the A's play Rudi and he breaks a leg and then the courts rule Rudi belongs to Boston. Who "that the spectacle of te Yankees and Red Sox buying contracts of star players in the prime of their careers for cash sums totaling $3.5 million is anything but devastating to baseball reputation for integrity and to public confidence in the game." Reaction to Kuhn's decision-- whether pro or con--was almost unanimously one of surprise. And some players indicated they felt as Yawkey, that baseball should stay out of court. "There will be so many suits baseball catcher Thurman Munson said in Chicago, where New York played the White Sox on Saturday. "What's the difference between selling a player for big money or trading a play- rtstop Bucky Dent, "Each club will wind up with nine players on the field and 42 lawyers in court." Boston pitcher Bill Lee said Finley was almost sure to win his suit. Kuhn Finley is to determine who will compensate Boston for the loss of Rudi?" Finley told Tanner: "I don't even want them in uniform ... Also, keep them out of the clubhouse. Oakland players have been known to get hurt in there." However, on Saturday, Finley said in an interview that he would suit the players up, allow them to continue workouts, but they would not be put in a ball game. All three were back in Oakland Saturday. Blue refused to comment and Rudi said only: "Just forget everything I've said all week. It's all off." Lots of Handshaking Fingers was calm. "There was a lot of handshaking when I came in," said Fingers. "Everybody said, 'Glad to see you back.' And if I stay here, I'd like to sign with the A's. I don't care where I go, I just want to play. Oakland, Boston--it doesn't make any difference. I'll play baseball anywhere-- just as long as I get paid." Only Blue had signed a contract, according to Finley, and that apparently was with assurances that he would be traded. If the three remain at Oakland and each plays out his option year, Finley will get nothing for them. Kuhn made his ruling Friday, citing an ambiguous article in the 45-year-old major league agreement which says he may take such "steps as he may deem necessary and proper in the interest of the morale of the players and the honor of the game." Kuhn said he could not persuade himself WYU Names Coin As Assistant A.D. MORGANTOWN-A realignment of administrative personnel in West Virginia University's athletic department, involving two new appointments and changed responsibilities for another staff member, has been announced by Athletic Director Leiand Byrd. The new alignment becomes effective July 1. Robert Coin, chairman of physical education and director of athletics at Bethany College, has been appointed to succeed Ed Shockey as assistant athletic director. His duties will include planning and scheduling of all non-income producting sports events, coordinating travel arrangements and accommodations for teams, supervising management of home athletic events, and administration of the daily business Robert Coin Will Assist Byrd MHm ATTENTION Vacation On A Honda operations of the athletic department. Coin will assist Byrd in the development of departmental policies, budgetary and contractual arrangements, public relations activities, and other administrative tasks. Paul Miller, development officer for athletics in the past three years, has been elevated to the position of assistant athletic director. He will coordinate the functions of the ticket office, sports information office, and the department's fund raising and promotions efforts. Mrs. Eleanor Lamb will continue as assistant athletic director with responsibilities in fiscal management; she first joined the department in 1958. * # * FINALLY, a new position has been established in cooperation with the WVU School of Physical Education. Ans assistant ethletic director with responsibilities for women's athletics and other administrative functions will be named to complete the realignment. Applications for the position are still being screened. "I feel confident that these new appointments and administrative changes will enable the athletic department to move progressively in the comiang year," says Byrd. Coin, 39, is a graduate of Bethany College and a WVU master's degree recipient. He has served at Bethany since 1960 with the baseball and football teams, and in the physical education and athletic administrations. His football teams won two President's Athletic Conference ahamp- sionships as did his baseball squads. 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