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Wynn says he's
not through yet
NEW YORK (AP) Jimmy Wynn, the aptly named "Toy
Cannon," insists he has not fired his last home run shot in the
The 35-year-old outfielder, a veteran of 13 years in the
majors, hit home run No. 291 on his first trip to the plate this
sealon. He spent 76 more at-bats seeking No. 292 and Monday
night the New York Yankees got tired of waiting.
"This is the part I hate about being a manager," Billy
Martin said after the Yankees put Wynn in the "designated for
assignment" category, meaning he will be released after 10
days if there are no takers.
"Gabe ,(Club President Gabe Paul) and George (owner
treorge Steinbrenner) felt he wasn't helping the club," Martin
said of Wynn, who was in a 1-for-44 slump when he got the axe
Texas owner fed up, to
ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) Wheeler
dealer Brad Corbett said he had wanted
to leave the Texas Rangers to his
children. Now, the disillusioned
millionaire wants $6 million and out of
,major league baseball.
' } e Corbett, 39, a cigar-smoking back
slapper who liked to make flashy trades
from the offices of his plastic pipe
manufacturing company, announced he
was fed up Monday night.
The Rangers had just lost 1-0 to the
Yesterday's Games Noi Included
W L Pct.
48 29 .623
44 32 .579
43 36 .544
41 37 .526
37 42 .468
31 47 .397
54 26 .675
42 35 .545
36 44 .450
34 47 420
33 49 .402
30 49 .372
Pittsburgh 5-4, St. Louis 2-3
Montreal 19.7, Chicago 3-6
11, Los Angeles 4, San Francisco 0
1 *-, Philadelphia 3, New York 1
" Atlanta 5, Cincinnati 4
Houston 12, San Diego 7
Montreal 9, Chicago 8
New York at Philadelphian
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, n
Cincinnati at Atlanta, n
ilduston at San Diego
04Iy games scheduled
Miintreal (Stanhouse 5.7) at Chicago
NeW York (Matlack 3-9) at Philadel
phia Kaat 3-5), n
St,,Louis (Dierker 2-4) at Pittsburgh
;i:Reuss 3-9 or Jones 2-3), n -
Cdfcinnati (Norman 9-3) at Atlanta
( Harkan 0-1), n
Houston (Richard 7-6) at Los Angeles
( Rhoden 10-4), n
Sad Diego (Shirley 6-9) at San Fran
cisco) Williams 3-2), n
W 1. Pct.
45 35 .563
42 34 .553
-43 36 .544
37 38 .993
38 40 .487
36 41 .468
30 48 .385
45 32 .584
.43 36 .544
'4l 36 .532
'3B 37 .507
37 40 .481
34 93 .442
35 48 .422
Boston 9, Toronto 6
Minnesota 5, Milwaukee 0
Baltimore 6, Detroit 4
New York 7, Cleveland 5
Kansas City 1, Texas 0
California 4, Oakland 2
Chicago 6, Seattle 2
at Baltimore, 2, t-n
New York .
Detroit at Baltim
Cleveland at New York, n
Minnesota at Milwaukee, n
Kansas City at Texas, n
Chicago at Seattle, n
Oakland at California, n
! t i Only games scheduled
Detroit (Roberts 4.7) at Baltimore
( Flanagan 4-8), n
Toronto (Byrd 0-21 at Boston (Tiant
Cleveland (Waits 5-1) at New York
Ounter 4-3), n
• California (Brett 6-61 at Minnesota
( Butler 0-11, n
Milwaukee (Haas 5-51 at Kansas City
( Hassler 5-21. n
Oakland (Medich 5-41 at Texas ( Alex
ader 7-5), n
Chicago (Stone,s-6) at Seattle (Wheel
ock 4.5), n
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and was batting just .143 with 11 hits and three RBI in 77 at
"I hate to see this happen," the manager went on. "I still
think he can help some club if he plays regularly. And let me
tell you, there is one fine individual. Some club would be crazy
not to pick him up.
"He's a champion of a person. Even when he wasn't playing
he was on the bench rooting for the guys to do well. Some guys
in that situation would sit around and mope and pout, but not
him. I wish I had a bench full of guys like him."
Wynn, who played two years with Los Angeles and one with
Atlanta after spending most of his career with Houston, was
purchased•from the Braves last November.
"My shot here was limited. The first part of the year I hi,t the
ball well when I was in there. But then Lou Piniella got hot and
Billy had to go with the hot man. I understand that. But I knew
the minute they acquired Cliff Johnson there was no way they
could carry three right-handed DHs.
"I'm going to see if I can make a deal for myself. I have a
few things pending. I can, still play; I just want the op
portunity. I can still hit and my legs are good. Gabe told me I
had one option left and would I go down to the minors. I said
no, I'm a professional, and I asked him to please trade me or
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Crum turns down UCLA
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)-University
of Louisville basketball Coach Denny
Crum said yesterday he has rejected the
top coaching job at UCLA, his alma
mater•,, and will remain here to keep his
club "among the best in the nation."
"This decision was probably the
toughest professional decision I've ever
had to make," Crum told a news con
ference. "When your alma mater calls,
it's not an easy thing to say no."
Declining to answer questions, Crum
said he was motivated by feelings and
concern for his family, his love for the
university, "but most of all my love for
the people and fans of Louisville."
Athletic Director Dave - Hart said
Crum, now in the third year of a five
year contract, did not use the UCLA
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"It doesn't mean that I wouldn't
renegotiate his contract if need be, but
we didn't," Hart said. He declined to
give Crum's salary, but it is believed to
be around $35,000 a year. He also earns
several thousand dollars a year through
television commercials and personal
At ' UCLA, Athletic Director J.D.
Morgan issued a statement which made
no mention of an offer to Crum.
"Denny was a seriously considered
candidate for the position as head
basketball coach at UCLA," the
statement said. "We have interviewed
other candidates and will consider
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Reading from a hand-written
statement, Crum opened the session by
referring to "derogatory remarks made
about our recruiting."
There have, been published reports
that the 40-year-old coach failed to at
tract blue-ribbon high school stars this
"No program in the United States,
including UCLA, ever gets all the
players they recruit," Crum asserted.
"The derogatory remarks as to the
quality of players we have recruited this
year are way out of line."
Crum said he was happy with the
players that Louisville has signed, add
ing "we feel that we will have a
basketball team next year that win de
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