CLEVELAND (AP) _ Cleveland Indians’ Mike Hargrove, 35, says he got ″caught in a youth movement″ when he was benched last season, and he still desperately wants to be traded by the American League team.
″I wish the hell they’d ship me out,″ Hargrove said Monday ″I guess I can’t be much blunter than that.″
Hargrove, one of the most popular Indians since he came to Cleveland in 1979, was relegated to the bench last season for the first time in his 11-year career. Pat Tabler replaced him at first base in spring training.
His repeated requests to be trade went unanswered, and now Hargrove said he doesn’t know if he can deal with sitting on the bench for a second season.
Hargrove entered last season with a .292 career batting average. In 1984, he hit .267 with two home runs and 44 runs batted in in 352 at-bats.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nobody’s going hungry at San Francisco City Hall these days as Mayor Dianne Feinstein collects on the professional football bets she made with her counterparts in New York and Chicago.
Feinstein snacked on fresh pastrami Monday, compliments of New York City Mayor Ed Koch, as a reward for the San Francisco 49ers’ 21-10 victory over the New York Giants.
Koch’s care package from his favorite deli, the Second Avenue Kosher Delicatessen and Restaurant, also included chicken liver pate, rye bread, kosher dill pickles, salads and New York State apples.
Later this week, Ms. Feinstein is expecting delivery of a dozen Porterhouse steaks from Chicago Mayor Harold Washington as payment for their wager on Sunday’s 23-0 49er victory over the Bears.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have hired Marc Trestman, quarterback coach at the University of Miami, as an assistant coach for offense for the National Football League team, Coach Bud Grant has announced.
Trestman, 28, was an All-State quarterback at St. Louis Park High School before playing quarterback at the University of Minnesota and Moorhead State. He had tryouts as a defensive back with the Vikings in 1979 and 1980 before joining the Hurricanes as an assistant coach in 1981.
Trestman joins Floyd Reese and Dick Rehbein, assistant coaches for linebackers and kicking teams, respectively, who have been retained from last season’s staff.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Mark Holmes’ dreams of joining his brother Larry as a boxing champion in 1985 got off to a rocky start.
Holmes had to survive a seventh-round knockdown to post a 10-round split decision over Jorge Amparo on Monday night to remain unbeaten in the middleweight ranks.
″I’ve got to dedicate myself to making 1985 my year,″ Holmes said. ″I’ve been in this business five years now and I should have had a title.″
Currently ranked eighth by the World Boxing Council, Holmes was floored by a left hook to the body and a straight right to the head late in the round, but rallied to control the final three rounds using lateral movement to avoid Amparo’s straight ahead charge.