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January 17, 1987

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Mayor Richard Caliguiri insists he didn’t shun the Pittsburgh Pirates just because they had major league baseball’s worst record last season.

In Caliguiri’s annual ″Disclosure of Interests″ statement, he listed 50 agencies and organizations with which he is affiliated, including universities, hospitals, charities - even the Bloomfield Moose lodge.

But he didn’t mention his position on the Pirates’ board of directors as representative of the city’s investment in the financially struggling franchise.

David Welty, Caliguiri’s press secretary, said the omission was an oversight and an amendment would be filed.

The Pirates finished 64-98 in 1986 and were last in the National League East for the third season in a row.


DETROIT (AP) - Injuries to three Detroit players prompted the Red Wings to recall center Mark Lamb and left wing Dale Krentz from their Adirondack affiliate in the American Hockey League.

Lamb and Krentz are expected in the Red Wings’ lineup tonight against Quebec.

Defensemen Darren Veitch and Lee Norwood and center Billy Carroll suffered injuries this week.

Veitch, the leading scorer among Detroit defensemen with eight goals and 23 assists, suffered a severe cut on his right forearm Thursday night in an accident involving a glass table at his home. He was scheduled to undergo surgery Friday.

Norwood and Carroll suffered strained groin muscles in Tuesday’s 5-3 loss to Edmonton.

Lamb, 22, led Adirondack in scoring with 10 goals and 31 assists in 38 games. He was signed as a free agent by Detroit last summer after playing in the Calgary organization.

Krentz, 25, a former Michigan State standout, will be making his NHL debut. He was fifth in scoring at Adirondack with 14 goals and 17 assists in 38 games.


MILWAUKEE (AP) - First baseman Greg Brock, acquired in off-season trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers, has signed a 1987 contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Terms were not released by the club, but Brock is expected to receive about the same salary he did last season with the Dodgers - $325,000.

Brock, 29, was traded to the Brewers for pitcher Tim Leary during the December baseball meetings. Last season, Brock batted .234 with 18 homers and 52 RBI for the Dodgers.


BICKNELL, Ind. (AP) - Howard Sharpe of North Knox officially became the winningest coach in Indiana high school basketball history, getting his 735th career triumph nearly a year after the game in which he claims he actually passed the long-recognized previous record.

″They made up their minds to get the monkey off their back,″ the 71-year- old Sharpe said of his team, which beat Wood Memorial 67-58. ″They were tired of the coaches keying on them and decided to end it tonight.″

Sharpe had been tied with the late Marion Crawley, who coached four state championship teams and won 734 games. Last summer, however, Sharpe said he researched the records from his 47-year coaching career and discovered he already broke Crawley’s record.

″I got my 735th victory on Jan. 24, 1986,″ Sharpe said.

The Indiana High School Athletic Association has taken no side in the dispute. Friday night’s victory ended all doubt. Attending the game were some of Sharpe’s most prominent former players, including Bobby Leonard, who later played at Indiana University and coached the Indiana Pacers.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Flyers have called up left wing Glen Seabrooke from Peterborough of the Ontario Hockey League, while sending Jere Gillis to Hershey of the American Hockey League.

Seabrooke, the Flyers’ first-round draft pick in 1985, has scored 19 goals and has 27 assists in 32 games with the Petes this season.

Seabrooke, 19, was limited to 19 games last season by a groin injury.

Gillis played Thursday in the Flyers’ 6-3 win over Montreal.

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