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The Daily Tar Heel Wednesday, April 5, 19897 m
Once baseball's toughest div
ision, the American League East
has watched the last two pennants
go to their former pushovers from
the West. True, only three-and-a-half
games separated the top five
teams in 1988, but the pennant race
centered around a win total in the
high 80s, instead of 1987's high 90s.
Yes, parity has come to the junior
' 1. Milwaukee Brewers The
Brewers suffered through an
injury-marred 1988, but made no
moves in the off-season, hoping
that one of the A.L.'s most talented
rosters can stay healthy.
. They got off to a bad start, as
ace Teddy Higuera went under the
knife and will miss April. This
leaves an unknown, but stingy (3.45
ERA, 2nd in A.L.) starting staff.
If it struggles, Tom Trebelhorn can
go to one of baseball's best
bullpens, led by injury-prone Dan
Plesac (30 saves).
i'. The offense centers around the
health of baseball's best lead-off
rjdan, Paul Molitor, who will start
ifie year on the disabled list. His
154 games last year (his most since
1982) translated into top 10 A.L.
finishes in five offensive catagories.
He's backed by future Hall of
Famer Robin Yount, leading
Gary Sheffield and blossoming
UNC product B.J. Surhoff.
The Brewers also need big years
from sluggers Joey Meyer, Rob
Deer and Glenn Braggs.
2. Boston Red Sox Joe
Morgan won 19 of his first 20 after
taking over in mid-season, but
closed 27-30 after August 3. If he
can find the right "Morgan Magic,"
this team is a good bet to beat the
Boston lost Bruce Hurst, but still
has Roger Clemens and Mike
Boddicker (7-3, 2.63 with Sox). The
rest of the rotation is young and
unproven, but huge Lee Smith (29
saves) is the real thing.
The Bosox are solid everywhere
West Hooks like a -Royal entry
Two years ago, the Minnesota
Twins shocked the baseball world,
putting the American League West
back on the diamond-shaped map on
their way to the World Series
Last year, the Oakland A's made
some bold personnel moves and
became everybody's "Team of the
90s" en route to a pennant.
No longer the A.L. Worst, the Best
of the West have another surprise in
store for 1989.
1. Kansas City Royals The K.C.
kids tailed off at the end of last year,
mostly due to poor second-half
performances by senior citizens
George Brett and Frank White. But
Brett (.306, 24 HR, 103 RBI) and
White have something to . prove this
year, especially when they see them
selves standing next to 41 -year-old
catcher Bob Boone.
An excellent defensive catcher and
physical fitness fanatic, Boone (.295)
leads his teammates by example. Hell
also make every member of a talented
pitching staff just a little bit better.
With players like Kevin Seitzer
(.304), Bo Jackson (25 HR, 67 SB)
and Danny Tartabull (26 HR, 102
RBI) just reaching their primes, the
Royals have an excellent mix of
veterans and youth.
On the mound, K.C. has an impres
sive starting rotation of Mark
Gubicza (20-8, .2.70 ERA), Bret
Saberhagen, Charlie Liebrandt and
Floyd Bannister. Rookie phenom
Tom Gordon waits in the wings in
case of injury. In the bullpen, Steve
Farr (20 saves) leads a mediocre crew,
but look for the Royals to add one
more quality reliever before the end
of the summer.
2. Oakland A's The A.L.
champs return an excellent offensive
line-up, including Bruise Brothers
Jose Canseco (.307, 42 HR, 124 RBI,
40 SB) and Mark McGwire (32 HR,
99 RBI). Elsewhere, the A's are
counting on return performances by
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offensively. Wade Boggs (.366) is
still a baseball deity. The power
comes from baseball's best outfield:
Dwight Evans (.293 average-21
HR-1 1 1 RBI), Ellis Burks (.294-18-92)
and Mike Greenwell (.325-22-119).
3. Toronto Blue Jays Turmoil
and injuries caused the Jays to
stumble out of the gate in 1988.
Still, they managed to win 22 of
their last 29 to finish two games
out of first for the second year in
a row. .
Jimmy Key and Dave Stieb have
consistently been two of the best,
but the leading candidate for the
third starting spot is 37-year-old
Oriole reject Mike Flanagan. This
will probably cause manager Jimy
Williams to duplicate 1988's 293
calls (2nd in A.L.) to an excellent
bullpen, led by Tom Henke (25
The young, solid infield is
anchored by slick-fielding Tony
Fernandez (70 RBI) and future All
Star Fred McGriff (34 HR). Once
baseball's best outfield, George
Bell, Lloyd Moseby and Jesse
Barfield may be broken up by some
4. Detroit Tigers The Tigers
collapsed down the stretch in 1988,
going 4-19 after Aug. 22. This year,
Sparky Anderson's team only gets
Youngs Jeff Robinson (13-6,
2.98) heads a solid rotation with
veterans Jack Morris and Frank
Tanana. Guillermo Hernandez sets
up the unflappable Mike Henne
man (1.87, 22 saves).
The ancient line-up still centers
around oft-injured Alan Trammell.
Look for several of Sparky's
5. New York Yankees As
A.L Worst,' Best of
former UNC star Walt Weiss at
shortstop and up-and-down out
fielder Dave Henderson (.304, 24 HR,
94 RBI), who was definitely up last
year. Veterans Glenn Hubbard,
Carney Lansford, Ron Hassey and
Dave Parker are a year older, but not
The A's have four starting pitchers
Dave Stewart, Storm Davis, Bob
Welch and Mike Moore (formerly
with Seattle) who pitched more
than 200 innings last year. That's a
sign that they're good, but it's also
a sign that they have a lot of miles
on those right arms.
3. Minnesota Twins Everything
in Minnesota revolves around the
play of Kirby Puckett (.356, 24 HR,
121 RBI), the top candidate for the
A.L.'s MVP award in 1989. But
there's not much else in the outfield.
Met transfer Wally Backman (.303)
joins Kent Hrbek (.312), Gary Gaetti
(.301) and Greg Gagne in a hard
On the mound, the Twins will have
Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola
(24-7, 2.64 ERA) and fellow lefties
Allan Anderson and Shane Rawley.
Flame-throwing reliever Jeff Rear
don (42 saves) waits in the pen.
Beyond that foursome, the Twinkies
might put the homer back in the
Homerdome but this time while
the visitors are at the plate.
4. California Angels The Angels
have a strong infield young and
talented, offensively and defensively.
Wally Joyner, Jack Howell, Johnny
Ray and Dick Schofield had solid
years last year, and three of the four
(minus Ray) are just reaching their
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A.L -.East .
usual, the Yankees started fast and
finished slow last year, amidst tons,
of turmoil. Dallas Green takes over
nine new players, but looks at more
of the same in 1989.
Last year's team ERA was 4.26,
third worst in the A.L. This year.
Green's ace is Tommy John, the
45-year-old he has already released
once. Even Dave Righetti had a
scary year (3.52, 25 saves). Andy
Hawkins, Dave LaPoint, Lance
McCullers and John Candelaria
must come through.
Dave Winfield (.322-25-107),
who may miss half the season, and
Don Mattingly (.311-18-88) both
continue to produce despite Stein
brenner. Rickey Henderson (.305,
93 stolen bases) produces despite
himself. Steve Sax and Ken Phelps
add some punch, but all other
positions are up for grabs.
6. Cleveland Indians The
Indians played better than most
expected last year, after doing the
exact opposite in 1987. This young
team lost a lot of offense in winter
The excellent starting trio of
Greg Swindell, John Farrell and
Tom Candiotti is followed by slim
pickings. Jesse Orosco (2.72 in LA)
may be the needed set-up man for
Doug Jones (37 saves.)
The infield is full of holes, but
Pete O'Brien is Mr. Consistency.
Oddibe McDowell might not be the
answer in left, but Joe Carter (.271-27-98)
and Cory Snyder (.272-26-75)
will be around for a long time.
7. Baltimore Orioles The
Orioles started 0-21 and finished 3
17. Ouch! Unfortunately, it looks
like more of the same this year as
the O's commit to a youth
Brian Holton (7-3, 1.70 in LA)
joins a shaky rotation. No. 1 pick
Gregg Olson will try to step in as
the closer. Rookie Craig Worthing
ton may make a splash, but the only
constant is Cal Ripken Jr. (.264-23-81).
The outfield presents a trio of
proven veterans in Brian Downing,
Chili Davis and former Yankee
Claudell Washington. Devon White
injects some talented youth into the
equation, while a capable Dante
Bichette waits for the call.
The Angels' pitching, led by Mike
Witt, Bert Blyleven and reliever
Bryan Harvey, is thin. But it should
be enough for a fourth-place finish
in this two-tiered division.
5. Texas Rangers The Rangers'
brass went out and got some big
names in the off-season, garnering
Nolan Ryan, Buddy Bell and Julio
Franco. They already had solid
catchers and infielders.
But they only have one proven
pitcher on their entire staff, Charlie
Hough, to go with Ryan. They have
a terrible outfield, with the exception
of the up-and-coming Ruben Sierra
in right. And they have no big closers.
Only an infield of Franco, Steve
Buechele, Scott Fletcher and Rafael
Palmeiro gives them hope.
6. Chicago White Sox Simply
put, the Sox are tied with Seattle as
having the worst starting eight in the
major leagues. But they also have a
staff of young arms that will make
them fun to watch.
Melido Perez, Jack McDowell,
Bobby Thigpen and Adam Peterson
join the ageless Jerry-Reuss on a
7. Seattle Mariners This team
is just downright terrible. Their best
player, starting pitcher Mark Lang
ston, is on the trading block. They
have a new manager, Jim Lefebvre,
who might have his players believing
more than achieving.
If you're really desperate for a
reason to like the Mariners, try this.
Pitcher Scott Bankhead and catcher
Scott Bradley, two of Seattle's better
players, are former UNC stars.
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR
STUDENTS WHO NEED
N arwid :
By DOUG HOOGERVORST
Wanted: Tracey Narwid's bat.
Generous reward. Call next UNC
opponent for more information.
So far, North Carolina softball
opponent's have tried everything but
taking the bat out of Tracey Narwid's
hands to stop the UNC centerfielder.
That may be next.
Narwid (pronounced NAR-wood),
a junior from Pompton Plains, N.J.,
has terrified opposing pitchers all
season as her statistics show. Narwid
is the team's leading hitter with a .342
average, .618 slugging percentage and
1 1 extra-base hits in 24 games. Last
Tuesday, she was a one-person
wrecking crew, going 4-for-8 in two
games, including two inside-the-park
home runs and four runs scored.
Still, none of Narwid's success can
be considered surprising. Despite a
self-proclaimed off-year, she earned
second-team All-South regional
honors as a sophomore and recorded
a .353 batting average as a freshman.
Coming into this year, Narwid was
the Tar Heels' top returning hitter
from an inconsistent 25-23 team.
Because of that, there could have been
added pressure on Narwid to
"I don't see it as pressure, really,"
Narwid said. "I see it as a job to do,
and I have to go out and do it. I
have confidence in myself that I can
perform in any situation." '
And, according to Narwid, confi
dence is the key to a successful at
bat. "I think it's really important to be
confident, even if it brings out a little
bit of cockiness," Narwid said. "I
guess I'm cocky a little bit and 111
admit it. When it comes to batting,
you have to be confident. YouVe got
to go up there knowing you're better
than the pitcher, and I know that I
From staff and wire reports
DURHAM Reliever Jim
Dougherty hurled 6 13 shutout
innings while striking out 10 as North
Carolina came from three runs
behind to pull out a 6-3 ACC victory
Tuesday at Duke.
Dougherty, a sophomore right
hander from Brentwood, N.Y.,
replaced starter Frank Maney in the
third inning after Maney had allowed
the Blue Devils to build, a 3-0 lead.
Dougherty then shut down Duke
the rest of the way, giving up just
three hits and a walk to earn the
victory and boost his season record
to 3-1. His 10 strikeouts tied a team
high for a Tar Heel pitcher this year,
and in one stretch he mowed down
9 of 15 Blue Devil hitters.
UNC started to put runs on the
board in the fourth inning, when a
ground ball to first by shortstop Ron
Maurer was booted, allowing catcher
Jesse Levis and first baseman Brad
Woodall to score and bring the Tar
Heels to within one.
North Carolina took the lead for
good on RBI singles by Woodall and
center fielder Tom Nevin in the fifth,
and then Darren Villani capped off
UNC's scoring with a two-run single
to left in the eighth.
With the win, the Tar Heels
improved to 16-8 on the season and
5-2 in the conference. Duke dropped
to 14-9 and 1-4.
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presentation by Robert
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can hit it."
One might think that .342 and .618
would be enough for anyone to be
satisfied, but not Narwid.
"I'm a perfectionist," she said. "If
I don't see myself living up to my
expectations, I get frustrated with
myself. The one thing I'm working
for is consistency, especially at the
In the world of softball and base
ball, consistency is often spelled h-a-b-i-t
or s-u-p-e-r-s-t-i-t-i-o-n, and
Narwid admits she is guilty of this
to an extent.
"I have a little routine," Narwid
said. "I'm up third and if, when I get
up, the top of the batters box is there,
I usually wipe it off. No particular
Narwid follows the erasure with an
intimidating glare directed at the
pitcher, and all of this has produced
NFL has Walsh, Sanders
The NFL draft gained two blue
chip players and a touch of intrigue
Tuesday when University of Miami
quarterback Steve Walsh announced
his intention to turn pro and the
league granted admission to Heisman
Trophy winner Barry Sanders.
Sanders, who threatened he would
go to court if necessary to enter the
NFL, learned that he wouldn't have
to. The NFL granted his request to
enter the April 23 draft because his
school, Oklahoma State, is on NCAA
probation and because coach Pat
Jones and athletic director Myron
Roderick support him.
"We Ve always believe it best for
both professional and college football
that the NFL's eligibility rules not
work to disrupt college programs or
players' educational opportunities,"
said NFL spokesman Joe Browne.
"But when an underclassman
whose program is under NCAA
sanctions decides to turn pro with the
full support of his college coach and
athletic director, and when he has lost
any remaining college football elig
ibility in the process, we have no
realistic choice but to accept him."
Half an hour later, Walsh
announced he would give up his final
year of eligibility, but he didn't specify
whether he would petition for the
regular draft or one of the two
Assistance in the Gua
temalan Mayan High
lands," in 210 Union.
4 p.m. Industrial Rela
will meet in 208 Union.
Topics will include elec
tion of officers and
Carolina Women in
Business will present
Part II: Business Eti
quette and Verbal
cation" in G-9 Carroll.
Public is invited.
5 p.m. AIESEC will have a
general members meet
ing. All interested stu
dents are encouraged
5:30 p.m. Newman, Catholic
Student Center will
hold its weekly student
night with a rap session
on "What Catholic
Campus Ministry Can
Do For you," at 218
will have a dinner and a
7 p.m. Baha'i Club will meet
in the Union, second
Circle will have its
monthly meeting in the
Campus Y lounge. All
interested students are
7:30 p.m. Institute of Latin
will present an award
winning film, "Ardiente
Paciencia," in Hanes
tries will have its Bible
Happy Hour in 224
Union. Ron Lewis will
discuss "Reasons to
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But offense isn't the only pla(ie
Narwid has contributed or has '
concerns about she is a consum-
mate team player. When coach
Donna Papa asked her to catch last
year because the regular catcher was
injured, Narwid picked up a chest
protector and face mask and trotted
out onto the field.
According to Narwid, every part
of the game is equally important,
since you can't win if the team hasn't
played a complete game.
"I take pride in everything equally," I
Narwid said. "I think every aspect of
the game is equally important. If
you're having trouble with one area,
you can pick up with the other parts
of the game. I think you can't put
one part of the game as more
important than another."
Narwid's attitude is apparent in her
stellar defense. She has worked hard
to become one of the region's finest -
defensive center fielders with good -3
range and a rifle arm. Hard work is.4
natural for Narwid and her love for i
the outfield makes the work much
Off the field and in her spare timer
Narwid prefers to be outdoors. She c
loves to fish, whether it be ice fishing
or regular cast and reel on the open
sea. By the way, she loves to go;'
crabbing, too. -
Narwid also enjoys classic rock 'n';.
roll such as the Doors, the Who arid
the Rolling Stones, and she has a (.
hamster named Bucky Dent. ;
"We (she and her brother) named
him after Bucky hit his home run;;
against' the Red Sox (in the 1978 "
playoff game)," she said. "I don't k
really like the Yankees, but as a kid ,
I did. Didn't everyone like theni?"
That was a rhetorical question, but:
there is no question that everyone;;
likes the way Tracey Narwid plays. ';
supplemental, either in July of
Walsh, considered the second or
third best quarterback available,''
doesn't need league permission-'
because he plans to graduate this'
Major League salaries skyrocketing ,(,
Baseball salaries soared 14.6 per-
cent this year, raising the major
league average to $5 12,804, according
to an Associated Press study, and
nearly one in six players are making
$1 million or more this year.
Fueled by a bull free-agent market
and large increases in arbitration'
settlements, salaries climbed sharply"'
from last year's opening day average
There are 107 players making $1
million or more, including 18 at or j
above the $2 million level.
NCAA telecast ranks third
CBS' telecast of the Michigan
Seton Hall game beat the network'
competition and drew the highest
rating for an NCAA basketball final
since Villanova-Georgetown in 19851
Monday night's game, which-'
Michigan won in overtime 80-78,
received a 21.2 rating. Villanova-i-Georgetown
drew a 23.3, second
highest for a championship game-;;
behind the 24.1 for Michigan State-li
Indiana State in 1979.
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from Live Skull, Posi
traction, in its entirety
with no interruptions.
Items of Interest
Delta Zeta Sorority is sponsoring
a 48-hour see-saw-a-thon in the Pit
until noon Wednesday. All proceeds
will buy hearing aids for local
children with hearing impairments.
Lambda Chi Alpha and
Alpha Phi Alpha will conduct a
pantry raid for the needy April 5
8. Please bring non-perishable
goods to drop points in residence
halls or area neighborhoods.
Senior Class 1989 and:
Division of Student Affairs;
invites officially recognized student
organizations to nominate a senior
member fo an "Outstanding Senior
Award." Nomination forms are due
by noon, April 6, in 01 Steele
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