The Toronto Blue Jays named Bobby Mattick as manager yesterday, replacing Roy Hartsfield who was fired at the end of the regular season.
Mattick, who was director of player development and in charge of minor league field activities for Toronto, was instrumental in the development of some of baseball's recent stars -- Gary Carter, Rusty Staub, Curt Flood, Darrell Porter, Frank Robinson, Vada Pinson, Gorman Thomas, Sixto Lezcano, Warren Cromartie and Gary Roenicke.
The Philadelphia Phillies meanwhile, made it official -- naming Dallas Green, who replaced Danny Ozark on an interim basis late the past season, as manager for the 1980 season.
Under Green, the Phillies won 19 and lost 11 and overtook the Chicago Cubs for fourth place in the National League East but still finished 14 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates.
"I think I can do a job for the Philadelphia Phillies, and I think they can do it (win the championship)," Green said.
Minnesota Twin outfielder Richard Sofield was fined $35 plus $15 in court charges following arrest for scalping World Series tickets.
Sofield was apprehended at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday outside Memorial Stadium before the start of the seventh game. He was then released on $50 bond pending his court appearance.
San Diego Clipper center Bill Walton says he feels pain when he runs on the basketball floor. Foot specialists have prescribed arch supports for his left shoe. X-ray have failed to show any stress fracture or inflammation. hOwner Irv Levin said, "When Bill is 100 percent, he'll play. He is doing what the doctors are telling him to, nothing more, nothing less."
Catholic University is the nation's top NCAA Division III defensive football team against the rush and in total defense. The Cardinals are allowing only 32 yards per game on the ground and 109.5 yards per game.
Baltimore Oriole pitcher Mike Flanagan hurled in the final game of the World Series shortly after his wife underwent emergency surgery.
Flanagan found his wife unconscious on the bathroom floor Wednesday afternoon and rushed her to Baltimore Medical Center, where she underwent exploratory surgery for what doctors first thought was appendicitis. Hospital spokesman Gary Michael said it was not appendicitis but he would not disclose the nature of the illness. Mrs. Flanagan was listed in satisfactory condition.