One National League shortstop deal that, unlike Ozzie Smith-Garry Templeton, didn't fall through: Larry Bowa, who told you it was coming, gone yesterday from Phillies to Cubs in exchange for Ivan DeJesus.
End of a crackling 12-year Philadelphia career for Bowa, 36. And his last Phillie manager, Chicago orchestrator, Dallas Green, got the Phils to toss utility infield prospect Ryne Sandberg into the bargain for DeJesus, a .193 hitter last, aberrated season but .257 career to Bowa's .264, seven years younger, and rejoining old keystone partner Manny Trillo.
Look who're invited to Baltimore spring training, news sprung by Oriole brass during yesterday's Washington visit: Ross Grimsley and Don Stanhouse! Lefty and righty ex-Birds let go by Cleveland and L.A. last spring. "Stan the Man Unusual," Orioles' top reliever in '78, '79, is out to regroup from back and shoulder ills that made the Dodgers so sorry they fished him out of the post-'79 reentry pool they freed him anew though still paying him guaranteed six-figure salary.
In the NFL, Joe says it ain't so. It's Redskin Coach Joe Gibbs taking umbrage at 49er Coach Bill Walsh for telling 200 reporters at a Super Bowl morning-after press conference that Gibbs and Ray Perkins (Giants) had come to him to talk about his offense; as in gleanings from the guru. Hah! Gibbs phoned Post columnist Dave Kindred (and remarked similarly on radio) yesterday: "I (merely) talked to Bill Walsh. Anyone who knows anything about it knows that our offenses are like night and day opposites" . . .
Now has Gibbs doubly miffed Joe Paterno by hiring away Penn State football's strength coach, Dan Riley? The Redskins burned Paterno, remember, by luring linebacker Larry Kubin from his last year of eligibility. They could make it a triple play, come NFL draft, should they land offensive lineman Mike Munchak, graded a top-10 pro prospect . . .
Resigned: Ted Marchibroda as Bear offensive coordinator, "just felt it would be better," after meeting with Mike Ditka, Chi's new coach . . . Resigned: Ray Volpe, commissioner of the Ladies PGA--on eve of the season's first tournament ($125,000, Deerfield Beach, Fla.). He shepherded LPGA through great growth ($1.2 million purses in 1975 to $6.4 million in '82). The new commish, when Volpe leaves April 15: John D. Laupheimer, former U.S. Golf Association executive director/administration, who has been LPGA's executive director since October . . . Retired: Rod Horn, sometime starter at nose tackle for the Bengals, after only two NFL years: from Super Bowl to wildlife service in Nebraska . . . Charged: Harmon Killebrew's son Kenneth, 25, in a Boise bank holdup . . .
Touchdown Club elections: secretary-treasurer, Jimmy Gee (so in presidential line of succession for '84); board, Michael Catrone, David Johnson, Robert Johnson, Al Lujack, John Neumann, John O'Brien, Ed Walsh, Charles Widman . . .
To cogitation by colleagues that American U. so enjoyed renting Georgetown's McDonough Arena and beating GW there that it might forsake cold Fort Myer for dates with such as St. Joe's and Temple, AU A.D. Bob Frailey parries: "This was an emergency, and we hope there are no more emergencies" . . . That athletic-looking bunch at the White House yesterday was from Clemson, honored by President Reagan as college football's No. 1 . . . Two rookies from one club on the NBA East All-Stars Sunday in Jersey: Piston Kelly Tripucka replaces injured Hawk Dan Roundfield. Tripucka, now joining mate Isiah Thomas, had said he was upset at being passed over.
Those new thumbless gloves required in New York state boxing: Madison Square Garden had to cancel a six-bout card set Friday in Felt Forum because the fighters objected that they didn't have enough time to get used to 'em . . .
Ginny Hunt, president-elect of AIAW, fears final elbowing-out by NCAA of the pioneering organization of women's college sports. Hunt says it could be finis if AIAW fails in current legal efforts to block the first NCAA women's basketball tournament and thus save a $200,000 NBC contract to show the AIAW championships . . .
A. Nevada-Las Vegas started 1981-82 basketball with guards Danny Tarkanian, son of UNLV Coach Jerry T., and Greg Goorjian, whose dad Ed coaches Loyola Marymount--whither Greg, restless about playing time, now has decided to transfer. P.S. UNLV senior star Michael (Spiderman) Burns, ruled academically ineligible Jan. 15, has lost an appeal . . . Q. Two-time harness horse of year Niatross is a first-time papa. How many foals, approximately, expected--at $35,000 stud fee--in his first crop?