Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Steve Howe has undergone a five-week program for alcohol and drug rehabilitation and center fielder Ken Landreaux is being treated, according to published reports.
Dodgers management will approach three other players on the subject shortly, the Daily Breeze of Torrance (Calif.) quoted unidentified Dodger sources as saying.
Howe completed the program at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Ariz., where Landreaux is undergoing treatment . . .
With an audience of 2,700 crowding the Baltimore Convention Center for the 30th Tops in Sports Banquet, Mayor William Donald Schaefer asked, "Do we want to want to keep the Orioles in Baltimore?" The audience applauded loudly.
If the mayor sounded as if the city were still a little paranoid about retaining its major league franchise, Orioles owner Edward Bennett Williams settled the issue in his turn.
"The mayor is always talking about the possibility of infidelity . . . I promise to love, honor and stay in the city of Baltimore for all the rest of my years."
With that Williams suddenly produced a bouquet of roses, top hat, bridal gown and veil. He donned the top hat and affixed the bridal attire to the mayor . . .
Former Washington Senator pitcher Joe Coleman has been named manager of the Peoria Suns Class A professional baseball team, a new entry in the Midwest League. Coleman pitched a complete game in the major leagues in his first try at age 18.