In New York, American League President Lee MacPhail, accused by George Steinbrenner of having "authored a new Constitution and Bill of Rights of the U.S," will have nothing to say about Steinbrenner's latest outburst until, a spokesman said, "maybe the middle of next week."
Steinbrenner, critical of umpiring over the years, called MacPhail Friday night to protest Dave Winfield's ejection during a game with the Oakland A's . . .
Also in New York, 14 of the 15 surviving members of the 1933 All-Star Game squads have accepted invitations to participate in ceremonies connected with the golden anniversary of the inaugural game.
National Leaguers who have accepted are infielders Dick Bartell, Tony Cuccinello and Woody English, outfielder Wally Berger and pitchers Carl Hubbell and Hal Schumacher. Representing the 1933 American Leaguers will be outfielders Earl Averill, Sam West and Ben Chapman; infielders Joe Cronin and Charlie Gehringer; catchers Bill Dickey and Rick Ferrell, and pitcher Lefty Gomez. National Leaguer Bill Terry is undecided because of illness in his family . . .
Barbaro Garbey, the Cuban-born star of the Detroit Tigers' Class AAA Evansville farm club, has been placed on probation during an investigation of his admitted involvement in run-shaving in Cuba.
Minor League President John H. Johnson said that after reviewing the case, he had concluded "that to declare Mr. Garbey ineligible or to impose a period of suspension would be inappropriate at this time."
Garbey, the first Mariel refugee to climb within one step of the major leagues, admitted in a recent interview that he had been involved in fixing games in Havana in 1978 to support his family.