Shortstop Andre Robertson of the Yankees suffered a broken right rib, a mildly separated left shoulder and a moderately severe cervical sprain in that car crash. He'll probably get out of the hospital in three or four days, but his passenger, Shenikwa Dawn Nowlin, 23, of Dallas, remains in critical condition . . .
Birdie Tebbetts, former major league catcher and manager who scouts for the Cleveland Indians, was mugged in his St. Louis hotel room. Tebbetts, who admits to being 70, has a puffed lip.
"He gave me a good whack, took $175 and an expensive watch," Tebbetts said. "I guess he was surprised he didn't knock me out. He didn't know I (am) a fat little old catcher who knows how to take a hit" . . .
Twenty-five-cent beer night and dim lights didn't mix well Friday at a Pacific Coast League doubleheader in Phoenix. The stadium had installed some temporary lights but put them in the wrong places; both Phoenix and Tacoma players complained of glare. After three innings, Bill Cutler, the league president, ordered the game halted. Angry fans threw steel folding chairs and debris on the field, and management had to send for police. There were no arrests.
"The batters couldn't see the ball," Cutler said. "We couldn't risk injury."