For the first time in the 28-year history of the award, the same nine players were named to the American League Gold Glove team for the second straight year. Two newcomers -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joaquin Andujar and Chicago Cubs outfielder Bob Dernier -- broke into the National League lineup, The Sporting News said in announcing the awards.
The AL team is: Eddie Murray, Baltimore, first base; Lou Whitaker, Detroit, second base; Buddy Bell, Texas, third base; Alan Trammell, Detroit, shortstop; Dwight Evans, Boston, Dave Winfield, New York, and Dwayne Murphy, Oakland, in the outfield; Lance Parrish, Detroit, as catcher and Ron Guidry, New York, as pitcher.
The other NL players named were Keith Hernandez, New York, first base; Ryne Sandberg, Chicago, second base; Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia, third base; Ozzie Smith, St. Louis, shortstop; Dale Murphy, Atlanta, and Andre Dawson, Montreal, in the outfield and Tony Pena, Pittsburgh, as catcher. . . .
Terry Crowley will replace retiring Ralph Rowe as batting coach, Baltimore Orioles officials announced yesterday.
Rowe, 60, who spent 38 seasons in professional baseball, joined the Orioles in 1977 as minor league batting instructor. In 1981 he began working mainly with the major league team.
Crowley, 37, joined the Orioles in 1969 and is one of eight players with more than 100 career pinch hits with a lifetime pinch hit average of .260. Crowley, who ended his playing career with the Expos in 1983, was the Orioles' minor league batting instructor in 1984 . . .
Removing the cast from Atlanta Braves third baseman Bob Horner's right wrist revealed "a change of slight increased density of the bone," according to team physician Robert Wells. "What long-term effect it may have is not clear at this moment."