Officials in Milwaukee ordered further investigation to determine if charges should be brought against California Angels star Reggie Jackson as the result of a tavern altercation.
Milwaukee County District Attorney E. Michael McCann said he wants to interview Jackson's teammates Donnie Moore, Rob Wilfong and Rick Burleson and other witnesses to the Saturday night occurrence.
At a hearing yesterday, Donald Weimer, 26, of Racine, Wis., who appeared with a blackened left eye, a cut above the eyebrow, a chipped front tooth and stitches under his chin, said the incident began when Jackson refused to autograph his ticket stub from Saturday's Angels-Brewers game.
Weimer, an unemployed office worker, said he had drunk more than a six-pack of beer before approaching the ballplayer, but, "I didn't feel I was affected. It was spread out over a long period . . . "
Long-time major league figure Paul Richards' death at 77 in his native Waxahachie, Tex., Sunday brought this comment from Orioles General Manager Hank Peters about the former Baltimore manager and general manager: "People give Paul credit for laying the Orioles' foundations. We have tried to stick to the same policies he established . . . He got the scouting staff going and the basics he followed then we follow today."