The organizers of a group whose aim is to help minorities get into major league management positions say they think Baseball Commissioner Peter Uebberoth and team owners will work with them.
Formed over the weekend by about 50 blacks with major league ties meeting in Irving, Tex., the Baseball Network is the brainchild of former scout Ben Moore, pitcher Ray Burris and former baseball greats Frank Robinson (now a coach with the Baltimore Orioles) and Willie Stargell.
Robinson said the network will seek to assist Ueberroth's affirmative action initiatives, adding: "We are not in competition with any of the programs the commissioner is running. We are a separate body." . . .
Dan Driessen, the veteran first baseman called up from the minors by St. Louis for the pennant drive and postseason play after Jack Clark was hurt, has been released by the Cardinals. Driessen, 36, hit .233 in 24 regular-season games, .240 for the playoffs and World Series.
Cardinals first baseman-outfielder Jim Lindeman had surgery to remove a ruptured disk and is expected to be fully active in six to eight weeks . . .
Duke Snider, who played his way into the Hall of Fame as a 1947-62 Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder, is recovering from heart bypass surgery, the club announced. Snider, 61, lately a broadcaster for the Montreal Expos, "is resting comfortably and will undergo several weeks of therapy," a Dodgers spokesman said.