Dave Kingman and Rod Carew were the biggest winners in the second award of baseball collusion damages, which totaled $9,708,756. Kingman was awarded $829,850 by arbitrator Thomas Roberts for 1987 and Carew was awarded $782,036 for 1986, according to the Jan. 10 decision by Roberts, which was obtained today by the Associated Press.
In 1989, owners were found guilty by Roberts of conspiring against free agents after the 1985 season. Arbitrator George Nicolau found the owners guilty of the same following the 1986 and 1987 seasons. Owners settled the cases for $280 million.
Roberts's latest decisions were for lost jobs in 1986 and 1987, loss of mobility in both years and other damages for 1987, which include emotional distress and loss of licensing money.
Ten players were awarded lost jobs money for 1986 and 11 for 1987. Others receiving money for 1986 were Al Oliver ($680,031), Jeff Burroughs and Mike Hargrove ($476,022 each), Dan Spillner ($442,020), Alan Bannister ($306,014), Kurt Bevacqua ($272,012), Steve Braun ($242,091), Rob Picciolo ($163,207) and Glenn Brummer ($48,201).
Others receiving money for 1987 were Chris Chambliss and Billy Sample ($368,182 each), Terry Forster ($268,933), Doug Flynn ($256,126), Roy Lee Jackson ($214,634), Frank Pastore ($212,089), Vern Ruhle ($181,074), Ray Fontenot ($73,602), George Wright ($51,225) and Dann Bilardello ($30,256).
Seventy-two players were awarded $13,601 each for loss of mobility in 1986. For 1987, 114 players were awarded $12,806 each for loss of mobility. Bob Horner and Matt Keough, who played in Japan that year, were awarded $25,613. Thirteen players got $38,419 each for "other damages," such as loss of licensing money. Those players were Doyle Alexander, Bob Boone, Andre Dawson, Darrell Evans, Rich Gedman, Ron Guidry, Horner, Dennis Martinez, Lance Parrish, Tim Raines, Tom Seaver, Bryn Smith and Lonnie Smith.
Butch Wynegar, who in 1986 left the New York Yankees with what he said were nervous problems, also was awarded money for emotional distress -- $40,802 for 1986 and $192,053 for 1987. This was the second set of awards. Last Feb. 14, Roberts awarded players $59.48 million for lost wages in 1986 and 1987. The big winners were Jack Clark ($2,112,556), Parrish ($1,786,764), Dawson ($1,280,632), Carlton Fisk ($1,218,343), Raines ($1,131,109), Gedman ($1,114,961) and Seaver ($1,046,671).