Former Orioles P Doug Johns was sentenced to a year of supervised probation, 80 hours of community service and fined $1,525 yesterday for drunken driving and possession of marijuana charges.
Eastside District Judge Ben C. Clyburn sentenced Johns for running a red light, driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia April 5 following the Orioles' Opening Day game in Baltimore.
Johns, who was not tendered a contract by the Orioles this winter, also is facing charges stemming from an October incident at the toll plaza of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in which he was charged with driving under the influence of marijuana.
AWAITING HALL CALL: Carlton Fisk and Tony Perez are considered the leading candidates for election to the Hall of Fame when results are announced tonight.
Relief Ps Goose Gossage and Jeff Reardon and starter Jack Morris lead the list of 14 first-timers on the ballot. Gary Carter, Tommy John and Bruce Sutter also are among the 30 eligible players.
MAZZILLI ADDED: Yankees Manager Joe Torre is keeping his staff mostly intact, retaining five of the six coaches he started with in 1996.
The only addition to the staff is former major league OF Lee Mazzilli, who will serve as first base coach.