Yankees SS Derek Jeter has resumed throwing as part of a rehab program for a dislocated left shoulder.

Jeter took part in workouts on the field for the second straight day yesterday. Although he is not yet permitted to catch the ball, Jeter made 60 throws and did sprints in the outfield.

The five time all-star injured his shoulder in a collision with Toronto C Ken Huckaby on March 31 in the Yankees' season opener.

Jeter is expected to be out at least another three to four weeks.

* HALL APOLOGIZES: The baseball Hall of Fame president issued an apology, saying he was sorry he failed to call Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon last week before canceling a "Bull Durham" celebration because of the actors' anti-war stance.

In an open letter to the 28,000 people who called or sent a letter or e-mail to the Hall, Dale Petroskey blamed himself for bringing politics into the shrine.

"I inadvertently did exactly what I was trying to avoid," the former Reagan administration official wrote. "With the advantage of hindsight, it is clear I should have handled the matter differently."

Petroskey made no mention of whether he still believed the decision to scrap the event was correct.

* SIMON SITS: Pirates 1B Randall Simon, involved in a minor traffic accident near PNC Park after Thursday night's game, didn't start against the Cubs last night because of a sore neck.

-- From News Services