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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 19, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Rangers slip past Page 9A orts HarmldZrltunj July 8A Bell headed for Cincinnati DETROIT AP Texas Rangers manager Bobby Valentine confirmed reports that third baseman Buddy Bell has been traded to the Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Duane Walker and righthander Jeff the Dallas Times Herald The newspaper quoted Valentine as saying after Thursdays 32 victory over Detroit that an Associated Press story from Cincinnati confirming the trade was accurate but not The Rangers and Reds have scheduled news con ferences today to formally announce the the Times confirmation ended several days of speculation over when and where Bell was to be On anticipation mounted and rumors flew that the trade would be announced before Thursday nights Earlier in the day Bell said he flew to Cincinnati and agreed in principle on a contract with the Reds playermanager Pete Rose evidently thought the trade was completed late Thursday night when he told Walker he was part of a trade for Reds General Manager Bill Bergesch later said the trade wasnt and hed have no further comment until noon The Rangers also declined It was probably a little Bergesch Duane is still a Red at this Its unfortunate maybe it will still work Neither Walker nor Bell knew anything about the apparent holdup preventing the 33yearold third baseman from going to the team his father played for in the The Reds reportedly arent the only team in terested in acquiring Its been up and down and its been nobodys Bell I knew that when I asked for the Bell didnt arrive at Tiger Stadium for a game until and wasnt in the Rangers starting He said he had been in where he agreed in principle on contract terms and figured the trade was As far as Im the contract situation with the Reds was taken care of in 15 minutes this Bell I dont know what the hangup I dont know what held it up unless it was the Bell reportedly is making a year on a contract running through 1987 with an option for Bergesch spoke with Rangers officials by telephone during the Reds 63 loss to the Philadelphia After the Rose called Walker into his office for a private He told me that I was going there and Buddy Bell is coming Walker Its a good opportunity for With the Ill get an opportunity to play and see what I can has been used as a backup outfielder and He hit in 83 games last but is batting just in 48 plate appearances this Rose said he wouldnt comment on the trade until its Several minutes Bergesch told reporters the trade hadnt been completed and that there would be no further announcement until Right there is no deal at this Bergesch Valentines confirmation ended what has been an agonizing process for If I ever had to go through that Id kill Bell Thats how difficult its Bell is in his 13th majorleague having split time between the Cleveland Indians and the He hit last season with 83 runs batted but has slumped badly this hitting No progress AllStar scrimmage The New Braunfels bound for the ASA Senior Girls State tournament this weekend in scrimmaged at Camp Comal earlier this week to get ready for the At Jo Anne Cantu strides into the while at right Lory Ann Hill takes off from first LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEITIJNG Baseball talks recessed until Monday NEW YORK AP Cross off three more days in the countdown toward a possible baseball Despite a players union decision to walk out on 6 if a new collective bargaining agreement hasnt been the major league owners and players wont sit down together again until The owners Player Relations Committee and officials of the Major League Players Association reported if progress after three hours of negotiations Thur It was their first meeting since the players set the deadline on If youre asking me whether we made significant the answer is If youre asking whether the clock is the answer is concluded Don acting executive director of the Lee president of the management com was slightly more Its hard to measure progess because weve got to do lot of work in a lot of but we accomplished some of that The negotiators said they dealt with a list of 25 non economic issues and only briefly addressed their biggest salary structure and We had a brief but there is still no offer on the benefit Fehr We reviewed a lot of other not important The owners have proposed a salary which the union and want to change the conditions under which a player is allowed to seek free agency or salarv The biggest dispute concerns baseballs television revenue and how much of it will go into the players pension and benefit the players association has received onethird of that This that share came to about But the value of basebaUs new TV rights contract soared last year from million to and the owners have resisted giving the players the traditional or about We have not made a specific offer on television MacPhail It depends on how the whole financial issue is going to be To the economic state of baseball is the most important thing that has to be Sports tUecke to to Rain turns Georges to tiger England Watson was in the mood to tame a The Royal Georges Golf Club j known in calmer times as a jpar70 layout of became a raindrenched monster during the opening round of the 114th British fOpen on Thursday and devoured of the games top i including Seventytwo wont be that far Watson said of his This fgolf course can be a On the first I found the heavy rough and I deserved what I The tiger was reduced to a by Irishman Christy the nephew of 1965 iOpen runnerup Christy OConnor ran off aj Openrecord seven consecutive birdies on the way to a 64 and a fourstroke I just tried to make as many birdies as I I tried to keep going the way I I never played said who had 10 four bogeys and four He by one the course record set in 1934 by Henry who was on hand to welcome OConnor at the end of his Well said the 78year Didyouplay all 18 seeking a recordtying sixth British Open fared better than did a Irio of former After stumbling to a double bogey on the first Watson played even Fir golf tbe rest of the and pronounced Wmself pleased with his long iron Lee a twotime had it two under par after three then took a double bogey on the fourth and came in with a OConnors famous a carousing figure known throughout Britain as had some words of advice for his 37 yearold Hes a hero in a very brave player with nerves of OConnor said of his a dominant player from the 1950s into the He told me how to win the He said you must be brave enough to attack the brave enough to be positive and not brave enough to play each note and each shot one at a the 8001 lon9 the dash a i SundaV v host rteW
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