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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 6, 1982, Tokyo, Japan 28 Pacific stars and stripes november 1982 Ferraro new tribe manager t a to attn a uni 111 Cleveland a the Cleve land who had hoped to hire fired Oakland As manager Billy settled thursday for their second naming new York Yankees coach Mike Ferraro As manager through the 1984 coached third base and first base for the Yankees the past four a former new York he also managed in the Yankees minor league system for five old baseball buddies As a matter of i gave him his first managerial Job at Oneonta in said indians president Gabe who was formerly president of the i was thrilled to see a class a the lowest class execute fundamentals As Well As any team in the major at that i put in the Back of my mind that Here was a future major league three of Ferraro five minor league teams finished in first the Yankees released Ferraro from a three year coaching contract so he could accept the indians Paul i think this bal club has a lot of said who is taking Over a team that finished sixth the past five seasons and has not been an american league con tender since when you look at a you look first at the pitching the staff Here has a Mike named Cleveland indians get his new hat from team owner Gabe Paul right As general manager Phil Seghi looks on in a press conference at Cleveland Ferraro was a new York Yankee coach for the past four up lot of Martin had been offered a three year contract Worth a reported million by the indians after he was fired by the As last but Martin refused to accept the proposal within the time allotted by the which expired last Ferraro replaces Dave who retired from the indians after years As Garcia took Over in mid979 from Jeff who then became a Yankee i think it might be a Little bit of a tribute to be considered for the same Job Billy was considered Ferraro billys a tremendous Ferraro is perhaps Best known for a play during the 1980 when he was coaching third base for the Yankees against Kansas Yan Kee baserunner Willie Randolph was thrown out on a play at Home plate after being waved around third by and Yankee owner George Steinbrenner was angered enough to move Ferraro from third base to first Hes the of the he had a right to get Ferraro the indians said Johnny Goryl would remain As third base coach and Dennis Sommers would remain at pitching coach Mel Queen will be replaced by former san Francisco pitching coach Don coach Tom Mcgraws replacement has not yet been likes his style Paul said he was pleased with Ferraro style As Well As his knowledge of the games fundament an old fashioned manager has a lot of Ferraro has a lot of Paul Ferraro said he can be fiery at something Many observers say that Garcia was i can get a Little fiery As a manager and then i feel sorry for the Ferraro nil strikers mull mass defection new York a striking National football league players Are talking about jumping in Masse to the United states football and Chet commissioner of the is beginning to wonder if the nil is thinking about jumping on the fledgling the nil management Council is in the negotiations to end the 45dayold players a series of provisions which in penalize the new league and any players who might head its a number of player representatives at the negotiation site visited Simmons Midtown office a few blocks and said if they became free agents through voided Large chunks of nil rosters could jump to the which opens its first season next if contracts were voided and we were faced with free that would be a Bonanza that we never counted Simmons said but if they wanted to move a team in that a possibility i had never thought about before Don player rep for the new England also mentioned that the Union will give to the Usel a list of 352 names of nil players due to become free agents on and de executive director of the said nil players could legally sign futures contracts with Usel As Larry Csonka and Paul Warfield did in the 1970s with the no defunct world football among the proposals reportedly being made by the nil manage ment the owners bargain ing in this current round of negotiations the nil College draft from late april to about the same time the Usel plans to1 conduct its mid round draft choices for the poorer teams in each years draft a Bottorof Thelander team might get an extra selection in the sixth or seventh for sex reducing the available Pool of years Severance pay penalty for any player who leaves the nil for another league and then returns in a subsequent a five year for who joins another comes Back to the nil a few years later and retires one year after that would not get Severance pay credit for that sixth nil draft selections for expansion likewise reducing players who might opt for the from two to five years of the provision which permits a team to retain the rights to a player who either is drafted and goes to another league or leaves a team for another for a Rookie drafted by Washington opted for the Usel or the Canadian league and two years later chose to return to the his rights would still belong to the redskins for three years and he could play for them unless he was Cut or increase of the Active roster see Page 24 pressure for a Rozelle presence new York a commissioner Pete Rozelle said thursday that he is receiving increasing pressure to enter the National football leagues stalemated strike negotiations but insisted it would serve no useful i have just written a letter to Burgess Owens defensive Back for the los Angeles one of the players who have visited me this Rozelle he asked me to attend the negotiations As an i assured him that i would continue to work with the manage ment Council and mediator Sam Kagel to overcome the present impasse but under the Circum my presence would be an the commissioner said that 28 in four had visited his office this week while talks were going on at the Summit hotel four blocks the players All wishing to talk about their i listened and told them that i would pass their grievances on to the management Council in the Hope that both sides will work toward the goal of he not Only players but Ete Rozelle radio and to critics have started beating the Drums for a Rozelle presence in the stalemate which already has wiped out seven week ends of Cost owners and players around million weekly and now threatens the in Rozelle has been hailed As the consummate league exec successful in negotiating the most princely to contract in billion for five the impression is that Rozelle if brought into could bring an immediate such an idea fails to jibe with i talked with de Garvey director of the nil players association and Gene Upshaw a Flea presi Dent in Washington in Rozelle i initiated the meet Garvey said he would like to get me i asked How do you mean involved he said As a representative of the owners see Page 24

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