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April 05, 1991

But what did he do against Higgins?

The Cincinnati Reds' Tim Layana broke thousands of hearts by striking out actor Tom Selleck to end the Detroit Tigers' eighth inning Wednesday night.

Then the Reds rallied for four runs in the ninth to win the exhibition game, 6-4.

The left-handed-hitting Selleck, who has been in the Tigers' camp in Lakeland, Fla., most of the spring researching a movie about baseball, was sent up as a pinch hitter for Rob Deer with two outs and Detroit leading, 4-2.

"My knees were shaking a little bit," Selleck said. "He threw well, but he can probably throw a lot better. I pulled a hamstring a couple of days ago. I don't know what I'd have done if I'd have hit the ball. Probably hobbled to first."

Tigers manager Sparky Anderson had no second thoughts about using an amateur.

"I told him: 'You're not going to screw up the game. We're down here to have fun,' " Anderson said. "I just thought they'd just throw the ball up there. I didn't think they'd try to get him out. I thought he had some good hacks."

The quote

Golden State Warriors' Chris Mullin after debris from an earthquake-damaged freeway shattered the sunroof of his pickup on the way to a charity luncheon in San Francisco on Wednesday: "I was going to ask the Mayor [Art Agnos] what to do about it, but it was kind of a nice event and I didn't want to bother him."

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