Less than 17 hours after the final out of the World Series, baseball's business season got under way, as Pittsburgh outfielder Bobby Bonilla was among the first 21 players to file for free agency.
Following are the 21 players who have filed. Players with 6 or more seasons of major-league service whose contracts have expired and who are not bound by repeater rights restrictions may file by Nov. 11:
Boston -- Joe Hesketh, lhp.
California -- Wally Joyner, 1b.
Kansas City -- Danny Tartabull, of.
Oakland -- Mike Gallego, 2b; Ernest Riles, 3b; Curt Young, lhp.
Texas -- John Russell, c.
Atlanta -- Doug Sisk, rhp.
Chicago -- Rick Sutcliffe, rhp.
Houston -- Jim Deshaies, lhp.
Los Angeles -- Mike Morgan, rhp; Juan Samuel, 2b.
Montreal -- Ron Hassey, c.
New York -- Frank Viola, lhp.
Philadelphia -- Steve Lake, c; Randy Ready, 2b.
Pittsburgh -- Bobby Bonilla, of; Steve Buechele, 3b; Bob Kipper, lhp
D8 San Diego -- Jack Howell, 3b; Dennis Rasmussen, lhp.