Brawl penalties due tomorrow

Orioles notebook

June 09, 1993|By Jim Henneman | Jim Henneman,Staff Writer

American League president Bobby Brown began reviewing films of Sunday's brawl between the Orioles and Seattle Mariners yesterday, but announcement of fines and/or suspensions isn't expected for at least another day.

Brown requested the tapes after getting game reports from umpires Durwood Merrill, John Hir- shbeck, Gary Cedarstrom and Tim Welke. Seven players and Mariners manager Lou Piniella were thrown out of the game following the fight, which interrupted play for 20 minutes.

The melee started when Bill Haselman charged the mound after being hit by a pitch from Mike Mussina. Haselman was one of those ejected, and if past practices are followed, he is likely to draw a suspension.

The length of the fight and the involvement of players who came off the bench and out of the bullpen probably means there will be a number of fines and suspensions. Brown is expected to conclude his investigation today and announce his decision tomorrow.

Any suspensions can be appealed pending a hearing, which usually takes place during a team's next visit to New York, where league offices are located. The Mariners play in New York on July 19-21. The Orioles return Aug. 13-15.

Token lefty

When Curt Young started against the Orioles last night, he became the first left-handed pitcher to start for the A's in more than two years.

The last one to do it? Young -- on May 13, 1991. In between the A's played a total of 346 games. Young is also the last left-handed starter to win a game for the A's, that taking place on Sept. 11, 1990.

The last left-hander other than Young to start a game for the A's was Dave Otto -- on Oct. 1, 1989.

The Young and the hapless: The Mets' Anthony Young has a 20-game losing streak. Since his last win (April 19, 1992), major-league pitchers named Young have gone 5-31, and Curt Young had four of those victories (against two losses).

Casting call

The Orioles' scouting department has announced a series of 11 area tryout camps, running through July 24. The first one will be held June 25 at Joe Cannon Stadium in Harmans, the second at Grove Stadium in Frederick on July 3.

The camps, all of which will start at 9 a.m., are open to players between the ages of 16 and 22. American Legion players must have written permission to participate from either their coach or post commander.

All players must bring their own equipment and arrive for registration by 8:30 a.m. Jim Gilbert, the Orioles' territorial supervisor, will run the tryout camps.

Triple A-OK

Two players on the Orioles' roster still are ranked among the leaders in the Triple-A International League.

First baseman-designated hitter Paul Carey is third in hitting with a .348 average and left-hander Jamie Moyer is first in ERA at 1.67 and tied for third with six wins.

Outfielders Jack Voigt and Damon Buford were previously among the leaders, but no longer have sufficient appearances to qualify.

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