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Lasorda's son dies at 33

The 33-year-old son of Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda died Monday of pneumonia. Thomas C. Lasorda Jr. died at his home here with his father, mother (Jo), and sister (Laura) at his side, said a family spokesman.

The younger Lasorda, born in Greenville, S.C., was an artist. He had been ill for about five weeks and was hospitalized briefly at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Steinbrenner suit

is thrown out

NEW YORK _ One of the three lawsuits filed by George Steinbrenner and Yankees officials following baseball's investigation of the New York owner was thrown out of court Monday.

U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet said Steinbrenner was unable to prove a stenographic firm that transcribed interviews in baseball's investigation tampered with transcripts or that changes affected commissioner Fay Vincent's findings.

Vincent ruled last July that Steinbrenner's dealings with admitted gambler Howard Spira were not in the best interests of baseball and Steinbrenner agreed to give up control of the team.

Negro League reunion

too popular; put off

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. _ This month's Negro League reunion has been postponed because the event proved too popular, a National Baseball Hall of Fame official said.

"It's been such a success, we couldn't get enough hotel rooms to accommodate everyone who said they were coming," William J. Guilfoile, the hall's associate director, said Monday.

The affair, which had been planned for June 20-21, will probably be rescheduled for sometime in August, Guilfoile said.

Around the bases

Oakland catcher Terry Steinbach, hit in the head by a Bobby Thigpen pitch Saturday, was released from a hospital Monday in time to make the team's charter back to the Bay Area after the game against the White Sox. Manager Tony La Russa said Steinbach still feels uncomfortable and will be held out for a few days.

No major damage was found in the left shoulder of Dodgers outfielder Darryl Strawberry and he could be playing again as early as next weekend, team physician Dr. Frank Jobe said after an MRI exam.

Pitcher Ken Howell will go home to Michigan for 10 days to rest his injured right shoulder, the Phillies announced Monday. The right-hander, who has been on a rehabilitation program since surgery on his pitching shoulder in March, had been expected to travel to Atlanta with the team.

Ken Griffey Jr. led all American League players in early fan balloting for the 62nd All-Star Game with 366,934 votes, more than 58,000 ahead of Baltimore's Cal Ripken.

_ Compiled from AP reports.

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