Ex-pitcher Tug McGraw has cancer
Former pitcher Tug McGraw was diagnosed with brain cancer and doctors were trying to determine if they could operate. Doctors found at least two tumors. McGraw, 58, was taken Wednesday to Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater and had neurological tests, said Phillies officials, who refused to disclose more details. McGraw has been a special spring training instructor for the team the past two years.
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CELEB DERBY: Bucs running back Mike Alstott will compete in a home run derby before a Legends of Baseball game Sunday at Progress Energy Park in St. Petersburg. The home run derby will be at 5 p.m., with the game at 6. Bob Feller, Rollie Fingers, Fergie Jenkins, Harmon Killebrew, Brooks Robinson, Wade Boggs and Jim Rice are scheduled to appear. Tickets are $6-$10 and proceeds benefit All Children's Hospital and Major League Baseball Players Alumni. For information call (727) 892-6744, ext. 1.
"I didn't charge the mound (If I had) I did my teammates a disservice, I did the organization a disservice and I did myself a disservice because I'm not in the ballgame. I just took it out on the second baseman or the shortstop."
_ FRANK ROBINSON
Expos manager and Hall of Fame player on his response to being hit by a pitch when he played