Pete Rose has asked baseball writers not to use the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in July as a vehicle for protesting changes in the balloting procedure.
In a letter to Jack Lang, secretary of the Baseball Writers Association of America, Rose also askee the writers not bo boycott the voting.
The Hall of Fame's board of directors voted in kFebruary, over the objection of Lang and many of his colleagues, to remove from the ballot any player banned for life from baseball.
Rose was barred in 1989 for betting on baseball games and subsequently served prison time for failing to pay taxes on money made from gambling and selling memorabilia.
* DODGERS: Orel Hershiser had his rockiest outing since he returned from April 1990 reconstructive shoulder surgery, giving up three ru;ns on 11 hits, as the Shreveport Captains beat the San Antonio Missions, 3-0, in a Class AA Texas League game. He threw 92 pitches--69 for strikes.