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Cards may have been exposed to hepatitis after NLCS Game 4

Members of the St. Louis Cardinals may have been exposed to Hepatitis-A through a catered meal after Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, a team spokesman said yesterday.

No Cardinals players or employees have reported being sick. Team officials urge anyone who ate the food to seek immediate medical treatment. The Cardinals had food from an Italian restaurant catered in the clubhouse after a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 13. The restaurant owner, John Saraceno, said he informed the Cardinals that tainted food may have been served between Oct. 9 and 20.

Yankees: Bob Grim, the last American League rookie pitcher to win 20 games, had a fatal heart attack after throwing snowballs with neighborhood children in Shawnee, Kan., yesterday, his family said. He was 66. Grim was 20-6 in only 199 innings for the 1954 New York Yankees. He was 61-41 in eight seasons.

Reds: NL president Leonard Coleman has told Cincinnati owner Marge Schott to approve a 1997 budget for her team, or he will, the Dayton Daily News reported.

Basketball

Bullets' draftee in '85 charged in teen's death

Richie Adams, 33, the Big West Player of the Year at Nevada-Las Vegas who was drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1985, was charged with second-degree murder yesterday in the death of a 14-year-old New York City girl, police said. Adams never played an NBA game after getting into several legal jams. On the day he was drafted by the Bullets, Adams was arrested for stealing a car and credit cards.

Pacers: Rik Smits hasn't recovered from Sept. 8 foot surgery and Indiana coach Larry Brown isn't counting on having the 7-foot-4 center available to start the season. Smits had surgery on both feet and hasn't practiced.

Women's NBA: Olympic gold medalists Rebecca Lobo and Sheryl Swoopes will play in the Women's NBA, a new professional league that is to start in June. Both players passed up the rival American Basketball League, which began play last weekend, and signed two-year contracts with the WNBA.

Colleges

Terps' Cummings practices, but remains questionable

Brian Cummings practiced with Maryland's football team, but coach Mark Duffner would not say if he would start or play against Duke on Saturday. Cummings had his second concussion of the season Saturday.

Women's soccer: Senior Erin Murphey (Francis Scott Key) scored twice in 63 seconds late in the second half to lead Western Maryland (7-7-1, 4-3) over Dickinson (7-10, 3-5) by 3-0 in a Centennial Conference game. Julie Backof (Westminster) had eight saves in her fourth shutout.

Men's soccer: John Burke had the tying and go-ahead goals as Mount St. Mary's (9-5-1) slipped past Old Dominion (2-13) by 3-1.

Et cetera

Miller is first electee to PGA Tour Hall of Fame

Former U.S. Open and British Open champion Johnny Miller became the first player elected to the PGA Tour Hall of Fame. Miller, 49, won 24 PGA titles during his career. He was the only player named on the required 75 percent of the ballots in the first-ever Hall of Fame voting.

Miller was named on 79 percent of the ballots. Former U.S. Open champion Lloyd Mangrum was second (63 percent), followed by Tom Kite (54), Ben Crenshaw (44) and Greg Norman (42). Miller will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in St Augustine, Fla., when it opens in 1998. The eligibility requirements include at least 10 wins, or at least two wins among the majors or The Players Championship, be at least 40 years old and have been a member of the tour for at least 10 years.

Boxing: Mike Tyson is turning to the courts in his effort to keep lions and tigers in four cages with tunnels leading to an exercise area on his estate in Warren, Ohio. Tyson is appealing Southington Township's denial of his request to keep the exotic animals in a 66-by-83-foot area on his property.

Tennis: Pete Sampras and Boris Becker won in straight sets and an injured Thomas Muster withdrew from the Stuttgart (Germany) ATP, a tournament featuring all of the world's top players. Andre Agassi played as if he were still on vacation, squandering five match points before struggling past Spain's Alberto Berasategui, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5). Top-seeded Anke Huber defeated German compatriot Barbara Rittner, 6-3, 6-4, to reach the second round of the Luxembourg Seat Open. Sixth-seeded Judith Wiesner was bounced by Belarussian Natasha Zvereva, 6-4, 6-2, in a second-round match.

The quiz

Bronx bummers

The New York Yankees had four hits Sunday night, their fewest in a World Series game since Game 3 in 1963. Name the Los Angeles Dodger who three-hit them in that game. (Answer, 6D)

Quiz answer

Don Drysdale.

Pub Date: 10/24/96

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