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Peter Gammons
June 23, 1986
SHUT UP AND DEAL
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June 23, 1986

Baseball

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The Brewers have told Ben Oglivie that they do not intend to renew his contract for 1987, despite his hitting .349 and running third on the club in RBIs. He may be available as a late-season pickup for a contender....

Brewer rookie pitcher Bill Wegman struggled for two months before realizing that he had a serious eyesight problem. He was 0-5 before getting glasses and is 2-0 since....

The Astros have quietly been shopping Dickie Thon. He got off to a .267 start with nine of his first 20 hits for extra bases, but since has gone 4 for 42 and asked to be disabled after an 0-for-17 slide. Eye doctors claim that his eyesight has improved. He says that it hasn't....

Pirates manager Jim Leyland nominates Billy Almon as the best utility-man in the game. "He's my MVP," says Leyland. "Every time I mess up, he's there to fill in," which Almon has done at five positions.

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