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He's hot, but not a hot dog
Anthony Cotton
September 08, 1980
With his batting average high among the league leaders and his fielding as slick as ever, Second Baseman Manny Trillo of Philadelphia is hushing up his critics
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September 08, 1980

He's Hot, But Not A Hot Dog

With his batting average high among the league leaders and his fielding as slick as ever, Second Baseman Manny Trillo of Philadelphia is hushing up his critics

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The daughter of a wealthy Venezuelan businessman and niece of one of the owners of a South American baseball team, Maria put her expertise to good use in negotiating her husband's five-year $2.1 million contract last winter. Paul Owens, director of player personnel, called the bargaining "interesting and refreshing. Things never got hard-nosed or intense: they were like a series of little chats. Her arguments were intelligent and logical." And apparently very successful. "I'm very happy with the contract," Trillo says. "I got what I wanted."

But now he may want more. Owens says Maria, ever the diligent agent, has been calling up lately to schedule a few more little chats.

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