Marciani Out As MLB VP/National Sales Hammon Headlines espnW's "Impact 25" St. Pete Denies Rays' Ballpark Search Deal Sources: Sprint Shelves NASCAR "Experience" Weekend Plans: Eagles' Brian Napoli Angels, Red Sox Eliminate Pension Plans Names In The News MLB Franchise Notes Executive Transactions Big Execs Reminisce On Sports Media
NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published May 5, 1995
Columnist GEORGE WILL has been named commissioner of the Texas-Louisiana League. ESPN's PETER GAMMONS on Will's appointment: "The Texas-Louisiana League now has something Major League Baseball doesn't -- an independent commissioner" ("Baseball Tonight," ESPN, 5/4)....JOSE CANSECO's sports management firm, 40-40 Sports Council, has closed its doors in Miami Beach. Canseco was officially informed by the MLBPA that he could not be a player and an agent at the same time. Canseco did say he would represent himself in his next round of contract negotiations (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/5)....Devil Rays Owner VINCE NAIMOLI will not name the first team's GM until early July, after MLB's June amateur draft (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 5/5)....49er JERRY RICE will join NASCAR drivers KYLE PETTY, GEOFF BODINE and HARRY GANT in a 3,100 mile motorcycle ride from San Francisco to Charlotte. The Kyle Petty Coors Light Charity Ride Across America benefits the Winston Cup Racing Wives Auxiliary and other charities (USA TODAY, 5/5).... Sioux Falls Skyforce VP & GM GREG HEINEMAN was named the '95 CBA Executive of the Year (USA TODAY, 5/5).