Marciani Out As MLB VP/National Sales Hammon Headlines espnW's "Impact 25" St. Pete Denies Rays' Ballpark Search Deal "TNF" Ratings Down For Titans-Jags Luck Reiterates Stance On Likeness Compensation Angels, Red Sox Eliminate Pension Plans Heisman Audience Among Lowest In Last Decade Media Notes MLB Franchise Notes Rice Univ. Upgrading Football Stadium
Published March 13, 1996
Phil Rizzuto announced he will return to WPIX-New York to call 31 of the station's 50 Yankee games. Rizzuto had announced his retirement last August (NEWSDAY, 3/13)....ESPN received a 2.4 rating for their NCAA "Selection Show," down 29% from last year (USA TODAY, 3/13)....Fox officially announced Dave Winfield as their MLB studio analyst. Winfield: "When I was a rookie in baseball, I made a million errors. I hope I don't do that now" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/13)....Jay Larkin, Exec Producer of SET, Showtime's PPV arm, is upset that neither Frank Bruno nor Mike Tyson have made themselves more available to the media in advance of Saturday's fight. Larkin: "The success of this promotion rests on a very few shoulders and if they are nowhere to be found" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/13)....Time Warner and U.S. West will meet in court today to hear U.S. West's suit to stop the proposed TBS-Time Warner merger (N.Y. POST, 3/13).... Raybin Communications has been named one of the media partners of Pinnacle All-Star FanFest. As part of the deal, Raybin Sports Collectors Show will offer daily FanFest information on its Web site. Address: http://www. sportscollectors.com (Pinnacle).