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Published February 27, 1998
Cavs GM WAYNE EMBRY will be honored tomorrow when he will be named the '98 Black Professional of the Year by the BLACK PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 2/27)....Mariners SS ALEX RODRIGUEZ will help lead the first-ever "Read Across America" celebration, sponsored by the Nat'l Education Association (NEA), on March 2 by reading DR. SEUSS' "Green Eggs and Ham" with students in Phoenix, AZ (NEA)....JOE DIMAGGIO, and his role in a new film, "The First of May," were featured on "ET" (2/26)....Two members of the HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS were featured on ABC's "GMA" at the Reebok Sports Club in N.Y. this morning attempting to set a new slam dunk record by dunking on a 12-foot rim. Globetrotters Chair MANNIE JACKSON noted that the players were wearing Reebok DMX-6s ("GMA," ABC, 2/27).