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Volume 24 No. 156

The Back Of The Book

     The deadline for changes to minor league affiliations is
Sunday, September 25.  Next week, MLB release its list of
affiliation changes for '95.  The SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY has
compiled a list of moves as of yesterday.  Teams have until
midnight Sunday to strike a deal.  Unaffiliated minor league
teams will be examined by Jimmie Lee Solomon, MLB's Dir of Minor
Leagues, in an effort to match them up with teams in need of
player development contracts (PDC).
     KEY:  R = Rookie League.  SA = Single-A, short season.
CITY                LEVEL     '94 AFFILIATE  '95 AFFILIATE
Bristol, VA         R         Tigers         White Sox
Chandler, AZ        R         Cardinals       --
Bellingham, WA      SA        Mariners       Giants
Eugene, OR          SA        Royals         Braves
Everett, WA         SA        Giants         Mariners
Idaho Falls, ID     SA        Braves         Padres
Spokane, WA         SA        Padres         Royals
Albany, GA          A         Orioles        Expos
Burlington, IA      A         Expos          OPEN
Central Valley, CA  A         Rockies        OPEN
Clinton, IA         A         Giants         Padres
Lynchburg, VA       A         Red Sox        Pirates
Peoria, IL          A         Cubs           Red Sox (unofficial)
Rockford, IL        A         Royals         Cubs
Salem, VA           A         Pirates        Rockies
Springfield, IL     A         Padres         Royals
Jacksonville, FL    AA        Mariners       Tigers
Memphis, TN         AA        Royals         Padres
New Britain, CT     AA        Red Sox        Twins
Trenton, NJ         AA        Tigers         Red Sox
Wichita, KS         AA        Padres         Royals
Buffalo, NY         AAA       Pirates        Indians
Calgary,  AB        AAA       Mariners       Pirates
Charlotte, NC       AAA       Indians        Marlins
Edmonton, AB        AAA       Marlins        A's
Tacoma, WA          AAA       A's            Mariners
     OPENINGS:  The Mariners and Red Sox are yet to sign a PDC
for a AA franchise, and the Orioles are still looking for an A
level team.
     MOVING:  The Rockies SA team in Bend, OR is moving to
Portland.  The Cardinals A team in Madison, WI is moving to
Battle Creek, MI.  The Phillies A team in Spartanburg, SC is
moving to Kannapolis, NC.  The Twins AA Nashville, TN franchise
is being moved to San Juan, but a contract is yet to be signed
with the P.R. franchise.  Negotiations to move Cleveland's AA
club from Canton to Akron, OH, are pending.

COMPANY        SYM   CLOSE    +/-   OPEN    HIGH    LOW    VOLUME
Bos. Celtics   BOS   21 1/8   -1/8  21 3/8  21 3/8  21       4300
Cobra Golf    CBRA   54 1/2   +1/8  54      54 1/2  53     187700
Callaway Golf  ELY   36 1/4   -3/4  37      37 1/8  35 1/4 493900
Fila           FLH   16 3/8   -3/8  16 3/4  17      16 3/8  36000
Sport Supply   GYM   13 7/8     0   13 7/8  13 7/8  13 3/4   7600
L.A. Gear      LA     8 1/4   +3/4   7 1/2   8 1/4   7 3/8 470300
Nike           NKE   60 1/2    +1   59 3/4  60 1/2  59 1/2 571600
Reebok         RBK   36 1/4   -1/2  36 3/4  36 3/4  36     217600
Russell Athl.  RML   29 7/8   -1/2  30 1/8  30 1/8  29 7/8  38500
Sportmart     SPMT   17       -1/4  16 3/4  17 1/4  16 3/4  18100
Starter        STA    8 7/8   -1/8   8 7/8   9       8 7/8  32800
Topps         TOPP    6 3/8     0    6 5/8   6 5/8   6 1/4 307100

COMPANY        SYM   CLOSE    +/-   OPEN    HIGH    LOW    VOLUME
Bos. Celtics   BOS   20 7/8  +1/8  20 7/8  20 7/8  20 5/8    1000
Cobra Golf    CBRA   52 3/4  +1/4  52 1/2  53 1/2  52 1/2  173500
Callaway Golf  ELY   34 3/4 -1 3/4 36 1/2  36 1/2  34 3/8 1043500
Fila           FLH   16 1/8  -1/4  16 3/8  16 3/8  16       10400
Sport Supply   GYM   12 7/8  +1/8  12 3/4  12 7/8  12 1/2   14800
L.A. Gear      LA     7 3/8  -1/4   7 3/4   7 3/4   7 3/8  143200
Nike           NKE   59 1/4  -5/8  59 5/8  60 1/4  59 1/4  277300
Reebok         RBK   36 3/8  -1/8  36 1/2  36 5/8  36 1/8  123200
Russell Athl.  RML   30 5/8  +1/8  30 3/8  30 5/8  30 3/8   31600
Sportmart     SPMT   17        0   16 3/4  17 1/4  16 3/4   11700
Starter        STA    8 7/8  -1/8   9       9 1/8   8 3/4   17100
Topps         TOPP    6 1/2    0    6 1/2   6 1/2   6 1/4  511800

     TODAY:  The AFC after Week 4
'94 YEAR-TO-DATE
TEAM
HOME
DATES
AVG.
TIX
REVENUE
'93
AVG.
TIX REVENUE
+/- FROM '93
KCC^
2
79,609
$29
$4,617,322
77,924
+$227,084
BUF^
2
77,813
$30
$4,668,750
79,693
+$365,328
JET
2
75,531
$25
$3,776,550
66,484
+$452,350
DEN^
2
74,996
$29
$4,386,787
76,273
+$516,695
MIA
2
71,769
$30
$4,306,140
69,441
+$139,680
CLE
2
70,831
$27
$3,824,874
76,863
-$361,085
SEA^
2
64,140
$28
$3,591,840
56,807
+$865,104
PAT^
1
60,274
$34
$2,049,316
54,101
+$461,993
PIT^
2
59,878
$32
$3,832,192
55,592
+$288,487
HOU^
2
53,357
$27
$2,881,251
56,426
+$285,655
SDC^
1
53,217
$32
$1,702,944
58,039
+$135,891
CIN^
2
52,549
$31
$3,258,038
48,590
+$439,847
IND
2
52,196
$27
$2,818,584
55,756
-$154,326
LAR
2
51,678
$33
$3,410,748
53,692
-$132,957

 

NOTE: Teams with the symbol (^) next to their name haveincreased their ticket prices over last year. "'93 AVG." isbased on the same number of home dates as the teams have had thusfar in '94. "TIX $" is the team's average ticket price. "TIXREVENUE" is an approximated figure based on the increase/decreasein attendance for the same number of home dates from '93. The+/- revenue figures take into account all new ticket prices.