New York Met outfielder Darryl Strawberry will undergo surgery today to repair a torn ligament in his hand, General Manager Frank Cashen said.
Cashen said Strawberry will be sidelined six to eight weeks and be in a cast at least four weeks.
Strawberry, 1983 National League Rookie of the Year, tore the ligament between the thumb and index finger of his right hand Saturday while making a diving catch in the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Strawberry was leading the club in home runs with six and was hitting .215 with 12 RBIs.
The Mets activated outfielder Terry Blocker of Tidewater of the International League.
Jacky Ickx of Belgium and Jochen Mass of West Germany won the third world endurance auto championship race of the season at Silverstone, England.
Driving a Porsche 962, the winners took the lead late in the 620-mile race from Porsche teammates Derek Bell of Britain and Hans Stuck of West Germany, who finished second.
Olyeg Protsenko of the Soviet Union won the triple jump at 57-10 1/2, second best mark in history, at an international meet in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The world record is 58-8 1/2 by Joao Oliveira of Brazil.
Olympic 800-meter champion Joaquim Cruz won his specialty in 1:47.48.
Olympic champion and world record holder Edwin Moses was forced to scratch from the 400-meter hurdles because of a knee injury.
Hard-hitting Roger Mayweather won the U.S. Boxing Assn. junior lightweight championship by stopping defending champion Kenny Baysmore in the third round on a technical knockout in Tyler, Tex.
The 24-year-old challenger from Las Vegas jarred Baysmore with an overhand right that sent him to the floor at 1:28 of the third round.
Baysmore, 23, of Washington, tried to regain his balance, but crumbled again and the fight was stopped.
Mayweather, 21-2 with 15 knockouts, attacked from the opening bell, using his right to hurt Baysmore twice at the outset. Baysmore, 20-1 with 18 knockouts, was on the defensive from then on.
Joakim Nystrom of Sweden, the world’s 10th-ranked tennis player, said he will emigrate to Monaco to evade heavy Swedish taxes.
He becomes the ninth Swedish tennis star to emigrate to Monaco or England after reaching the highest tax bracket.
“Who wants to pay 80-90% of their income in taxes?” the Swedish daily Expressen quoted Nystrom. “It would be OK to pay 50%, but not almost all of it as we do now.”
Former Boston Bruin Craig MacTavish vowed to turn his life around and resume hockey as he prepared to leave jail today after serving a year sentence for vehicular homicide in Lawrence, Mass.
“I’m going to work hard this summer because I want to establish myself again as Craig MacTavish, the hockey player,” said MacTavish, who pleaded guilty in the 1984 death of a Maine woman in a car accident.
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Ted Boody of Sapulpa, Okla., scored a narrow last-lap victory over Doug Chandler of Salinas in the American Motorcyclist Assn. 20-lap race at Ascot Park Saturday night.