Darling, Wilson Named to Replace Andujar, Guerrero as All-Stars
Manager Dick Williams announced Saturday in St. Louis that New York Mets right-handed pitcher Ron Darling has been named to the National League roster for the All-Star game Tuesday night at Minneapolis.
Darling replaced the St. Louis Cardinals’ Joaquin Andujar, who refused to pitch in the game because Williams hedged on naming him as the starter.
Darling has a 9-2 record with a 2.52 earned-run average, two shutouts and 105 strikeouts in 139 innings.
Williams also announced that the Philadelphia Phillies’ Glenn Wilson has been named to the team to replace ailing Pedro Guerrero of the Dodgers. Guerrero has been sidelined since Wednesday with a back injury.
Wilson has 61 RBIs, eight home runs and a .266 average.
Lance Parrish, elected as the starting catcher for the American League, is almost certain to miss the All-Star game due to an ailing back.
Detroit Manager Sparky Anderson said Saturday: “There’s not a chance” Parrish will make the game.
Anderson, the AL manager, said he was leaning toward replacing Parrish on the team with left fielder George Bell of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Anderson has named Chicago’s Carlton Fisk, who will start in place of Parrish, and Ernie Whitt of Toronto as reserves to the team and would rather add an outfielder than a third catcher.