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A tax-based plan to build a $250-million stadium for the Milwaukee Brewers survived an all-night state Senate battle, but faces further obstacles before Wisconsin Gov. Tommy G. Thompson and the team can claim victory. Three roll-call votes and a lot of lobbying revived the legislation, which returns to the state Assembly.


Former Cincinnati Reds star Vada Pinson was being treated at an Oakland hospital after suffering a stroke, his agent said.

Pinson, 59, was admitted to the Summit Medical Center in Oakland Thursday afternoon. He is in stable but serious condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Pinson, an outfielder, played for the Cincinnati Reds between 1958 and 1968, finishing with a career batting average of .297 in Cincinnati.


Former star third baseman Graig Nettles was one of three coaches whose contracts were not renewed by the San Diego Padres. Also let go were pitching coach Sonny Siebert and bullpen coach Tye Waller. All three will be considered for jobs in the Padres' minor league system.


The Pittsburgh Pirates asked for unconditional waivers for right-handed relief pitcher Jim Gott. Gott, 36, signed a one-year contract April 7, beginning his second stint in Pittsburgh.

He was dogged by an inflamed right shoulder this season and did not pitch after shoulder surgery Aug. 8. Before that, he was on the 15-day disabled list twice.

In 25 games, Gott was 2-4 with three saves and an ERA of 6.03.


The Philadelphia Phillies have traded pitcher Jeff Juden and a minor leaguer to the San Francisco Giants for infielder Mike Benjamin.

Benjamin batted .220 over 68 games with the Giants this season. He had six doubles, three homers, 12 RBIs and stole 11 bases. His major league batting average is .197.

Juden, 24, a right-hander, was 2-4 with a 4.02 ERA over 13 games. He started 10 games after being recalled June 27 from the team's Scranton-Wilkes-Barre International League affiliate.

The minor leaguer, Tommy Eason, was a catcher-first baseman for the Phillies' Eastern League affiliate in Reading, batting .255 with 14 homers and 50 RBIs in 96 games.

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