People, Jan. 7, 1980

The baseball season is over, but a scoreless tie continues between Commissioner Bowie Kuhn and former Baltimore Orioles Owner Jerold Hoffberger. To start the second World Series game between the Birds and the Pittsburgh Pirates, Hoffberger invited Maryland Governor Harry Hughes, an old friend, to throw out the first ball. Kuhn, standing next to the Governor at the toss, was smiling, but his grin was deceptive. Hoffberger's choice violated a rule that all first-ball throwers must be approved by the commissioner, with politicians and movie stars acceptable only in rare circumstances. For disobeying the rule, Hoffberger, who last season sold his...

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