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OREGON SPORTS HISTORY/1988: Braves star Murphy takes swing as Old-Timers banquet speaker

COURTESY: OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - GREINERJan. 22-23, 1988

A near-sellout crowd of 9,000 at Memorial Coliseum watches the Pacific Northwest Bell Indoor, one of 19 indoor track and field meets on the Mobil Grand Prix circuit.

Cletus Clark, ranked seventh in the U.S. in the outdoor 110-meter hurdles, upsets world indoor 55 record-holder Renaldo Nehemiah.

World-class heptathlete Cindy Greiner from Oregon State wins the women's long jump and hurdles.

• Atlanta Braves star Dale Murphy, from Wilson High, returns to Portland for the annual Active and Old-Timers Baseball Association banquet — with a box of bats to give away. Murphy, who receives a standing ovation, signs autographs for hours, sharing the spotlight with such others as Milwaukee Brewers manager Tom Trebelhorn and Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr of Boston Red Sox lore.

• A group of businessmen applies for a Western Hockey League franchise to be located in Sacramento, Calif.


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