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March 06, 1986

The St. Louis Cardinals formally renewed the contract of Vince Coleman, National League Rookie of the Year last season, who responded by calling the renewal "almost like a slap in the face."

Although contract figures were not disclosed, the base-stealing whiz, who was seeking $400,000, is expected to earn about $165,000 this season. Coleman, who stole 110 bases as a rookie, earned the major-league minimum of $60,000 in 1985.

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