If Lane Kirkland, president of the AFL-CIO, were paid at the same rate as Donald Fehr, head of the Major League Baseball Players Assn., he would earn $8.9 billion a year.
As it is, Fehr's annual salary of $950,000 breaks down to a $678.57 contribution from each major league player. Kirkland's per-member contribution: 1 1/2 cents.
The Amateur Athletic Foundation broke down some sports union chiefs' salary numbers and also found that Charles Grantham, former NBA players' association chief who resigned last month, was making $1,458.88 per player for an annual salary of $550,000.
The highest paid union chief: Gene Upshaw of the NFL Players Assn., at $1,236,443, or $727.32 a player.
Kirkland's salary, by the way, is $204,672.
Trivia time: What do Jim Fregosi, Barry Bonds and Gregg Jefferies have in common?
Great bat, bad quotes: Shortstop Tim Jorgensen of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh hit six home runs and drove in 16 runs recently in a doubleheader against Wisconsin Eau Clair, then had this to say afterward:
"I feel pretty comfortable at the plate, but I know there are still things I have to work on."
Jorgensen, who went six for 11, has 37 homers and 111 runs batted in this season, both NCAA Division III records. He's batting .496.
Best and next best: Defensive coordinator Al Groh of the New England Patriots on Joe Montana and Dan Marino as decision-makers:
"To me, Montana didn't have the great career because of his physical skills, he did what he did because of great decision-making.
"He knew where he wanted to go with the ball before it was snapped. Marino is the same way. In my book, they are 1-2, the best I ever saw, at making the quick decision and the right decision at the same time."
Cultural leap: John Helyer in the Wall Street Journal on the Rams' move to St. Louis: "Can they really adjust from having Disneyland as a neighbor to the Bowling Hall of Fame?"
Looking back: On this date in 1979, Dave Kingman of the Cubs hit three home runs and Mike Schmidt of the Phillies two, as Philadelphia beat Chicago at Wrigley Field, 23-22. The slugfest included 11 home runs and 50 hits.
For what it's worth: No basketball player from any men's or women's Final Four team was among the top 20 nationally in scoring or rebounding.
Trivia answer: All went to the same high school, San Mateo Serra.
Quotebook: The late Tommy Prothro, commenting on a know-it-all sportswriter: "I don't know how much he knows about football, but I'd sure like to coach against him."