Baseball Notable

St. Louis Cardinals general manager

Walt Jocketty

told the Post-Dispatch newspaper that the club had little knowledge about pitcher

Josh Hancock

's off-field activities and that the responsibility for policing players' activities lies with the players.

Hancock died in a traffic accident early Sunday morning. Patrons in Mike Shannon's St. Louis restaurant told the paper they saw Hancock drinking "to the point of impairment" as late as 10:30 on the night he was killed.

Jocketty said he was aware that Hancock was a social drinker, but nothing more.

Michael Graham, the St. Louis medical examiner, said Tuesday that he would not release any autopsy findings until after Hancock's memorial service in Mississippi today.

Sources close to the crash investigation told the Post-Dispatch on Tuesday that a small amount of marijuana, in a small tin, was recovered from Hancock's demolished vehicle. A Cardinals source said the club was made aware of the finding Monday night.

The Cardinals are off today but will travel to Tupelo, Miss., to attend a memorial service for Hancock.

Barry Bonds hit his 743d home run, moving to within 12 of Hank Aaron's career record.

Bonds hit a two-run shot to right field in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies, his ninth homer of the year. The San Francisco Giants slugger connected on the first pitch from Jeff Francis with one out. It was Bonds' second career homer off Francis.

The New York Yankees fired strength and conditioning coach Marty Miller after a rash of injuries to the pitching staff that has contributed to the team's poor start.

Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda was arrested after a California Highway Patrol officer pulled him over for speeding and discovered drugs in the car.

The former San Francisco Giants star was stopped about 3 p.m. Tuesday after his 2001 Lexus was clocked going 83 m.p.h. in a 65-m.p.h. zone on Interstate 80 in Cordelia, about 40 miles northeast of San Francisco.

- Associated Press