On December 22, 2004, former major league infielder Doug Ault dies in Tarpon Springs, Florida, from a self-inflicted gun shot wound. Ault slugged a pair of home runs in the Blue Jays first game in franchise history on opening day in 1977, and later managed in the Toronto organization.
SS Billy Hamilton of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos steals his 146th base of the season, beating the all-time minor league record set by Vince Coleman in 1983.
August 21, 2012
Another saga is added to the Red Sox-Yankee rivalry after Red Sox starter Bronson Arroyo hits Alex Rodriguez, last night’s hero with a game-winning homer, with a pitch. As A-Rod stares out at the mound on his way to first, Boston’s catcher Jason Varitek, after a verbal exchange, pushes his glove into the All-Star third baseman’s face, initiating a bench-clearing brawl between the divisional foes.
July 24, 2004
Michael Young collects his 1,748th hit for the Texas Rangers, breaking Ivan Rodriguez’s franchise record. Texas beats Florida, 6 – 3.
June 16, 2010
The Mets announce that Vince Coleman will remain on paid administrative leave until the end of the season, effectively ending his playing career with the team. Co-owner Fred Wilpon’s unequivocal decision that the controversial outfielder, who signed a four-year $11.95 million contract before the 1991 season, will not ever put on a Mets uniform again is the result of Coleman admitting to tossing a M-100 firecracker from a Jeep departing from a Dodger Stadium parking lot last month, injuring three people.
August 26, 1993