On May 7, 2003, A man wanted by the police on drug and parole-violations is apprehended at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The 24 year-old Westwood man’s cover was blown when his parole officer saw him kissing his girlfriend on the stadium’s scoreboard during Kiss Cam.
The Cleveland Indians fire Frank Robinson, the first black manager in major league history, and replace him with coach Jeff Torborg.
June 19, 1977
The Pirates shut out the Phillies‚ 2 – 0‚ behind Kris Benson. Philadelphia’s Jim Thome goes 0 for 4‚ ending his streak of reaching base safely in 60 straight games‚ the longest streak in the majors since Mark McGwirereached base in 62 games in a row in 1995 and 1996.
April 6, 2003
After spending a disappointing season and a half in New York, Roberto Alomar is traded by the Mets with cash to the White Sox for prospect Andrew Salvo, right-hander Edwin Almonte, and southpaw Royce Ring. The 12-time Gold Glove second baseman’s funk continues in the American League when the former All-Star infielder hits just .253 with Chicago.
July 1, 2003
Although lacking big league managerial experience, Pirates hitting coach Lloyd McClendon is named as the team’s skipper, replacing the recently-fired Gene Lamont. During the new manager’s five-year tenure in the Pittsburgh dugout, the struggling Bucs will compile a 336-446 (.430) record.
October 23, 2000