On June 26, 2001 — Not known for being a base thief during his playing days, Pittsburgh manager Lloyd McClendon, ejected for arguing a close play in the team’s eventual 7-6, 12-inning come-from-behind victory over the Brewers at PNC Park, literally steals first base. “I told him (first base ump Rick Reed) he wasn’t using it, so I thought I’d take it,” explains the Bucs’ skipper after pulling the bag out of the ground and carrying it into the Pirates’ dugout.

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