The expansion Devil Rays unveil their official game uniforms during a special fashion show staged at the Florida Aquarium. The black, green, and blue jersey, which the team will start wearing in 1998, features a manta ray as its logo.
May 24, 1976
Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts fires general manager Jim Hendry, the man who brought the perennial losers within five outs of the World Series in 2003 and built back-to-back division winners in 2008 and 2009, after 9 years on the job. Hendry’s success was achieved at the cost of a massive payroll, however, and the team is now on the hook for a number of expensive contracts to underachieving former stars, while headed for a second consecutive 5th-place finish. His players send Hendry out a winner as pinch-hitter Tyler Colvin hits a walk-off single in the 10th inning to give the Cubs a 5 – 4 win over the Cardinals on his last day. Assistant GM Randy Bushis named to take over in the interim but is not in line to succeed Hendry.
August 19, 2011
The Mets edge the Cards with all the runs coming on homers: Dave Gallagher and Tim Jones match dingers, and Howard Johnson’s homer in the bottom of the 9th makes John Franco (6-0) a winner. It will be Johnson’s last homer of the year.
June 27, 1992
During the sixth inning of a 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto, Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon pulls Delmon Young out of the lineup for showing “blatant disrespect” for the game and the team by not running hard to first base. The 21 year-old outfielder responds with a profanity-laced tirade, claiming he was unfairly singled out and says he will not play in tomorrow’s season finale, making it the only game in the 162-game season he will miss.
September 29, 2007
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