In the 2006 home opener against the Kansas City Royals, the Bleacher Creatures chanted the name of long-time Yankee outfielder Bernie Williams, who was the designated hitter that day, right after the rest of the defensive lineup. Williams, whose future in baseball was uncertain in the offseason, was in the clubhouse at the time and did not hear the Creatures. The chants continued for around 5 minutes until Williams came out and waved. At the beginning of the 2007 season opener, the Creatures started a chant of "We want Bernie!", a reference to the fact that Williams was no longer with the team.
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November 6 – The Milwaukee Brewers switch leagues, joining the National League Central Division, after the Kansas City Royals reject the invitation. With the 1998 addition of the Arizona Diamondbacks (NL) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (AL), the move will maintain an even number of teams in each league. November 18 — The expansion draft starts with several transactions. Two pitchers who appeared in the World Series a month earlier, Tony Saunders (Florida Marlins) and Brian Anderson (Cleveland Indians), are the first players taken. Saunders, the first player chosen overall, heads a list of new Tampa Bay Devil Rays team that includes Quinton McCracken, Bubba Trammell, Albie López and Terrell Wade.
Rangers. 2012 - Ron Washington - Texas Rangers. 2013 - Jim Leyland - Detroit Tigers. 2014 - John Farrell - Boston Red Sox. 2015 - Ned Yost - Kansas City Royals. 2016 - Ned Yost - Kansas City Royals. 2017 - Brad Mills - Cleveland Indians **filling in for Terry Francona who had to leave due to an emergency surgery. 2018 - A.J.
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In Kansas City, KCSP broadcast the games, with Denny Matthews, Ryan Lefebvre, Steve Stewart, and Steve Physioc announcing. WEPN-FM and WHB, the ESPN Radio affiliates in New York and Kansas City respectively, aired the network's coverage of the series in those cities. ESPN Radio's national network covered the 2016 World Series through affiliated stations, with Dan Shulman providing the play-by-play and Aaron Boone serving as color analyst. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer appeared as a guest analyst for select innings of Games 1 and 2. Locally, the teams' flagship stations broadcast the series with their regular announcers.
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Finley, 77, owner of the Athletics from 1960 to 1981 who moved the team from Kansas City to Oakland, and was known for numerous gimmicks and controversies; won three straight World Series from 1972–74. March 8 – Bill Nicholson, 81, 5-time All-Star right fielder for the Cubs and Phillies who twice led the NL in home runs and RBI. April 1 – John McSherry, 51, National League umpire since 1971 who worked in eight NLCS and two World Series. May 3 – Alex Kellner, 71, an All-Star pitcher who played for the Athletics, Reds and Cardinals between 1948 and 1959.
Joe Girardi was hired prior to the 2008 season and won the 2009 World Series during his second season; however, he was fired after the 2017 season. Aaron Boone was hired as the club's 35th manager on December 4, 2017. The Tampa Bay Rays, originally named the Devil Rays, joined Major League Baseball at its last expansion in 1998. The team's inaugural manager was Larry Rothschild, who spent his entire managerial career with the Rays. He managed the team for parts of four seasons and accrued a 205–294 record. Rothschild was replaced during the 2001 season by Hal McRae. Before the 2003 season, McRae was replaced by Lou Piniella, who led the team for three seasons.
BABaseball America'' Organization of the YearBaseball America'' Major League Executive of the Year
. – Kansas City Royals. – New York Mets. – Atlanta Braves. – Detroit Tigers. – New York Yankees. – Oakland Athletics. – Chicago White Sox. – Houston Astros. – Minnesota Twins. – Florida Marlins. – Minnesota Twins. – Atlanta Braves. – Los Angeles Dodgers. – Colorado Rockies. – Tampa Bay Rays. – Philadelphia Phillies. – San Francisco Giants. – St. Louis Cardinals. – Cincinnati Reds. – St. Louis Cardinals. – Kansas City Royals. – Pittsburgh Pirates. – Chicago Cubs. – Los Angeles Dodgers. - Milwaukee Brewers. Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award. Baseball America Independent Leagues Player of the Year. Baseball America Minor League All-Star Team (First team and Second team).
history of the franchise
They defeated the Yankees 3–0, but lost to the Kansas City Royals in the American League Division Series. The series went the full five games. The Astros split the first two games of the ALDS best-of-five series in Kansas City. The Astros won the first game at Minute Maid to take a 2–1 lead in the ALDS. In game 4, after 7 innings, the Astros had a 6–2 lead. In the top half of the eighth inning, which took about 45 minutes to end, the Royals had taken 7–6 lead with a series of consecutive base hits. The Astros suffered a 9–6 loss and the 2015 ALDS was tied at 2–2. Then the 2015 ALDS went back to Kansas City, where the Royals clinched the series in the fifth game.
This list of University of Tampa alumni includes both graduates and non-graduates of the University of Tampa.
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August 31 – Ken Griffey and his son Ken Griffey, Jr. start for the Seattle Mariners in a game against the Kansas City Royals. It marks the first time a father and son have ever played in the same Major League game. September 2 – After coming close on numerous occasions, Dave Stieb of the Toronto Blue Jays hurls his team's first (and so far only) no-hitter, blanking the Cleveland Indians 3–0 at Cleveland Stadium. September 3 – Reliever Bobby Thigpen sets a major league record with his 47th save in a 4–2 Chicago White Sox victory over the Kansas City Royals. The previous record was set by Dave Righetti of the New York Yankees in 1986.
The two expansion teams set to debut in 1998, the Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, had two full seasons to establish scouting and player development systems and were permitted to participate fully in the 1966 and 1997 Major League Baseball drafts. The Diamondbacks drafted 30th in both 1996 and 1997, selecting 62 players (1996) and 60 players (1997) in those drafts. The team began developing those players in a farm system with three minor-league affiliates in 1996 and four in 1997.
The Indians became the American League champion, and lost to the National League champion Atlanta Braves in the 1995 World Series. Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio After a 39-minute rain delay, Game 1 got underway with two veterans, Roger Clemens and Dennis Martínez, starting the opener. Playing in its first playoff game since Game 4 of the 1954 World Series, Cleveland trailed early as the Red Sox jumped in front first in the third on John Valentin's two-run homer. The Indians, however, rallied against Clemens in the sixth with two two-out singles followed by a two-run double by Albert Belle that tied the game and a single by Eddie Murray that scored Belle.
AL president Lee MacPhail ruled that the White Sox had to pay most of the $60,000 owed to Tanner for the 1976 season but was released from any contractual obligation for 1977 and 1978. Tanner returned to his Western Pennsylvania roots when he was traded by the A's to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Manny Sanguillén and $100,000 on November 5, 1976. He succeeded the recently retired Danny Murtaugh as Pirates manager. This was the second instance in major-league history where a manager has been part of a baseball trade (Joe Gordon and Jimmie Dykes were traded for each other in the 1960s; Lou Piniella of the Seattle Mariners was traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays almost 30 years later).
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The Silver Slugger Award is awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position in both the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), as determined by the coaches and managers of Major League Baseball (MLB). These voters consider several offensive categories in selecting the winners, including batting average, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage, in addition to "coaches' and managers' general impressions of a player's overall offensive value". Managers and coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their own team. The Silver Slugger was first awarded in 1980 and is given by Hillerich & Bradsby, the manufacturer of Louisville Slugger bats.
The teams were: The Mariners and the defending World Series champion Yankees went on to meet in the AL Championship Series for the right to advance to the 2000 World Series against the National League champion New York Mets. The Seattle Mariners returned to the postseason to avenge two postseason failures in the 1990s. The Chicago White Sox returned to the postseason for the first time since 1993. This series ended with a game-winning bunt by Carlos Guillén in Game 3. Comiskey Park (II) in Chicago In Game 1, Freddy García faced Jim Parque. Parque struggled early and often, allowing a single to Rickey Henderson and hitting Mike Cameron with a pitch to open the game.
Derek Jeter gave the Yankees the lead in the third when he walked, stole second, and scored on Tino Martinez's RBI hit. In the fourth, the Yankees loaded the bases on three walks off of Nagy before Paul O'Neill hit a grand slam off of Chad Ogea that gave them a commanding 6–1 lead and silenced the Jacobs Field crowd. Rain was a constant throughout the game and the rain fell on the Indians' parade as the Yankees took a 2–1 series lead. Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio Game 4 proved memorable as two veteran starters, Dwight Gooden and Orel Hershiser, battled back and forth.
Motley was a .243 hitter in 1420 plate appearances across six Major League seasons with the Kansas City Royals and Atlanta Braves.
events and historic moments
October 28, 1981: the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Yankees 9–2 to win the 1981 World Series, four games to two. July 4, 1983: Yankees pitcher Dave Righetti throws a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox. He is the first Yankee to pitch a no hitter since 1956. July 24, 1983: the Pine Tar Incident involving Kansas City Royals player George Brett occurs. Brett hit a "go-ahead" home run in the eighth inning of the game to give the Royals a 5–4 lead. Billy Martin protested that Brett's bat had too much pine tar on it. The umpires overturned the home run and ruled Brett out, resulting in him furiously charging out of the dugout. The Royals' protest of the game was eventually upheld.
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They made a mid-June trade to acquire All-Star 1B Fred McGriff, though McGriff took over a month debating whether or not to approve the deal and leave his hometown Tampa Bay Devil Rays, ultimately waiving his no-trade clause and allow himself to be dealt to Chicago on July 27. "The Crime Dog" hit a respectable .282 with 12 homers in 49 games with the Cubs, hitting cleanup behind Sammy Sosa, who had perhaps his best season, hitting 64 homers with career highs in batting average (.328) and RBI (160) for Don Baylor's club. Jon Lieber had a 20 win season, and along with Tapani and Wood made up a solid rotation.
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A New York–Penn League game between the Elmira Pioneers and Oneonta Yankees was played in 1981. The Boston Red Sox played an intra-squad game in 1989. @ Denotes games played between teams in the same league. With the participation of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2003, every MLB franchise had participated in a Hall of Fame game. http://www.playattheplate.org. Legends of Baseball. Doubleday Field, A Diamond in the Pasture, explains how Elihu Phinney's farm became the famous ball park. Ball Parks of the Minor Leagues: Doubleday Field. Rochester Area Ballparks: Doubleday Field. Project Ballpark: Doubleday Field. Baseball Hall of Fame: Rain washes away final Hall of Fame Game.
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Tino Martinez - former MLB first baseman for the N.Y. Yankees (Greek mother). Aaron Miles - MLB player for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, and Colorado Rockies (paternal grandmother). Mike Moustakas - MLB player for the Kansas City Royals. Gus Niarhos - MLB Yankees, White Sox, Red Sox, Phillies. Erik Pappas - MLB catcher for the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals. Milt Pappas - MLB pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds and other teams. June Peppas - All-American Girls Professional Baseball League 1948–1954. Lou Skizas - MLB player for NY Yankees (1956), Kansas City Athletics (1956-57), Detroit Tigers (1958), Chicago White Sox (1959).
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In 1998, Tampa got a Major League Baseball team, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, which plays at Tropicana Field. Hall of Famer Wade Boggs grew up in Tampa, as did Tony La Russa, Lou Piniella, Tino Martinez, Luis Gonzalez, Doc Gooden, and Gary Sheffield. The Devil Rays changed their name to the Rays in 2008. USF Baseball Stadium opened in 2011. . USF basketball plays at the Yuengling Center, formerly the Sun Dome. The Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League formed in 1992, and plays at Amalie Arena, formerly the Ice Palace and St. Pete Times Forum. The Lightning won the Stanley Cup in 2004. There used to be the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Tampa Bay Mutiny.
They selected former number-one Rule 5 draft pick Josh Hamilton from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and immediately traded him to the Cincinnati Reds for cash considerations. In the draft, the Cubs also selected right-handed pitcher James Henderson from Washington, and lost: left-handed pitcher Edward Campusano to the Milwaukee Brewers, right-handed pitcher Lincoln Holdzkom to the Houston Astros, infielder Richard Lewis to the Kansas City Royals, and shortstop Jason Smith to Toronto. By the start of Spring Training, Hendry spent $300 million in new contracts.
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Also known as Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Also known as Seattle Pilots in 1969. The Brewers were members of the American League through the 1997 season after which they switched to the National League. This table records only the Brewers' American League accomplishments. National League Championship Series. List of National League pennant winners. List of World Series champions. General.