May 7, 2013
The solitary orange banner waved over the left field wall at old Memorial Stadium for years. “HERE” is all it said in blocky black lettering. No other words were necessary. Everyone knew what it meant: here's where Frank hit it out. Wednesday marks the 47th anniversary of that historic home run, when Orioles outfielder and future Hall of Famer Frank Robinson became the only player to hit a baseball completely out of the old ballpark on 33rd Street during a game. It happened on May 8, 1966, in the second game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians, when Robinson hit a mammoth two-run shot off Indians starter Luis Tiant in the first inning.
November 24, 1992
BaseballCleveland Indians -- Added OF Tracy Sanders, OF Ken Ramos, P Bill Wertz, P Shawn Bryant and SS Alvaro Espinoza to their roster.Colorado Rockies -- Named Pat Dobson advance scout.CollegesColorado State -- Fired Earle Bruce, football coach.Kent -- Extended the contract of Pete Cordelli, football coach, through the 1995 season.Tennessee -- Dismissed C Carlus Groves from the basketball team.Tennessee-Chattanooga -- Fired Buddy Nix, football coach.HockeyLos Angeles Kings -- Recalled RW Sean Whyte and C Guy Leveque from Phoenix (IHL)
April 11, 1991
BASEBALL (AL) * Cleveland Indians -- Optioned Eddie Taubensee (catcher) to Colorado Springs of the Pacific Coast League. Purchased the contract of Jose Escobar (infielder) from Colorado Springs.BASKETBALL (NBA) * League -- Fined Benoit Benjamin (Seattle center) $1,500 for making an obscene gesture at the fans of a Seattle-LA Clippers game on April 5.
August 19, 1991
BASEBALL American League * Cleveland Indians -- Recalled Willie Blair (pitcher) from Colorado Springs of the Pacific Coast League. Placed Mike York (pitcher) on the 15-day disabled list.FOOTBALL (NFL) * Houston Oilers -- Agreed to terms with Cris Dishman (cornerback).HOCKEY (NHL) * Montreal Canadiens -- Signed Jim Campbell (center).
May 14, 1995
Eddie MurrayDH, Cleveland IndiansMurray need fewer than 60 hits to reach 3,000 and he's closing fast.AB .. .. .. R .. .. H .. ... HR .. .. RBI .. .. AVG.23 .. .. .. 5 .. .. 11 .. .. 2 ... .. 7 ... ... .478ERIC KARROS1B, Los Angeles DodgersKarros is right behind injured teammate Mike Piazza in the NL batting race.AB .. .. .. R .. .. H .. ... HR .. .. RBI .. ... AVG.24 .. .. .. 7 .. .. 10 .. .. 1 ... .. 7 .. .. .. .500
October 17, 1997
In an Orioles Extra article Wednesday about people who share Baltimore and Cleveland connections, Mark Shapiro's title was incorrectly reported. He is the director of minor-league operations for the Cleveland Indians.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 10/17/97
January 1, 2009
The Chicago Cubs traded second baseman Mark DeRosa to the Cleveland Indians yesterday. Some of you are asking if this means that the on-again, off-again trade talks involving Brian Roberts and the Cubs might be on again. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/schmuckblog)
July 31, 1994
BaseballBoston Red Sox -- Optioned 3B Stan Royer to Triple-A Pawtucket.Recalled SS Carlos Rodriguez from Pawtucket.Cleveland Indians -- Optioned IF Mark Lewis to Triple-A Charlotte. Recalled P Chad Ogea from Charlotte.Florida Marlins -- Activated 1B Greg Colbrunn from the disabled list.FootballArizona Cardinals -- Signed DL Eric England and LB Howard Dinkins. Waived Waived K Tim McNamee.