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Alvaro Espinoza from the Chronology
Jun 28, 2002 - Tampa Bay whips their cross state rival Marlins 4-0 behind Wilson Alvarez and 2 relievers. Jared Sandberg homers for TB. In the 7th Kevin Millar of the Marlins hits a towering fly that lands on one of the catwalks that hang from the stadium's dome. It never comes down and it is ruled a double. It's the second time a ball has gotten stuck in a catwalk at the Trop. In 1999 Jose Canseco hit a home run drive that lodged there. Millar joins Ruppert Jones Rickey Nelson Dave Kingman Alvaro Espinoza and Canseco as the only players to hit a fair ball that got stuck in a stadium obstruction. Jones and Nelson both had hits get caught in the overhead speakers at the old Kingdome. The balls hit by Kingman and Espinoza were at the Minneapolis Metrodome with Kingman's getting stuck in a drainage valve and Espinoza's lodging in an overhead speaker.
Jul 29, 1996 - The Indians trade 2B Carlos Baerga and IF Alvaro Espinoza to the Mets in exchange for 3B Jeff Kent and SS Jose Vizcaino. Baerga a former All-Star is last in hitting and fielding among AL second basemen.
Jul 20, 1996 - The Indians defeat the Twins 6-5 on Alvaro Espinoza's 11th-inning homer. OF Kenny Lofton leads the way for the Tribe with 5 hits. Albert Belle rings his 226th homer as an Indian to tie Earl Averill's club mark.
Jul 24, 1991 - In a game against the Mariners the Yankees score 3 runs on a ground ball hit back to the pitcher. With runners on 2nd and 3rd and one out in the 4th Pat Kelly hits a comebacker to Erik Hanson. The Seattle hurler traps Kevin Maas in a rundown between 3rd and home but Maas scores when 3B Edgar Martinez's throw hits him in the back. The ball rolls up the 1st base line in foul territory where it is recovered by C Dave Cochrane. Cochrane throws home to head off Alvaro Espinoza who is also attempting to score. The throw goes into the Mariners' dugout allowing Espinoza and Kelly to cross the plate with the 2nd and 3rd runs.