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Billy DeMars from the Chronology
Jul 22, 1986 - The Mets win a crazy five-hour marathon with the Reds in 14 innings winning 6-3. Setting the tone Darryl Strawberry is ejected after arguing a called 3rd strike in the 5th. In the 9th Howard Johnson inadvertently kicks the ball after Reds C Bo Diaz drops a third strike. Johnson runs out of the baseline and is hit in the back with the throw from pitcher Ron Robinson. Reds coach Billy DeMars is ejected for arguing the safe call. The Mets down 3-1 with 2 out tie the game when Dave Parker who drops a routine fly ball. In the 10th Davey Johnson sends in pitcher Rick Aguilera to hit for pitcher Doug Sisk. Aguilera walks but is stranded. In the Reds 10th pinch-runner Eric Davis steals 2B and 3B bumping into Ray Knight. Knight decks Davis and both benches empty. Knight Davis Kevin Mitchell and Mario Soto are ejected. Gary Carter moves to 3B McDowell comes in to pitch and Orosco moves from the mound to RF. With two out and a runner on 2B in the 11th Orosco returns to pitch McDowell moves to LF and Mookie Wilson shifts to right. Rose protests when Orosco is permitted eight warm-up pitches. Orosco whiffs Max Venable to end the inning. In the 12th The Mets are forced to lead off the inning with Orosco and McDowell and go down in order. McDowell returns to pitch in the 13th and gets Tony Perez to fly to Orosco in right. Howard Johnson belts a three-run homer in the 14th scoring Hearn and Orosco and the latter won't score another run until 2002. McDowell retires the side in order.
Dec 13, 1949 - The Browns send star 3B Bob Dillinger (.324) and OF Paul Lehner to the A's for a reported $100‚000 and infielders Frankie Gustine, and Billy DeMars‚ and outfielders Ray Coleman‚ and Ray Ippolito. Dillinger will play just a half-season in Philley before being swapped to Pittsburgh.