Ken Aspromonte from the Chronology
Oct 3, 1974 -
Frank Robinson becomes the first black manager in the major leagues as the Indians name him to replace Ken Aspromonte for the 1975 season.
Jun 1, 1958 -
It's a bad outing for Billy Loes. The Orioles pitcher allows 3 runs in the 5th inning against Washington in the 5-2 loss and fails to catch Ken Aspromonte who scores in a rundown. Loes protests to umpire Larry Napp saying he tagged him and after bumping the ump fires the ball away allowing another run to score. He gets tossed and the errant throw will earn him a $100 fine and suspension from the O's. "If he (Paul Richards) don't like me he can trade me" says Loes. Richard reprimanded Loes for baiting umpires in Boston two weeks ago when several times he pretended to spit on the ball while on the mound.