|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» August 2, 1991:
Following the Reds' 7–3 loss to the Giants, Cincinnati manager Lou Piniella accuses umpire Gary Darling of being biased against the Reds. The eruption occurs when Darling overrules Dutch Rennert, who had called Bill Doran's ball a home run. The Major League Umpires Association will file a $5 million defamation suit against Piniella on the 4th.
» February 28, 2002: Major league baseball announces it has rehired five umpires -- Gary Darling, Bill Hohn, Larry Poncino, Larry Vanover, and Joe West -- who had resigned during the 1999 season. Four other umpires -- Drew Coble, Greg Kosc, Terry Tata, and Frank Pulli -- are allowed to retire.