A fine handler of pitchers, Roarke didn't make the majors until he was 30. He spent
four seasons backing up Bill Freehan for the Tigers.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 2, 1991: After grounding out in a 4-1 loss to the Dodgers, Padres C Benito Santiago throws his batting helmet in disgust. The helmet bounces into the dugout, where it strikes pitching coach Mike Roarke in the head before ricocheting over to bean coach Greg Riddoch, giving him a concussion. Santiago is fined $300.