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Roberto Clemente Day Around the League
The Rays made major league history by starting nine Latin American players in their game against the Blue Jays. Randy Arozarena, Yandy Díaz, Wander Franco, Harold Ramírez, Manuel Margot, David Peralta, Isaac Paredes, René Pinto, and Jose Siri started. Base coaches Chris Prieto and Rodney Linares, as well as the nine starters, all wore No. 21 to honor Puerto Rico-born Roberto Clemente.
The Hall of Fame outfielder, Clemente, played with the Pirates for 18 seasons, won four NL batting titles, the NL MVP award, and helped the Pirates win the World Series in 1960 and 1971.
History on Roberto Clemente Day!
The Rays starting lineup featured all Latin American-born players, the first time in MLB history. pic.twitter.com/bM4dHdHX65
— MLB (@MLB) September 15, 2022
Clemente Day At Citi Field
Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco had stand out performances as well. Lindor hit his 24th home run to set a Mets season record, and Carrasco struck out 11 in six innings, propelling the Mets a game ahead of Atlanta. Carrasco won the Roberto Clemente award in 2019 after defeating leukemia.
CRUSHED by Francisco! pic.twitter.com/OytqbDRH2u
— MLB (@MLB) September 16, 2022
A Special Honor For Clemente
Roberto Clemente’s son and grandson, who share his name, threw out the first pitch ahead of the Mets/Pirates game. Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of Roberto Clemente Day. Looks like a perfect strike to me.
Roberto Clemente's son and grandson, who share his name, throw out tonight's ceremonial first pitch 💛 pic.twitter.com/nQGgOcU7C3
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) September 15, 2022
Mets President Stepping Down
Sandy Alderson will step down as president of the Mets once the club hires his successor. Alderson will become a special adviser to Steve and Alex Cohen and the senior leadership team.
Full comments from Steve Cohen and Sandy Alderson as the Mets prepare to hire a new team president: pic.twitter.com/JCmxLYCCGR
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) September 15, 2022
Best Moments From Yesterday
Wild x Twins
Alex Goligoski of the Minnesota Wild threw out the first pitch for the Twins. Though “threw” might not be the best word.
Goose pitched a two-seam slapshot fastball for his appearance at the mound with a quality start for the @Twins! #mnwild x #OneMN pic.twitter.com/2dWyp69lJS
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) September 16, 2022
Jordan Groshans got his first major league home run. Exciting, right? His brother was certainly excited as he lapped around the seats and concourse to celebrate Groshans’ home run.
if your brother doesn't get this excited when you hit your 1st career HR, we got a problem pic.twitter.com/1Irw7QkoJY
— Cut4 (@Cut4) September 15, 2022
The White Sox Put On A Home Run Clinic
The mighty have fallen, as the Guardians lost 8-2 against the White Sox. Hunter Gaddis gave up seven earned runs before being pulled after four innings. Now just three back, the AL Central race just got a little more interesting.
Bats were boomin' today in Cleveland.💥#ChangeTheGame x @ValpoU pic.twitter.com/sf5G7GFrI3
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 15, 2022
Kyle Nelson was placed on the 15-day injured list with left elbow inflammation.
Justin Dunn was placed on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder tightness, retroactive to September 12.
Tommy Nance was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right groin strain. Meanwhile, Jorge Soler (back) was transferred to the 60-day injured list.
Edmundo Sosa was removed with right hamstring tightness and is considered day-to-day.
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