October 24, 1998 |
Marge Schott was forced to take the first step toward giving up control of the Cincinnati Reds, agreeing Friday to sell the team by the end of the year rather than face an indefinite suspension. Schott, often at odds with baseball officials over her inflammatory comments, has been under suspension since June 1996. The ban was due to expire Nov.
September 12, 1998 |
Mark McGwire went one for four with a single Friday night, remaining at 62 home runs in the St. Louis Cardinals' 8-2 loss to the Houston Astros before 52,186 at the Astrodome, the second-largest crowd in the stadium's history. McGwire, who has five homers against the Astros this year, is homerless in nine at-bats since hitting the record-breaking No. 62 off Chicago's Steve Trachsel Tuesday in St. Louis.
April 2, 1998 |
Cincinnati owner Marge Schott fractured her hip when she fell in her driveway and underwent surgery Wednesday. The 69-year-old owner was injured Tuesday night, hours after her team lost its season opener, 10-2, to San Diego. An ambulance took Schott from her suburban Indian Hill home to Jewish Hospital Kenwood, a fire department spokesman said. "She fell in her driveway. It had been raining, it was slippery," said the spokesman said.
August 17, 1996
The American conscience is violated by Major League Baseball when it again allows Marge Schott back into baseball games while it continues to forbid Pete Rose's entry into the Hall of Fame. It was a lousy call. JOEL R. MALINIAK Los Angeles
July 29, 1996
Cincinnati Red owner Marge Schott returned to Riverfront Stadium on Sunday for the first time since being banned from her office, luxury box and field-level seat by major league baseball. Schott was on the field with her St. Bernard dog before the Reds' game with the New York Mets, talking with Reds players and their families. John Allen, the Reds' interim chief executive officer, said baseball had allowed a partial lifting of the ban.
July 18, 1996 |
Now Marge Schott can't even go to Riverfront Stadium--unless she buys a ticket. Baseball officials, concerned she is interfering with the Cincinnati Reds' operations, banned Schott on Wednesday from entering her ballpark in the capacity of team owner. "There are several major issues that need to be addressed," National League President Len Coleman said at Wrigley Field, where he was watching the Cubs play Wednesday.