September 10, 1997 |
Mark Whiten will not be charged with sexually assaulting a Milwaukee woman at a hotel because prosecutors don't have enough evidence. Both sides agreed the 31-year-old woman was drunk and had sex with the then-New York Yankee outfielder after meeting him at the hotel. However, they disagree on whether the sex was consensual. Whiten, released by the Yankees last month, was arrested July 18 while the team was in Milwaukee.
September 8, 1993 |
Mark Whiten was as amazed as everyone else as he hammered his way through one of the greatest offensive games in baseball history. Whiten became the 12th player to hit four homers in a game and matched the record for runs batted in with 12 as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds, 15-2, in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday night. Whiten made a major goof that cost the Cardinals the first game.
May 7, 1998 |
The Cleveland Indians gave outfielder Mark Whiten a chance to revive his career, signing the outfielder to a one-year contract Wednesday. Whiten, 31, was playing in Mexico after the New York Yankees released him last August following his arrest on a sexual assault complaint. He was never charged, but no one invited him to spring training and Whiten was enduring long bus rides and a minor league atmosphere before the Indians called.
July 23, 1997 |
New York Yankee outfielder Mark Whiten denied raping a woman at the team's Milwaukee hotel and contended the sex was consensual, police said. Police have recommended a charge of second-degree sexual assault, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The district attorney's office said it may decide later this week whether to charge the 30-year-old ballplayer. Whiten was arrested Monday, the final day of the Yankees' four-game series with the Brewers.
May 28, 1994 |
St. Louis outfielder Mark Whiten was being praised recently for his long-ball bat as well as his throwing arm. In Busch Stadium, a yellow seat in the upper deck has a black marker on it. That's where Whiten's blast landed last August, one of only 11 upper-deck homers at the stadium in 25 years. Pirate coach Rich Donnelly said: "Thing is, he could throw one up there, too."
July 1, 1994 |
For the second night in a row, a decision on a home run was reversed by umpires--this time in favor of the hitter. In the sixth inning of the Atlanta Braves' 8-3 victory over the Florida Marlins at Miami, Ryan Klesko's 15th home run gave the Braves a 6-1 lead. The ball hit the screen on the left-field foul pole and was ruled foul by third-base umpire Terry Tata and home-plate umpire Eric Gregg. But after Atlanta Manager Bobby Cox protested, the umpires met and reversed the decision.