The Indians take out some insurance, picking up DH Harold Baines from the Orioles for pitcher Juan Aracena and a player to be named. Baines would appear in 28 games hitting .271 with a homer and 22 runs batted in.
Harold Baines hit is 384th career home run 14 years ago, which turned out to be his final one. Luckily for Chicago fans it came in a White Sox uniform. The first pick of the 1977 amateur draft, Baines was a great hitter for the Chicago White Sox and gave them 14 of his 22 years in baseball, including his final one in 2001. The left-handed hitter had his number 3 retired in 1989...
1989: The Royals collected seven singles in a five-run third inning, and cruised to a 6-3 win over the White Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago.The White Sox actually grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning against Royals starter Charlie Leibrandt. With one out, Fred Manrique singled. Harold Baines doubled to drive in the first run, and one out later, Carlton Fisk singled to score Baines...
1998: Baltimore scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth for a comeback, walkoff 4-3 win over the Royals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Jeff Montgomery surrendered a home run to Harold Baines leading off the ninth, cutting Kansas City’s lead to 3-1. One out later, Montgomery walked Cal Ripken. He retired B.J. Surhoff on a fly ball to left, but could not get the third out...
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