Aaron Nola struggled and the Phillies' offense slumbered in a 5-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies had just one hit through eight innings and three overall in losing for the 21st time in the last 26 games. Over their last six games, five of which have been losses, the Phillies have been held to three hits four times.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians and Frank Robinson made history four decades ago. They celebrated again on Saturday. The Indians unveiled a statue of Robinson prior to their game against Kansas City. Robinson became the first African-American manager in the major leagues with the team. "It's such a great day here," he said in a speech during the ceremony. "I didn't think I would see this day. I never thought I would be here to see something like this." The Indians hired Robinson following the 1974 season and he made his debut on April 8, 1975. Still active as a player, he made the day even more memorable by hitting a home run in his first at-bat. The statue shows Robinson holding the lineup
In 1983, the Cincinnati Reds devoted a page in their yearbook to a new uniform detail. Shortstop Dave Concepcion was having the letter C added to his left jersey sleeve. The letter didn't stand for "Cincinnati" or for "Concepcion." Rather, it indicated that Concepcion was the team's captain. This appears to have been the first instance of a relatively rare phenomenon: the C-clad MLB captain. Although no official records are kept on this type of thing, some recent Uni Watch research turned up only 13 examples of MLB captains wearing the C. Perhaps that's not so surprising. Most MLB teams don't even have a captain, and those that do have one tend not to add a C to the player's jersey. And really,