Today in Sports History: July 24

Vince Coleman, newly signed to the New York Mets, cut his New York career short when he set off fireworks in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium after a 1993 game. Coleman’s impressive base stealing record and speed wasn’t enough to convince the Mets to keep him on their roster. Coleman was dismissed for the team three games later and the fireworks incident also cost him three years probation, $2,500 in fines, and 200 hours of community service. Coleman was traded to the Kansas City Royals the following season.

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