1995 HEADLINE: Reds’ Tom Browning Visits Wrigley Rooftops During Game
On this day in 1995, Tom Browning left a game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs while the game was still going on. In fact, he left during the third inning!!
Where did he go, you ask?? Well, he went where everyone wanted to be – The rooftops! Browning exited Wrigley Field, walked across the street, and proceeded to the rooftops of the buildings behind the outfield wall to experience the game from that vantage point. And he did all of this while wearing his Reds’ uniform!!!
Truly amazing! Truly unprofessional! Truly hilarious!
Brownings’ manager, Davey Johnson, was waiting for him. And when he got back, Browning received a $500 fine.
Of the incident, Browning says, “If I was the manager, I’d fine me, too,” he said. “But it was done strictly in jest, for fun. You have to enjoy the game.”