Dave Roberts

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David Ray Roberts (born May 31, 1972) is an American professional baseball manager and former outfielder who is the manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Roberts was involved in the single most significant play by a hāfu in Major League Baseball history, known in Boston as "The Steal".

On October 17, 2004, just after midnight on the East Coast, the Yankees' Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera was three outs away from the series sweep. Rivera walked the first batter in the bottom of the ninth inning. Roberts entered as a pinch-runner. The Red Sox were down to the arch-rival Yankees 4-3 in the game, and 0-3 in the series, three outs from being swept in the series. Everyone in the stadium knew he was going to steal. After a few close pick-off attempts, Roberts boldly stole second base, setting himself up to score the tying run on Bill Mueller's single. He then scored to tie the game, The Red Sox would then

Robert's run tied the game. The Red Sox went on to win the game, the series, and eventually their first World Series since 1918—having rallied from the brink of elimination. Robert's steal set all that in motion.