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, as a pinch-runner inserted in the bottom of the 9th inning, down to the archrival Yankees 4-3 in the game, and 0-3 in the series, Roberts boldly stole second base, setting himself up to score the tying run on Bill Mueller's single.
Robert's run tied the game. The Red Sox went on to win the game, the series, and eventually their first World Series in XX years—having rallied from the brink of elimination. Robert's steal set all that in motion. Watch this gem: