Coach attacked at first base gets pink slip

Updated: September 29, 2003, 6:13 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals have fired Tom Gamboa, the coach attacked last year during a game against the White Sox in Chicago.

Gamboa was dismissed as bullpen coach less than two hours after the Royals' final game of the season.

General manager Allard Baird said Sunday that a replacement would probably be chosen within a few days from within the Royals organization.

"Tom is a good baseball person as you well know, but we felt the need to upgrade in that position," ...

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