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Francisco appeals; two others suspended

Updated: September 18, 2004, 2:21 AM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Texas Rangers pitcher Frank Francisco was suspended for the rest of the season and fined Friday for throwing a chair that hit a woman and broke her nose during a game at Oakland earlier this week.

Francisco appealed the suspension, which will last no less than 16 regular-season games if upheld, said Bob Watson, baseball's vice president in charge of discipline. He remained eligible to play pending a hearing before Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer.

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