When Lofton made the majors he built a new home in East Chicago for his grandmother and other family members.
According to FOX 6 in Cleveland, Ken Kostal, of Marblehead, Ohio, was in the last group to board the delayed plane when he became aware of Lofton’s predicament.
It’s reported he did not hesitate to give up his ticket, which resulted in Lofton being the most relieved man in the airport.
In 2010, he was inducted into the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame.
During his professional baseball career, Lofton's single-season stolen base count led the MLB on three occasions and twice the American League (AL). Lofton broke Rickey Henderson's record of 33 career post-season stolen bases during the 2007 post-season.
So to be here to kick it off is awesome." Lofton's trip to Cleveland was an eventful one.
He was booked on a flight from Los Angeles to Houston and was going to continue to Cleveland from there.
in a shirt that read, "Black and Proud."The shirt was a HIT with the fans -- including Holly Robinson Peete -- who praised Lofton for his gear.
[Intro] Hurt, to think that you lied to me Hurt, way down deep inside of me And it breaks my heart... Cole] Get paid a pretty Penny for my thoughts I'm Hardaway with grammar, I'm hot They only care 'bout a nigga when he handle the rock Or when he dishing the pill, or when he grippin' the steel Bailing out my brother, tell the lawyer "get the appeal" With the flick of the pen write the check and he out Two years later he be at my shows checking me out Know he proud of lil bro and how my records be out Flashbacks to childhood when he was deckin' me out Now it's clear lil Maine is the best mc out Hands down, flow water, can't drown My flow father, go harder, Cole smarter Shout out to fiends in Queens, I'm team no daughters [Pre-Hook] I seen it all at this young age The only thing left to do is die and hit front page Should I knock on wood and pray like God forbid These hoes be poppin' pills, these niggas be poppin' shit, bitch [Hook] Pac on the mic in his prime They only care 'bout a nigga when he writing a rhyme, boy Kenny Lofton you feelin' my pace? But if you dig a little deeper into the career of Lofton, you’ll know that he was frequently picked up by teams for just a one-season deal, and he always came through.
However, when he got to the airport, he ended up in line for the wrong red-eye.