Today’s random baseball history bit
I do a crazy amount of baseball reading. So I figure it’s the off-season, I might as well toss some of these tidbits out to amuse you as we wait for spring training.
June 4, 1974, Texas Rangers at Cleveland Indians. It’s 10c beer night (which today would be like having 50c beer night), no limit on consumption. Tied 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth, the Indians have two runners on. Two “youths” run out on the field intent on stealing Texas outfielder Jeff Burroughs’ hat. They get into a fight with Burroughs, and then other fans pour onto the field as the Rangers and Indians run into the outfield, sparking a brawl involving about 50 people from the stands. Finally it’s broken up, but as the teams return to their positions, another fight breaks out and the ump calls the game. 9-0 Rangers.