July 18, 1947

July 18, 1947 At Braves Field, a fan and St. Louis Cardinals manager Eddie Dyer came within punching distance of one another over a disputed call. Boston's Mike McCormack popped up a bunt attempt and collided with Cardinals catcher Joe Garagiola down the first-base line. Plate umpire Artie Gore ruled it a foul ball. As Dyer argued that McCormack should have been called out for interference, a fan hopped the railing and charged at the Cards manager. Fortunately for all concerned, St. Louis third baseman White Kurowski stepped between them. Police escorted the fan out of the ...

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