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Events

1912

  • Ty Cobb is suspended because of an incident in which he climbed into the stands to assault a handicapped fan. The Detroit Tigers threaten to boycott their game against the Philadelphia Phillies if Cobb isn't allowed to play.

1914

  • The AHPA (American Horseshoe Pitchers Association) was formed in Kansas City, Missouri

1917

1925

  • WHAS made the first network broadcast of the Kentucky Derby

1932

1933

  • Cecil Travis, a 19 year old thirdbaseman for the Washington Senators, got 5 hits in his first major league game. He was the first major league player to accomplish the feat.

1939

1965

  • Future Hall of Famer, Jim Palmer earns his first major league win. He also hits his first career homerun. Palmer would hit only 3 homeruns in his career, but would win 268 games.

1966

1972

1979

1981

1983

1985

1994

1996

1997

2000

  • Several L.A. Dodgers' players and coaches climb into the stands to fight the fans in Chicago at Wrigley Stadium after Dodgers' catcher, Chad Kreuter has his hat stolen and is hit in the back of the head.

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2006


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