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Lip Man 1
06-12-2006, 06:03 PM
June 13, 1957- The Sox and Yankees hook up in perhaps the greatest "basebrawl" in history.

In the 1st inning New York’s Art Ditmar threw a pitch at the head of the Sox Larry Doby. As the pitch rolled to the wall, Ditmar ran to cover home. Doby warned Ditmar about the pitch, then threw a left hook. The fight appeared to have racial overtones and lasted a full thirty minutes. Chicago native (and current White Sox public relations employee) "Moose" Skowron jumped on Doby which brought Walt Dropo into the fray. Dropo was 6-5, 220 pounds and a monster for his time. At various times, Whitey Ford, Casey Stengel, "Jungle" Jim Rivera and Enos "Country" Slaughter were in the middle of it. Slaughter’s jersey was ripped to pieces and his hat knocked to the side of his head in one of the most famous photographs of the 1950's. After things settled down Billy Martin rushed into things and started in on Doby. Four players were ejected and fined for the melee.


06-12-2006, 06:05 PM

Did Pierzynski get fined for this one, too?

06-12-2006, 06:13 PM
Hal Vickery's article in WSI


I got the memories, he got you

06-12-2006, 06:13 PM
Was Doby in another fight involving the Sox while he was with the Injuns?

06-12-2006, 07:05 PM
Second ballgame my dad ever took me to.