Saturday, July 12, 2008

Random Basball Player

I'll do more Random Cub posts, but this one was too good to pass up:

Rusty Torres had the strange luck of playing in the last three American League games to end in a forfeit (all in the 1970’s).

Senator’s Last Game (9/30/1971, Washington D.C., Yankees over Senators):
Fans stormed the field in the 9th inning of the Senators’ last game in Washington before moving to Texas to become the Rangers. (Bill Short owned the Senators.)

Ten Cent Beer Night (6/4/1974, Cleveland, Rangers over Indians):
The title pretty much says it all there. Who thought that was a good idea?

Disco Demolition Night (7/12/1979, Chicago, Tigers over White Sox):
This night has been cited as the beginning of the end of the disco era. A crate of disco albums was exploded in the outfield between games of a double header, blowing a whole in the turf and inciting the oversold crowd to storm the field and riot.

See some more amazing photos of Disco Demolition Night here.

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