Wednesday, March 30, 2011

This Day in Sports History - 3/30/1917

Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers and Buck Herzog of the New York Giants comes to blows during an exhibition game in Dallas. Cobb also slides into second base and slashes Herzog with his spikes, and the two exchange punches before being separated. Later this evening, they fight again in Cobb's hotel room. Cobb refuses to play the remaining exhibition games against the Giants, scheduled through April 5. After the tour, the Giants send Cobb a telegram: "It's safe to rejoin your club, we've left."

1 comment:

Vinnie Cestone said...

Such was the state of baseball before the electronic media. I can image the media frenzy if something like this took place today.