Monday, August 31, 2015

Box Score of the Week

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants - August 22, 1965.


Giants pitcher Juan Marichal came to bat against the Dodgers' Sandy Koufax in the bottom of the third inning. Apparently Marichal had thrown at one of the Dodgers' hitters earlier, so Koufax was asked to retaliate. But since that wasn't in Koufax's nature, Dodgers catcher John Roseboro decided to take matters into his own hands. After catching a pitch in the Marichal at bat, Roseboro buzzed Marichal's head when throwing back to the pitcher. Marichal responded by clubbing Roseboro in the head with his bat, resulting in the Dodgers' catcher bleeding profusely. It also lead to a bench clearing brawl.

Marichal recalled the incident with Bob Costas back in 2009.


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