This Date in Sports History (August 10, 1995): Dodgers Forfeit Game to Cards

On this day in Sports History, August 10, (8/10/1995): Who would have thought Free Baseball Give-Away-Night would be a bad idea. Trailing the Cards 2-1 in the bottom of the 9th, LA’s Raul Mondesi struck out swinging following two shaky strike calls from umpire Jim Quick. Mondesi argued and was summarily ejected. Lasorda came out to argue and soon the souvenir baseballs rained down from the Chavez Ravine faithful. Play had already temporarily been stopped in the 7th inning following an Eric Karros ejection. The Cardinals left the field for safety reasons while the balls were cleaned up. As they came back on to resume the game another ball was thrown into the outfield prompting the Umps to call the game; a 2-1 victory for STL. This unruly fan behavior (shockingly in LA and not in Philly) prompted new MLB policies prohibiting projectile souvenirs. At least it wasn’t Free Bowling Ball Night.    #TodayInSportsHistory #Dodgers #Cardinals #Forfeit #ThisdayinSportsHistory #Lasorda #August10

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