This day in baseball: Ten-cent beer nightPosted: June 4, 2013
On 4 June 1974, it was ten-cent beer night at Cleveland Stadium as the Indians took on the Texas Rangers. As the game progressed, Indians fans grew increasingly inebriated, resulting in a riot during the ninth inning of play. As a result of the crowd’s unruly behavior, the game was interrupted and could not be resumed in a timely manner. Home plate umpire Nestor Chylak stopped the game, which was tied at five runs a piece, and pronounced a forfeit by the Indians, thus declaring the Rangers victorious.