This day in baseball: First round KO

After he is ejected from the game for disputing a called third strike on July 10, 1911, the Phillies’ Sherry Magee knocks out home plate umpire Bill Finneran with just one punch.  Although he is suspended from baseball for the rest of the season, Magee manages to appeal successfully and gain reinstatement after 36 games.

Sherry Magee (Phillies Nation)


4 Comments on “This day in baseball: First round KO”

  1. verdun2 says:

    And umpires today think they have it hard? 🙂
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    • I have images of George Brett charging out of the dugout flashing through my mind, but you certainly make a good point. Not too many stories of umps getting punched recently. 🙂

  2. Bill says:

    A knockout by a guy named Sherry. Who’d a thunk?


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