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On August 8, 1903, as Dodgers infielders argued a close call at the bag at third base, Joe McGinnity of New York dashed home and was credited with a steal of home plate.  Brooklyn pitcher Henry Schmidt was so upset about the steal that he turned and threw the baseball out of the ballpark.  His actions resulted in Schmidt being tossed from the game, and the Dodgers lost 4-3.

Henry Schmidt (Wikipedia)

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