On July 8, 1939, prior to the first game of a doubleheader with the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, a horde of Japanese beetles formed a wall in front of the home dugout. Over 5,000 insects were captured in the process of fending off the insects, however, the problem would return later in that same month.
4 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Japanese beetle invasion”
Home dugout? Obviously Red Sox fans.
Clearly — the only explanation that makes sense.
Japanese beetles are nothing if not persistent.