TURN BACK THE CLOCK

Cecil Whig - - INSIDE BASEBALL -

White Sox owner Bill Veeck, known for his pro­mo­tions, sched­ules “Disco De­mo­li­tion Night” as part of a twi­light dou­ble­header with the Tigers. Over 50,000 fans, far more than Veeck ex­pected, pack Comiskey Park to see a crate full of records de­mol­ished be­tween games. The ex­plo­sion dam­ages the field, records are thrown about the sta­dium like fly­ing discs, and a few thou­sand fans storm the field un­til they’re forced to leave by riot po­lice. Tigers manager Sparky An­der­son, con­cerned for his play­ers’ safety, re­fuses to put his team on the field, and Amer­i­can League pres­i­dent Lee MacPhail, af­ter con­sult­ing with home plate um­pire Dave Phillips, awards Detroit a for­feit vic­tory.

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