Saturday, August 4, 2012

Billy Martin

On this date in 1960, Billy Martin of the Reds believing that Jim Brewer of the Cubs was throwing at him charges the mound and punches Brewer in the face breaking the orbital bone of his right eye. Martin is fined $500. Brewer later sues Martin and receives a $100,000 judgement.

"I finally punched something that couldn't sue me." - Billy Martin regarding a later altercation in his career

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