On this date in 1979, Billy Martin is involved in an altercation with Joseph Cooper, a marshmallow salesman. Cooper required 15 stitches to close a gash in his lip and Martin is fired as manager of the Yankees.
"I'm no fighter. I never started a fight in my life. But I've never walked away from one when someone jumped me."
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