On May 18, 1912, the Detroit Tigers field a team of replacement players against the Philadelphia Athletics. With 19 players on strike in protest of the recent suspension of Ty Cobb, the Tigers lose to the A’s, 24-2. The Tigers’ lineup includes a number of local semipro players.
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Commissioner Peter Ueberroth bans pitcher LaMarr Hoyt from Major League Baseball for the 1987 season
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May 16, 1912
New York Giants pitcher Phil Douglas is suspended and fined $100 by John McGraw. He writes a letter to St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Les Mann which says in part “I want to leave here, but I want some inducement. I don’t want this guy (McGraw) to win the pennant and I feel if I stay here I win it for him”. Mann gives the letter to manager Branch Rickey who notifies Kenesaw Landis. In Pittsburgh on August 16th‚ Douglas will admit he wrote the letter‚ and Landis will bar him from baseball for life.
August 8, 1922
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