On September 16, 1915 — 1915 – In the first of an important four-game series at Fenway Park, the Tigers (90-48) and Red Sox (90-44) square off. Detroit knocks out starter Rube Foster, then rookie reliever Carl Mays keeps throwing at Ty Cobb till he hits the Tiger star on the wrist. Cobb slings his bat at Mays in retaliation, and the crowd reacts by throwing bottles at Cobb. The next inning, Cobb catches a fly ball for the final out and then needs a police escort to leave the field. The Tigers win, 6 – 1.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 16
National Pastime September 16
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