On September 16, 1940 — A rhubarb at Ebbets Field results in a suspension and fine for Leo Durocher for “inciting a riot.” Perhaps better known from the game is the photo showing an obese Brooklyn fan astride George Magerkurth, pummeling the veteran umpire.

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(Photo via https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/just-because-it-was-hard-to-be-an-umpire-in-1940/amp/)

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