On July 10, 1943 Brooklyn scores 10 runs in the 1st and 4th innings as they whip the visiting Pirates, 23 – 6. This follows a pre-game attempted strike by the players following Leo Durocher’s three-game suspension of P Bobo Newsom for insubordination. Minutes before the game, SS Arky Vaughan hands his uniform to Durocher and refuses to play. Durocher calls for volunteers to play, but by game time he has just a battery of Curt Davis and Bobby Bragan. Branch Rickey intervenes, and Vaughan and the others agree to play. Newsom, 9-4, will be traded to the Brownson July 15th.


Baseball Reference July 10