On May 1, 1974, Dock Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits three batters during the first inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds. Ellis hits Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and Dan Driessen being his victims. Ellis, who admits to trying intentionally to hit each Reds batter that faced him, throws two pitches behind Tony Perez’s head before walking him and is taken out of the game by Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh while facing the next batter, Johnny Bench.
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