On September 15, 1977 — Fearing for the safety of his left fielder, Orioles manager Earl Weaver, trailing 4-0, pulls his team off the field when his request to remove the tarp covering the Blue Jays’ bullpen area is declined by third base ump Marty Springstead. After waiting for 15 minutes in a light rain for the O’s to return, the Exhibition Stadium contest is forfeited to the home team by the umpires.

 


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