On September 27, 1940 — On the last day of the season at Cleveland Stadium, the game against the Tigers is delayed because some Indian fans begin to shower the field with fruit and vegetables. The visitors’ bullpen proves not to be a safe haven when a basket of green tomatoes is dropped on Birdie Tebbetts’ head by an unruly fan.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 27
National Pastime September 27
Retro Sheet
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