On August 12, 1950 — The Giants’ Eddie Stanky is banished by umpire Lon Warneke for refusing to stop waving his arms in an attempt to distract Phillies’ batter Andy Seminick. This is a reprise of a shuffle Stanky initiated on August 9th. In the 4th‚ Stanky moves over behind second base and goes into a windup the same time as the pitcher. Giants manager Leo Durocher had agreed to await a league ruling on the tactic‚ but after Seminick knocks Hank Thompsonunconscious in a collision at third base‚ Durocher turns Stanky loose. In the 4th‚ Seminick reaches base on an error‚ then on a force at second base, he puts a linebacker block on Bill Rigney‚ Stanky’s replacement‚ and both dugouts empty for a brawl. The Phils go on to win, 5 – 4, in 11 innings‚ on Stan Lopata’s triple and a sac fly by Eddie Waitkus. The Giants protest Stanky’s ouster to no avail.

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