On September 6, 1953 —
The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the New York Giants, 6 – 3, but lose Carl Furillo‚ the National League’s leading hitter at .344‚ for the rest of the regular season. Furillo is hit on the wrist by a Ruben Gomez pitch in the 2nd and is restrained from charging the mound. after hearing Giants manager Leo Durocher yelling “stick it in his ear”,
He goes to first base and‚ with a 3-2 count on the next batter‚ Furillo races from first into the dugout to swing at Leo Durocher‚ who ordered the beaning. In the melee‚ a Giants player steps on Furillo’s left hand‚ breaking a knuckle on his ring finger. Furillo will not play again till the World Series‚ but his .344 will lead the NL in hitting. Roy Campanella homers in the 2nd inning and sets the major league mark for home runs by a catcher. His 38th tops the 37 hit by Cubs C Gabby Hartnett in 1930.