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Yearbook, Aug. 22: The Marichal incident

8/21/2012

Aug. 22, 1965: This remains perhaps the most infamous fight in baseball history -- on this day 47 years ago, San Francisco Giants ace Juan Marichal hit Los Angeles Dodgers catcher John Roseboro with a bat, opening "a two-inch cut that bled profusely," according to a report from the game. Marichal apologized the next day, but as mentioned before this photo holds a significant spot in Major League Baseball lore.

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