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Players vs. fans

Frank Francisco and the Rangers bullpen add their names to the list of baseball's ugly player-fan incidents.

Originally Published: September 8, 2004
By Jeff Merron | Page 2

Baseball's got a long history of, umm, emotional fan-player "interaction." What follows are some of the most notorious. We're leaving off the Karim Garcia/Jeff Nelson/Red Sox bullpen attendant incident on a technicality -- because the attendant was a worker bee, not a paying fan. Otherwise, that imbroglio certainly deserves a place in the annals.

Ty Cobb bloodies "Otto Blotz" (May 15, 1912) A couple of days worth of heckling by Yankees fans finally got to Cobb at the old Yankee home, Hilltop ...

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