Fanatic Fatality: One of the Most Violent Baseball Arguments In History

By Matthew M. Clifford

This article was published in the Fall 2017 Baseball Research Journal.

The underlying aggressiveness in rivalries between baseball teams has been recorded in the annals and burned into our memories for decades. When that explosive competitive spirit spreads from the field to the fanatics in the streets, the result can be drunken fist-fights at the local pubs as fans defend their favorite teams and players. The most serious and deadly fracas of its kind took place during the 1931 World Series. The underlying aggressiveness in rivalries between baseball teams has been recorded in the annals and burned into our memories for . . .

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