Castrovince: The crazy story behind MLB’s last forfeited game

From Anthony Castrovince at on August 10, 2019:

It was sometime around 3 a.m. ET when the phone rang in Leonard Coleman’s hilltop home in New Jersey, rousting the National League president from his slumber.

“Mr. Coleman, it’s Jim Quick,” the voice on the other end of the line announced, “and Bob Davidson’s on the line, too.”

Groggy, confused, and quite possibly convinced this must all be a strange dream, a hoarse Coleman asked what was the matter. Why were these two umpires calling him from their Pasadena, Calif., hotel in the middle of this mid-August night in 1995?

“Well,” Quick explained, “we had to forfeit a game at Dodger Stadium.”

Now Coleman was awake.

“You WHAT?!”

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Originally published: August 12, 2019. Last Updated: August 12, 2019.