Foster: Looking back at the most recent forfeit in MLB history

From SABR member Jason Foster at The Sporting News on August 10, 2017:

Most fans at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 10, 1995, were presumably root, root, rooting for the home team, but that didn’t stop them from sabotaging a potential win for the local nine in the middle of a playoff race.

That was the night when a supposedly harmless fan promotion went way wrong. Not in a Disco Demolition Night or 10 Cent Beer Night way, but the end result was the same.

After fans hurled giveaway baseballs onto the field for a third time in disgust over a bad call and player ejections, the Dodgers had to forfeit their game against the Cardinals with one out in the bottom of the ninth. Final score: Cardinals 2, Dodgers 1. Here’s a vintage report from “SportsCenter.”

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Originally published: August 10, 2017. Last Updated: August 10, 2017.