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  • Now this was a rivalry...2.0

    Technically this came first year-wise but not date-wise as the other one:

    June 23, 1956 – It was first of the two great fights on the field between Yankee and White Sox players; almost one year later, June 13, 1957, the second one took place. In this one Bob Grim (the late uncle to former Sox Director of Business Development and Broadcasting Bob Grim) threw one high and tight to Sox outfielder Dave Philley in the home half of the sixth inning. The ball glanced off Philley’s shoulder and bounced into his batting helmet knocking it off. Philley charged the mound as the benches and bullpens emptied. Both players swung at each other, as the rest of the teams held each other back.

    Order was restored after about 20 minutes. Philley was tossed from the game. Grim was allowed to stay in, but perhaps shaken; he was tagged for two runs...driven in by Sherm Lollar and Luis Aparicio, the only runs on the day in the Sox 2-0 win.

    I have some photos of the fight but unfortunately they won't cut and paste over.




  • #2
    Well that was a daily double beat down. Beat on em and then beat the Bronx Bastards for good measure on the scoreboard.

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    • #3
      Appropriately, of course Philley eventually played for the Phillies.

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      • #4
        Thanks for posting these, Lip. Whenever I think of Sox brawls, the first one that always comes to mind is the one with Detroit in 2000. Robert Fick, Juan Samuel, Dean Palmer, Jeff Weaver etc.

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