As the baseball season has begun, I came across a blast from the past. In 1965, in a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Fransisco Giants, there was an incident that spark a brawl between the two teams. The main participants in the spark that fueled the brawl was John Roseboro of the Dodgers and Juan Marichal of the Giants. During that time, both teams were pennant contenders and fierce rivals stemming back to the days when both teams played in New York.

Roseboro intentionally dropped the ball, moved behind Marichal to pick it up and whizzed his throw past Marichal’s face. Marichal later said the ball clipped his ear. He turned to face Roseboro. “Why you do that, coño?!” he demanded, using a Spanish slang word for female genitalia.

Source: John Rosengren: Marichal, Roseboro and the inside story of baseball’s nastiest brawl |

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