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This Day in Baseball: Tim Hurst Starts a Riot

By Precious Sanders @pdsanders99

On August 4, 1909 (some sources list the date as August 3rd), umpire Tim Hurst instigated a riot by spitting at Athletics second baseman Eddie Collins, who had questioned a call. Hurst would have to be escorted off the field with a police guard. This incident eventually resulted in Hurst’s banishment from baseball two weeks later.

This day in baseball: Tim Hurst starts a riot

Tim Hurst (public domain)

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