Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 150 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 150 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

This Day In History: 2000-05-24

May 24, 1952: Troubled Red Sox rookie Jimmy Piersall gets into a shouting match with Yankee infielder Billy Martin and their dispute escalates to a fistfight under the stands with Martin winning on a TKO; Piersall will ultimately be treated for a nervous breakdown, but he will recover to ultimately play 17 MLB seasons.

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