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Basebrawl

White Sox-Tigers benches empty in fight

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Posted: Saturday April 22, 2000 05:25 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers engaged in a bench-clearing brawl Saturday that left at least one pitcher with a bloody cut under his eye.

Six players were ejected.

In the sixth inning, Detroit starter Jeff Weaver hit Carlos Lee with a pitch. Weaver was pulled, and exchanged words with Lee.

In the seventh, with the White Sox leading 8-1, starter Jim Parque hit leadoff batter Dean Palmer in the arm with the first pitch. Palmer immediately rushed the mound and threw his batting helmet at Parque, and the benches emptied.

Several punches were thrown. Tigers coach Juan Samuel was seen hitting White Sox reliever Bill Simas, and Detroit outfielder Bobby Higginson hit pitcher Keith Foulke, who had a lot of blood under his left eye from the scuffle.

Weaver ran onto the field to join the fight. Just when the brawl appeared over, it briefly resumed in shallow right field.

Detroit backup catcher Rob Fick returned to the bullpen and was taunting fans, who doused him with beer.

Parque stayed in the game. Simas and Magglio Ordonez were ejected from the White Sox and Fick, Palmer, Weaver and Danny Patterson were ejected for Detroit.


 
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