Work in Sports
White Sox-Tigers benches empty in fight
Posted: Saturday April 22, 2000 05:25 PM
Six players were ejected.
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.