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Herm Weiskopf
September 19, 1983
During the early innings of a 5-2 loss to Los Angeles, Cincinnati Pitcher Mario Soto was at odds with home-plate Umpire Bruce Froemming about many ball-strike calls. In the sixth inning, Soto took a throw at first base to retire Rick Monday, who had grounded the ball to Cincy First Baseman Dan Driessen. On the play, Greg Brock of the Dodgers advanced from second to third. Soto then lingered at first base to badger Umpire Harry Wendelstedt about Froemming's calls. While Soto held the ball and argued, Brock strolled from third to home. Froemming ruled that the run counted because time had not been called, and the official scorer ruled that Brock had scored on a fielder's choice.
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September 19, 1983

Oops!

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During the early innings of a 5-2 loss to Los Angeles, Cincinnati Pitcher Mario Soto was at odds with home-plate Umpire Bruce Froemming about many ball-strike calls. In the sixth inning, Soto took a throw at first base to retire Rick Monday, who had grounded the ball to Cincy First Baseman Dan Driessen. On the play, Greg Brock of the Dodgers advanced from second to third. Soto then lingered at first base to badger Umpire Harry Wendelstedt about Froemming's calls. While Soto held the ball and argued, Brock strolled from third to home. Froemming ruled that the run counted because time had not been called, and the official scorer ruled that Brock had scored on a fielder's choice.

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