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EARL WEAVER: For someone who tore up rulebooks and pointed the bill of his cap backward to go nose-to-nose with umpires, what the Hall of Fame manager did in 1977 seemed downright mild. But the Baltimore skipper was sure he was right, and pulled the O’s off the field in Toronto down 4-0 in the fifth inning over a dispute about the tarp at Exhibition Stadium. The only forfeit in Orioles’ history came during a pennant race. As for his argument with ump Marty Springstead, Weaver said: “The man gets incoherent.”

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LENNY RANDLE VS. FRANK LUCCHESI: Randle sometimes shows up in highlight reels for the time he got on his hands and knees and tried to blow a trickler down the third-base line into foul territory. But there was nothing funny about his confrontation with the Texas manager in 1977. Having lost his starting job, Randle began arguing with Lucchesi during batting practice and then punched him in the face, breaking his cheekbone. The Rangers suspended Randle for 30 days and soon traded him away.

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DISCO DEMOLITION NIGHT: What began as a playful promotion ended up as a near-riot at Comiskey Park in 1979. The idea was for fans to break despised disco records to the ballpark, and they’d be put in a box and blown up in-between games of a Detroit-Chicago doubleheader. An overflow crowd turned rowdy and overran the field, setting fires and forcing Game 2 to be called off. Said Mike Veeck, in charge of team promotions for the White Sox: “I grew up when people were marching for civil rights, marching against the war. I didn’t think they would be marching because they hated the Bee Gees.”

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PHILLIP WELLMAN: Haven’t heard of him? Well, you’ve probably seen him. He was managing the Double-A Mississippi Braves in 2007 when his tantrum went viral. Peeved that an umpire ejected his pitcher for using a foreign substance, Wellman threw his hat and started shouting. He piled dirt on the plate and drew an outline of the dish. Later, he yanked up a pair of bases, got down on his belly to pretend he was crawling, threw the rosin bag at the umpire and blew kisses to the crowd. Oh yeah, that guy.