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Dave Bancroft - Boston Braves

Dave Bancroft – Boston Braves

Dave Bancroft was managing for his 4th season in 1927. It would be his last as a Brave. It was plenty rough with the Braves finishing in seventh place. They were 34 games behind with a 60-94 record.

It got so rough that in one game on June 18, he was knocked out by Pittsburgh catcher Earl Smith. They exchanged words. Who knows what Dave said to Earl but he decked him with a right to the jaw.

What started out as a stroll by home plate ended with Dave being carried off the field.