Dodgers Catcher John Roseboro Sues Juan Marichal and Rawlings for On-Field Injuries in Separate Occurrences

Roseboro v. Rawlings Mfg. Co., 79 Cal. Rptr. 567, 275 Cal.App.2d 43 (Cal. App. 2 Dist., 1969)John Roseboro v. Juan MarichalJohn Roseboro was the man who assumed the starting catcher’s role for the new Los Angeles Dodgers after Roy Campanella was paralyzed in a single-car accident before the start of the 1958 season.  Throughout his... Continue Reading →


Umpire Gary Darling Sues Lou Piniella for Defamation of Character

Darling v. Piniella, 1991 WL 193524 (E.D.Pa., 1991)What happened?The San Francisco Giants visited the Cincinnati Reds for a game at Riverfront Stadium on August 3, 1991.  During the eighth inning and with the Reds trailing 7-3, Reds second baseman Bill Doran hit a ball down the right field line that was initially called a home... Continue Reading →

Ballplayer Kills Umpire Following Game

Young v. State, 10 Ga.App. 116, 72 S.E. 935 (Ga.App. 1911)What happened?The defendant, Young, was a member of a baseball team that played a baseball game on a Saturday afternoon.  The deceased, Williams, was umpiring the game and keeping score.Young claimed that the opposing team had scored three runs; however, Williams had given them five... Continue Reading →

Former Cardinals Slugger Albert Pujols Sues Former Cardinals Slugger Jack Clark for On-Air Accusations of PED Use

Jose Alberto Pujols Alcantara v. Jack Anthony ClarkSt. Louis County Circuit Court, 13SL-CC03506What Happened?On August, 2, 2013, former Major League star Jack Clark accused Albert Pujols of having used performance enhancing drugs earlier in his career.  Clark alleged that he was informed back in 2000 by Pujols’ former trainer that he had "shot (Pujols) up"... Continue Reading →

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