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 →

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Ballplayer Kills Umpire Over Scoring Disagreement

"My favorite umpire is a dead one." - Johnny Evers Hall of Fame Second Baseman Young v. State, 10 Ga.App. 116, 72 S.E. 935 (Ga.App. 1911) What happened? 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... Continue Reading →

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