Wednesday, May 23, 2012



A FORFEITED GAME is a game declared ended by the umpire-in-chief in favor of the offended team by the score of 9 to 0, for violation of the rules.


The last forfeit in MLB history occurred on August 10, 1995 in Los Angeles. It was souvenir ball night and by the bottom of the ninth inning the Dodgers trailed the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1. Raul Mondesi argued with home plate umpire Jim Quick after a called strike two, then swung and missed strike three. Quick ejected Mondesi. Earlier in the game Eric Karros had been ejected by Quick for arguing balls and strikes. When Mondesi was ejected Manager Tommy Lasorda came out to argue with Quick and was also booted. At that point Dodgers fans let loose with a barrage of souvenir baseballs onto the field. Quick ordered the Cardinals off the field. Later when the Cardinals retook the field, more baseballs were thrown from the stands. At that point umpire Quick forfeited the game to the Cardinals.

Umpire Bob Davidson said after the game, "Lasorda instigated the whole damn thing by waving his fat little arms out there." Lasorda was incensed by the remark.

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