Today In Tribe History: July 23, 1960
In an effort to distract Ted Williams during his at-bats in the sixth and eighth innings, the Indians’ centerfielder Jimmy Piersall goes into a war dance. Piersall gets tossed for his efforts and manager Joe Gordon is also ejected for agruing Jimmy’s case. It is Piersall’s 6th ejection of the season. Gordon had previously announced that any more ejections would cost Piersall $500 each, but he thinks today’s thumbing is unwarranted and waives the fine. American League president Joe Cronin is less forgiving and fines Piersall $100. The Indians win, 4-2, behind Jim Perry’s pitching and the first major league home run of Mike de la Hoz.