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Ed Farmer from the Chronology
Sep 1, 1980 - Tigers OF Al Cowens and White Sox reliever Ed Farmer publicly end their long-running feud by shaking hands at home plate prior to Chicago's 11-3 win at Tiger Stadium. The feud began in 1979 when Farmer broke Cowens' jaw with a pitch and flared again this June 20th when Cowens hit a ground ball off Farmer and attacked the pitcher instead of running to 1B. Cowens was suspended for 7 games and a warrant was issued for his arrest in Illinois forcing him to skip last week's Tigers-White Sox series in Chicago. Farmer agreed to drop the charges in exchange for a handshake and the 2 players brought out the lineup cards before today's game.
Aug 31, 1980 - In Cleveland Reliever Ed Farmer picks up two saves as the White Sox sweep a doubleheader from the Indians. Chicago rallies for 8 runs in the last 2 innings of the opener to win 10-8 then does it again in the nitecap score 4 in the last 2 innings to win 8-7.
Jun 20, 1980 - White Sox reliever Ed Farmer swears he will take criminal action against Detroit's Al Cowens following an on-field brawl in Chicago. Cowens hit a grounder to SS and then charged the mound instead of running to 1B. The action stemmed from an incident a year earlier when a Farmer pitch shattered Cowens' jaw. AL prexy Lee MacPhail will suspend Cowens for 7 games. The Tigers win 5-3 in 11 innings.
May 8, 1979 - During an 8-7 loss to Texas Kansas City loses 2 regulars both as a result of being hit by pitches from Ed Farmer. OF Al Cowens suffers a fractured jaw and will miss 21 games. 2B Frank White sustains a broken hand and will sit out 33 contests. Farmer will be traded 3 times in the next 12 months. On June 20 1980 Cowens will hit a grounder off Farmer and charge the mound.
May 21, 1974 - The Phils Ed Farmer making his 2nd NL start strongarms the Cardinals 4-2. Both teams make 4 hits but the visiting Phils do all their scoring in the 1st off John Curtis. Philadelphia now leads the NL East by 1 1/2 games.
Mar 19, 1974 - In a 3-team deal involving the Indians Tigers and Yankees P Jim Perry joins his pitching brother Gaylord in Cleveland. P Ed Farmer and OF No Neck Williams end up on the Yankees while C Gerry Moses goes to the Motor City.