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Les Webber from the Chronology
May 15, 1946 - Fireworks occur as Brooklyn starter Les Webber brushes back Slaughter in the first inning but the Cardinal outfielder retaliates by bunting up the 1B line and flattening Webber as he tries to field the bunt. Slaught then silences the fans with two catches in the first inning and a throw to double off Furillo. The Cards move into first place by edging the Dodgers 1-0 behind Howie Pollet.
Aug 1, 1943 - Players losses to the military have taken some of the competition out of Cards-Brooklyn confrontations but the brawling doesn't stop. In the opener Cards catcher Walker Cooper apparently attempts to spike Augie Galan and the two are ejected in the 6th inning. the "duster" occurs after Dodger reliever Les Webber fires four successful balls at Stan Musial. "Each ball seemed headed straight at Musial and were not the customary wide throws used for intentional walks" (UP). Cooper the next batter up hits a grounder and tries to spike Galan at 1B. Police are needed to break up the fight and escort the two off the field. The Cards win the double bill 7-1 and 5-4 virtually eliminating the Dodgers and putting the Birds 11 games in front of the Pirates. Harry Brecheen wins the opener defeating Curt Davis. Reliever Al Brazle wins the nitecap with starter Kirby Higbe losing.