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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 5, 1901:
In Baltimore's 9-0 win in game two against Boston, Oriole 1B Burt Hart is called out at 3B on his long hit, and punches umpire John Haskell. Winters takes the win, which follows a 3-1 Boston victory.
»August 7, 1901: Ban Johnson suspends Baltimore 1B Burt Hart for striking umpire John Haskell yesterday, stating "This is the first time a player in the American League has struck an umpire, and it is an offense that cannot be overlooked." The 31-year-old Hart will never play again.