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Drysdale of Dodgers Fined $100 for Throwing at Robinson

July 10, 1961 - Don Drysdale, a pitcher for the Dodgers, was fined $100 today and suspended for five days by the National League's president, Warren C. Giles, for throwing at a hitter. Drysdale was ejected from yesterday's Los Angeles-Cincinnati game when he hit Frank Robinson after having been warned for throwing too close to the batter. The rule on throwing at a batter calls for a penalty "if in the umpire's judgment, a pitcher deliberately throws at a batter's person." Robinson made four hits in four times at bat, none of them off of Drysdale. He connected for a pair of homers and a double and knocked in seven runs as the Reds won, 14-3.


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