June 1, 1956: With the Reds down 3-1, in the 8th inning of a game against the Giants at Crosley Field, Frank Robinson steaps out of the batter’s box to argue with home plate umpire Larry Goetz. When Robinson wouldn’t return to the plate, Goetz ordered Giants pitcher Steve Ridzik to throw a pitch, which was called strike three. The Reds were furious with the call, and Johnny Temple and Joe Nuxhall were ejected in the ensuring argument. The Reds lost, 3-2.
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