The Giants and the Dodgers were bitter rivals engaged in a pennant race on Aug. 22, 1965, when Juan Marichal came up to bat against Sandy Koufax. When Dodgers catcher Johnny Roseboro threw a ball back to Koufax that nicked Marichal’s ear, the San Francisco ace struck the catcher with his bat, setting off a melee and opening a two-inch gash on Roseboro’s head. Marichal was suspended nine days and fined $1,750. (Neil Leifer/SI)
August 22, 1965
Thinking Johnny Roseboro throws too close to his head returning the ball to Sandy Koufax, Juan Marichal attacks the Dodger catcher with his bat. Roseboro suffers cuts on the head during the 14-minute brawl.