Flashback: Texas Rangers and the One Night War of Cleveland

Editor's note: Take a look back into the archives of the Dallas Morning News.On June 4, 1975 the Rangers met Cleveland on their home field. Anger over a Ranger fan's conduct at an earlier game continued to sting as Cleveland fans pounded down cups of ten cent beer. The bad blood and booze made for an explosive combination and a riot broke out in the ninth inning.Because of this, Cleveland was forced to forfeit the game to Texas and the fate of ten cent beer night was brought into question. "Long time support of cheap booze" [his words] Randy Galloway gave his take on the situation in a June 8 column.  Continue reading...

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