JAN 10

Know the game temperature

On a hot August afternoon in 1984, NL rivals San Diego and Atlanta faced
off in an important late‑season contest. The trouble began when Braves
pitcher Pascual Perez hit Alan Wiggins with the first pitch of the game.
Things went downhill from there. By the time the game ended, there
had been four retaliatory attempts by Padre pitchers to hit Perez,
which resulted in four bench‑clearing brawls. Eventually, both
managers and 12 players and bench coaches were ejected. Describing the
game temperature in that contest as being high would be an

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