What exactly is a fan? “A fan, or fanatic, sometimes also called aficionado or supporter, is a person who is enthusiastically devoted to something or somebody, such as a band or a sports team. Collectively, the fans of a particular object or person constitute its fanbase or fandom.”
Come and read the stories of some fans that took their love of sport to a new level of mayhem!
Navins Field Brawl- 1924
Baseball has seen its fair share of fights and bench clearing brawls, but what occurred in 1924 between the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees is the stuff of legend. The brawl started between players (Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb were involved!) but gained steam exploded into a stadium-wide riot when hundreds of fans took to the field. The police were called and eventually took control over the situation. What started the initial brawl you may ask? The Tigers were down 10-6 in the ninth inning when their pitcher decided to intentionally bean one of New York’s players.