Maybe there is something to this rivalry after all. On Thursday night at Staten Island, The Cyclones and Yankees duked it out after Yankees pitcher Matt DeSalvo plunked Andy Wilson in the head. Wilson fell to the ground and the umpire immediately warned DeSalvo that he’d be tossed if he hit another batter (panel 1). After Wilson got to his feet and slammed his helmet to the ground, he headed toward the mound, with Cyclones manager Tim Teufel rushing over from the the third base coach’s box (panel 2). Soon after, both benches began to clear, and the umpires lost control as punches were thrown (panel 3). Finally, with both benches cleared, members of the bullpen came rushing in (panel 4). The Donnybrook lasted 28 minutes. Police from the 120th Precinct were brought in to restore order.
July 28, 2003 issue