Twenty-five thousand Clevelanders, a hot summer day, and all-you-can-drink beer for a dime: what could go wrong? Plenty, as it turns out. The struggling Indians hatched a plan to entice fans to Municipal Stadium, which was affectionately (or not) referred to as The Mistake on the Lake (and thanks to old Rocky Colavito, the bats weren't getting people to pony up for a ticket).
As fans got drunker and drunker, they got rowdier, culminating in the ninth inning, when a contingent stormed the field. Several players got into fistfights with rioters, and even though the Indians had managed to come from behind to tie the game, the home-plate ump demanded that Cleveland forfeit the game.