Durocher Accuses Robinson for Trying to down Maglie, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-02


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: [ 1 J * 8 " * 5 1 * " f , . J , " J Durocher Accuses Robinson For Trying to Down Maglie NEW YORK, N. Y., May 1. — Giants manager Leo Durocher accused Jackie Robinson today of "bush league tricks" — and the word went around among National League umpires to "watch out for Robin-1 son because hes getting too big for his britches." Theres nothing official about the um- pires attitude. They just think that Rob- ison is going out of his way to taunt them, and Robinson himself has said he knows the umps "are laying for me." But Durocher was strictly on the record in his ire against the Dodger star after an incident in the Giants-Brooklyn game last night. The incident drew for Robinson a cascade of boos — and it is very strange to hear Robinson booed at Ebbets Field, his home park. The. incident came up in the third in- ning. Robinson bunted, and the ball bounded obviously foul. But Robinson dashed toward first base and — as Giant pitcher Sal Maglie jogged over to retrieve the ball for the next pitch — Robinson stuck out his hip in a conspicuous attempt to jostle Maglie.

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