Frick Turns Down Cards Protest of Dodger Game, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-20


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. Frick Turns Down Cards Protest of Dodger Game NEW YORK, N. Y., June 19 UP.— President Ford Frick of the National League today turned down the St. Louis Cardinals protest over their 3 to 2 defeat by the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, June 6. Manager Marty Marion of the Cards had protested the game, charging that Dodger pilot Charley Dressen had directed his team from a box seat near the dugout after being ejected from the game by umpire Art Gore. Dressen was fined 00 by Frick the following day. "There is no question that" Dressen did violate the National League rule and bulletin," Frick said. "However, the score at the time the protest was filed was 3 to 2 in favor of Brooklyn. St. Louis was unable to score in subsequent innings and the game ended with the same score. "There is no evidence that Dressens presence in the field box affected the play of the game, even though he may have conferred with Brooklyn players," Frick continued. "A protest should be considered only when the actual result of a game has unquestionably been affected by the violation of an actual playing rule rather than a rule of discipline," Frick concluded.

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