During the October 2nd game of the 1959 World Series, White Sox left fielder Al Smith had an interesting moment. In the fifth inning of the game at Comiskey Park, Smith found himself in the middle of a ‘shower.’ A beer shower to be exact as a fan accidentally tipped over his cup of beer, spilling its contents over Smith’s head and face. The fan was Melvin Piehl, a motor oil company executive, who later stated that he was trying to catch the ball so it would not hit his boss’s wife. At first Smith believed the dousing to be intentional until the left field umpire told him it was an accident. The White Sox lost that particular game and the World Series to the Los Angels Dodgers.
Beer Shower at the 1959 World Series
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