35 Years Ago, White Sox Forfeit after Disco Demolition Disaster

Disco Demolition Night: On July 12, 1979, a promotion mocking disco music incited a crowd of 90,000 to trash Comiskey Park and storm the field, forcing umpires to declare a forfeit for the White Sox. Fans who brought disco records to Comiskey Park would be admitted into the White Sox doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers for just 98 cents; the collection of records would then be destroyed by Dahl in an on-field ceremony between games.


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