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Violent incidents in Dodgers-Giants rivalry

Friday - 9/27/2013, 6:39pm  ET

FILE - In this May 16, 2011, file photo, San Francisco Giants baseball fan Bryan Stow is transported from Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he'd been in critical condition since being severely beaten by a fan in Los Angeles Dodgers garb on opening day at Dodger Stadium on March 31, enroute to San Francisco General Hospital. Stow suffers permanent brain injuries. The Giants and Dodgers and their fans have one of the longest and most passionate rivalries in American baseball. The rivalry on and off the field has been spirited and usually friendly, but has occasionally turned violent. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

The Associated Press

The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers -- and their fans -- have one of the longest and most passionate rivalries in American sport. Here are three of the most famous incidents of fan violence tied to the rivalry.

-- July 12, 1938 -- Brooklyn Dodgers fan Robert Joyce shoots and kills a fellow bar patron and bartender after an extended "ribbing" by Giants fans.

-- March 31, 2011 -- Bryan Stow, a Northern California paramedic and Giants fan, is brutally beaten by two men dressed in Dodgers gear following the teams' first game of the season in Los Angeles. Stow suffers permanent brain injuries.

-- Sept. 25, 2013 -- Dodgers fan Jonathan Denver is fatally stabbed in a late-night confrontation near the Giants' AT&T Park in San Francisco.


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