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Records were broken in dramatic fashion during this promotional night-gone-catastrophically awry. Fans who brought disco albums to Chicago's Comiskey Park were admitted for 98 cents, the records to be blown up by a local DJ between games of a doubleheader between the White Sox and Tigers. A crowd of 50,000 showed up, with 10,000 more clamoring to get in. The records began to fly from the stands late in the first game, and by the time the demolition took place, a riot was in progress with fans storming the field as announcer Harry Caray pleaded for peace. By the time police cleared the stadium, the field was littered with broken records and burned grass, and the White Sox were forced to forfeit the second game.

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