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Hank Bauer Arrested by a Yankees Fan on Assault Charges

May 21, 1957, Hank Bauer was arrested by New York Yankees fan Edwin Jones. Since neither the police nor the district attorney would act, Jones made a citizen's arrest.

Bauer was booked, fingerprinted, photographed and arraigned on Jones' charge that the Yankees outfielder had punched him in the jaw at the Copacabana nightclub. Bauer was released without bail.

Bauer's attorney, Sidney Friedman, vehemently denied that his client or any other Yankees player present struck Jones. Besides Bauer, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Johnny Kucks and Yogi Berra were helping Billy Martin celebrate his 29th birthday.

Friedman emphasized that authorities refused to arrest Bauer.

"This is not an arrest by the district attorney or police authorities. ...

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