On August 4, 1983, Dave Winfield killed a seagull while warming up before a game in Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. The bird was struck by a ball thrown by Winfield and died on the spot. The resulting fervor can best be summarized by this video:
Sunday marked the 30th anniversary of the event. In its honor, the 61-year-old Hall of Famer tweeted this out to the world.
It was 30 years ago today In Toronto "The Fowl Ball" Incident. An accident became an international issue. pic.twitter.com/or4Adx1AkT— Dave Winfield (@DaveWinfieldHOF) August 4, 2013
Can anything be more perfect than that?