Baseball Fights

Baseball looks like a sport that is not too extremely agitating since it doesn’t involve physical contact like football where players often collide against one another. But one shouldn’t make a judgment too soon because baseball, like any other sport, can still be nerve-wracking and can be quite a tormenting sport where fights eventually break out between the players on or off the field.

So today, we’re taking a trip down memory lane and reviewing back at some of the nastiest fights that we have witnessed in MLB history so far.

In case you have missed out on some of these fights, don’t worry we have got you covered. Here are the top 5 baseball fights every fan needs to know about it.

  • Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres– 1984

This skirmish broke out when Padres pitcher Craig Lefferts whacked Braves Pascual Perez and things got out of hand when the Braves members on the bench stormed out to the mound. Perez has been whacked several times in the match, so it didn’t take much time for tempers to explode.

Lefferts fled away from the scene, and it appeared like things were going to settle down very fast, but what set apart this skirmish from the remainder was the fact that fans who had come to watch the game joined in the conflict as well.

  • Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers– 2016

Blue Jays Jose Bautista’s infamous bat flip during the American League Division Series is considered one of the most unforgettable moments in sports history. For Blue Jays fans, it felt like it was more than a stuck-up period of showmanship. It was truly a pictorial tossing-off of more than twenty years of dismay and torment. 

What makes this moment so memorable is that in a baseball fight, a punch from Odor actually landed on Bautista and the two went at it. Odor was suspended for seven games and as for Bautista, he had to miss out on just one game.

  • Seattle Mariners vs Baltimore Orioles– 1993

The Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners traded blows– then enraged indictments– with an unsightly skirmish exploding after Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina hit Mariners catcher Bill Haselman in the the left side of his shoulder with a seventh-inning fastball.

The brawl, which postponed the match for twenty minutes, started with Haselman charging the opposing pitcher Mussina and proceeded with fist fights between different players from the Oriole Park at Camden Yards field to the other side. Cop officers enclosed the field in a fairly frightening manner (to maintain fans in the arena). And the brawl broke off with a total of seven players ejected, including Seattle pitcher Chris Bosio. As per the Orioles, Bosio initiated the entire thing by allegedly tossing at a duo of Baltimore hitters before in the game and the melee re-injured his newly broken collarbone.

  • Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers– 2013

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers went at it by hitting against one another with pitches taking turns which ultimately resulted in two bench-clearing happenings, the second of which accumulates extremely wild and violent.

Of all the pushing and shoving that happens in most fights in a baseball game, this one is extremely out of bounds, which almost ended up dangerously near to getting out of control when things reached the space close to the first-base dugout. It is one of the most unforgettable moments because it involves a full-on rage Mark McGwire being curbed by Arizona coach Matt Williams.

  • Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees– 1998

After hitting a three-run home run by the Yankees Bernie Williams, an infuriated Armando Benitez whacked Tino Martinez in the back with a pitch, resulting in the bench vacating. Things then escalated pretty quickly as it turned into an all-out battle, and there was no room to contain this brawl between these two divisions that are long-time rivals. The actions made their path to the third base side of the diamond before finally divulging into the dugouts.

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