A fight in Major League Baseball is a rather rare occurrence—especially those that result in injury and bloodshed. Here are the top 5 wildest brawls of MLB history.
This is the mos recent brawl. Yoan Lopez stood on the mound for the Mets when Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado stepped up to the plate looking to extend a 10-5 lead for St. Louis. Lopez’s opening pitch skated past Arenado, leaving him visibly upset. Several seconds of exchange between the two players were quickly followed by teammates from both dugouts and outfields rushing toward the mound to get in on the action.
On Sept. 1, 2010, Morgan’s demeanor would get the best of him. After Marlins starting pitcher Chris Volstad threw behind the Nationals center fielder, Morgan took off from the home plate. The fight resulted in multiple ejections, some of which would be followed later by suspensions.
Pedro Martinez v.s Don Zimmer
San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves
On Aug. 12, 1984, the longest, nastiest and most epic MLB brawl took place between the San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves. The tension began in the first when Braves starter Pascual Perez hit San Diego second baseman Alan Wiggins in the lower back. Words were exchanged between the two.
Alex Rodriguez v.s Jason Varitek
If you’re a Yankee fan, you remember what occurred on July 24, 2004. The brawl goes down as one of the most significant and nasty in the history of the rivalry. It began in the third inning when Alex Rodriguez was hit by a Bronson Arroyo high and inside fastball. Rodriguez immediately starting cursing at Arroyo, then directed his verbal abuse at the Red Sox catcher, Jason Varitek.