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(Hardball Talk) Video Baseball's most famous bench-clearing brawls of all time. Nolan Ryan vs Robin Ventura, sure. Juan Marichal vs John Roseboro, of course. Pete Rose vs anybody - aw yeah   (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line 31
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2013-04-13 01:51:55 AM
 
2013-04-13 02:12:44 AM
No Eric Davis v. Rey Knight?
 
2013-04-13 05:15:17 AM
Robin Yount may have gotten a few good ones in, but he LOOKED like he got his clock cleaned, and that is all that anyone remembers.
 
2013-04-13 08:07:25 AM
I thought there was a pretty epic one with the Brewers in the 90s, or maybe I have the team wrong... I can just remember that the coach was in there telling the team to get in there and fight.
 
2013-04-13 08:12:19 AM

dletter: I thought there was a pretty epic one with the Brewers in the 90s, or maybe I have the team wrong... I can just remember that the coach was in there telling the team to get in there and fight.


http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=schoenfield/080708"> http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=schoenfield/080708

Found it.... and it was actually called "epic" here, so, odd it didn't make this "Top" list.....

June 30, 1990: Brewers, Mariners in epic brawl
Forget Red Sox-Yankees or Giants-Dodgers, no teams hated each like the Brewers and Mariners for a few years in the late '80s and early '90s. (The hate started after an unnecessary spring training takeout slide by Bill Spiers injured Seattle catcher Dave Valle.) This brawl began when Brewers pitcher Bob Sebra hit Mariners outfielder Tracy Jones (Sebra actually admitted he did it on purpose), leading to a 28-minute melee that saw the bullpens empty on at least two occasions. Brewers manager Tom Trebelhorn actually kept the brawl going, and Sebra never pitched again in the majors.
 
2013-04-13 09:30:16 AM
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I've seen several glossies of this at card shows signed by Ryan with "Don't Mess With Texas".
 
2013-04-13 11:32:32 AM
Zach Greinke versus not getting hurt.
 
2013-04-13 11:33:26 AM
Reds/Cards from '10.  Kung-fu Cueto.

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=10812129
 
2013-04-13 12:10:19 PM
No Munson/Fisk with Bill Lee mouthing off, restarting it all, and injuring his shoulder?
 
2013-04-13 12:26:03 PM
In a Mets Braves game in the mid 90s, John Smoltz intentionally walked Todd Hundley to load the bases for Ryan Thompson, who hit a grand slam.  Smoltz drilled the next player, 5'8" John Cangelosi, who charged the mound and got punched in the face 3 times before he even got to the 6'3" Smoltz.

It wasn't a "famous" fight, but it was one of the more intense baseball brawls I've seen.  Mets coach Frank Howard came charging into the pile and knocked it over.

Frank Howard is scary.
 
2013-04-13 12:30:58 PM
Munson vs. Gravity
 
2013-04-13 12:35:19 PM

Dafatone: In a Mets Braves game in the mid 90s, John Smoltz intentionally walked Todd Hundley to load the bases for Ryan Thompson, who hit a grand slam.  Smoltz drilled the next player, 5'8" John Cangelosi, who charged the mound and got punched in the face 3 times before he even got to the 6'3" Smoltz.

It wasn't a "famous" fight, but it was one of the more intense baseball brawls I've seen.  Mets coach Frank Howard came charging into the pile and knocked it over.

Frank Howard is scary.


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2013-04-13 12:39:59 PM

UNC_Samurai: I've seen several glossies of this at card shows signed by Ryan with "Don't Mess With Texas".


Fun fact, "Don't mess with Texas" originated as a statewide anti-littering campaign
 
2013-04-13 12:42:05 PM
But in reality Ventura fought back fairly decently after weathering Ryan's initial, famous assault: one of his coaches grabbed Ryan's right arm.
 
2013-04-13 12:58:05 PM
Could someone post a You Tube link to Rod Allen charging the mound in Japan (I'd do it, but Fark isn't letting me post links from my phone)? It's not an epic bench clearing brawl, but it's too funny to not mention.
 
2013-04-13 01:17:18 PM
In 1985, George Bell charged Bruce Kison, hitting him with a jumping side kick at least close to a sensitive area.  Bell then landed, spun, and hit Rich Gedman in the head.  Great moves, made better by being performed against the Red Sox.
 
2013-04-13 01:47:58 PM

farbekrieg: Dafatone: In a Mets Braves game in the mid 90s, John Smoltz intentionally walked Todd Hundley to load the bases for Ryan Thompson, who hit a grand slam.  Smoltz drilled the next player, 5'8" John Cangelosi, who charged the mound and got punched in the face 3 times before he even got to the 6'3" Smoltz.

It wasn't a "famous" fight, but it was one of the more intense baseball brawls I've seen.  Mets coach Frank Howard came charging into the pile and knocked it over.

Frank Howard is scary.

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Awesome.  Apparently Smoltz just said that he's never hit anyone intentionally, when asked about throwing at players and the Greinke Quentin fight.
 
2013-04-13 02:07:43 PM

cpalassis: Reds/Cards from '10.  Kung-fu Cueto.

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=10812129


I will always despise Johnny Cueto for that. He basically ended Jason LaRue's playing career with that kick. And he should've gotten a much harsher punishment for his actions.
 
2013-04-13 02:20:35 PM
Early 80's, Dodgers vs Astros in the dome. I'm in the front row behind visitors dug out. Astro player fouls one off his foot and is getting looked at near the batters box. Fernando Valenzueala decides he needs to stay warm and puts a brushback pitching between the Astros manager and the trainer. Much jaw jacking but no fisticuffs ensue UNTIL Fernando grabs his crotch while walking off between innings while he stares down the Astros dug out. Both benches cleared. It was awesome.
 
2013-04-13 02:22:44 PM
The Braves - Padres 84 game was amazing. I remember watching the game on TV. Lots of stupid to go around there.

/Not the least of which was Pasqual Perez
//Perimeter Perez we called him in GA, as he once got lost going to the stadium and just kpet driving 'round and 'round the Perimeter (I-285)
///Not the sharpest spoon in the drawer, was he
 
2013-04-13 02:46:08 PM

vladimpaler: In 1985, George Bell charged Bruce Kison, hitting him with a jumping side kick at least close to a sensitive area.  Bell then landed, spun, and hit Rich Gedman in the head.  Great moves, made better by being performed against the Red Sox.


I remember that. Can't find a video anywhere.

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2013-04-13 02:58:04 PM
Canada/Mexico from the WBC was a good brawl.
 
2013-04-13 03:01:50 PM

OtherLittleGuy: No Munson/Fisk with Bill Lee mouthing off, restarting it all, and injuring his shoulder?


I believe that was Piniella/Fisk.

At least, that's how it began.
 
2013-04-13 03:15:37 PM

Adebisi: vladimpaler: In 1985, George Bell charged Bruce Kison, hitting him with a jumping side kick at least close to a sensitive area.  Bell then landed, spun, and hit Rich Gedman in the head.  Great moves, made better by being performed against the Red Sox.

I remember that. Can't find a video anywhere.

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I couldn't find video either.  The funny thing about my search was that I did find several Red Sox fans who claim Bell missed the kick, Kison calmly sidestepped him and knocked him down.  I'm surprised jaylectricity isn't here with that story.
 
2013-04-13 05:57:41 PM
What's going on at the end of that last video? Japan, you so crazy.
 
2013-04-13 06:10:25 PM

Wise_Guy: OtherLittleGuy: No Munson/Fisk with Bill Lee mouthing off, restarting it all, and injuring his shoulder?

I believe that was Piniella/Fisk.

At least, that's how it began.


THAT one was Pinella/Fisk. My fault.
 
2013-04-13 06:26:26 PM
The part of TFA about the 1973 brawl between Pete Rose and Bud Harrelson only tells part of the story.  After the fight was broken up and the Reds took the field, all 53,000+ fans at Shea wanted to get a piece of Rose and his teammates next.  After being assaulted by a barrage of obscene insults, beer cans, whiskey bottles, D-cell batteries, and any other type of projectile the fans could get their hands on, Rose and the Reds were ordered off the field by manager Sparky Anderson for their own safety and even that couldn't stop the fans from rioting.  It wasn't until a Met player delegation led by Willie Mays and Tom Seaver went out onto to field to request the fans calm down or else the game would be forfeited did hostilities cease.
 
2013-04-13 06:44:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hbxU20SkNQ

Will Clark vs. Jose Oquendo & Ozzie Smith. Famous for Candy Maldonado's flying punch that nearly took Ozzie's head off.
 
2013-04-13 07:19:24 PM
When something like this happens in the modern era it could get really ugly what with all the juicers on the field. Imagine playing Left 4 Dead and having six or seven Tanks spawn in the middle of the zombie horde.
 
2013-04-14 02:15:21 PM

Polish Hussar: Could someone post a You Tube link to Rod Allen charging the mound in Japan (I'd do it, but Fark isn't letting me post links from my phone)? It's not an epic bench clearing brawl, but it's too funny to not mention.


Here you go, complete with Yakity Sax...
 
2013-04-14 02:17:57 PM

tgambitg: Polish Hussar: Could someone post a You Tube link to Rod Allen charging the mound in Japan (I'd do it, but Fark isn't letting me post links from my phone)? It's not an epic bench clearing brawl, but it's too funny to not mention.

Here you go, complete with Yakity Sax...


And as long as we're on the topic of Japanese baseball... Here's a gem...
 
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