June 22, 2021

When baseball players attack: 5 memorable MLB melees (Fish Stripes)


The unwritten rule of Major League Baseball is if one player fights, then the whole team fights. Bench clearing brawls and melees are a part of the game and each season sees at least one player head to the mound after being plunked with a pitch.

Every baseball season sees at least one headline grabbing bench clearing brawl, but there are some that are remembered over time due to the players involved and the carnage that occurs. The five brawls below are some of baseball’s memorable (or not) melees.


(Taken from Betway’s article “The un-written rules of baseball”)


Mariners vs. Orioles

The Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles engaged in one of the most memorable melees of the last 30 years in June 1993 due to the amount of destruction that took place. Mariners player Chris Bosio suffered a broken collarbone, while blood was spilled on both sides. The fight started when Baltimore pitcher Mike Mussina hit Seattle’s Bill Haselman in his first plate appearance following a home run. The Mariners’ catcher headed straight to the mound and benches cleared. The fight between the teams was one of the more intense you will ever see in the…

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