BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After the Orioles saw a bench-clearing brawl earlier this week against the Royals, we thought it was time to take a look at some of the most memorable fights and dust-ups in Orioles history.
1. Mike Mussina vs. Bill Haselman 1993
Mariners batter Bill Haselman charged at Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina after “Moose” threw a pitch near Haselman’s head in the seventh inning. Mussina plunked Haselman and the battle royal ensued. Another one of the classic dust ups that broke into several different altercations as tempers flared.
2. Armando Benítez vs. Tino Martinez 1998
This is one of baseball’s most famous fights of all time. It was a classic bench and bullpen clearing scuffle between heated division rivals. Darryl Strawberry and Alan Mills portion of the fight was probably the highlight.
3. Kevin Gregg vs. David Ortiz Sox 2011
David Ortiz doesn’t like being pitched inside. Kevin Gregg pitched it in and then way in and Papi’s temper took over from there. They finished the at-bat with a pop up, the exchanging of words then possibly the most pathetic fight between two big guys that has ever been recorded. Ever. It’s like someone told them to fight without using their hands.
4. Big Papi vs. Dugout Phone 2013
After watching Ortiz swing and miss in the fight with Gregg you also see him swing, miss, strike out and then finally connect while taking out his frustration on the dugout phone. Did the Orioles ever send him a bill for that?
5. Manny Machado vs Alberto Callaspo 2014
Tempers flared between the Orioles and Athletics after Manny Machado swings and lets go of the bat towards Alberto Callaspo in the third inning.
6. Manny Machado vs. Yordano Ventura 2016
Simmering tensions between the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Chiefs erupted into violence as a bench-clearing brawl broke out between the two teams. The fight came in the fifth innings when pitcher Yordano Ventura hit Manny Machado with a 99mph fast ball and Machado charged the mound ready to fight.