A sad truth of baseball is that pitchers sometimes intentionally throw at hitters. It's part of the game's unwritten code. If one of your teammates gets hit, you stand up for them by beaning a guy on the other team.
How is this a sad truth?
The act of headhunting causes animosity between both teams and players and is a black mark on the integrity of the game. There's no reason why Ubaldo Jimenez (pictured) should have hit his ex-teammate Troy Tulowitzki, but the fact that he did so has forced me to take a long hard look at this part of the game.
Here are some of the biggest headhunters in baseball history, and hopefully, their stories can put an end to this outdated practice.