A fight in Major League Baseball is a rather rare occurrence—especially those that result in injury and bloodshed.
Regardless, baseball has seen its fair share of brawls over time. Whether fights are spontaneous or provoked, vicious or wimpy, bench clearing or bullpen emptying, they all share one characteristic—each is adrenaline pumping for the players and fans.
Back in April, the San Diego Padres’ Carlos Quentin took to the mound—but not to pitch. A few high elbows and a well-timed tackle resulted in a broken collarbone for Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke.
Each season we witness beef between players turning into punches and inside pitches resulting in ejections. Baseball has yet to see its last brawl.
Here are the top 10 nastiest and adrenaline pumping fights in Major League Baseball history.