A black eye doesn’t necessarily mean someone getting hit in the face and the swelling causes the area around the eye to blacken.
No, for the purpose of this article, we’re defining a black eye as something that reflects poorly on Major League Baseball. Players who have had negative impacts on the game of baseball throughout the history of the league, for example. You could look at players failing to comply with the rules as giving the league a black eye.
If you’re looking for a picture of a baseball player who actually had the biggest black eye in the history of the league, just do a Google Images search for Tony Conigliaro.
Over the last century or so, there have been a number of players accused and penalized for their wrongdoings—several in the last decade. There have been stars breaking the hearts of fans across the world for their own personal gain. Not everyone has been proven guilty, but the evidence does speak for itself.
Ahead are the five players who have left the biggest black eyes on the face of Major League Baseball during their time in the game.
All statistics in this article were obtained via Baseball-Reference unless otherwise noted.