Philadelphia Phillies: Ranking the Craziest Brawls in Team History

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Philadelphia Phillies:  Ranking the Craziest Brawls in Team History
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The Phillies and Giants recent bench-clearing brawl which started when Shane Victorino was hit by a Ramon Ramirez fastball and ended with Victorino’s 3-game suspension (now under appeal), got me thinking.

There’s nothing quite like a brawl in baseball. Both benches empty. Pitchers and coaches come running in from the bullpen and a mob forms in the center of the field. There is a lot of pushing and shoving but usually not much damage is done. After 10 minutes or so the mob is broken up by coaches and umpires, order is restored and the action continues.

 

But every once in a while there is a brawl for the ages. Some are bench clearing all-hands-on-deck slug fests, some start as one-on-one wrestling matches. In the case of the Phillies one is even thought to have changed the course of a World Series. There is a memorable brawl that even involves their mascot!

So put up your dukes and get out your ice packs as we count down the five craziest brawls in Phillies history.

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