Do MLB players ever bring the bat during a fight?
- KathyLv 73 weeks ago
Not that I know of.
- 3 weeks ago
No, that would be illegal!!!!
- postal pLv 74 weeks ago
It has happened in the past. One guy that did it, is in the Hall of Fame.
- u_bin_calledLv 74 weeks ago
Some have carried the bat towards the pitcher and others have pointed with it menacingly, but I believe the last time a bat was actually used to strike another player in an MLB brawl was back in 1965.
SF Giants pitcher Juan Marichal, who had earlier thrown at a couple LA Dodger players was at bat. The Dodger pitcher that day was Sandy Koufax, a man known to not hit opposing players for fear of hurting them. Koufax instead threw a ball over Marichal's head. On the return throw, Dodger catcher John Roseboro "buzzed" the ball right past Marichal's face. The volatile pitcher took issue with this and shouted at Roseboro.
Roseboro then stood up, shouting back. Marichal claimed later that he thought Roseboro was rearing back to strike him and raised the bat in self defense. Roseboro claimed that Marichal raised the bat first. Either way, Marichal swung the bat, striking Roseboro two or three times and causing a 15 minute, bench clearing brawl.
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- DavidLv 74 weeks ago
Very seldom. It's a dangerous weapon and would cause severe penalties for the offender.