if a pitcher purposely hits a batter and the batter charges the mount and severely beats the pitchers *** can the batter be suspended?
What if the batter break the pitchers jaw during the brawl?
What if the batter goes Bruce Lee and beats every ones *** and there are like opposing players laid out and bleeding all over the field?
What if he was talking mad big 6 while doing it?
- susanLv 72 months ago
Yes, or the batter could be humiliated like when Robin Ventura ran at pitcher Nolan Ryan. Ventura never landed a punch. Ryan easily grabbed Ventura and put him in a headlock with his left arm, and then proceeded to pummel Ventura with his free hand until coaches and other players reached the mound to forcibly pull them apart.
Still one of the funniest pieces of video in the history of sports.
- conley39Lv 72 months ago
Yes, he can be suspended.
- BobLv 72 months ago
Yes they can and often are suspended
- DavidLv 72 months ago
ABSOLUTELY they can be fined and/or suspended.
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- KaleyKLv 72 months ago
What if ... what if .... what if ... what if the batter charges the mound and the pitcher whips out a compact 9mm and double taps the batter with two 147 grain hollow points in the thoracic cavity? We could play "what if" games all day and accomplish nothing.
Charging the mound is an automatic suspension. Injuries from baseball fights come from slipping/falling/twisting. Literally not one of them knows how to fight. They push, shove, swear, and haymaker. Recall when Rougned Odor landed a flush punch to Jose Bautista's face? No damage. So "what if" all day if that's your pleasure but it's kinda pointless.
- Lonesome RhodesLv 62 months ago
Back in 1965 the Dodgers were in a tight pennant race with the Braves and Giants.
LA and SF were playing in Candlestick Park when Dodger catcher John Roseboro's return throw to Sandy Koufax brushed the ear of Juan Marichal, who was batting.
Marichal turned to confront Roseboro and, as the catcher rose from his crouch, struck him at least twice on the head with his bat, opening a two inch gash that required fourteen stitches.
Marichal was suspended for eight games and fined a then-NL record $1,750 (approximately $14,500 today).
Roseboro filed a $110,000 civil suit against Marichal that was eventually settled out of court for $7,500.
I suspect the penalties for a similar incident today would be much harsher.
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 72 months ago
Yes he will be suspended.