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VIDEO: Remembering When Bryce Harper & Hunter Strickland Exchanged Punches to the Face in This Wild Brawl

Zach Brunner
Remembering when Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland exchanged punches in this brawl.
Remembering when Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland exchanged punches in this brawl. / MLB/YouTube
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Violence in sports is often popular amongst the fans. We will forever remember fight between Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan and also the "Malice at the Palace," but right along with these famous sports bouts was the wild brawl between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants, started by Hunter Strickland and Bryce Harper.

The brawl was ignited by a 98 MPH fastball aimed at Harper's hip. He charged the mound and punches were quickly exchanged.

In sports fights, it's common to see the athletes get a bit too excited and whiff on every punch thrown. However, that was not the case in this one, with the hand-eye coordination on full display in this one. Fists were colliding with faces all over the field.

While many focused on Harper and Strickland with this brawl, due to them being the ones who started it, they did not get the worst of it.

Giants outfielder Mike Morse got clocked and suffered a concussion that not only knocked them out for the season, but he would never play in the MLB again. You have to keep your head on a swivel.


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