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VIDEO: Remembering When Manny Machado Crushed Yordano Ventura at The Mound to Spark This Massive Brawl

By David Hayes
Remembering the time when Manny Machado rushed Yordano Ventura at the mound to spark this massive Royals-Orioles Brawl.
Remembering the time when Manny Machado rushed Yordano Ventura at the mound to spark this massive Royals-Orioles Brawl. / YouTube/MLB
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Baseball's mental and physical battle between pitcher and batter getting out of hand is a tale as old as time, but it never seems to disappoint once the sparks start flying. We've definitely seen our fair share of batters being hit by pitches before charging the mound for some physical revenge.

These altercations rarely reveal which player actually got the upper hand, though, as both combatants are usually mobbed by their teammates before anything too significant happens. But that wasn't the case in this fight between then-Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado and Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura.

After charging the mound, Machado lands what looks to be a pretty devastating right hook on Ventura. It's safe to say he came out on top there.

While there are never really any winners in these brawls, besides, perhaps, the MLB after collecting player fines, it's safe to say Machado got what he wanted of Ventura here.


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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