Notorious Basebrawls

Rose and Harrelson
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Rose and Harrelson

Oct. 8, 1973

The Mets were routing the Reds 9-2 in Game 3 of the NLCS when Pete Rose slid hard into Mets shortstop Bud Harrelson at second base to try to break up a double play. Rose was upset about comments Harrelson had made in the press and shoved Harrelson, who swung his elbow. Fists started flying as both benches emptied. Pedro Borbon of the Reds and Buzz Capra of the Mets also went mano a mano, with Borbon ending up with the wrong cap -- a Mets cap -- on his head. When he realized what he had done, he bit a chunk out of it.

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