Martin's role as a scrapper was well established long before he became a manager. As a player, he had broken a pitcher's jaw with a punch during a brawl. He showed less restraint when he became a manager. While managing the Twins in 1969, he got into a bar fight and clocked pitcher Dave Boswell so hard that Boswell needed 20 stitches. In 1977, in arguably his most famous fight, but one that wasn't really a fight, Martin and superstar outfielder Reggie Jackson nearly came to blows on national television in a Fenway Park dugout (pictured). Martin had pulled Jackson from the game for what he perceived to be loafing, and when Jackson confronted him, Martin had to be restrained from attacking Jackson. Finally, in 1985, Martin and pitcher Ed Whitson got into a brawl at the team hotel in Baltimore. Both men claimed the other started it, but the result was a broken arm and two broken ribs for Martin from a fight that took three rounds to finish.