Saturday, August 4, 2012

Nolan Ryan/Robin Ventura brawl

On this date in 1993, Robin Ventura charges Nolan Ryan after being hit by a pitch. Ryan gets Ventura in a headlock and throws six punches. Ventura is suspended for two games while Ryan is not suspended.

"I was relieved to see a little guy." - Nolan Ryan explaining that the two previous guys who charged him (Dave Winfield and Willie McCovey) were big guys


Anthony Hughes said...

This very picture hangs on my office wall. I tried to get him to autograph it, but he would not. Someone told me Ryan's come to grips with his awesomeness and will now sign this photograph.

Contrary Guy said...

If you do an image search for that, you will see quite a few of those photos that Ryan has signed so you must have got him during his "disallusioned" period.

I wonder if it had anything to do with him becoming a Rangers executive which forces you to become responsive to (Rangers) fans.