Last Thursday, a bench-clearing brawl erupted between the Padres and Dodgers after San Diego’s Carlos Quentin took umbrage at being plunked by Los Angeles’ Zack Greinke. It was probably the most heated altercation we’ve seen in MLB since the Reds-Cardinals melee back in 2010, and it resulted in another altercation between Carlos Quentin and Matt Kemp in the Petco Field parking lot after the game, a broken collarbone for the $147 million pitcher, and an 8-game suspension for Quentin.
So how does the Padres-Dodgers brawl of 2013 stack up against the nastiest brawls in Major League history? Well, we’ll have to let this one sink in a little bit more before saying for sure, but chances are it will one day fall in between one of the baseball brawls on this list. So take a look for yourself and tell us what you think.