Friday, September 14, 2012

Box Score of the Week

The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees are tied atop the American League Eastern division. With that in mind, let's take a look back at a 1998 regular season matchup featuring these two clubs.


With his Orioles leading the Yankees 5-4 in the bottom of the eighth inning with two runners on and two outs, closer Armando Benitez looked to preserve the lead. However, Yanks slugger Bernie Williams crushed a three-run homer to give New York a 7-5 lead. With the petulance of a 13-year old kid who didn't get his way, Benitez intentionally drilled the next hitter, Tino Martinez, right in the back with a high-90s fastball. The Yankees players were incensed and thus came out on to the field to confront Benitez, who motioned to them to "bring it on."

One of the more uglier baseball brawls ensued.


No comments: