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The Orioles and Mariners Staged One of Baseball's Best Brawls 20 Years Ago Today [Video]

Back on June 6, 1993 Baltimore pitcher Mike Mussina plunked Seattle’s Bill Haselman and for some reason, it triggered a rather epic base-brawl that spilled over almost the entire field and took five minutes to clean up. MASN breaks down why it happened. This clip is a nice trip down memory lane, featuring some 90s baseball luminaries such as Jay Buhner, Randy Johnson, Arthur Rhodes, Chris Bosio, Tino Martinez and a young and spry Jamie Moyer. (Bonus, if you keep your eyes peeled, the immortal Mackey Sasser pops up. Mackey frickin Sasser!)

The chief instigator here was former Nasty Boys reliever Norm Charlton, who kept the fight going by trying to take a swing at Alan Mills, perhaps auditioning for a role at the 1993 Summer Slam. Charlton had the bleached blonde mullet for it, for sure.

Kudos to the Camden Yards PA for deciding to play Three Dog Night’s “Mama Told Me Not to Come” during the brawl. Not exactly fighting music, but a nice touch nonetheless.

Maybe the best part of this whole brawl is that it involves pretty much every player and pitcher from both teams, with few peacemakers. It certainly isn’t in the vein of Derek Jeter cordially chatting with an opponent while blows fly from all directions.

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