August 4, 2012
Ventura v. Ryan: An Anniversary Look Back
Today marks the 19th anniversary of one of the most memorable on-field fights in recent baseball history.
On August 4, 1993, 46-year-old strikeout king Nolan Ryan hit 26-year-old Robin Ventura in the arm with an inside fastball. Ventura stepped away from the plate for a moment, seemingly on his way to first base, before throwing his bat down and charging the mound. He then promptly got his butt whooped by the 20-year-his-senior Texan.
Or did he? Recently, an enterprising White Sox fan compiled a Youtube video that argues in Ventura's favor.
Judging by the "Likes" and "Dislikes" on the Youtube page itself, it's pretty clear what most viewers (or maybe just those from Texas who were linked to the video) think. What say you?