Suspensions handed down following former NL MVP Bryce Harper’s wild brawl Clippit screenshot

Outfielder Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals was handed a four-game suspension and pitcher Hunter Strickland of the San Francisco Giants was awarded a six-game suspension following one of the wildest baseball brawls in recent memory.

Strickland plunked Harper in the hip on Monday and a furious Harper slammed his helmet on to the field and charged the mound, before catching an overhand to the face.

Strickland was so enraged that ESPN showed his teammates literally dragging him into the dugout and away from the action.

After the game, more photos started to come in, like this of Harper landing a blow of his own:

Some quickly weighed in.

Harper and Strickland have some history.

Back in 2014, Harper crushed a three-run, game-tying homer in Game 4 of the NLDS, and Strickland took exception.

Maybe Strickland has a long memory.

Strickland has also been a bit of a hothead in the past, with some calling into question his sportsmanship.


Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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