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METS VS. REDS | October 8, 1973
This brawl was extra-special as it took place during Game 3 of the NLCS. The brawl took place when Pete Rose tried to break up a double play, sliding hard into scrappy Mets shortstop Bud Harrelson. The two exchanged words and seconds later, Rose had Harrelson pinned to the dirt. Both benches spilled onto the Shea Stadium turf. Once the fight was over, the angry crowd began hurling trash at the Reds. Manager Sparky Anderson had to take his team off the field in the next inning until the crowd calmed down. The Mets went on to win the game, 9-2. More importantly, the Mets won the NLCS over the Reds before losing to the A's in the World Series.(Credit: AP )

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