- Bryce Harper vs. Jonathan Papelbon
Topping our list is baseball’s most physical dugout brawl in recent years. After Bryce Harper skied a fly ball to shallow left field, Papelbon gave the young superstar an earful for not running the ball out. After a short yelling match, Papelbon exploded and shoved Harper into the corner of the dugout.
After teammates were able to quickly break up the scene, Harper and the relief pitcher took to opposite sides of the dugout. Apparently, the two had squashed the beef but Papelbon was released by Washington the following year.