Slade Heathcott Incites Incredible Minor League Baseball Brawl (Video)
We’ve seen our share of baseball fights, but this one will be hard to top. Check out the brawl Friday night between the Single-A affiliates of the Red Sox (Greeneville Drive) and Yankees (Charleston Riverdogs):
According to Baseball America, pitcher Miguel Celestino hit Yankees prospect Slade Heathcott with the second pitch of the game. Heathcott decided that a full-on bum rush was the proper response, and things got out of hand from there. Apparently there was some bad blood between the teams from their previous series, so that could explain the all-out fight. Four players (two from each side) ended up ejected.
Heatcott is a former first-round pick by the Yankees who comes from a troubled background. He has been to Alcoholics Anonymous after having issues with alcohol during high school, but he seemed to have been doing well adjusting to minor league life. The 20-year-old center fielder is hitting .312 on the season. Thanks to this fight, he will be a memorable player even if he never makes it to the Major Leagues
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