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16" x 20" Color photo of one of the most infamous fights in baseball history when White Sox player Robin Ventura charged the mound against Ryan. Nicely signed by Nolan Ryan and custom framed to an overall size of 28" x 38". Authenticated by Tristar with a COA.

The incident occurred on August 4, 1993, during a game between the Texas Rangers, for whom Nolan Ryan was pitching, and the Chicago White Sox, where Robin Ventura played. During the game, Ryan hit Ventura with a pitch. In response, Ventura charged the mound, apparently seeking retaliation. However, Ryan, known for his intimidating presence and fierce competitiveness, promptly put Ventura in a headlock and proceeded to deliver several punches to Ventura's head. Despite Ventura being much younger than Ryan, the seasoned pitcher demonstrated his physical prowess and control over the situation.

The image of the altercation, with Ryan in his mid-40s and Ventura in his mid-20s, became iconic in baseball lore. The incident added to the mystique of Nolan Ryan as one of the most dominant and intimidating pitchers in baseball history. Ventura received a suspension for his actions, while Ryan was not penalized, as his response was seen as self-defense within the context of the game. The confrontation remains one of the most memorable moments in baseball history, often referenced in discussions about on-field altercations and the competitive nature of the sport.

Nolan Ryan Signed & Custom Framed Texas Rangers Ventura Fight Photo Display (Tristar)
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $182.04
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