Fines issued after Mets-Phillies brawl

NEW YORK -- National League President Bill White Tuesday fined eight players for their involvement in an August 9 bench-clearing brawl between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies.

New York outfielder Darryl Strawberry, infielder Tim Teufel and Philadelphia catcher Darren Daulton were each fined $1,000.


Philadelphia pitcher Dennis Cook was fined $500. Pitcher Dwight Gooden and catcher Mackey Sasser of the Mets and pitchers Pat Combs and Jose DeJesus of the Phillies were each assessed $200 fines.

Mike Ryan, a Phillies' bullpen coach, was also disciplined for his actions during the incident.

The fight erupted in the fifth inning when Gooden, who earlier had hit two batters, was plunked on the left knee by a Combs' pitch. Gooden charged the mound and was wrestled down from behind by Daulton.

After both benches and bullpens emptied onto the infield, Strawberry and Daulton engaged in a scuffle. The Mets rallied to win the game 5-4.

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