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A brawl broke out at Jingu Stadium during a game between the Hanshin Tigers and Tokyo Yakult Swallows near the tail end of the 2013 season. It was a typical baseball fight, so beyond a round of spirited pushing, players being held back and an assortment of shouts hurled back and forth (“That’s fertilizer. That is fertilizer,” Dodgers broadcasting legend Vin Scully might’ve translated).

The catalyst for this was a play at the plate. Tigers outfielder Matt Murton had rounded third, headed home and barrelled into Swallows catcher Ryoji Aikawa, who had just received the ball.

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