Punishment: 6-game suspension
Alcantara was seen as a key prospect for the Red Sox, and the outfielder bashed 36 home runs to lead the International League in 2001. However, he also had a bit of a temper that got him into quite a bit of trouble; it's the reason he didn't stick in Boston when he was called up, and it's the reason this ridiculous incident occurred. Alcantara took exception to a brushback pitch from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre pitcher, but instead of electing to charge the mound as normally is done, he went with the karate kick to the catcher first. While he may have scored points for landing the first blow of the fight, he was summarily smacked around by the entire Scranton/Wilkes-Barre squad once they got out onto the field.
18. Izzy Alcantara karate-kicks the catcher to start a brawl.