On This Date in Sports: October 8, 1973

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New York Mets SS Bud Harrelson and Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds get tangled up during Game 3 of the 1973 NLCS
(John Iacono/Sports Illustrated)

After splitting the first two games in Cincinnati, the NLCS between the New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds takes an ugly turn in Game 3 at Shea Stadium. With the score tied 2-2 in the 5th Inning Pete Rose slides hard into Mets Shortstop Bud Harrelson, leading to an ugly bench clearing brawl. In the bottom of the inning fans rain bottles down upon Rose, as the Mets spark a five run rally on the way to winning the game 9-2