On June 16, 1984 — Mario Soto’s second suspension of the season is the result of the Cincinnati starter firing a baseball at a group of opposing players, striking Braves coach Joe Pignatano after he punched Claudell Washington, who was being restrained by umpire Lanny Harris as he charged the mound. The Reds suspends he fiery right-hander for three games due to this incident with Washington, who had been the target of his brushback pitches, getting five games off for pushing the home plate ump.

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