Former Mets infielder and 1986 World Series MVP Ray Knight, whose full name is Charles Ray Knight, was charged with attack and battery following an occurrence at his Fairfax, Va., home early Sunday morning.
According to Fairfax County cops, police responded at 4 a.m. to a censure about a fight between two men. An evidence between Knight and a 33-year-old man, allegedly led to a earthy rumpus between the two. Police pronounced both men suffered teenager injuries.
Knight, who is now a TV researcher for the Nationals, was treated at a internal hospital. He is scheduled for a conference in January.
Knight, 64, famously slugged Eric Davis in one of the 1986 Mets’ mythological brawls that season. He was after named World Series MVP and scored the winning run in that iconic series against the Red Sox.
Knight was one of the toughest players on that furious ‘86 team. But distinct many of his teammates, he reportedly did not splash or do drugs. In fact, he resents that the party enlightenment of that hall continues to conclude that group all these years later.
“I hatred the way it’s been depicted, by some of the players themselves,” Knight pronounced in 2016, “because now there are exaggerations, and the law is somewhere between what they’re saying, and what really happened. we mean, we was there, and a lot of the things we see written, I’m repelled at.”
While purify and sober, Knight supposing one of the many intolerable moments of that deteriorate when he clocked Cincinnati’s Davis after a tough slip at third base. The punch set off a furious bench-clearing brawl between the teams.
Knight has never been bashful with his fists. He grew up fighting from the time he was 8 years old and went 17-0 in youth Golden Gloves, “until this southpaw pennyless my nose when we was 16 years old, and we told my father we was finished fighting,” Knight told Daily News ball columnist John Harper last year.
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Wally Backman once said, “You didn’t wish to make Ray mad. Everybody knew he was a man you never wanted to disaster with.”
All these years later, apparently that still rings true.
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