Minor League Teams For The Cubs And Padres Just Raised The Bar For Epic Baseball Fights

Minor League Teams For The Cubs And Padres Got Into A Major Brawl

South Bend Cubs broadcast


  • All hell broke loose in game between Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres minor leaguers.
  • A Fort Wayne player threw a baseball during the fight and accidentally hit his teammate in the head.
  • More weird news here.

The Fort Wayne TinCaps and the and South Bend Cubs, High-A affiliates of the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs respectively, squared off on Tuesday night at Four Winds Field in South Bend. And by squared off, they literally came to blows during a crazy baseball fight during the Cubs’ 12-10 win.

Late in the first game of the six-game series (yes, these two teams have FIVE MORE GAMES to play against one another over the next five days), the two teams became heated when it appears someone on the TinCaps’ bench said something that Cubs shortstop Delvin Zinn did not like in the 7th inning and he had to be held back by teammates.

Then, in the 8th inning, after a Fort Wayne batter struck out, he and the Cubs’ catcher Jake Washer started chirping at one another and all hell broke loose with the dugouts emptying on to the field for a real, honest to goodness baseball fight.

According to Greg Huss of the Growing Cubs Podcast, “The Fort Wayne pitcher said something to Delvin Zinn the previous inning which Delvin was upset about. Normally an incredibly fun-loving guy, you’ve gotta imagine it wasn’t something too kind from the pitcher.”

Then the “Fort Wayne batter said something to Brandon Hughes after striking out, Cubs catcher Jake Washer told him to go back to the dugout. Batter threw the first punch and then all hell broke loose.”

Amazingly, despite things getting so wild during the brawl that a Fort Wayne player threw a baseball at someone (only to hit his own teammate), only four players were tossed as a result of the epic baseball fight: the Cubs’ Jake Washer, Brandon Hughes, Manager Michael Ryan, and the Fort Wayne batter.

The next five games between the two teams will air on MiLB.TV, while Friday and Saturday’s games will also be shown on WMYS/My Michiana which broadcasts over-the-air on channel 69.1 and can be found on Xfinity 15/194HD, U-Verse 69/1069HD, Mediacom 17/717HD, Rochester Telephone Cable 53/353HD, LightStream 28/28.1, as well as Dish 69.