League fines more than 40 players, coaches

Updated: June 16, 2005, 8:41 PM ET
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Braves outfielder Esix Snead was suspended for 10 games and fined an undisclosed amount Thursday by the International League for sparking a brawl in a game between the Braves and Syracuse.

Braves manager Pat Kelly was also suspended for one game and fined, and 20 members of the Braves were fined for their roles in the brawl.

Twenty SkyChiefs players and a coach were fined on Wednesday.

Snead, who charged and then pummeled Syracuse pitcher David Bush in the second inning Monday after Bush threw a pitch that went between Snead's legs, sat out the series finale between the teams on Tuesday and has nine games left to serve on the ban.

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