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Tempers flare during ALCS Game 3

Updated: October 13, 2003, 4:26 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez threw 72-year-old Yankees bench coach Don Zimmer to the ground during a bench-clearing melee that interrupted Game 3 of the AL championship series Saturday.

In a bizarre scene that added even more intensity to baseball's most bitter rivalry, the fight began after Martinez threw behind Karim Garcia's head in the top of the fourth inning.

Martinez' bean ball came after Hideki Matsui's RBI double broke a 2-2 tie.

The umpire ruled that the ball ...

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