10. A-Rod Goes Off After Being Hit By Dempster
The New York Yankees were 7.5 games out of first place going into play on Aug 18, 2013, and suffering from a depressing season.
Rodriguez was appealing a suspension for his involvement in the Biogenisis case, and was granted the right to play during the appeal.
Many players across baseball, including Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster, disproved of his appeal.
Taking it into his own hands, Dempster took it upon himself to provide “justice” by hitting him in the second inning of the contest.
Manager Joe Girardi was infuriated when Dempster wasn’t ejected from the game, and was ejected himself after arguing passionately with home plate umpire Brian O’Nora.
Without getting into a brawl, Rodriguez responded by going 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI’s off Dempster. He fueled the Yankees to a 9-6 come-from-behind victory and provided a spark to a dismal ball club.New York ended up winning seven of the next ten ball games.
Without a doubt, it was one of the most epic nights Rodriguez has ever had with the Yankees.