Eight Milwaukee and Seattle players, four from each team, and Brewers manager Tom Trebelhorn were suspended by American League president Bobby Brown today for their roles in a 28-minute brawl last Saturday.
Trebelhorn and Milwaukee pitcher Bob Sebra, who was sent to the minors Wednesday, each received five-game suspensions, effective today. Gary Sheffield, Mike Felder and B.J. Surhoff of the Brewers were suspended for three games each, with Sheffield's to begin today and the others July 11.The Mariners - Tracy Jones, Gene Harris, Randy Johnson and Jeff Shaefer - all received three-game suspensions, those to Jones and Harris effective today, will Johnson and Shaefer will begin theirs July 11.
Sebra's suspension would take effect if he returns to the major league club. Each of the other players have filed intent to appeal the suspensions and are eligible to play until hearings are conducted on the case.
The brawl began when Sebra hit Jones with a pitch, which he later said was deliberate.