- Knight, 64, was treated at a Virginia hospital and then taken to the county jail for booking on an assault and battery charge
- Knight famously scored the winning run for the New York Mets in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. The Mets beat the Red Sox in Game 7 to their second title
- As a player, Knight started a brawl by punching Cincinnati Reds star Eric Davis
- Knight currently serves as an analyst on Washington Nationals broadcasts
Ray Knight was booked on on an assault and battery charge in Virginia on Sunday
Former Major Leaguer and current television analyst Ray Knight has been charged with assault following an incident in his northern Virginia home.
Fairfax County Police said they were called to Knight’s home in the Alexandria area at about 4 a.m. Sunday for reports of a fight. Police say Knight got into a fight with a 33-year-old male acquaintance and that both had visible injuries.
The 33-year-old went to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Knight was also treated at the hospital and then taken to the county jail for booking on an assault and battery charge. He was released and has a court date in January. It wasn’t immediately known if Knight had an attorney.
A person answering the phones at MASN offices said the network is aware of the charge and declining further comment.
MASN is jointly owned by the Nationals and Baltimore Orioles.
Ray Knight scores the winning run in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series after Mookie Wilson’s dribbler down the first-base line snuck through the legs of Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner
Ray Knight hits a home run and rounds the bases during game 7 of the 1986 World Series against the Boston Red Sox. The Mets would go on to win their second title
Knight, 64, spent 13 seasons in the majors, mostly with Cincinnati and the New York Mets. He most famously took over third base for the Reds in 1979 after Pete Rose signed with the Phillies. Knight now works as an analyst for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network on Washington Nationals broadcasts.
Knight famously scored the winning run in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series after Mookie Wilson’s dribbler up the first-base line snuck through the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner.
The two-time All-Star would go on to homer in Game 7 of the series to help lift the Mets to the franchise’s second title.
Earlier that season, Knight ignited a benches-clearing brawl in Cincinnati when he got into a shoving match with Reds star Eric Davis, who had slid into third base. Knight ultimately punched a restrained Davis in the face, causing both benches to storm the field.
Knight went on to manage Davis with the Reds in 1986.
In 1979 Knight replaced baseball’s all-time hit king Pete Rose at third base for the Reds and ultimately finished fifth in the All-Star voting that season.
Knight was previously married to golf legend and LPGA star Nancy Lopez.