Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles and Yordano Ventura of the Kansas City Royals fight in the fifth inning during a MLB baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Machado and Ventura were ejected from the game.
Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier, center, celebrates with right fielder Steven Souza Jr., left, after Kiermaier hit a two-run home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Baseball defined: The Baltimore chop came, as you might have guessed, from the Orioles -- specifically the O's of the late 19th century. With runs hard to come by in the dead ball era, the Orioles hatched a plan: They instructed their groundskeeper to pack the dirt in front of home plate (legend has it he once even put down a concrete slab) so that speedsters like John McGraw and Willie Keeler could leg out infield singles.