17th anniversary of Ryan-Ventura fight

Nolan Ryan was never one to back down from a fight. AP Photo

It was exactly 17 years ago today that Nolan Ryan made official what had long been suspected: He is one tough dude.

It was Aug. 4, 1993, when Robin Ventura made the biggest mistake of his life. He took exception after getting hit by a pitch from the 46-year-old Ryan and charged the mound.

Ryan proceeded to put Ventura into a headlock and pummel his face.

Think Ryan might want to celebrate the anniversary by restaging the incident, with Mark Cuban standing in for Ventura?