Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson was tossed from Thursday’s game against the Chicago White Sox for kicking dirt on home plate after hitting a round-tripper in the sixth inning.
Donaldson was upset with home plate umpire Dan Bellino after a questionable strike call on a 2-0 pitch during the at-bat.
Josh Donaldson did not appreciate a strike call, 2 pitches later he hit a HR and got ejected crossing home plate pic.twitter.com/CitbuyMGZa
— Stu Motown #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) September 17, 2020
The ejection was Donaldson’s seventh of his 10-year career.
The 34-year-old slugger is the first player to be ejected at home plate after hitting a homer since Ted Simmons in May 1978.
Ted Simmons had been frustrated with the strike zone, and he tipped his cap at umpire Paul Runge after homering. https://t.co/1VkC9QIYJX
— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) September 17, 2020
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