It Was Two Years Ago Today: Ejected!

September 26, 2009: During a 5-4 loss in Toronto, Ichiro was ejected for the first (and so far, only) time in his major league career. After a called third strike, Ichiro had some harsh words for home plate umpire Brian Runge, and used his bat to trace the pitch’s path on the far side of the plate. Runge immediately tossed him, and the angry Ichiro had to be “restrained” by then-manager Don Wakamatsu. Roll tape…

It sure looked like a ball to me. Here’s a fan-made dramatization…

Bad call.

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