Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Leading: MLB investigates Anderson-Donaldson incident

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Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson has accused Yankees slugger Josh Donaldson of making racist remarks during Saturday’s game and Major League Baseball is looking into the incident.

Anderson, one of the game’s leading black voices, said that Donaldson asked her, “What’s going on, Jackie?” – A reference to Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947.

“I don’t think it was called for,” Anderson said after New York’s 7-5 win at Yankee Stadium.


Donaldson is white and said he used Robinson’s name, but didn’t mean it to be offensive.

Donaldson said he “joked” with All-Star shortstop in the past using the same reference and referred to a 2019 interview in which Anderson told Sports Illustrated: “I feel like the Jackie Robinson of today … , and I feel like I’m getting to the point where I need to change the game.”

“I don’t mean any words trying to be racist by any fact of the matter,” Donaldson said.

Donaldson and Anderson have scrapped twice in the past week.

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