After being booed at the start of the game, Tim Anderson told New York Yankees fans to be quiet after hitting a three-run home run.
The spotlight was on the New York Yankees-Chicago White Sox series after Tim Anderson revealed that Josh Donaldson called him “Jackie [Robinson]” during the May 21 game, to which the Yankees third baseman confirmed later on postgame. For the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader, Anderson was booed by Yankees fans when batting leadoff.
Well in the top of the eighth inning, Anderson blasted a three-run homer to the right field stands of Yankee Stadium to extend Chicago’s lead to 5-0. As Anderson rounded the bases, he held a finger to his lips, telling Yankees fans to quiet down.
Tim Anderson tells Yankees fans to be quiet after hitting home run
As soon as the home run ball landed in the seats, a Yankee fan threw it back onto the field. Anderson was greeted by his teammates after hitting the homer, where he said “everybody tell them to shut the f— up.”
After a benches-clearing incident on Saturday started by a verbal altercation between Donaldson and catcher Yasmani Grandal, Anderson revealed that the Yankees third baseman told him “what’s up, Jackie [Robinson].” He then called the comments “disrespectful.”
Donaldson confirmed that he said that, saying he did so in reference to a 2019 Sports Illustrated interview in which Anderson said he felt like “today’s Jackie Robinson.” Donaldson claimed it was an inside joke, but apologized for saying it and saying that he was open to discussing it with the White Sox shortstop.
MLB is currently investigating the comments made by Donaldson.
As for the end result of Sunday’s doubleheader, the White Sox won 5-0 to complete their Sunday sweep over the Yankees. In the first game, Chicago won 3-1 after they scored two runs off closer Aroldis Chapman.
Anderson heard the boos early in the at-bat, and he threw it right back at the fans when he was rounding the bases after his huge home run to make a Yankees victory far less attainable.