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Boone: Donaldson shouldn’t make ‘Jackie’ remark to Anderson


Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone says slugger Josh Donaldson was wrong to make a remark referencing Jackie Robinson when speaking to White Sox star Tim Anderson. A day after the comment called “racist” by Chicago manager Tony La Russa — an assessment that Anderson agreed with — Major League Baseball continued to investigate. Anderson, one of baseball’s leading Black voices, hit a home run as Chicago swept a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. Anderson and Donaldson didn’t speak to reporters. Donaldson, who is white, said Saturday he twice called Anderson “Jackie” — as in Robinson, who broke MLB’s color barrier in 1947. He said he’s used the reference in the past with Anderson, who said he viewed himself as a potential modern-day Robinson in a 2019 interview with Sports Illustrated.

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