Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was ejected from the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday for throwing his bat in anger following a third-strike call he disagreed with. It was the third ejection of his career, which is plenty to accrue so early on in his major-league career, but as the Baltimore Sun points out, he’s not close to being on pace to make franchise history.
Former O’s manager Earl Weaver holds the franchise record of 94 ejections across an 18-year career. And some of them were pretty epic. So even if Machado has “20 more years in [his] pocket to play baseball,” as he hopes he does, and he spends them all with the Orioles, he’ll have to step it up big time, which would be horrific.
If we’re just talking players, the record is nine ejections, a little more doable.