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David Ortiz to publish his memoir in May

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Retired slugger David Ortiz announced on Tuesday that he will publish a memoir on May 16, 2017 though Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The book is appropriately titled Papi: My Story.

Ortiz, 41, retired after putting up one of the best seasons of his career and one of the best final seasons any player has ever had. He hit .315/.401/.620 with 38 home runs and 127 RBI in 626 plate appearances. He led the major leagues in slugging percentage, OPS (1.021), and doubles (48). He led the American League in RBI. Over parts of 20 seasons, 14 of which were spent with the Red Sox, Ortiz hit 541 home runs, made the All-Star team 10 times, and helped the Red Sox win the World Series three times.

Along with becoming one of baseball’s most feared power hitters, Ortiz became an icon and one of the best recognizable faces within the sport.

Donaldson ejected for kicking dirt on plate after home run

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Minnesota’s Josh Donaldson managed to get ejected while hitting a home run.

Donaldson barked at plate umpire Dan Bellino for the second time in the sixth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

With the score 2-2, Bellino called a strike when the 2015 AL MVP checked his swing on a 2-0 pitch from Reynaldo Lopez.

Manager Rocco Baldelli came out to speak with Bellino, and Donaldson homered down the left-field line on the next offering. After rounding the bases, Donaldson kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it.

Bellino ejected him immediately, and Donaldson, realizing he had missed home plate, returned to the plate to touch it and then argued as he kicked more dirt on it.

Donaldson also had argued with Bellino on a 1-1 breaking ball in the first inning that appeared to be high but was called a strike, leading to a strikeout.

“We need Josh on the field, out there playing, and at third base,” Baldelli said. “That’s when we’re at our best. And so that’s really the end of it. I think we can move past it at his point, and go from here.”