LG Austin Dean ejected in protest of strikeout call—bat, helmet in hand

LG Twins foreign-born batter Austin Dean was ejected from the game after protesting a strike call.

Austin started the home game against the Kiwoom Heroes at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Nov. 11 as the No. 4 hitter and first baseman, batting third in the bottom of the sixth inning with the score tied 3-3.

On a one-ball, two-strike count, Austin vehemently protested a 149-kilometer-per-hour fastball to his body from opposing starter Jang Jae-young that was called a strike. He then threw his bat and helmet when the umpire called the call.

The next batter, Oh Ji-hwan, and head coach Kim Jung-jun came out to stop him, but the call had already been made. It was the 22nd ejection in the KBO this season, the 12th by a player.

Austin had previously walked out of the batter’s box in the sixth inning when Jang Jae-young’s 147-kilometer-per-hour fastball was ruled a strike. He was also disappointed when the first pitch of his first at-bat was called a body strike.안전놀이터

The umpires took to the microphone to explain that he was ejected for his continued protest of the strike call.

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