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White Sox’ Tim Anderson hit with 1-game ban for crime of getting beaned while black


What exactly did Tim Anderson do to deserve a one-game ban?

The White Sox shortstop was the victim of a fastball to the butt in retaliation for the high baseball crime of celebrating a home run earlier this week.

Major League Baseball suspended Anderson one game on Friday for his actions on the field after the two benches cleared.

Those actions, per ESPN sources, were calling Royals pitcher Brad Keller - who is white - a “weak-ass f--king n-word.”

Keller was hit with a five-game suspension by ex-Yankees skipper and current MLB discipline boss Joe Torre for intentionally throwing at Anderson, who is black. White Sox manager Rick Renteria also got a one-game suspension for aggressive actions. All three were also fined.

Anderson got the Royals all hot and bothered after he spiked his bat following a two-run homer Wednesday. The next time he came to bat, Keller drilled him with the first pitch of the sixth inning.

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson gets 1-game suspension for what he yelled at the pitcher who intentionally threw at him. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)