Monday, May 6, 2019

No Fool - Bob Davidson Heading to Duluth Hall of Fame

Former MLB umpire Bob Davidson may not be heading back to the major leagues...but he will be inducted into the DECC Athletic Hall of Fame in Duluth, MN on May 16.

The 3,911-game veteran compiled 166 ejections during his 30-year MLB career, not including his August 24, 1989 ejection of Expos mascot Youppi!and a handful of heave-ho's in the years since in the Close Call Sports comments section.

Davidson, a Duluth East graduate, also served as our inaugural guest for The Plate Meeting podcast and his career hijinks have peppered subsequent podcast episodes from interviews with Dale Scott to Jim Joyce and beyond.
Related PostPlate Meeting Podcast Episode 1 - Bob Davidson (7/17/18).
Related PostPlate Meeting Podcast 6M - A Postseason with Bob D (10/18/18).

His final year in Major League Baseball also featured a UEFL Ejection of the Year Award, when an unruly fan in Philadelphia found himself escorted out of the stadium. Said Davidson, "People cheered me, which is unusual in this town for me."
Related PostUnofficial Ejection - Bob Davidson Requests Fan Removal (8/2/16).
Related Post2016 Ejections of the Year - Joe West & Bob Davidson (11/10/16).

Congratulations to Bob Davidson on his ejection from induction into the DECC Athletic Hall of Fame.


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