Most managerial ejections in Cubs history: #3 – Joe Maddon
Who could forget that time in Pittsburgh in 2017 when Joe Maddon had to be held back by his players from getting into Joe West’s face? The current manager’s former boss was ejected 17 times from 2015 through 2019.
Maddon was ejected five times in 2015, the most of any season with the Cubs. One might remember the game against the San Diego Padres when a few missed calls by homeplate umpire Sam Holbrook lead to Maddon’s first ejection in a Cubs uniform. There was also the time when Joe West ejected Maddon in 2016 in St. Louis after Kyle Hendricks saw his no-hitter get broken up and West said Maddon was “stalling”.
When it comes to postseason ejections, Maddon had several in the 2017 NLCS. One which included the “foul tip” that clearly should have been a Curtis Granderson strikeout in the eighth inning of Game 4. He was also tossed in Game 1 arguing a slide rule in the seventh inning.
Maddon was not afraid to get into an umpire’s face when he felt necessary, that is for sure.