Tensions rose in the sixth inning of New York’s eventual 3-1 win after a fan threw a baseball at Alex Verdugo. Tensions rose in the sixth inning of New York’s eventual 3-1 win after a fan threw a baseball at Alex Verdugo.
The fan who caught it was a Yankees fan, who decided he was going to throw it back onto the field and struck Verdugo in the back. Verdugo had to be held back as he screamed into the crowd. He and his teammates were briefly pulled off the field.
During that pause, the fan who allegedly threw the ball at Verdugo was located and removed by security. Another fan who was sitting nearby captured video of the ejection and shared it on social media.
The Yankees manager called the act “awful and embarrassing” and hoped the fan who threw the ball was sent to jail.