Yankees ban fan who threw baseball at Red Sox LF Alex Verdugo

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Verdugo mad in the rain
Verdugo mad in the rain

The Yankees fan who threw a baseball at Red Sox OF Alex Verdugo on Saturday night has been banned from Yankee Stadium -- and all other MLB stadiums -- for life, the team and league said Sunday.

The ball hit Verdugo's back. He became visibly angry and had be taken off the field and calmed down by manager Alex Cora. The incident happened before the top of the sixth inning.

“While the Yankees appreciate the spirit and passion of our fans in our various rivalries -- especially with the Red Sox -- reckless, disorderly and dangerous behavior that puts the safety of players, field staff or fellow fans in jeopardy will not be tolerated. There is absolutely no place for it at Yankee Stadium," read a statement released by the Yankees.

After the game, Aaron Boone sent a similar message.

“There’s zero place for that in this great game and in this great rivalry. Players should never feel like they have to worry about anything like that," Boone said.

The fan was quickly identified and ejected from the game. On Sunday, NJ Advance Media's Brendan Kuty posted an email he received from someone claiming to have been sitting in the same section.