See it: Yankees fan on field taken down by security during Phillies game


A fan runs on the field and is tackled by security during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

NEW YORK — A fan ran onto the field during the Yankees sixth inning facing off against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.

Security chased the man, who wore a Yankees shirt, and eventually tackled him.

This isn’t the first time a fan has gotten attention during a Yankees game in the last week.

A fan who hit Boston Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo with a baseball thrown out of the Yankee Stadium stands was banned for life from attending big league games. The decision was confirmed Sunday by spokesmen for both the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora briefly pulled his team off the field in the sixth inning Saturday night after Verdugo was struck in the back by a ball thrown from the left-field seats.

He did not appear to be hurt. An angry Verdugo shouted at fans and was restrained by first-base coach Tom Goodwin as the game was held up in a driving rain.

The fan was ejected from the ballpark.

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