Fan harasses Yankees infielder Anthony Volpe during game: ‘I was pretty surprised’

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New York Yankees infielder Anthony Volpe was in the middle of a weird moment during the team’s 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday night.

Volpe was focused and ready for the bottom of the eighth when a fan ran into the infield from left field and got close enough to the young shortstop to throw a jersey at him. The fan seemed to want to give Volpe the shirt as he walked away.

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A person, right, who had entered the field is tackled during the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and New York Yankees on Saturday, July 15, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Fan runs over Anthony Volpe

A fan throws a jersey at New York Yankees shortstop Anthony Volpe as he is surrounded by field staff at Coors Field in Denver. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA Today Sports)

The fan was approached by security.

«I was quite surprised by the whole thing. He was saying something, but I couldn’t hear what he was saying,» Volpe said after the match. «I think stadium security did a very good job.»

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said it appeared the man was angry.

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«Usually it’s just a drunk jerk having fun with a bet,» Boone said. «He looked like he was mad at something.»

Volpe finished the game 0-for-3 with a run scored and a walk.

Giancarlo Stanton homered for the fourth time in as many games and reached the 1,000 RBI mark in the win. The home run capped a five-run second inning and helped the Bronx Bombers win.

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Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees hits a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on July 15, 2023 in Denver. (Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

«He’s definitely hitting better,» Boone said. «Most of us in this room have seen it tick, so I don’t want to say it’s there because that’s a different level. But I feel like the last 10 days, two weeks, it’s definitely continuing to move in the right direction.»

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New York moved to 50-43 with the win and Colorado fell to 35-58.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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