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Fan tackled by home-plate ump in A's-O's game

Fan tackled by home-plate ump in A's-O's game

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Fan tackled by home-plate ump in A's-O's game
BALTIMORE -- A young man ran onto the field during the seventh-inning stretch of the Orioles-Athletics game on Friday, jogging to center field as Baltimore police officers converged. He escaped their pursuit before running through the infield, rounding third and sliding headfirst into home plate -- shirtless.

But his bare-chested slide into home was nothing compared to the pain he felt when home-plate umpire Jeff Kellogg chased him down from behind, wrapped him with both arms and took him to the warning track with an open-field tackle.

The unidentified man was then led off of the playing field by two officers through the gate behind home plate.

Kellogg declined comment through club officials.

Orioles spokeswoman Monica Barlow said Friday's incident was the fourth known incident this season where a spectator ran on the field.

Sean Welsh is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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