Video Shows SF Giants CEO Larry Baer Knocking His Wife to Ground

By Reuters
March 2, 2019US News
Video Shows SF Giants CEO Larry Baer Knocking His Wife to Ground
San Francisco Giants President Larry Baer and his wife, Pam, celebrate with champagne after the Giants defeated the San Diego Padres during their MLB baseball game to win the National League West Division title in San Francisco, Calif., on Sept. 22, 2012. (Robert Galbraith/Reuters)

San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer was captured on video pushing his wife to the ground in a San Francisco park on Friday, March 1.

The video initially was released by TMZ.

The couple reportedly were having a loud argument about a cellphone when Baer knocked his wife, Pam, out of a chair and down to the ground.

Pam Baer is heard in the video screaming, “Oh my god. Help!”

Larry Baer walked away—with the phone in his hand—while saying the following: “Stop, Pam. Stop.”

Larry and Pamela Baer
Larry and Pamela Baer pose for a photo on the red carpet during The Walt Disney Family Museum’s 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 7, 2017. (Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for The Walt Disney Family Museum)

Larry Baer gave an account of the spat to the San Francisco Chronicle and said his wife fell because of a foot injury.

“My wife and I had an unfortunate public argument related to a family member and she had an injured foot and she fell off her chair in the course of the argument,” Baer told the Chronicle. “The matter is resolved. It was a squabble over a cell phone. Obviously, it’s embarrassing.”

Baer told the Chronicle that he apologized to his wife. He also said police weren’t contacted.

However, pictures on the Chronicle’s Twitter feed show officers at the scene speaking to witnesses.

Major League Baseball is monitoring the situation.

“Major League Baseball is aware of the incident and, just like any other situation like this, will immediately begin to gather the facts. We will have no further comment until this process is completed,” the league said in a statement.

TMZ said it spoke to Pam Baer on the phone and she provided a brief explanation.

“We were having a family fight about someone in my family and that’s it,” Pam Baer said.

Larry Baer has been in Giants’ upper management since 1992. He became COO in 1996 and later was elevated to team president before becoming CEO in 2012.

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