Video: Giants CEO Larry Baer Knocks Wife Pam to Ground, Yells at Her

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMarch 1, 2019

San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer listens to questions during a news conference at AT&T Park Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in San Francisco. After capturing a third championship in five years, the Giants baseball team faces another busy winter in which they will try to re-sign switch-hitting third baseman Pablo Sandoval. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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A video has been released showing San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer knocking his wife, Pam Baer, to the ground during an apparent argument. 

TMZ Sports obtained the footage in which Larry pulls Pam to the ground and yells at her while trying to grab something out of her right hand (warning: contains profanity):

Major League Baseball is looking into the matter, per ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Passan added MLB's domestic violence policy applies to front-office personnel, making Baer subject to a fine and/or suspension pending final results of an investigation. 

"The presence of the videos offers concrete evidence, and without nearly as much, MLB has levied significant suspensions on players," Passan wrote.

Per Matthias Gafni and Evan Sernoffsky of the San Francisco Chronicle, a worker in the area provided the video footage after saying he witnessed the situation unfold. 

Per TMZ Sports, the person who shot footage of the altercation got involved to help break it up and police weren't called to the scene. The witness told TMZ the object Larry was trying to get from Pam was a cellphone.

Pam issued a statement through her attorney about the situation, via Sernoffsky:

Evan Sernoffsky 🥃 @EvanSernoffsky

Pam Baer releases statement through her SF attorney following altercation with husband Larry Baer this morning https://t.co/THRrBgxkAW

Speaking to , Larry confirmed the argument was about a family member.

"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," he said. "The matter is resolved. It was a squabble over a cellphone. Obviously it's embarrassing."

Larry released another statement through the Giants on Friday evening. 

"I am truly sorry for the pain that I have brought to my wife, children and to the organization," he said, according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic. "It is not reflective of the kind of person I aspire to be, but it happened and I will do whatever it takes to make sure that I never behave in such an inappropriate manner again." 

Baer is part of the Giants ownership group that purchased the franchise in August 1992. He has been the team's CEO since 2012.