March 02, 2019
Footage of the altercation has since gone viral and shows the 61-year-old Baer in a public park in Hayes Valley grabbing a cellphone from his wife and knocking her out of a chair.
His wife, Pam, can be heard yelling "Oh my God, no, help!" In a second clip, Baer is seen walking away from his wife. Pam later told TMZ:
"We were having a family fight about someone in my family and that's it."
However, eyewitnesses claim that the argument began around noon and escalated to the point where Baer reached for her cellphone.
An employee at Hayes Valley recorded the incident and sent the footage to TMZ, on condition that their anonymity be protected.
Baer claims that his wife fell off her chair during the course of the argument due to "an injured foot." He added that while the matter is "obviously embarrassing," it is now "resolved."
The matter was reported to the San Francisco Police Department, who confirmed to Fox News that they are investigating the case.
Major League Baseball has a strict policy when it comes to domestic violence. A spokesperson said the league "is aware of the incident [and] will immediately begin to gather the facts."