American League President Bobby Brown, saying Boston Manager Butch Hobson didn’t protest in time, Tuesday denied the Red Sox’s protest of Saturday’s loss to the New York Yankees in which a fan ran on the field in the ninth inning.
Brown, citing league regulation 3.13, said a protest must be filed with the umpire in chief before the next pitched ball.
Boston appeared to have won, 3-1, when Mike Stanley flied out. But third-base umpire Tim Welke had called time when he saw a young fan run on the field before the pitch was delivered. Stanley, given a second chance, singled, as did Wade Boggs. Dion James then walked and Don Mattingly’s single gave New York a 4-3 victory.
“I guess I (messed) up,” Hobson said Tuesday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays said that right-hander Jack Morris has a torn ligament in his right elbow and will not pitch again this season. . . . New York Met right-hander Bret Saberhagen underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur and loose fragments from his right elbow.