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Fan who threw beer can at Orioles' Kim gets conditional discharge, is banned from games for a year

Fan who threw beer can at Orioles' Kim gets conditional discharge, is banned from games for a year

The Orioles were coincidentally in Toronto on Wednesday when the fan who threw a beer can onto the field, narrowly missing left fielder Hyun Soo Kim, during last year’s American League wild-card loss to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre was given his sentence in an Ontario provincial court.

And while few knew of the news going into the day, the punishment that fan, Ken Pagan, received for a criminal mischief conviction forced the Orioles to revisit the same concern for player safety that was discussed at the end of the team’s season last year.

Pagan, who pleaded guilty to the crime last month, was given a conditional discharge of 12 months of probation. He will be banned from...

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