Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones tweeted Sunday that a fan in San Francisco threw a banana at him in the outfield during the Orioles' 10-2 win over the Giants that afternoon.
Jones is African American. As ESPN.com points out, throwing a banana in the direction of a black player is considered a racist action and has occurred in other sports such as the NHL and European hockey.
Giants senior director of media relations Jim Moorehead told the Baltimore Sun on Sunday night that the team hadn't received reports of such an incident but added that stadium security cameras would be reviewed on Monday.
Jones drove in four runs during the game and had a three-run home run in the top of the ninth. It was in the bottom of that inning, he alleges, that the incident took place.