Belmar, N.J. A New Jersey man who authorities say scammed businesses by claiming he was New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Thirty-year-old Ryan Ward of Toms River looks a lot like the Yankee. He entered the plea Wednesday in Belmar Municipal Court and was fined $2,518. He also must serve two years’ probation.
February 12, 2009