May 30, 1996 in Sports

Belle, Continued

Compiled From Wire Services
 

The latest incident involving Cleveland Indians slugger Albert Belle occurred during Tuesday night’s game against the Texas Rangers when Belle cursed a fan who refused to give him a home-run ball without compensation.

Ken Logan of Benbrook was sitting in the left-field stands and caught Belle’s major league-leading 21st home run in the fourth inning of the Rangers’ 11-3 win. Belle told Joe Macko, the visitor clubhouse manager, he wanted the ball.

Macko had Logan escorted to the Indians clubhouse, where Logan told Belle he would trade him the ball for one autographed by Belle.

Belle refused, allegedly saying he wouldn’t give Logan anything because fans in the left-field stands had taunted him.

“His exact words, his quote, was, ‘I won’t pay you …,”’ Logan said. Belle, Logan said, punctuated his reply with a curse.

Get stories like this in a free daily email


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus