Albert Belle of the White Sox
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Wednesday, November 20, 1996
Belle toils
for White Box

Baseball stunned
by $55 M deal

Albert Belle's $55 million contract sent shock waves through baseball Tuesday. Not only did it give the White Sox two of the game's best power hitters and superiority in the AL Central Division, it struck a hard blow to the Indians and their fans, stunned other owners and made baseball union leaders wonder why White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf opposed the tentative labor agreement. How about that, Jerry? If you can't beat 'em, join 'em?

Belle cites 'chaos' within Indians
Indians GM resigned, fans angry
Other owners stunned
Reinsdorf does about face

Published Nov. 20, 1996.