The fan who caught the home run that Albert Pujols launched Thursday in Detroit, representing the Los Angeles Angels slugger's 2,000th career RBI, declined to give the baseball to Pujols, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.
According to the Tigers, any ball that enters the seating area at Comerica Park cannot be authenticated by MLB, meaning the baseball isn't worth anything. And don't expect the fan to get anything from Pujols.
“I won’t pay one penny for that. He can have it," the 10-time All-Star said, according to Jeff Riger of 97.1 The Ticket.
Pujols added, "I don't play this game so I can pay fans so they can give me, you know ... He can have that piece of history, it's for the fans that we play for, too. He has the right to keep it. The ball went in the stands so I would never fight anybody to give anything back."