Did Jose Abreu really knock the cover off a baseball?

Did Jose Abreu really knock the cover off a baseball?
April 11, 2014, 6:15 pm
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Charlie Roumeliotis

It's no secret Jose Abreu is one of the best young power hitters in baseball. In fact, he allegedly once crushed a home run in Cuba that traveled nearly 500 feet before it hit the ground.

The White Sox rookie slugger hit two homers Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies, and could've knocked out a third had he not ripped the cover off the baseball in the first inning. Literally.

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Abreu doesn't believe it, but we have photographic proof that says otherwise.

"I hope people don't think I do that to balls," Abreu said. "I don't think that was me. ... I'm just thankful that I'm having the start that I've had and we're doing as well as we can, but I don't think I did that. I don't think that's something I could've done, but if I did, 'Wow.'"

(Photo credit: AP Images)