July 27, 1980
Atlanta (AP) – The Atlanta Braves Friday fined relief pitcher Al Hrabosky “the Mad Hungarian” – for his part in an altercation with a television reporter earlier in the week, a team spokesman said.
Hrabosky on Monday argued with WSB-TV reporter Knox Nunnally, who had been critical of his actions, and Hrabosky allegedly pushed the eyepiece of a camera into the eye of a WSB cameraman who refused to stop filming the argument.
Hrabosky has said the encounter and other recent confrontations stemmed from his frustration over a les-than-adequate performance this season.
“There comes a time you have to react. You gotta fight back. You gotta do something,” he said earlier this week.