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Albert Jojuan Belle - LF
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Hall of Fame
Baseball Evolution - 2006
Cleveland Indians 1989-1996
Chicago White Sox 1997-1998
Baltimore Orioles 1999-2000
Silver Sluggers - 1993-1996, 1998
Major League Player of the Year - 1995
All Star Appearances
LF 1017; RF 297; DH 1311
Notes of Significance
- First player to ever hit 50 homers and 50 doubles in the same season
- Led the AL in total bases and RBIs three times each
- Hit one homer every 10 postseason at bats
- In 1995, Belle led Cleveland to its first postseason play in 41 years by hitting
an amazing 31 homers in the final two months of the season
- Career ended at age 33 due to degenerative hip condition
Baseball Evolution Links for Albert JoJuan Belle
40 Votes Is Too Much?
Teddy Greenstein dares to claim that not only does Albert Belle not deserve to be in the Hall of Fame, but that the 40 votes he received in 2006 were way more than he deserved.
Top 10 MVP Snubs of All Time
Albert Belle had a truly remarkable year in 1995, but personality goes a long way with baseball writers.