Albert Belle Stats

Albert Belle was born on Thursday, August 25, 1966, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Belle was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 15, 1989, with the Cleveland Indians. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Albert Belle baseball stats page.

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"I really don't get involved in perceptions. We're all different,and that's what makes it interesting. Being judged on the things beyond what you do as a baseball player-sometimes I don't think that's necessarily right. Maybe you don't have the full story. When I come out here, I look at Albert (Belle) as a teammate, I look at him as a baseball player. I look at how he comes to bat and how he approaches his job. He's someone you really appreciate when he's on your team. He's a fifty homer guy, a one-hundred forty RBI guy. He wants to play everyday. Who wouldn't want that? I have a lot of respect for him. Playing against him and watching how he goes about his job. I'm happy I'm his teammate." - Cal Ripken, Jr. in Sports Illustrated (March 8, 1999) [ Albert Belle Quotes ]

Albert Belle

Albert Belle Autograph on a 1992 Leaf Baseball Card (#164)

Albert Belle Autograph on a 1992 Leaf Baseball Card (#164)

Birth Name:
Albert Jojuan Belle
Nickname:
Joey
Born On:
08-25-1966  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Shreveport, Louisiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Huntington High School (Shreveport, LA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
225
First Game:
07-15-1989 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-01-2000
Draft:
1987 : 2nd Round (47th)

Albert Belle

Albert Belle Pitching Stats

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Albert Belle

Albert Belle Hitting Stats

1989 23 Indians 62 218 22 49 8 4 7 1 37 12 0 55 0 2 2 4 .225 .269 .394
1990 24 Indians 9 23 1 4 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 6 1 0 0 1 .174 .208 .304
1991 25 Indians 123 461 60 130 31 2 28 0 95 25 2 99 0 5 5 24 .282 .323 .540
1992 26 Indians 153 585 81 152 23 1 34 1 112 52 5 128 1 8 4 18 .260 .320 .477
1993 27 Indians 159 594 93 172 36 3 38 0 129 76 13 96 1 14 8 18 .290 .370 .552
1994 28 Indians 106 412 90 147 35 2 36 1 101 58 9 71 1 4 5 5 .357 .438 .714
1995 29 Indians 143 546 121 173 52 1 50 2 126 73 5 80 0 4 6 24 .317 .401 .690
1996 30 Indians 158 602 124 187 38 3 48 2 148 99 15 87 0 7 7 20 .311 .410 .623
1997 31 White Sox 161 634 90 174 45 1 30 4 116 53 6 105 0 8 6 26 .274 .332 .491
1998 32 White Sox 163 609 113 200 48 2 49 0 152 81 10 84 0 15 1 17 .328 .399 .655
1999 33 Orioles 161 610 108 181 36 1 37 0 117 101 15 82 0 4 7 19 .297 .400 .541
2000 34 Orioles 141 559 71 157 37 1 23 2 103 52 11 68 0 7 4 17 .281 .342 .474
12 Years 1,539 5,853 974 1,726 389 21 381 13 1,239 683 91 961 4 78 55 193 .295 .369 .564

Albert Belle

Albert Belle Fielding Stats

1989 Indians LF 15 13 313 23 1.5 22 21 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.90
1989 Indians RF 31 29 776 74 2.4 73 70 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.54
1990 Indians LF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1991 Indians LF 88 87 2,180 185 2.1 176 168 8 9 1 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.18
1991 Indians RF 2 1 30 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1992 Indians LF 52 52 1,271 98 1.9 95 94 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.02
1993 Indians LF 150 149 3,974 357 2.4 352 336 16 5 7 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.39
1994 Indians LF 104 104 2,801 220 2.1 214 206 8 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.06
1995 Indians LF 142 142 3,795 317 2.2 311 304 7 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.21
1996 Indians LF 152 152 4,029 329 2.2 319 308 11 10 0 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.14
1997 White Sox LF 154 154 3,999 361 2.3 351 350 1 10 0 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.37
1998 White Sox LF 159 159 4,098 334 2.1 326 315 11 8 3 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.15
1999 Orioles RF 154 154 4,020 273 1.8 269 252 17 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 1.81
2000 Orioles RF 110 110 2,860 222 2.0 219 211 8 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.07
LF Totals 1,017 1,012 26,466 2,224 2.2 2,166 2,102 64 58 13 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.21
RF Totals 297 294 7,686 571 1.9 563 535 28 8 5 n/a n/a n/a .986 1.98
12 Years 1,314 1,306 34,152 2,795 2.1 2,729 2,637 92 66 18 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.16

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Albert Belle Miscellaneous Stats

1989 Indians 2 2 .500 2 0 17 31.1 4.0 5.9 - - -
1990 Indians 0 0 .000 2 0 6 23.0 3.8 7.7 - - -
1991 Indians 3 1 .750 4 0 32 16.5 4.7 4.9 - - -
1992 Indians 8 2 .800 1 0 100 17.2 4.6 5.2 - - -
1993 Indians 23 12 .657 1 0 9 15.6 6.2 4.6 - - -
1994 Indians 9 6 .600 0 0 2 11.4 5.8 4.1 - - -
1995 Indians 5 2 .714 0 0 1 10.9 6.8 4.3 - - -
1996 Indians 11 0 1.000 0 0 6 12.5 6.9 4.1 - - -
1997 White Sox 4 4 .500 0 0 7 21.1 6.0 5.5 - - -
1998 White Sox 6 4 .600 0 0 4 12.4 7.3 4.0 - - -
1999 Orioles 17 3 .850 0 0 7 16.5 7.4 5.2 - - -
2000 Orioles 0 5 .000 0 0 31 24.3 8.2 5.4 - - -
12 Years 88 41 .682 10 0 222 15.4 6.1 4.7 - - -

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Albert Belle Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1989 Cleveland Indians 36 $68,000.00 - -
1990 Cleveland Indians 8 $117,000.00 - -
1991 Cleveland Indians 8 $130,000.00 - -
1992 Cleveland Indians 8 $175,000.00 - -
1993 Cleveland Indians 8 $1,675,000.00 Stats -
1994 Cleveland Indians 8 $2,775,000.00 Stats n/a
1995 Cleveland Indians 8 $4,500,000.00 Stats Stats
1996 Cleveland Indians 8 $5,700,000.00 Stats -
1997 Chicago White Sox 8 $10,000,000.00 Stats -
1998 Chicago White Sox 8 $10,000,000.00 - -
1999 Baltimore Orioles 88 $11,949,794.00 - -
2000 Baltimore Orioles 88 $12,868,670.00 - -
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Did you know that Albert Belle was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players Top 100 Greatest Indians and Belle was named one of the twenty-three outfielders. If the Indians, or Major League Baseball, ever ranked intense players, Belle would probably be Top 100 there too (see image below).
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Albert Belle | Sports Illustrated | May 6, 1996

Babe Ruth , Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig were the first players in baseball history to have eight consecutive seasons of 30 home runs and 100 RBI, Albert Belle was the fourth. Join Baseball Almanac as we take a look at some additional numbers of interest:

3 - Albert Belle was an RBI machine, one of only six players with nine consecutive 100-RBI seasons, and on three occasions, Belle was the American League RBI Champion (1993, 1995, 1996). Belle was also the American League total bases leader on three occasions (1994, 1995, 1998) and had three 40-home run seasons (1995, 1996, 1998).

4 - Albert Belle was ranked fourth, by ESPN Page 2 ( link ), in an article they did called 'Biggest cheaters in baseball.' The infamous incident as described by the staff writers:

On July 15, 1994 , Belle's bat was confiscated by umpire Dave Phillips after White Sox manager Gene Lamont voiced his suspicion that the bat was corked. The Indians knew it was corked, and set out to replace the bat, which Phillips had put in his locker. During the game, Indians pitcher Jason Grimsley wriggled through a crawl space above the ceiling above the umpires' locker room, dropped through an escape hatch, and replaced the corked model with a conventional one. "My heart was going 1,000 miles a second," said Grimsley . "I just rolled the dice, a crapshoot."

But the caper was easily found out -- the faux Belle model Grimsley had put in Phillips locker had Paul Sorrento's name on it. Belle was suspended for seven games. In his autobiography, released just a few weeks ago, former Belle teammate Omar Vizquel wrote about the "Batgate" incident: "I can be naive at times, but I'm not stupid. Certainly not stupid enough to steal Albert's corked bat and replace it with one that looked completely different -- one that was autographed by Paul Sorrento . That wasn't even a nice try. The problem, of course, was that all of Albert's bats were corked."

Albert Belle Bat
Albert Belle Game Used Bat | Louisville Slugger | Model B343

5 - Albert Belle won five Silver Slugger Awards in the outfield - the most by any Cleveland Indians slugger. He also appeared in five consecutive All-Star Games (1993 through 1997).

103 - Albert Belle had 103 extra base hits in 1995, tying the Major League mark for most by a right-handed hitter set by Hank Greenberg in 1937 (since tied by Sammy Sosa in 2001).

152 - Albert Belle only played two years for the Chicago White Sox, but his 152 RBIs in 1998 broke the franchise record set by Zeke Bonura in 1936 (138 RBIs) and the team RBI record still belongs to Albert to this date.

381 - Albert Belle finished his big league career with 381 home runs in just twelve short years. In his final game, in his last at bat, Belle went deep joining the Home Run In Final American League At-Bat "club" - a fitting ending to the slugger's short career.

10,000,000 - Albert Belle was awarded a five year, $55,000,000 million dollar contract in 1996, the first player to break the 10-million-dollar per year plateau in Major League Baseball.

On September 30, 1995 , Albert Belle hit his 50th home run of the season, he already had 52 doubles, and when he circled the bases and touched home plate he became the first ( and only player in history to date ) with at least 50 home runs and 50 doubles in the same season.

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