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ALBERT BELLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Today in Tribe History: July 15, 1994

In the 1st inning at Comiskey Park, Chicago White Sox manager Gene Lamont accuses Cleveland Indians slugger Albert Belle of using a corked bat. Umpire Dave Phillips confiscates the bat and stores it in the umps’ dressing room. In a Mission Impossible caper revealed in 1999, the Indians’ Jason Grimsley crawls 100 feet along a ceiling, drops down into the dressing room, and exchanges...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
15 days ago  |  Discuss

“So this David Justice is Albert Belle’s Replacement?” Reliving Yesteryear

After forty seasons, all of Cleveland was awash in the excitement of playoff baseball. John Hart had completed what Hank Peters had begun. In the late 1980s, working under the anonymity of yet another Indians rebuild, Peters began collecting the building blocks of a true big league powerhouse. He and Hart famously identified a pool of young players who they considered worthy of long...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Great Albert Belle Bat Caper: Reliving Yesteryear

Of course, the Chicago White Sox will neither confirm nor deny. Certainly, the Sox employ national, regional, area and international scouts for amateur prospects. All teams do. But their major league player acquisition strategy appears to be one of a kind. History bears it out. Sources speculate that a certain baseball expert holds formal tryouts with the entire roster of the Cleveland...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians give away Albert Belle bobblehead

Albert Belle was honored on Saturday as the Cleveland Indians gave away a bobblehead of the slugger. It is not just any bobblehead as it is one that features Belle pointing to his bicep. Belle was a powerful slugger during his time in Cleveland but he was also a PR nightmare. A year after Belle had been caught using a corked bat the Indians met the Red Sox in the 1995 ALDS. After...
Via Tireball.com
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss
STRONG MOVE

Indians give away Albert Belle bobblehead

From ill-fitting t-shirts to cheap hats, MLB teams sometimes crap the bed when it comes to the freebies. The Cleveland I…
Via Busted Coverage
June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians to give out an Albert Belle bobblehead, and it is awesome

Albert Belle, an imposing and intimidating figure both at the plate and off the field, played twelve seasons in the big leagues, but the eight seasons he spent as a member of the Cleveland Indians made him a huge, yet controversial, star. In 1995, Belle belted out 50 home runs, tops in the American League. Over his major league career, Belle was a five-time all-star, won the Sliver...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Albert Belle’s Flexed Biceps to Return to Cleveland

Albert Belle‘s flexed biceps will return to Cleveland this summer as the Indians have decided to honor him with his own bobblehead night on June 1 against Tampa Bay. In 1995 Albert Belle batted .317 and led the American League with 50 home runs, 52 doubles, 121 RBI and 377 total bases.   Even though … Continue reading »
Via Hinton's Sports Highlights
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss
THE SKIPPER

Belle wants to manage Indians

Former Indians slugger Albert Belle says he wants to manage the team and that he's sitting around waiting for them to call.

Via The Outside Corner
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Albert Belle Asked for Managerial Interview

In Paul Hoynes’ PD notebook last night, he shared what might be the most outrageous story in the Indians manager vacancy news cycle: One more candidate: Former Tribe slugger Albert Belle said he threw his hat into the ring with an email to President Mark Shapiro asking for an managerial interview. “I’m just like Robin Ventura and Mike Matheny were last year,” said Belle...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss
STILL POUNDING IT

Albert Belle looking heavy in retirement

It was 1990s reunion today at the Cleveland Indians spring training camp in Arizona. Kenny Lofton, Carlos Baerga & Sandy Alomar got together to chat about whatever old Indians chat about at Spring Training. The big news: Albert Belle is a Chipotle burrito away from bursting at the seams. It’s not that the guy was ever a picture of health, but old boy hasn’t been hitting...
Via Busted Coverage
February 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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