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ALBERT BELLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Today in Tribe History: May 22, 1996

1996 – Albert Belle’s 21-game hitting streak comes to an end as the slugger goes 0-for-3 in a 10-8 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. The long stretch of success at the plate established a new career high for Belle, who had previously hit in 15 straight games from August 8th to August 21st, 1995. Leading off the second inning, he lined out off of Brewers starter Scott Karl, who earned...
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FLASHBACK: The Time Albert Belle Got Hit and Wouldn’t Go to First

Jason Giambi announced his retirement from baseball yesterday at the age of 44 about five years after you thought he did. Giambi hasn’t been even remotely relevant since 2008 unless you’re a White Sox fan who remembers him becoming the oldest player ever to hit a walk-off home run. What’s most significant about this is that Giambi was nearly the last relic remaining from the...
Via Sports Mockery
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Case for Albert Belle’s Hall of Fame Candidacy

The 2015 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced on January 6th and will inevitably be the topic of heated debate for weeks after. This will be the first in a series of posts making the argument for a number of former Indians’ hall of fame candidacy. Albert Belle is no longer eligible to be elected into the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writer’s Association of America (“BBWAA”...
Via Burning River Baseball
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Book Excerpt: “Glory Days in Tribe Town” by Terry Pluto and Tom Hamilton

Editor’s Note: In the new book “Glory Days in Tribe Town” (softcover $15.95/ebook $9.99), Terry Pluto teams up with legendary broadcaster Tom Hamilton to tell the story of the Cleveland Indians of the 1990s. The 336-page book also includes personal recollections from dozens of Tribe fans. This excerpt looks at Albert Belle’s stunning career and his superstations on and off...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 26, 2014  |  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

Albert Belle Scouting Report From 1991: “Attitude problem. AAA Best”

    Albert Belle is a forgotten man. Despite averaging 40 home runs and 130 RBIs over every 162 games during his career,…
Via Busted Coverage
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Albert Belle Takes Lee Smith Deep

The 2014 season will mark 20 years of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although with the stadium building boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Progressive Field is the 13th oldest facility in the ... Read More
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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