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ALBERT BELLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Today in Tribe History: May 22, 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 8 to August 21, 1995. Leading off the second inning, he lined out off of Brewers starter Scott Karl, who earned the win...

Former commissioner Bud Selig and Braves GM John Schuerholz are headed to the Hall of Fame

One of the most polarizing men in baseball history, former commissioner Bud Selig, is heading to Cooperstown. Selig and former Royals and Braves GM John Schuerholz were both elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the Today’s Game Committee. Just announced on #MLBTonight - John Schuerholz and Bud Selig have been elected to the #HOF Class of 2017! pic.twitter.com...
Via The Comeback
December 04, 2016  |  Discuss

1995 Game Recap: Nifty Fifty! Belle Hits Record Milestone in Tribe Victory—Indians 3, Royals 2

Throughout the 2015 season, Did the Tribe Win Last Night will take a look back at the 1995 Cleveland Indians for the 20th anniversary of their fourth pennant winning season. Included will be historic game recaps, headlining stories and a ranking of the team’s most influential players that truly made 1995 The Greatest Summer Ever. Today looks back September 30, 1995. MVP. MVP. MVP...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 30, 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
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