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ALBERT BELLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Next Up: Indians at Kansas City for Three

Is it getting warmer around here because the earth’s orbit is moving us toward the sun? Or, does it have something to do with the Cleveland sports scene heating up? The Cleveland Cavaliers are about to begin a best-of-seven championship series that has Clevelanders flocking to basketball in a way that is reminiscent of those who suddenly discovered baseball in 1995. Back in the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: March 8, 2001

Albert Belle, the former Indians slugger, is pronounced “totally disabled and unable to perform as a Major League Baseball player” in a four-paragraph press release by the Baltimore Orioles today, effectively ending the 12-year-veteran’s career at the age of 34. Belle had reported to Spring Training after an injury-plagued 2000 season, his second with the O’s after signing...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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?
July 15, 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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