18. Albert Belle
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 25, 1966 in Shreveport, LA USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: July 15, 1989
  • Final Game: October 01, 2000
  • Silver Slugger - 1993
  • TSN All-Star - 1993
  • Silver Slugger - 1994
  • TSN All-Star - 1994
  • Silver Slugger - 1995
  • TSN All-Star - 1995
  • TSN Major League Player of the Year - 1995
  • Silver Slugger - 1996
  • TSN All-Star - 1996
  • Silver Slugger - 1998
  • TSN All-Star - 1998
  • MVP - 1992
  • MVP - 1993
  • MVP - 1994
  • MVP - 1995
  • MVP - 1996
  • MVP - 1998
 
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11706194834527622478176 0.295
 

Albert Belle was the most prolific slugger for the Indians in the 1990s.  Coincidentally, he was also their most infamous player of the decade.

Belle made his first Major League appearance in 1989, but it was two years later before he was a regular in the Cleveland lineup.  Belle was one of the premier power hitters of the mid-90s, and he blasted at least 34 Home Runs annually for the Indians from 1992 to 1996, with each year seeing him drive in 100 RBIs or more.  

Belle's power made him an MVP candidate.  He won three RBI titles, and in 1995, he led the American League in Doubles (52), Home Runs (50), and Runs Scored (121) with a Slash Line of .317/.401/690.  Belle lost the MVP to Mo Vaughn, though had he been more media-friendly, it is speculated that he could have won it.  Notably, he bookended that year with third place MVP finishes.

After the 1996 season, Belle needed a change of scenery (and likely so did Cleveland), and he joined the Chicago White Sox as a Free Agent. With the Indians, Belle compiled 1,014 Hits, 242 Home Runs, and a .580 Slugging Percentage.  He joined their franchise Hall of Fame in 2016.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round of the Amateur Draft 6/2/87.
  • Departed:

    Signed as a Free Agent by the Chicago White Sox 11/19/96

  • Games Played: 913
  • Notable Statistics:

    592 Runs Scored
    1,014 Hits
    223 Doubles
    16 Triples
    242 Home Runs
    751 Runs Batted In
    61 Stolen Bases
    .295/.369/.580 Slash Line
    30.3 bWAR       

    18 Playoff Games      
    10 Runs Scored
    14 Hits
    2 Doubles
    0 Triples
    6 Home Runs
    14 Runs Batted In
    1 Stolen Base
    .230/.405/.557 Slash Line        

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Major League Player of the Year (1995)
    All-Star (1993, 1994, 1995 & 1996)
    Silver Slugger (1993, 1994, 1995 & 1996)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1995)
    Most Runs Scored (1995)
    Most Total Bases (1994 & 1995)
    Most Doubles (1995)
    Most Home Runs (1995)
    Most Runs Batted In (1993, 1995 & 1996)
    Most Extra Base Hits (1994 & 1995)
    Most Sacrifice Flies (1993)
    Highest Championship Win Probability Added (1994)
    Most Putouts by a Leftfielder (1993)
    Most Assists by a Leftfielder (1993)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Leftfielder (1993)
    Most Double Plays Turned by an Outfielder (1993)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Leftfielder (1993)

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