25 Facts About Albert Belle

1. Albert Belle was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 15, 1989, with the Cleveland Indians.

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2. Albert Belle was born on Thursday, August 25, 1966, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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3. Albert Belle does more community things behind the scenes than anyone we have.

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4. Albert Belle declined to attend the 20th anniversary celebration of the 1995 World Series team and he declined to attend the ceremony when he was inducted into the Indians team Hall of Fame.

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5. Albert Belle was a five-time All-Star between 1993 and 1997.

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6. Albert Belle led the league three times in RBIs, three times in total bases, three times in extra-base hits and twice in slugging.

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7. Albert Belle was the first player to break the 10-million-dollar per year compensation contract in Major League Baseball.

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8. In 1996, Albert Belle signed a five-year, $55 million contract to play for the Chicago White Sox.

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9. In 1990, Albert Belle checked himself into the Cleveland Clinic for help with a drinking problem.

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10. Albert Belle excelled as a Tiger, setting university records in seven categories.

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11. Albert Belle was a high achiever as a student, graduating sixth in his class of 266 at Huntington High.

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12. Albert Belle appealed his ten-game suspension, and it was reduced to six days, including one on which the Indians played a doubleheader.

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13. Albert Belle denied that his bat was corked, but the umpire confiscated it.

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14. Albert Belle was born and raised with his twin brother, Terry, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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15. Albert Belle was an Eagle Scout who performed community service in Shreveport.

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16. Albert Belle was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and each year, recognized an elementary school student at Hillsboro with the DAR award.

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17. Albert Belle was one of the founding members of what is the Short Hill Historical Society and helped save the Old Stone School from demolition.

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18. Albert Belle was a long-time resident of Hillsboro, Virginia having moved here with her parents and sister during the end of WWII.

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19. Albert Belle worked at a medical practice for thirty years before retiring.

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20. Albert Belle makes Allen look like a cross between Father Christmas and Mr Rogers.

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21. On March 25, 2018, Albert Belle was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona and charged with indecent exposure and DUI.

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22. Albert Belle has had a chilly relationship with the Indians franchise during his retirement.

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23. Albert Belle homered in the final at-bat of his major-league career, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 1, 2000.

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24. Albert Belle had two other top ten MVP finishes, in 1993 and 1998 (8th).

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25. Albert Belle is one of only six players in MLB history to have nine consecutive 100-RBI seasons.

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