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Belle, Albert Jojuan

Born: 1966 AD
Currently alive, at 49 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player

1966 – Born on the 25th of August in Shreveport, Louisiana.

1984 – He was selected to play for the USA in the Junior Olympics.

1985-1987 – Played college baseball at Louisiana State University.

       – He became the 4th player to have eight straight seasons of 30 home runs and 100 RBI.

1994 – He lost the batting title to the New York Yankees’.

1995 – First player in the history of the major leagues to hit 50 homers and 50 doubles in the same season.

       – Became The Sporting News Player of the Year.

1996 – Signed with the Chicago White Sox as a free agent, which made him the highest paid player in baseball.

1997 – He came close to having another 50/50 season in 98’, with 49 home runs and 48 doubles.

1998 – White Sox declined to give him a raise and he became a free agent.

       – Signed a five-year deal with the Baltimore Orioles.

2000 – He retired at age 34 as a result of degenerative osteoarthritis in his hip.

2005 – Inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.