Belle, Albert Jojuan
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.
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