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Albert Belle - Bad Boy Reputation

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Although he was loved by teammates and fans alike, throughout his career Belle maintained the reputation of a hot-head. He seemed to need this anger to propel him to perform, and former teammates and coaches have talked about waiting for Belle to get angry so that he would begin a hitting streak. Like Ty Cobb before him, Belle was one of baseball's bad boys, and his image is tainted with stories of corked bats, accosting journalists, and even running down Halloween trick-or-treaters with his truck. Belle's unflinching quest for perfection had the paradoxical effect of making him one of the game's best players and one of its most troubled, and troubling, characters.

Awards and Accomplishments

The Roberto Clemente and Branch Rickey awards are for community service.
1987 Sets school records at LSU in 7 offensive categories
1993 Selected to the American League All-Star Squad
1993-95, 1998 Silver Slugger Award
1993-94 Nominee for Roberto Clemente Award
1994 Nominee for Branch Rickey Award
1994 Elected to All-Star Team
1994 Season batting average was .357, career high
1995 First Major League player to collect 50 HR and 50 2R in a season
1995 Named "Major League Player of the Year" by Sporting News and Baseball Digest
1995 Played in World Series
1995 Started in All-Star game
1996-97 Named to All-Star team
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