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Albert Belle


1966 Born August 25 in Shreveport, LA
1984 Begins playing for Louisiana State University
1987 Benched for College World Series for attacking spectator
1987 Drafted by Cleveland Indians in second round
1989 Plays first major-league game in July
1990 Checks into Cleveland Clinic for drinking problem
1991 Suspended for throwing ball at fan
1992 First full season in major leagues
1994 Suspended after being charged with using a corked bat
1995 Sets record as first major leaguer to have 50 home runs and 50 RBIs in one season
1995 Leads Indians to the World Series
1995 Lashes out at the media before game, fined $50,000
1995 Starts in All-Star game
1996 Signs 5-year, $55 million contract with Chicago White Sox
1997 Faces civil suit for gambling on football and basketball
1998 Signs 5-year, $65 million contract with Baltimore Orioles
2001 Permanently injures hip

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