Monday, December 17, 2007

#8 - Albert Belle

Eight is the number of destiny. Many great players were destined to wear #8 for the White Sox. Among them are Albert Belle, Ray Boone, Daryl Boston, Ferris Fain, Bo Jackson, Ted Kluszewski, Ron LeFlore, Tony Phillips and Pete Ward. That's just the tip of the iceberg.

Albert gets the nod here because of his 1998 season. He batted .328 with 49 home runs, 48 doubles with a total of 200 hits and 152 RBI. What was this man on? More than likely, nothing illegal. He had numbers like this earlier in his career too.

He had a solid season the previous year with the Sox too. He left because of a clause in his contract, but was out of baseball two years later from a degenerative hip condition. When he was able to play, he was one of the best in the game. He still holds the single season White Sox record for home runs.

1 comment:

Tragik007 said...

In Canseco's book he said that Albert Belle was the strongest human being that he ever met and that he was 100% natural.

I always like Belle...he was snubbed of an MVP in 1995 to a Steroid cheater Mo Vaughn all because Albert wasn't a Media Whore.

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