If you’ve ever glanced at my bio at the bottom of my articles you know I’m a lifelong fan of Albert Belle. I would argue he’s among the most dominant hitters not in the Hall of Fame and I hope that someday the veterans committee looks past his mistreatment of the media and gives him his rightful place in Cooperstown.
So as an Albert Belle fan, I had to share this stat I stumbled across while putting together yesterday’s Tribe Tidbits.
We all know just how dominant Belle was in 1995 due to his historic numbers, but his 1994 season gets forgotten because of the shortened season and the fact that it didn’t lead to a playoff berth for the Tribe.
But Belle was oh so dominant in ’94. Like, Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds dominant.
Belle’s performance in Jacobs Field in ’94 still ranks among the all-time great home performances in baseball history.
In just 47 games, Belle also added 21 home runs and 59 RBI, which means he was on pace for 36 home runs and 101 RBI in home games alone that year!
In total, Belle had 42 extra-base hits in Jacobs Field that year – roughly one every five plate appearances.
The man was a beast.