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Albert Belle

Albert Jojuan Belle (Joey)
Also played as Joey Belle

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: August 25, 1966 in Shreveport, LA
High School: Huntington HS (Shreveport, LA)
School: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
Drafted
by the Cleveland Indians in the 2nd round of the 1987 amateur draft.
Signed August 27, 1987. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 15, 1989 (Age 22.324)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1989 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/WhiteSox/Orioles 1989-2000
Agents: Terry Belle, previously: Arn Tellem [*]
Final Game: October 1, 2000 (Age 34.037)
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1989 CLE AL 22 OF 44 42 34 363.0 97 92 3 2 1 .979 2 6 2.36 2.16 .980 2.42 2.39
1989 CLE AL 22 RF 31 29 27 258.2 74 70 3 1 1 .986 5 21 2.54 2.35 .979 2.33 2.30
1989 CLE AL 22 DH 18 17
1989 CLE AL 22 LF 15 13 7 104.1 23 21 1 1 0 .957 -3 -33 1.90 1.47 .977 2.16 2.14
1990 CLE AL 23 DH 6 6
1990 CLE AL 23 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1990 CLE AL 23 OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.40
1991 CLE AL 24 OF 89 88 60 736.2 187 170 8 9 1 .952 -1 -1 2.17 2.00 .983 2.37 2.37
1991 CLE AL 24 LF 88 87 59 726.2 185 168 8 9 1 .951 -0 -1 2.18 2.00 .978 2.17 2.16
1991 CLE AL 24 DH 32 31
1991 CLE AL 24 RF 2 1 1 10.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 1.80 1.00 .980 2.16 2.20
1992 CLE AL 25 DH 100 100 MVP-23
1992 CLE AL 25 LF 52 52 32 423.2 98 94 1 3 0 .969 -5 -15 2.02 1.83 .981 2.29 2.28 MVP-23
1992 CLE AL 25 OF 52 52 32 423.2 98 94 1 3 0 .969 -5 -15 2.02 1.83 .983 2.47 2.46 MVP-23
1993 CLE AL 26 LF 150 149 145 1324.2 357 336 16 5 7 .986 1 1 2.39 2.35 .984 2.23 2.21 AS,MVP-7,SS
1993 CLE AL 26 OF 150 149 145 1324.2 359 338 16 5 7 .986 1 1 2.41 2.36 .983 2.41 2.39 AS,MVP-7,SS
1993 CLE AL 26 DH 9 9 AS,MVP-7,SS
1994 CLE AL 27 LF 104 104 100 933.2 220 206 8 6 1 .973 -10 -13 2.06 2.06 .978 2.16 2.14 AS,MVP-3,SS
1994 CLE AL 27 OF 104 104 100 933.2 219 205 8 6 1 .973 -10 -13 2.05 2.05 .982 2.37 2.35 AS,MVP-3,SS
1994 CLE AL 27 DH 2 2 AS,MVP-3,SS
1995 CLE AL 28 LF 142 142 133 1265.0 317 304 7 6 1 .981 -1 -1 2.21 2.19 .982 2.22 2.19 AS,MVP-2,SS
1995 CLE AL 28 OF 142 142 133 1265.0 317 304 7 6 1 .981 -1 -1 2.21 2.19 .983 2.33 2.31 AS,MVP-2,SS
1995 CLE AL 28 DH 1 1 AS,MVP-2,SS
1996 CLE AL 29 LF 152 152 137 1343.0 330 310 10 10 0 .970 -15 -13 2.14 2.11 .979 2.18 2.17 AS,MVP-3,SS
1996 CLE AL 29 OF 152 152 137 1343.0 330 309 11 10 0 .970 -15 -13 2.14 2.11 .983 2.38 2.36 AS,MVP-3,SS
1996 CLE AL 29 DH 6 6 AS,MVP-3,SS
1997 CHW AL 30 LF 154 154 136 1333.0 363 352 1 10 0 .972 -8 -7 2.38 2.29 .979 2.07 2.05 AS
1997 CHW AL 30 OF 154 154 136 1333.0 362 351 1 10 0 .972 -8 -7 2.38 2.29 .982 2.32 2.30 AS
1997 CHW AL 30 DH 7 7 AS
1998 CHW AL 31 LF 159 159 136 1366.0 335 316 11 8 3 .976 -3 -2 2.15 2.06 .985 2.10 2.08 MVP-8,SS
1998 CHW AL 31 OF 159 159 136 1366.0 335 316 11 8 3 .976 -3 -2 2.15 2.06 .985 2.31 2.29 MVP-8,SS
1998 CHW AL 31 DH 4 4 MVP-8,SS
1999 BAL AL 32 OF 154 154 136 1340.0 273 252 17 4 2 .985 -18 -16 1.81 1.75 .984 2.30 2.27
1999 BAL AL 32 RF 154 154 136 1340.0 273 252 17 4 2 .985 -18 -16 1.81 1.75 .982 2.11 2.08
1999 BAL AL 32 DH 7 7
2000 BAL AL 33 OF 110 110 90 953.1 222 211 8 3 2 .986 -5 -7 2.07 1.99 .985 2.36 2.33
2000 BAL AL 33 RF 110 110 90 953.1 223 212 8 3 2 .987 -5 -7 2.08 2.00 .983 2.17 2.14
2000 BAL AL 33 DH 31 31
12 Seasons OF 1311 1306 1139 11384.0 2799 2642 91 66 18 .976 -63 -7 2.16 2.08 .983 2.35 2.33
10 Seasons LF 1017 1012 885 8822.0 2228 2107 63 58 13 .974 -44 -6 2.21 2.13 .981 2.17 2.15
4 Seasons RF 297 294 254 2562.0 572 536 28 8 5 .986 -19 -9 1.98 1.90 .982 2.16 2.13
12 Seasons DH 223 221
12 Seasons TOT 1311 1306 1139 11384.0 2799 2642 91 66 18 .976 -63 -7 2.16 2.08 .983 2.35 2.33
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1989 CLE AL 22 RF 5 21 6 3 2 -1
1989 CLE AL 22 LF -3 -33 -3 -3 -0 0
1990 CLE AL 23 LF 0 0 0 0 0
1991 CLE AL 24 LF -0 -1 -0 1 -1 0
1991 CLE AL 24 RF -0 -24 -0 -0 0 0
1992 CLE AL 25 LF -5 -15 -5 -3 -3 0
1993 CLE AL 26 LF 1 1 -1 3 -4 2
1994 CLE AL 27 LF -10 -13 -15 -11 -4 5
1995 CLE AL 28 LF -1 -1 0 6 -5 -1
1996 CLE AL 29 LF -15 -13 -14 -12 -2 -1
1997 CHW AL 30 LF -8 -7 -2 1 -2 -6
1998 CHW AL 31 LF -3 -2 1 -3 5 -4
1999 BAL AL 32 RF -18 -16 -15 -13 -2 -3
2000 BAL AL 33 RF -5 -7 -4 -2 -2 -1
10 Seasons LF -44 -6 -39 -21 -18 -5
4 Seasons RF -19 -9 -14 -12 -2 -5
12 Seasons TOT -63 -7 -53 -34 -19 -10

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1989 CLE AL 22 62 59 62 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 31 46 18 2 0
1990 CLE AL 23 9 6 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 2 0
1991 CLE AL 24 123 119 123 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 88 0 2 90 32 4 0
1992 CLE AL 25 153 152 153 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 0 0 52 100 1 0
1993 CLE AL 26 159 158 159 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 150 9 1 0
1994 CLE AL 27 106 106 106 104 0 0 0 0 0 0 104 0 0 104 2 0 0
1995 CLE AL 28 143 143 143 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 142 0 0 142 1 0 0
1996 CLE AL 29 158 158 158 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 152 6 0 0
1997 CHW AL 30 161 161 161 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 154 7 0 0
1998 CHW AL 31 163 163 163 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 159 0 0 159 4 0 0
1999 BAL AL 32 161 161 161 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 154 7 0 0
2000 BAL AL 33 141 141 141 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 110 31 0 0
12 Seasons 1539 1527 1539 1310 0 0 0 0 0 0 1017 0 297 1314 223 10 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1989 CLE AL 22 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 10 8 0 8 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 24 13 54.2% 11 0 0.0% 1 463 62% 83% 44% 64 34%
1990 CLE AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 75% 75% 50% 0
1991 CLE AL 24 9 1 6 2 2 8 0 2 1 4 24 20 1 16 5 2 22 11 1 12 2 0 17 14 0 91 52 57.1% 35 4 4.4% 4 3070 62% 82% 44% 325 54%
1992 CLE AL 25 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 13 11 0 8 3 0 7 3 0 5 0 0 9 9 0 42 26 61.9% 16 0 0.0% 1 1833 65% 79% 43% 160 59%
1993 CLE AL 26 5 0 4 1 0 16 0 3 1 8 90 69 0 51 16 3 39 22 2 16 6 3 28 28 0 224 141 62.9% 75 8 3.6% 8 5864 60% 80% 42% 742 46%
1994 CLE AL 27 6 0 5 1 3 8 0 2 1 4 63 53 1 40 18 3 21 14 0 11 2 1 25 22 0 160 109 68.1% 46 5 3.1% 3 4106 52% 79% 38% 477 45%
1995 CLE AL 28 6 0 5 1 3 7 0 2 1 4 58 46 1 37 12 1 19 7 2 17 3 1 28 25 0 159 93 58.5% 61 5 3.1% 2 5353 48% 78% 37% 595 52%
1996 CLE AL 29 10 0 7 3 2 10 0 6 0 3 78 64 2 40 13 1 41 19 2 14 1 0 36 33 0 209 130 62.2% 74 5 2.4% 5 5781 49% 78% 39% 678 48%
1997 CHW AL 30 10 1 8 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 80 68 0 53 15 0 33 17 0 16 1 0 45 40 0 227 141 62.1% 85 0 0.0% 1 5855 58% 79% 43% 711 50%
1998 CHW AL 31 8 0 8 0 4 11 0 5 2 3 62 43 2 43 7 1 44 22 0 15 3 1 32 31 1 196 106 54.1% 85 5 2.6% 6 6055 60% 80% 43% 633 51%
10 Seasons 58 2 47 9 19 63 0 23 6 26 478 382 7 296 91 11 228 116 7 107 18 6 223 204 1 1332 811 60.9% 488 32 2.4% 31 38388 56% 79% 41% 4385 49%
MLB Averages 61.5% 2.6% 58% 78% 40% 49%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1989 CLE AL 22 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 19 7 0 10 2 0 2 2 0 7 3 0 6 4 0 44 18 40.9% 26 0 0.0% 3 1091 66% 82% 44% 124 58%
1991 CLE AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 56% 92% 38% 5 40%
1999 BAL AL 32 4 0 4 0 1 17 0 8 5 3 77 31 3 37 6 2 23 16 0 18 3 1 33 14 0 188 70 37.2% 112 6 3.2% 11 5818 53% 77% 38% 565 47%
2000 BAL AL 33 3 0 2 1 0 8 0 4 0 2 73 35 0 42 14 1 26 17 1 16 3 0 27 12 0 184 81 44.0% 101 2 1.1% 6 4276 56% 76% 43% 514 42%
4 Seasons 8 0 6 2 1 28 0 14 5 5 169 73 3 89 22 3 51 35 1 41 9 1 66 30 0 416 169 40.6% 239 8 1.9% 20 11233 55% 77% 41% 1208 46%
MLB Averages 43.3% 2.5% 58% 78% 40% 52%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2006 BBWAA ( 7.7%)
2007 BBWAA ( 3.5%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1992 AL (23, 0%)
1993 AL (7, 21%)
1994 AL (3, 56%)
1995 AL (2, 77%)
1996 AL (3, 57%)
1998 AL (8, 25%)
2.38 Career Shares (67th)

Silver Sluggers
1993 AL (OF)
1994 AL (OF)
1995 AL (OF)
1996 AL (OF)
1998 AL (OF)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1994 June AL Player of the Month
1995 August AL Player of the Month
1995 September AL Player of the Month
1998 July AL Player of the Month
1998 September AL Player of the Month
1999 September AL Player of the Month
2000 June AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1992 May 31st AL Player of the Week
1994 Jun 19th AL Player of the Week
1995 Apr 30th AL Player of the Week
1998 Jul 12th AL Player of the Week
1998 Jul 19th AL Player of the Week
1999 Sep 26th AL Player of the Week

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 AL  150 (1st)
1994 AL  104 (2nd)
1995 AL  142 (1st)
1996 AL  152 (1st)
1997 AL  154 (1st)
1998 AL  159 (1st)
Career  1,017 (63rd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 AL  336 (1st)
1994 AL  206 (3rd)
1995 AL  304 (2nd)
1996 AL  310 (3rd)
1997 AL  352 (1st)
1998 AL  316 (1st)
Career  2,107 (45th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 AL  8 (5th)
1993 AL  16 (1st)
1994 AL  8 (5th)
1995 AL  7 (5th)
1996 AL  10 (2nd)
1998 AL  11 (2nd)
Career  63 (76th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 AL  9 (1st)
1993 AL  5 (2nd)
1994 AL  6 (3rd)
1995 AL  6 (2nd)
1996 AL  10 (1st)
1997 AL  10 (2nd)
1998 AL  8 (1st)
Career  58 (44th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 AL  1 (5th)
1993 AL  7 (1st)
1994 AL  1 (5th)
1995 AL  1 (4th)
1998 AL  3 (1st)
Career  13 (58th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1999 AL  154 (2nd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1999 AL  17 (1st)
2000 AL  8 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1993 AL  150 (4th)
1995 AL  142 (3rd)
1996 AL  152 (2nd)
1997 AL  154 (2nd)
1998 AL  159 (1st)
1999 AL  154 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1993 AL  16 (2nd)
1999 AL  17 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1991 AL  9 (1st)
1995 AL  6 (4th)
1996 AL  10 (2nd)
1997 AL  10 (3rd)
1998 AL  8 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1993 AL  7 (1st)
1998 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1993 AL  2.39 (2nd)
1995 AL  2.21 (4th)
1997 AL  2.38 (1st)
Career  2.21 (21st)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 AL  2.00 (5th)
1993 AL  2.35 (1st)
1995 AL  2.19 (3rd)
1996 AL  2.11 (5th)
1997 AL  2.29 (1st)
1998 AL  2.06 (3rd)
Career  2.13 (45th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 AL  .986 (4th)
1995 AL  .981 (3rd)
1996 AL  .970 (5th)
1997 AL  .972 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2000 AL  2.00 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1999 AL  .985 (3rd)
2000 AL  .987 (4th)

Salary s c a p y
1997 AL  $10,000,000 (1st)
1998 AL  $10,000,000 (1st)
1999 AL  $11,949,794 (1st)
2000 AL  $12,868,670 (1st)
2001 AL  $12,049,040 (8th)
2002 AL  $12,368,790 (6th)
2003 AL  $13,000,000 (6th)

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