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March 2, 1999
Step 1. Consider this: "As kids, Albert and his twin brother became Eagle Scouts and junior deacons at church. `I'm speaking for Terry also when I say this,' Belle said when he was in high school. `We put God first in our lives. ... We feel good about ourselves and good in games because we know the Lord is with us.' " -- from "Albert Belle," a biography for kids from the "Baseball Legends" series by Chelsea House Publishers Step 2. Today's mantra: Remember: When Albert Belle was growing up, his baseball idols were Orioles' stars Jim Palmer and Eddie Murray.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
PITTSBURGH -- After struggling for the early part of this season and dealing with an oblique injury, Chris Davis has now hit four home runs in his past 13 at-bats. As I'm sure you know by now, three came in his final three at-bats Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. A three-homer game by an Orioles player has happened 20 times in modern-day club history (and four times by the St. Louis Browns), according to home run historian David Vincent. An Orioles player has never hit four in one game.
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NEWS
January 9, 1999
Welcome Albert Belle to Baltimore townWhere baseball's the king and he's wearing his crownHe can call Camden Yards his new placeAs the season draws near for the World Series chaseAs of Dec. 1, 1998, he has been blessedHe became an Oriole, the best of the best $65 million, not a bad dealFive years with this club, boy what a steal He's the batterin' Belle, the Behemoth of BustThose magnificent catches and home runs a mustThough Ripken and Anderson are our...
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The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
2000 Record: 74-88 Place: Fourth in American League East Manager: Mike Hargrove Most Valuable Oriole: Delino DeShields Batting leader: Delino DeShields (.296) Home run leader: Albert Belle (23) RBI leader: Albert Belle (103) Wins leader: Jose Mercedes (14) ERA leader: Mike Mussina (3.79) Notable: With a single against the Minnesota Twins at the Metrodome on April 15, Cal Ripken Jr. secured his 3,000th career hit. He became the 24th player in major league history to do so and the first to do it with the Orioles.
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By Dan Rodricks | June 11, 1999
I SEE WHERE Albert Belle likes to fish. Lenny Webster, the Orioles' nice-guy catcher, let that slip Wednesday night after Bad Albert -- oh, he of short fuse -- blew up at Ray Miller in the dugout. Reporters were looking for explanations. "Albert likes to fish," Webster explained. "He was just inviting Ray to go fishing with him."These players know one another, in a way we fans can never know them. Webster must have heard a clubhouse conversation about fishing, and he might have heard Albert mention that he likes to fish.
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By Albert Belle | December 25, 1998
New Oriole Albert Belle has decided to extend Christmas wishes to Baltimore in the form of this poem. Belle informs us that this is his second published holiday poem -- the first ran in the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal in December 1995, addressed to Cleveland fans.Belles are ringingChristmas Belles are ringing again we can hearMerry Christmas and a Happy New YearTo the Windy City I know and lived in a while,And to the one where I'll go this spring in styleTo the friends and fans in Chicago I know,In Shreveport, to my family, friends, and Galilee and so.To Baltimore where I'm going real soon.
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By David Michael Ettlin | April 1, 1999
I'VE BEEN carrying the guilt for a long time now -- since Dec. 1, 1998, as a matter of fact.That's the date Albert Belle put on an Orioles cap and offered up a $13 million smile.Trouble was, he looked darn good. Must have been the hat.And the guilt came with it. Until Dec. 1, I'd actually been very proud of myself -- and the day I struck out Mr. Belle with the bases loaded.Until he became Oriole Albert Belle, I had never given a second thought to that outrageous moment a few years back when I exercised the right of being a hometown fan and attempted to change the course of a baseball game.
FEATURES
February 26, 1999
OK, yes, we have slammed the Orioles' new right fielder. We've expressed doubt that his, um, erratic personality was a good fit for Baltimore. Suggested that it's only a matter of time before his much-celebrated temper gets the better of him here as it has before.But that was then, this is now: spring. When hope springs eternal. When the icy thoughts of winter thaw into gooey little puddles of delusion that burble: Hey, everything is going to be just fine.Who are we to argue? So, every few days during the Orioles' spring training, we will bring you Another Albert Belle Positive Thinking Moment.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2013
TORONTO -- As his chase of the Orioles' single-season home run mark intensified, it seemed like first baseman Chris Davis' bigger focus was doing his best to deflect the attention away from himself and toward his club's chase of a playoff berth. And when Davis swatted his 50th homer of the season - tying Brady Anderson's franchise record set in 1996 - the historic blast came at a perfect time, breaking a late-inning tie in sending the Orioles to a much-needed 5-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays before an announced 20,024 Friday night at Rogers Centre.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2013
TORONTO -- Orioles first baseman Chris Davis tied Brady Anderson for the franchise home run record with his eighth-inning solo blast Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre . The milestone homer broke a second-place tie with Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who hit 49 in his American League Triple Crown year in 1966. Davis hit No. 50 - off Blue Jays pitcher Steve Delabar - to left center field on a 2-2 changeup, giving the Orioles a 4-3 lead in a game they'd win 5-3 . Davis reached 50 in 146 games this season; Anderson appeared in 149 games when he 50 in 1996.
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February 24, 2011
April 5, 1999: In his first game with the Orioles, Albert Belle belted a three-run home run on Opening Day. The Orioles beat the Devil Rays, 10-7.
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By BILL ORDINE | June 27, 2007
Baltimore sports fans can be defensive when it comes to their athletic heroes, and any top 50 list about athletes who are heroes or otherwise will create debate. Thus is the case with the top 50 list of all-time sports jerks on CBS Sports Line.com. OK, so some don't want to hear anything negative about Ray Lewis (No. 49), Babe Ruth (No. 42) and Art Modell (No. 38). But there are others on the list whom Baltimore fans would have no problems with - Albert Belle (No. 44), Reggie Jackson (No. 14; remember he played here in 1976)
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By ROCH KUBATKO | November 30, 2005
Albert Belle is first-time eligible for baseball's Hall of Fame, and he seemed a lock - despite his surly attitude toward the media - before a degenerative hip condition prematurely ended his career. No right-handed hitter was more feared than Belle, and not just by reporters. Nobody was more prolific driving in runs. He was a dominant force, but it's doubtful that he stayed around long enough to warrant induction. Feel free to disagree. I'll never forget his last spring training, and the last time we saw him as an Oriole.
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January 31, 2005
O's get no recognition for signing big name The Orioles' ownership should have learned the disastrous lesson of signing an aging and disgruntled name-brand player. From the Era of Albert Belle to the acquisition of Sammy "Corky" Sosa, it seems to illustrate that Peter Angelos believes Orioles fans are clueless cheerleaders for celebrity baseball. Do Orioles fans really want change strictly for player name recognition, regardless of its lack of priority need and in addition to its likely contribution to team dysfunction?
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By Tom Dunkel and Tom Dunkel,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2004
Pessimists don't go to tattoo parlors. If you're looking for a sign that the Orioles have finally turned the corner toward baseball respectability, that the pox on the House of Angelos has passed, that it's OK to pull those orange foam fingers out of storage and dream big again, then check out Dan Teubner's leg. On Friday, the 37-year-old bachelor and fan about town paid a visit to Full Color Coverage in Annapolis. He brought along a 1983-era Orioles hat and paid $105 to have a replica of that glory-days, cartoon-bird face tattooed onto the sweet spot of his calf muscle.
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January 24, 2004
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