Albert Belle (born August 25, 1966 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a former American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, and Baltimore Orioles. Considered by many one of the leading sluggers of his time, he was the first player to hit 50 doubles and 50 home runs in a single season when he accomplished the feat in 1995.
Belle was also considered a model of consistency, compiling a .298 career batting average, averaging 37 home runs and 120 RBI a season over the ten years of his major league career from 1991 to 2000. Belle is also one of only six players in major league history to have nine consecutive 100-RBI seasons. However, his combative personality combined with occasional angry outbursts created a public persona for surliness that often overshadowed his on-field hitting performance.