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Does Belle belong in Hall?

Is Albert Belle a Hall of Famer? Jim Caple comes up with a formula to determine his fate. Plus, tributes to Julio Franco and John Olerud.

Updated: December 15, 2005, 10:05 AM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

Hall of Fame ballots were delivered last week and among the usual difficult decisions, there is the Albert Belle riddle. Where does one of the most feared hitters of the '90s fit? He had more home runs (389), RBIs (1,239) and a higher OPS (933) than Kirby Puckett, who was a no-brainer first-ballot. But does Albert belong in? Do the math -- a score of 100 is necessary to get to Cooperstown.

 

(Illustration by Kurt Snibbe)

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