On This Day In Baseball History: August 10, 1998

Albert Belle

 

Chicago White Sox outfielder Albert Belle becomes only the 3rd player to hit 30 homers and drive in 100 runs in seven consecutive seasons, joining Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth. Belle would finish the ’98 season with 49 homers and 152 rbi. Belle would also hit 30 homers and drive in 100 runs in 1999 to bring his consecutive season streak to 8. Over the course of those 8 years Belle averaged 150 games, 102 runs scored, 173 hits, 39 doubles, 40 homers, 125 rbi, 10 stolen bases, .301 batting average, and a .969 OPS.

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