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Albert Belles Corked Bat It is July 15 1994 at Comiskey Park in Chicago Illinois The Cleveland Indians Albert Belle is accused by the Chicago White Soxs General Manager of having a corked bat Umpire Dave Phillips confiscated Belles bat and has it securely placed in the umpire locker rooms However the bat would not stay there long Following the game the Indians are accused of somehow switching the suspected bad bat with a bat that was uncorked and stupidly enough signed by Paul Sorrento The Major League Baseballs head offices demanded that the suspected bat be turned over for proper inspection On July 18 1994 the bat was sawed open in the presence of Belle and the Cleveland Indians General Manager To the surprise of no one cork was discovered The league offices suspended Albert Belle for ten games however the suspension was later reduced to seven games This by far was not Belles first unethical dilemma Before starting his career for the Indians he was known as Joey and played for Louisianas LSU Having set several school records he was expected to do well for the play-offs However because of bad behavior he ended up with a post-season suspension and missed the College World Series Baseball Library This behavioral problem scared the Atlanta Braves General Manager Bobby Cox and he is quoted saying If you pick Belle in any round youre fired to his staff The Indians on the other hand were not worried about a possible behavioral problem and drafted Belle in the second round Baseball Library The beginning of Belles problems started when a fan taunted Albert about his drinking problem Name changed from Joey to Albert after completing alcohol rehab Belle responded to the fan by drilling a baseball into that fans chest sending him to the hospital His mean streak only continued Prior to Game Three of the 1995 World Series he chased NBC reporter Hanna Storm out
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