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Fans clamour for the autograph of Baltimore Orioles' Albert Belle prior to a spring training game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in this March 20, 1999 photo.
There's nothing "belle" about his personality. Albert has a chip on his shoulder the size of the Grand Canyon and a serious anger management issue - one you don't want to witness first hand. He's attacked a heckler, thrown a ball in the stands and hit a fan in the face, been caught with a corked bat, and ran down "trick-or-treaters" who egged his house and car. He argues on camera or often refuses to talk with media, which hurt his chances of being voted MVP and inducted in the Hall of Fame. The worst of his personality has been off the field. Convicted of stalking a woman, Belle spent 3 months in jail and 5 years on probation. In 1995, he became the first player to hit 50 doubles and 50 homeruns in one season. But the jerk in him isn't satisfied with a great performance. Albert is notorious for turning down the thermostat in the clubhouse and taking a bat to the controls if anyone touched them. Nice guy? Absolutely not.