Baseballs Greatest Hitters of All Time
Albert Belle vs. Ken Griffey Jr.
Baseball in the 90's has had many great hitters, we feel an interesting comparison is Albert Belle and Ken Griffey Jr. In that decade, Griffey and Belle put up extremely comparable numbers but the personalities were miles apart. Griffey a fan favorite, ended his career with 630 home runs,number 6 on the all-time list, and most likely a first ballot Hall of Famer. Albert Belle on the other hand, unlike Griffey, definitely not a fan favorite and as for the Hall of Fame,Belle in his first year of eligibility received  a mere 7.7% of the Hall of Fame vote, and the next year 3.5%, and off the ballot. At baseballsgreatesthitters.com we do agree that Ken Griffey is a first ballot Hall of Famer but do not agree at all with the Albert Belle/Hall of Fame voting, we feel this simply a case in which his persona over-shadowed his statistics ?
In 10 Head to Head Seasons   Ken Griffey Jr.- 5   Albert Belle - 5

Player
Year
Age
Runs
HR
RBI's
Avg.
OB%
Slg%
Points
Edge
Belle
1991
24
  60
28
 95
282
323
540
4.147

Griffey Jr.
1990
20
 91
22
  80
300
366
481
4.153
Griffey











Belle
1992
25
 81
34
112
260
320
477
4.109

Griffey Jr.
1991
21
 76
22
100
327
399
527
4.264
Griffey











Belle
1993
26
 93
38
129
290
370
552
4.301
Belle
Griffey Jr.
1992
22
 83
27
103
308
361
535
4.235












Belle
1994
27
 90
36
101
357
438
714
4.563
Belle
Griffey Jr. 1993
23
113
45
109
309
408
617
4.437












Belle
1995
28
121
50
126
317
401
690
4.546
Belle
Griffey Jr.
1994
24
 94
40
 90
323
402
674
4.454












Belle
1996
29
124
48
148
311
410
623
4.503
Belle
Griffey Jr.
1996
26
125
49
140
303
392
628
4.477












Belle
1997
30
 90
30
116
274
332
491
4.154

Griffey Jr.
1997
27
125
56
147
304
382
646
4.507
Griffey











Belle
1998
31
113
49
152
328
399
655
4.536
Belle
Griffey Jr.
1998
28
120
56
146
284
365
611
4.429












Belle
1999
32
108
37
117
297
400
541
4.328

Griffey Jr.
1999
29
123
48
134
285
384
576
4.389
Griffey











Belle
2000
33
 71
23
103
281
342
474
4.108

Griffey Jr.
2000
30
100
40
118
271
387
556
4.303
Griffey






























































































































 
















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