Ken Griffey Jr. vs Albert Belle

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

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Player Year Age Runs H.R. RBI’s Avg. OB% Slg% Points Edge
Belle 1991 24 60 28 95 282 323 540 4.147
Griffey 1990 20 91 22 80 300 366 481 4.153 Griffey
Belle 1992 25 81 34 112 260 320 477 4.109
Griffey 1991 21 76 22 100 327 399 527 4.264 Griffey
Belle 1993 26 93 38 129 290 370 552 4.301 Belle
Griffey 1992 22 83 27 103 308 361 535 4.235
Belle 1994 27 90 36 101 357 438 714 4.563 Belle
Griffey 1993 23 113 45 109 309 408 617 4.437
Belle 1995 2 121 50 126 317 401 690 4.546 Belle
Griffey 1994 24 94 40 90 323 402 674 4.454
Belle 1996 29 124 48 148 311 410 623 4.503 Belle
Griffey 1996 26 125 49 140 303 392 628 4.477
Belle 1997 30 90 30 116 274 332 491 4.154
Griffey 1997 27 125 56 147 304 382 646 4.507 Griffey
Belle 1998 31 113 49 152 328 399 655 4.536 Belle
Griffey 1998 28 120 56 146 284 365 611 4.429
Belle 1999 32 108 37 117 297 400 541 4.328
Griffey 1999 29 123 48 134 285 384 576 4.389 Griffey
Belle 2000 33 71 23 103 281 342 474 4.108
Griffey 2000 30 100 40 118 271 387 556 4.303 Griffey

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