Position
Outfield
Height
6'2
Weight
201 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Shreveport, La.
B/T
R
High School
Huntington HS

Earned three varsity letters in three seasons at LSU (1985-87) and led the Tigers to the school’s first College World Series appearance in 1986.

  • Went by the name Joey Belle while at LSU.
  • Set the school career records for RBI (172), home runs (49) and total bases (392).
  • Tied the school record for career triples with 11 (with Tony Toups, John Morse and Mark Howie)
  • Led the Southeastern Conference in runs in 1986 (63), triples in all three seasons, home runs in 1986 (21) and 1987 (21), RBI in 1986 (66), and batting average in 1987 (.349).
  • Led the NCAA in home runs in 1987 with 21.
  • Tied the school record for hits in a game with five versus Louisiana College on Feb. 18, 1987.
  • Named a Baseball America Second-Team All-American in 1986.
  • Name First-Team All-SEC in 1987 and Second-Team All-SEC in 1986.
  • Named to the 1986 All-SEC Tournament Team.
  • Named the Most Outstanding Player of the 1986 South I NCAA Regional

Major League Baseball Career:

  • Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 2nd round of the 1987 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on June 2, 1987
  • Made his Major League debut on July 15, 1989.
  • Played with the Indians from 1989 to 1996, when he was signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox.
  • Played with the White Sox in 1997 and 1998, when he was signed as a free agent by the Baltimore Orioles.
  • Played with the Orioles in 1999 and 2000, when his baseball career was cut short by a degenerative hip condition that forced him into retirement at age 34.
  • A five-time American League All-Star (1993-97)
  • A five-time Sliver Slugger (1993-96, 1998)
  • Had perhaps the best year of his career in the strike-shortened 1995 season, when he led the Indians to the World Series and led the American League in runs (151), doubles (52), home runs (50), RBI (126), slugging percentage (.690), total bases (377), .

LSU Career Statistics

YEAR
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
SB
BB
SO
BA
SLG
TB
1985
150
32
41
9
3
7
40
2
20
35
.273
.507
76
1986
243
63
86
13
5
21
66
17
40
55
.354
.708
172
1987
192
62
67
8
3
21
66
19
49
50
.349
.750
144
TOTALS
585
157
194
32
11
49
172
38
109
140
.332
.670
392

Major League Career Statistics

Year
G
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
SB
BB
SO
BA
SLG
TB
SH
SF
IBB
HBP
GDP
1989
62
218
22
49
8
4
7
37
2
12
55
.225
.394
86
0
2
0
2
4
1990
9
23
1
4
0
0
1
3
0
1
6
.174
.304
7
1
0
0
0
1
1991
123
461
60
130
31
2
28
95
3
25
99
.282
.540
249
0
5
2
5
24
1992
153
585
81
152
23
1
34
112
8
52
128
.260
.477
279
1
8
5
4
18
1993
159
594
93
172
36
3
38
129
23
76
96
.290
.552
328
1
14
13
8
18
1994
106
412
90
147
35
2
36
101
9
58
71
.357
.714
294
1
4
9
5
5
1995
143
546
121
173
52
1
50
126
5
73
80
.317
.690
377
0
4
5
6
24
1996
158
602
124
187
38
3
48
148
11
99
87
.311
.623
375
0
7
15
7
20
1997
161
634
90
174
45
1
30
116
4
53
105
.274
.491
311
0
8
6
6
26
1998
163
609
113
200
48
2
49
152
6
81
84
.328
.655
399
0
15
10
1
17
1999
161
610
108
181
36
1
37
117
17
101
82
.297
.541
330
0
4
15
7
19
2000
141
559
71
157
37
1
23
103
0
52
68
.281
.474
265
0
7
11
4
17
Total
1539
5853
974
1726
389
21
381
1239
88
683
961
.295
.564
3300
4
78
91
55
193
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