Today in Tribe History: May 22, 1996

Albert Belle’s 21-game hitting streak comes to an end as the slugger goes 0-for-3 in a 10-8 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

The long stretch of success at the plate established a new career high for Belle, who had previously hit in 15 straight games from August 8 to August 21, 1995. Leading off the second inning, he lined out off of Brewers starter Scott Karl, who earned the win on the day despite allowing eight earned runs. Belle walked in the fourth and hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth that cut the deficit at the time to 10-5. He grounded out to short in the seventh and had a key opportunity with runners on the corners and two outs in the ninth, but Graeme Lloyd struck him out looking on a 3-2 pitch to end it.

While his hitting streak, dating back to April 27, ended, the walk extended Belle’s consecutive on-base streak to 40 games going back to the fourth game of the season. He will continue that streak until June 2, a 50-game stretch during which he hit .354 and the Indians went 35-15.

He will establish a new best the next season, hitting in 27 straight games.

Related Posts

Today in Tribe History: June 25, 2011

In one of the more unfortunate and unusual losses of the season, the Indians fell to the San Francisco Giants, 1-0, as the lone run of the…

Today in Tribe History: June 24, 1997

Less than three years after signing with the club, 21-year-old right-hander Jaret Wright makes his Major League debut in front of a packed Jacobs Field crowd and…

Today in Tribe History: June 23, 1968

For the sixth time this season, Luis Tiant throws a complete game shutout as he and his Cleveland teammates blank the Detroit Tigers, 3-0.

Today in Tribe History: June 22, 2001

The Cleveland Indians acquire the highly controversial John Rocker from the Atlanta Braves with a minor leaguer for relievers Steve Karsay and Steve Reed.

Today in Tribe History: June 21, 1956

The “Red Baron”, Rick Sutcliffe, is born in Independence, Missouri.

Today in Tribe History: June 20, 1951

Cleveland gets an impressive day at the plate from second baseman Bobby Avila as the Indians knock off the Boston Red Sox, 14-8.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.