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Another Albert Belle Positive Thinking Moment

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Step 1. Consider this: "As a senior in high school, Joey [Albert's nickname] was a class officer, member of the National Honor Society and vice president of the Future Business Leaders of America. . . . He ranked sixth in a class of 266 at Huntington High School [in Shreveport, La.], his twin brother Terry seventh." -- from "Albert Belle," a biography for kids from the "Baseball Legends" series by Chelsea House Publishers

Step 2. Today's mantra:

Remember: Albert Belle was the first player ever in the major leagues to hit 50 home runs and 50 doubles in one season, 1995 -- a season shortened by a strike to just 144 games -- and almost repeated the feat last year.

Pub Date: 3/08/99

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