Belle's favorite subject in both high school and college was math.
LSU baseball coach Skip Bertman once suspended Belle during the College World Series after he failed to hustle out a long hit.
Belle hit his first major league grand slam off Eric Plunk who later became his teammate with the Indians.
Belle's first major league hit was against Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan.
Belle was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.
On March 12, 2006, Belle pleaded not guilty to a charge of stalking his ex-girlfriend.
Belle's favorite actor is Danny Glover.
On October 1, 2000, Belle homered in his final major league baseball at bat.
In 1994, Belle was suspended for eight games for using a corked bat.
Belle made cameo appearances as himself on episodes of Arli$$ and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper.
Belle's best friend on the Indians was Eddie Murray who might have actually been more surly than him.
Belle hasn't received a Christmas card from sportscaster Hannah Storm in ten years.
Belle clouted 381 home runs over the course of his major league career.
Belle trails only Jim Thome in number of career home runs hit by a Cleveland Indians' player.
In Belle's first year of Hall of Fame eligibility he garnered only 7.7% of the baseball writers votes--a disgrace considering his career statistics.
Belle routinely refused to speak to the media for much of his career citing the example of Hall of Fame pitcher Steve Carlton.
In 1990, Belle threw a baseball into the stands where it hit a fan who had been taunting him.
In 1996, Belle was fined for knocking down Brewers 2B Fernando Vina on the basepaths although most observers felt this collision was within the rules of the game.
In 1995, Belle once hit 5 home runs in two days against the Chicago White Sox.
Belle was the fourth player to have 8 straight seasons of 30 home runs and 100 RBIs joining Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Lou Gehrig.
Belle made 1st team all-SEC at LSU in 1986 and 1987.
Belle also played football in high school and was offered a scholarship to Notre Dame but chose to play baseball at LSU.
In high school, Belle was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated sixth in his class.
Belle has career yearly averages of .298 in batting, 37 homers, and 120 RBIs.
Belle was the first player to hit 50 home runs and 50 doubles in a season in 1995 and he did it in a year in which only 144 games were played.
Most observers feel that Belle was cheated out of an MVP award by the baseball writers in 1995. HIs statistics were better in nearly every category than eventual MVP winner Mo Vaughn.
Belle is an avid golfer.
Today, Belle is residing in the Phoenix area and part owner of a minor league baseball franchise.
Belle earned the undying hatred of Cleveland Indians' fans when he played out his option with the club and signed as a free agent with their AL Central Division rivals the Chicago White Sox.
Belle played collegiate baseball at LSU.
Belle's parents are/were educators. His father was a high school principal and his mother was a math teacher.
He was known as Joey Belle when he first came up to the major leagues.
Belle has a twin brother named Terry.
Belle is a graduate of Huntington High School in Shreveport, LA.
Belle (to reporters): You guys never report the good stuff I do.