Happy Birthday George Bell!!!
George Bell turns 55 years old today.
One of the sport’s biggest sluggers during the late 1980’s, George Bell was a hitting machine during his time with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Seen primarily as a slugger, Bell did have a knack for delivering the longball and driving in runs, but he was also a very talented contact hitter. During his playing days, Bell amassed 1,702 career hits along with a batting average of .278. He won three Silver Slugger awards and had two seasons (1986 & 1987) in which he batted above .300.
As for his power numbers, Bell crushed 265 homers in 12 seasons while also driving in 1,002 runs. His numbers were so impressive in 1987 that he won the AL MVP award. The numbers from that year were unreal – .308/47/134.
George Bell was a 3-time All-Star. He competed in the postseason twice, but never advanced to the World Series.
Happy Birthday Mr. Bell!!!