In the history of baseball, only nine players have had eight straight seasons of 30 home runs and 100 RBIs: Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Alex Rodriguez, Rafael Palmeiro, Sammy Sosa, Albert Pujols, Mark Teixeira, and Albert Belle. While most of those players either are in the Hall of Fame or will be someday, Belle will not. There are four major reasons for that.
Belle accumulated his glowing power numbers in the 1990s, an era where almost every slugger is suspected of using steroids. Though Belle was never directly accused or implicated, the cloud looms over his accomplishments.
There was no bigger jackass in baseball during the 1990s than Albert Belle. There isn't enough room here to list all of the examples of his surliness, rudeness, and outright violence toward others during his playing career, but here are some examples: in college he climbed into the stands to fight a fan who was heckling him; in the majors he threw a baseball at a fan who was doing the same; he once chased kids who were trick-or-treating at his home and struck one of them with his car; Belle was suspended for an overly aggressive slide into an opposing infielder; he frequently mistreated the press, refusing to grant interviews, yelling at them when they asked, and making lewd comments or gestures to female reporters.
In 1994 when he was still with the Indians, Belle was caught using a corked bat. While physics shows that using a corked bat probably leads to zero advantage, the fact that Belle was caught cheating is a strike against him among HOF voters.
In 2001 he was forced to retire from the game due to a degenerative arthritic condition in his hip. As a result, he ended his career short of 400 homers and 2,000 hits among other milestones. He was just 34 years old.