The White Sox Talk Podcast brings you unparalleled insight and access to the White Sox. Featuring interviews with current/former players and coaches, we’ll tell you why something happened yesterday, and what’s likely going to happen tomorrow. Featuring Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Insider Vinnie Duber. New episodes release every Tuesday and Thursday.
Former White Sox slugger Albert Belle speaks with host Chuck Garfien about his 1998 season which he says is “one of the greatest second halves in the history of baseball without an asterisk next to it.” Belle explains why he thinks he had a better season than Sammy Sosa in 1998, how many home runs he would have hit if he took PEDs, his relationship with White Sox fans and Chicago media and more.
(2:30) Belle on McGwire and Sosa’s home run chase
(5:00) His incredible second half (.387/.451/.816) and the hitting tip that made it happen
(8:30) Belle says he didn’t take PEDs and had a better season than Sosa
(19:20) How many home runs he thinks he could have hit with PEDs
(22:10) Should Sosa and McGwire be in the Hall of Fame, and what about Pete Rose?