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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | July 21, 2019

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Adventure to Recover Belle’s Corked Bat was Chapter in Bizarre Baseball History

July 18, 2019 |

With a history that stretches back to 1901, the Indians have been involved in some bizarre moments in the sport’s history.

They were part of an experiment to use orange baseballs. Their manager once got in a fight with a player from the team’s Triple-A affiliate during an exhibition game. An owner buried the pennant in center field after the team was mathematically eliminated the following year. And of course, who can forget the notorious 10-cent beer night?

But in my estimation, no moment matches for sheer weirdness what happened 25 years ago this week at Comiskey Park. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 18, 1995

July 18, 2019 |

Do you believe in magic? The magic was back again at Jacobs Field for the second time in three games, as Albert Belle’s grand slam off of All-Star reliever Lee Smith in the bottom of the ninth sends the Indians home with a 7-5 walk-off victory over the California Angels. Read More

Five Late Runs Earn Clevinger and Tribe a W; Indians 7, Tigers 2

July 17, 2019 |

Mike Clevinger dominated for six quality innings with a dozen strikeouts in his best start since returning from the injured list and the Cleveland Indians tacked on five runs over their final two trips to the plate to claim a series win over the Detroit Tigers in a 7-2 final on Wednesday night from Progressive Field.

Clevinger opened the season looking like a pitcher possessed, but he has had mixed results since returning from a nearly two and a half month stint on the injured list after injuring a back muscle on April 7 in his second start of the season. A return trip to the IL with an ankle sprain slowed him down further, but on Wednesday he fired his second quality start since that latter time on the shelf and shut down the Detroit offense in his first start against the Tigers this season. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 17, 1941

July 17, 2019 |

The Indians play spoilers in front of 67,468 fans at Cleveland Stadium as pitchers Al Smith and Jim Bagby Jr. end the 56-game hitting streak of New York Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio. It would not be enough to get the win, however, as the Bronx Bombers claim the victory, 4-3. Read More

Tribe Piles On Early, One-Hits Tigers; Indians 8, Tigers 0

July 16, 2019 |

Four Indians pitchers combined to limit the Tigers to one hit over nine scoreless innings and the bats piled up seven runs over the first three innings on the way to an 8-0 victory over Detroit from downtown Cleveland on Tuesday.

Rains spoiled a good start from rookie right-hander Zach Plesac, who was unable to factor in the decision despite facing the minimum over the first three innings. As has been the case for him during many of his nine starts this season, dark clouds have followed him and rain knocked him out after just nine outs, but the bullpen handled the rest, allowing just one base runner over the final six innings. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 16, 1995

July 16, 2019 |

WOW! Manny Ramirez’s majestic blast off of Oakland’s star closer Dennis Eckersley deep into the bleachers in left field sends the Indians home with a come-from-behind victory and a sweep over the A’s, 5-4. Read More

Rains Only Delay Tribe’s Comeback Win Over Tigers; Indians 8, Tigers 6

July 15, 2019 |

A 55-minute rain delay was the only thing standing in the way of an 8-6 come-from-behind victory by the Cleveland Indians on Monday night in their series opener against the Detroit Tigers.

After coughing up a 2-0 lead after two, the Indians trailed 4-2 at the halfway point. The two clubs traded runs in the bottom of the fifth and top of the sixth before the Indians mounted their comeback efforts with a pair of runs. After the delay, the Indians rallied again with a three-run frame that proved to be the difference in the night. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 15, 1989

July 15, 2019 |

Joey Belle makes his Major League debut for Cleveland while having the unenviable task of facing future Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan as the Indians hosted the Texas Rangers. Read More

Santana’s Homer in Seventh Helps Tribe Avoid Sweep; Indians 4, Twins 3

July 14, 2019 |

The Twins rallied for three runs in the seventh, but Carlos Santana saved the day with his second homer of the second half as the Cleveland Indians held on to defeat Minnesota by a 4-3 final.

Desperate for a win after opening play after the All-Star break with two tough losses to the first place Twins (58-34), the Indians (51-40) got back into the win column and reduced the gap in the American League Central Division back to six and a half games with a quality start by Shane Bieber that was spoiled by a three-run Twins outburst in the top of the seventh. After Santana slugged the Tribe back in front, the bullpen closed the door despite allowing the tying run to reach in each of the final two innings. Read More

The Rising Fortunes of Adam Scott

July 14, 2019 |

For left-handed pitcher Adam Scott, baseball has always been a part of his life. “There is a picture of me with a baseball in my left-hand, and a Teddy Bear in the other,” said Scott in a June interview with Did The Tribe Win Last Night.

Born and raised in Canandaigua, New York, a small town on the north end of the Finger Lake bearing the same name as the town, he grew up less than 30 miles southeast of Rochester. It was the perfect place for the now 6’4”, 220 lb. left-hander to build his baseball acumen in a sports oriented family.

“My mom’s favorite story is one about me where there is some plastic tee that would wobble back and forth, never fall down. Before I could walk, I would swing, hit the ball, crawl over, get it and keep doing that,” said Scott, enthusiastic about this family story and his own distant memory of it. Read More