Today in Tribe History: September 9, 1964
By Jason Kaminski
An article is printed in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer on September 9th, 1964 reporting that Indians’ General Manager Gabe Paul had requested economic surveys of the Seattle, Washington market in anticipation of a possible move to the Northwest. Paul would threaten different moves at various times through the ’60s including cities like Oakland and Dallas. It wasn’t until a new stadium lease with the city of Cleveland silenced such talk. In 1973 Gabe Paul sold his share interest in the Cleveland Indians and went into business with Cleveland native George Steinbrenner. Their group would buy the New York Yankees and Paul would become President and General Manager of the team through 1977. He would return to the Indians’ front office the following year and retired in 1984.