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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | September 26, 2017

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Today in Tribe History: December 25, 1989

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Billy Martin, an All-Star infielder and former manager, dies in a car accident in Johnson City, NY, at the age of 61. Martin played for the Cleveland Indians in 1959. He was best known for his five-time tenure as Yankees manager under owner and Cleveland native George Steinbrenner. He will be buried in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Westchester, NY, in a plot near Babe Ruth. Steinbrenner, who fired Martin four times (he resigned the fifth time) purchases the plot.

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  1. Bric

    I had that baseball card.
    Bring back a lot of memories.
    Martin was as intense a player as ever played (or managed).
    Ryan Freel was another intensely driven athlete who left earth early.