Today in Tribe History: November 17, 1923
Jason Kaminski | On 17, Nov 2013
Future Cleveland Indians pitcher Mike Garcia is born in San Gabriel, California. Mike “The Bear” Garcia had a 14-year career, 12 seasons with the Cleveland Indians. He, Bob Feller and Bob Lemon were known as the “Big Three” and were arguably baseball’s best pitching trio of the early to mid 1950s. A two-time twenty-game winner, Garcia was 19-8 in 1954 for the pennant-winning Indians, with a league-leading ERA (his second time). Twice he also led the American League in shutouts. A very dependable pitcher, his winning percentage of .594 shows his value, along with the fact that he more than 10 games for the Indians nine years.