Today in Tribe History: December 29, 1975
Jason Kaminski | On 29, Dec 2013
Future Tribe rookie sensation Jaret Wright is born in Anaheim, California. Wright made his major league debut in 1997 with the Indians and was an instant success, going 8-3 with a 4.38 ERA in 16 starts and pitching well in the post-season at the age of 21. Wright left game 7 of the 1997 World Series after 6 1/3 innings with a 2-1 lead; however, the Indians lost in 11 innings. He would follow that up with a .500 season (12-12 with a 4.72 ERA) in 1998. He developed a chronic shoulder injury while in Cleveland. In 1999, he went 8-10 with a 6.06 ERA in 26 starts and would later require two surgeries, costing him parts of the following three seasons.