Today In Tribe History: October 20, 2002
Bob Toth | On 20, Oct 2014
Mel Harder, who spent all 20 of his Major League seasons as a pitcher in a Cleveland Indians uniform, passes away five days after celebrating his 93rd birthday.
Harder was a four-time American League All-Star and won as many as 22 games in 1935 on his way to 223 career victories. He spent time following his playing career as a pitching coach for the team for 16 years before holding coaching positions with four other clubs. He was a perfect 3-0 as manager in interim roles in 1961 and 1962. His number 18 uniform was retired by the club in 1990.