Today in Tribe History: April 11, 1951
Bob Toth | On 11, Apr 2015
1951 – Sid Monge, a reliever and All-Star with the Cleveland Indians in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, is born in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.
Monge came to the Indians after playing parts of three seasons with the California Angels. He was dealt with Bruce Bochte and cash for pitchers Dave LaRoche and Dave Schuler. With the Tribe, he worked in all but two games as a reliever and made the All-Star team in 1979, finishing the season with a 12-10 record and a career-best 2.40 ERA in 76 games while saving 19 outings.
After resigning with the Indians early in 1982, he was traded by the team to the Philadelphia Phillies for Bake McBride. He was traded a year later to San Diego and purchased the next season from the Padres by the Detroit Tigers.