ICYMI at DTTWLN – November 30 to December 6
Bob Toth | On 07, Dec 2015
While some of the big free agent names are starting to find homes around Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Indians continue to look at ways to tweak their roster to compete in a strong American League Central Division. Most fans will not be excited with the moves so far, but for others, a lack of movement regarding pieces from a strong starting rotation may be addition without subtraction.
This week could potentially be busy as the annual Winter Meetings are set to begin today. If you missed any of the news and notes from last week, here is what has been going on at Did The Tribe Win Last Night.
Stories You May Have Missed:
11/30/15 – Looking Back: Anderson “Gradied” in his Bid for Perfection (Bob)
12/1/15 – Justus Sheffield: A Name to Know for All the Right Reasons (Laurel Wilder)
12/1/15 – Indians Bolster Bullpen Depth, Add Joba Chamberlain (Bob)
12/2/15 – Indians Got Better of Giants, Dealing Sudden Sam for Gaylord Perry (Vince Guerrieri)
12/2/15 – Looking Back: Carrasco Gets Within One Strike of Tribe’s First No Hitter in 34 Years (Craig Gifford)
12/2/15 – Indians Grab Cowgill from Angels, Designate Hagadone (Bob)
12/3/15 – With Holes in the Outfield, Naquin Becomes a Name to Know (Bob)
12/4/15 – Looking Back: Tribe Walk Their Way to Weird Victory (Bob)
12/5/15 – First Rounder Frazier Has Elevated His Game and is a Name to Know (David Freier)
12/6/15 – Indians’ Ferrell Has Chance to Become Part of Second Set of Brothers in Cooperstown (Vince)
12/6/15 – Looking Back: Urshela Plays the Hero as Angels Get Zero (Bob)
Podcasts You May Have Missed:
12/6/15 – Tribe Time Now 36: Heating a Cold Stove (feat. Danny Madden)
1948 Cleveland Indians weekly rewind
This week in 1948, Did The Tribe Win Last Night looked back on the dates running from June 11th to June 17th.
The trade deadline winds were swirling with the midnight deadline hitting on the 16th. The Indians made a move, sending their Rule 5 pick from the offseason, lefty pitcher Bill Kennedy, to the St. Louis Browns with a lot of cash for lefty starter Sam Zoldak.
During the week, they continued on their East Coast trip, taking three of four in the Bronx from the Bombers of New York. The series may best be remembered as the final appearance by Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium. Before heading up to Boston, the Indians also played an exhibition with the Brooklyn Dodgers, marking the first time that Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby played against each other as major leaguers. The trip to Beantown was not a good one for the Tribe, as a resurgent Red Sox club clobbered them in three straight to sweep the series and put the Indians in a four-game slump for the second time this year. The trip up in Massachusetts left the Tribe in first place, but their lead in the division had shrunk to two games.
Tribe Survives In Ninth to Take First Game of Series in Bronx; Indians 10, Yankees 8 (Mike Brandyberry)
Always Reliable Boudreau Finally Whiffs (Mike)
Klieman Slows Down Yanks for Come From Behind Win; Indians 7, Yankees 5 (Mike)
Tribe Blows Out Bombers in Second Game; Indians 9, Yankees 4 (Mike)
Ruth to Appear at His House This Afternoon (Mike)
Yankees Salvage Final Game of Series in Front of Legends; Yankees 5, Indians 3 (Mike)
Ruth Makes Biggest Hit of the Day Without Swinging the Bat (Mike)
Dodgers Spank Indians in Sunday Night Exhibition; Dodgers 6, Indians 2 (Mike)
Tribe Ready to Rock Against Red Sox on Eve of the Trade Deadline (Steve Eby)
Lemon Sour in Loss to Boston; Red Sox 7, Indians 3 (Steve)
Deadline Dealing – Indians Send Kennedy to St. Louis for Lefty Zoldak (Steve)
Boston Splinters Cleveland – Tribe Drops Third Straight; Red Sox 7, Indians 4 (Steve)
Boudreau Shift Appears to No Longer Defense Against Williams (Vince)
Indians Comeback Twice but Still Get Swept by BoSox; Red Sox 8, Indians 6 (Steve)
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1948 American League standings (as of end of day June 17th)
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Photo: Lee Luther Jr./The News & Advance