Today in Tribe History: December 30, 1901
Bob Toth | On 30, Dec 2015
Dick Porter, who will spend six seasons in an Indians uniform manning their outfield, is born in Princess Anne, Maryland.
Porter made his big league debut in an Indians uniform in 1929, playing 71 games while batting .328. He topped that impressive debut with a .350 batting average in 119 games for the Tribe in 1930.
He played with the club until 1934, when he was traded to the Boston Red Sox with pitcher Wes Ferrell for outfielder “Suitcase Bob” Seeds, pitcher Bob Weiland, and cash. He would finish the season with a .303 average in 79 games as a left and right fielder for the Sox in his final big league season.
Following his career, he got into coaching, working as a minor league manager for years, including several with Cleveland farm clubs.