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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | December 5, 2016

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ICYMI at DTTWLN – February 1 – February 7

ICYMI at DTTWLN – February 1 – February 7

| On 08, Feb 2016

Official organized Major League Baseball activities are just weeks away and with the football season now completely in the rearview mirror, attentions can now be split towards the ongoing NBA season and the much needed reappearance of baseball on diamonds in Arizona and Florida.

It was another quiet week for the Indians, with no moves of significance made, although the club remains linked towards a possible third base addition to supplement the roster. While the Indians work on any final roster additions before spring training begins, prepare yourself for the pending season by taking a look back at the week that was the first week of February, 2016.

Stories You May Have Missed:
2/1/16 – Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 63 (Bob Toth)
2/1/16 – Young Tribe Slugger Rodriguez Plays with Something to Prove (Bob)
2/2/16 – Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 62 (Bob)
2/2/16 – Paulino Progresses in First Full Season in Outfield (Bob)
2/3/16 – Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 61: Catching Up With Jason Stanford (Steve Eby)
2/3/16 – Epilogue: 1945 was the Beginning of the End for the Negro Leagues (Vince Guerrieri)
2/4/16 – Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 60: Catching Up With Rod Allen (Steve)
2/4/16 – Luigi Rodriguez: On the Rise or Organizational Man? (David Freier)
2/4/16 – “El Presidente” Latest to be Honored with a Hall of Fame Nod (Bob)
2/5/16 – Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 59 (Danny Madden)
2/5/16 – Mathias Made Most of Time at Mahoning Valley (Bob)
2/6/16 – Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 58 (Danny)
2/6/16 – Recker Looks to Catch on in Cleveland as a Reserve Backstop Option (Bob)
2/7/16 – Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 57 (Bob)

Last Week in Tribe History (Bob):
February 1, 1896
February 2, 2011
February 3, 2013
February 4, 1956
February 5, 1891
February 6, 2014
February 7, 1959

Podcasts You May Have Missed:
Tribe Time Now: 40

1948 Cleveland Indians weekly rewind

Talk about riding a hot streak!

After blowing out the St. Louis Browns in the second game of their doubleheader on August 12th, the Indians went on a much needed tear through some of the lesser opponents in the American League, namely the squads to the west of the Cuyahoga. Powered by the pitching of Satchel Paige earlier in the week in his return to Chicago’s Comiskey Park, the Indians began a four-game sweep of the White Sox before taking two more from the St. Louis Browns.

The game of baseball also mourned the loss of legend Babe Ruth during this week of play.

Paige to Pack Comiskey Park Tonight (Bob)
Packed Park Sees Splendid Paige; Indians 5, White Sox 0 (Bob)
Four-Run First Holds As Cleveland Outlasts Chicago; Indians 4, White Sox 2 (Bob)
Feller Works Effectively Out of Trouble for Win; Indians 6, White Sox 2 (Bob)
Lemon’s Shutout Earns Doubleheader, Series Sweep; Indians 8, White Sox 0 (Bob)
Clevelanders Feel Out-of-Towners Getting Good Seats (Mike)
Feller’s Bat Helped Ruth in Final Appearance (Vince)
Bearden Shuts Out Browns in Rout; Indians 8, Browns 0 (Mike)
Zoldak Shuts Out Browns, Tribe Moves Up 3 in Standings; Indians 3, Browns 0 (Mike)
Shutout Streak at 30 Innings for Tribe’s Pitching Staff (Mike)

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1948 American League standings (as of the end of day, August 19th)

TEAM W-L W-L % GB
Cleveland 69-42 0.622
Philadelphia 68-46 0.596 2.5
Boston 66-46 0.589 3.5
New York 64-46 0.582 4.5
Detroit 53-55 0.491 14.0
St. Louis 43-66 0.394 25.0
Washington 44-68 0.393 25.5
Chicago 36-74 0.327 32.5

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