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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | April 7, 2020

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Posts By Bob Toth

Past and Present Captains Hosting MLB The Show 20 Tourney

April 6, 2020 |

Miss sports? I’m guessing so and that’s why you’ve come here.

Five young prospects with ties to the Lake County Captains organization will spend Monday fighting for baseball bragging rights in an MLB The Show 20 Tournament. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 6, 1974

April 6, 2020 |

The Cleveland Indians season opens with a 6-1 loss to New York in the Yankees’ first game at Shea Stadium while Yankee Stadium is rebuilt. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 5, 2012

April 5, 2020 |

On a chilly afternoon in Cleveland, the Indians and Blue Jays play a Major League Opening Day record 16 innings before Toronto claims the victory, 7-4. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 4, 1994

April 4, 2020 |

It was a special day in the city of Cleveland as the Indians and the Seattle Mariners opened up the brand new Jacobs Field in front of a packed house of 41,459 spectators. Fans who attended the historic event were treated to a classic season opener, as the Indians edged the Mariners, 4-3, with an eleventh inning walk-off. Read More

Former Indians Have Ties to NCAA’s March Madness

April 3, 2020 |

Global pandemic busted brackets this year as the entire NCAA college basketball tournament was cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus across the globe. The annual “March Madness” tourney was originally scheduled to conclude this weekend in the “Final Four” matchups on Friday, April 4, ahead of the National Championship game Sunday night, April 6.

This year, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night keep the festivities alive as we recall some former Tribesmen to partake in NCAA postseason play. Today’s slightly edited post (due to specific outdated time references in the original) first published on March 17, 2018, by Bob Toth.

It would seem unlikely that participants in the NCAA Tournament, better known as “March Madness”, would find their way to a Major League Baseball diamond, but lo and behold, it has happened on more than one occasion before. The chances may be mighty slim, but a dozen former college basketball players who have played in the yearly March playoff have found later employment following their hoops careers on a big league diamond. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 3, 2011

April 3, 2020 |

In a most memorable first career MLB start at first base, Carlos Santana begins a triple play in the fourth inning of a 7-1 Indians win over the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 2, 1924

April 2, 2020 |

Bobby Ávila is born in Veracruz, Mexico. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 1, 1915

April 1, 2020 |

Jeff Heath is born in Fort William, Ontario, Canada. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 31, 1993

March 31, 2020 |

The Cleveland Indians acquire pitcher Mark Clark and minor league infielder Juan Andujar from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for outfielder Mark Whiten. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 30, 1978

March 30, 2020 |

Fresh off of his first career All-Star season and a no-hitter on May 30, 1977 (the 200th in MLB history), the Cleveland Indians trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley and catcher Fred Kendall to the Boston Red Sox for pitchers Rick Wise and Mike Paxton, catcher Bo Diaz, and utility player Ted Cox. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 29, 2006

March 29, 2020 |

The Cleveland Indians announce that star center fielder Grady Sizemore had been signed to a six-year contract extension through the 2011 season with a team option for the following year. The pact was the longest such deal by the club in over ten seasons (Omar Vizquel; December 1995). Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 28, 1992

March 28, 2020 |

The Indians acquire first baseman Paul Sorrento from the Minnesota Twins for pitchers Curt Leskanic and Oscar Munoz. Read More