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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | November 25, 2017

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Posts By Bob Toth

Top of Tribe’s Rotation Leading Recent Resurgence

June 7, 2015 |

When the season began, the Cleveland starting rotation appeared to be one of the biggest strengths of the club. The sky was thought to be the limit for the Indians’ staff in 2015 and a major reason that so many individuals placed lofty expectations on the Cleveland roster.

After some early bumps and (literal) bruises, the staff has gelled together to not just be a strength, but has turned out to be one of the more dominating forces in all of baseball. With some incredible performances already, especially from its top four members, the staff has a chance to become one of the best and most feared rotations in all of baseball. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 7, 1986

June 7, 2015 |

1986 – With the second overall pick in the June Amateur Draft, the Cleveland Indians select left-handed pitcher Greg Swindell out of the University of Texas.

The pick followed that of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who selected infielder Jeff King, the … Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 6, 1997

June 6, 2015 |

1997 – Deuces are wild for Sandy Alomar today as the Indians backstop ties a Major League record with four doubles in one game as Cleveland defeats the Red Sox in Boston, 7-3.

Alomar is perfect at the plate for … Read More

Series Preview #18: Baltimore Orioles (24-29) at Cleveland Indians (26-27)

June 5, 2015 |

In case you have missed it, thanks to Cleveland Cavaliers fever overtaking much of the attention of the sports scene in northeast Ohio, the Indians have won a few games here and there and find themselves on the brink of breaking through to a winning record.

As a certain star athlete from the region reminded us in penning a homecoming for the ages, “In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have.” The Indians are coming home, as #23 did, and will host the Baltimore Orioles in three games this weekend. They will look to improve upon their 10-14 home record by facing a team from outside of the division, a positive for an Indians team that is 14-9 against all non-AL Central division foes this year. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 5, 2009

June 5, 2015 |

2009 – Former Cleveland Indians owner Richard “Dick” Jacobs passes away. He was eleven days short of his 84th birthday.

The reign of Jacobs ushered in a new era to Indians baseball. A real estate developer, Jacobs purchased the team … Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 4, 1974

June 4, 2015 |

1974 – In a promotional event gone awry, the Cleveland Indians are forced to forfeit their game against the Texas Rangers as the “10-cent beer night” promotion leads to fan unruliness and a violent playing environment at Cleveland Municipal Stadium.

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Today in Tribe History: June 3, 1977

June 3, 2015 |

1977 – Designated hitter/first baseman Travis Hafner is born in Jamestown, North Dakota.

The future Indians slugger entered professional baseball after being selected in the 31st round of the 1996 amateur draft by the Texas Rangers. He signed with the … Read More

Series Preview #17: Cleveland Indians (24-26) at Kansas City Royals (29-19)

June 2, 2015 |

If ever there was a time for the Cleveland Indians to prove that they intend on being in the American League Central Division race this season, the time is right now as they face the second place Kansas City Royals in a three-game weekday set from Kauffman Stadium in Missouri.

The Indians (24-26) have been playing better baseball overall of late and have done better to not beat themselves. They put together a 17-12 record in May, which does not erase the damage done in a subpar 7-14 April, but it does help to at least climb a bit out of the hole they put themselves in. Any chance to get back into the mix will start in the Central, where they have played a disappointing 10-17 against their four divisional rivals while going 14-9 against the rest of baseball.

Over the weekend, the Indians avoided King Felix and took three of four from the Seattle Mariners to crawl closer and closer to the .500 mark while continuing to excel outside of the division. Cleveland pitching struck out 16 batters on Thursday in a 5-3 win. The Mariners evened the series on Friday and held on in the ninth with the Indians’ possible tying run at third base with two outs in a 2-1 win. Cleveland had nearly half as many hits as the Mariners on Saturday, but they made a sacrifice fly from Nick Swisher, a two-run homer from Jerry Sands, and an RBI-single from David Murphy stand in a 4-3 win. They needed 12 innings on Sunday to secure the series, as Michael Brantley’s bases loaded walk in extras was followed by a two-run single from Murphy in a 6-3 victory. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 2, 2010

June 2, 2015 |

2010 – The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga is robbed of his perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a blown call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce, as Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason Donald is ruled safe … Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 1, 1992

June 1, 2015 |

1992 – With their first pick in the 1992 draft, the Cleveland Indians select right-handed pitcher Paul Shuey out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the second overall pick.

Shuey reached the Majors in 1994 and … Read More

May Improvements Keep Tribe in the Mix

May 31, 2015 |

In efforts to keep this post clean of all of the inappropriate and colorful language that one could use with ease to describe the start to their season, this will be said instead in its place regarding the Cleveland Indians’ first month: April was bad. Their record was bad. Their individual and team stats were bad. Their effort was bad, their defense was bad, their bats were bad, and their spirits were bad.

Thankfully, the Cleveland Indians have shown a little bit of life in May as the month comes to a conclusion. They don’t look quite so bad.

It would not have taken much, as they did not exactly set the bar very high with a combination of lackluster play from nearly every facet of the roster. But even after the rough start, the Tribe has at least been able to tread some water and make up some of the ground lost when they ended April seven games below the .500 mark. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 31, 1967

May 31, 2015 |

1967 – In East Chicago, Illinois, future Indians outfielder Kenny Lofton is born.

Lofton spent parts of ten seasons manning the outfield for the Indians after being acquired in what would be a lopsided trade for the club with the … Read More