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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | February 21, 2018

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Today in Tribe History: September 22, 1920

September 22, 2015 |

1920 – While the Indians would win their sixth straight game, an 8-3 victory in Cleveland over the Boston Red Sox to reach the 90-win plateau for just the second time in the 20-year history of the franchise, a future … Read More

Chisenhall Drives In Three as Tomlin Wins Sixth; Indians 6, White Sox 3

September 21, 2015 |

Three runs batted in from Lonnie Chisenhall, including two on an early home run, helped the Cleveland Indians claim a series win on Sunday afternoon as they held on for a 6-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.

The Indians … Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 21, 1942

September 21, 2015 |

1942Sam McDowell is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

It would not take long for the 6’5” lefty to reach the Majors, making his debut less than a week shy of his 19th birthday for the Indians on September 15th, … Read More

That Time the Tribe Nearly Moved to Seattle

September 20, 2015 | | One Comment

Last Sunday, Did The Tribe Win Last Night? looked back to 1964 – a year remembered positively in Cleveland as the year of the city’s last professional sports championship. It could have also been the year that the once-beloved Indians left town, had it not been for swift intervention by the Cleveland media and the city’s fans.

When pressed, Gabe Paul continued to skirt the claims of the Indians’ potential relocation, although more and more links between the Tribe’s president, treasurer, and general manager and the Seattle region became apparent.

Paul did not deny receiving a proposal from KOMO, an ABC affiliate television station in Seattle, but was quick to state that the club had received offers from other places as well. One of Paul’s close friends was Dewey Soriano, the president of the Pacific Coast League. That relationship could have provided Paul with the inside track on the level of interest the region had in the game of baseball, beyond just simple minor league attendance numbers. On top of that, the Indians’ top minor league ball club played in Portland, Oregon.

Meanwhile, Paul met with Cleveland Mayor Ralph Locher and, following the meeting, shared with reporters that any team that wished to move to another city that currently housed a minor league franchise needed to notify that locale during the month of October, giving credence to the potential of a move. Read More

Chicago Squeaks Past Sloppy Cleveland Play; White Sox 4, Indians 3

September 20, 2015 |

The Cleveland Indians were once again baffled by rookie left-hander Carlos Rodon and were undone by their own mistakes as they dropped a 4-3 final to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.

Rodon improved to 3-0 against the Indians … Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 20, 1954

September 20, 2015 |

1954 – The Cleveland Indians match a season-high by extending their winning streak to eleven straight games as they defeat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 at Cleveland Stadium.

Bob Feller improved to 13-3 with the win as the Indians improve … Read More

Santana Slams Sale as Tribe Slugs Sox; Indians 12, White Sox 1

September 19, 2015 |

A six-run third inning, highlighted by a grand slam from Carlos Santana, helped the Cleveland Indians defeat Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox on Friday night by a final score of 12-1.

The abundant offensive output helped back yet … Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 19, 1939

September 19, 2015 |

1939 – In front of a reported crowd of 500 at Griffith Stadium, the Cleveland Indians pull off a triple play in the fifth inning. It does not help their final score, however, as despite rallying to tie the game … Read More

Series Preview #47: Chicago White Sox (69-76) at Cleveland Indians (72-73)

September 18, 2015 |

Normally, splitting a four-game series with the team with the best record in your league would be considered a successful set against an opposing club.

Somehow, this week’s split by the Cleveland Indians (72-73) against the Kansas City Royals felt like a major letdown, especially with so much on the line for the Tribe in the final weeks of the 2015 regular season. It was not the end all be all for them, however, as two of the three teams above them in the standings took losses, so the team is continuing to tread water in the American League Wild Card race.

The Tribe won Monday night, 8-3, aided by three RBI from Lonnie Chisenhall. The offense returned to a dormant status on Tuesday in a 2-0 loss. They were victors on Wednesday, 5-1, as Francisco Lindor drove in four. Omar Infante’s career day put seven of the eight Royals runs on the board on Thursday night as Kansas City earned the series split with an 8-4 final. Read More

Infante’s Career Night Sinks Tribe; Royals 8, Indians 4

September 18, 2015 |

Kansas City’s Omar Infante drove in a career-high seven runs and chased Cleveland starter Corey Kluber early as the Royals defeated the Indians by an 8-4 final on Thursday night.

The loss dropped the Indians to 72-73 on the season, … Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 18, 1908

September 18, 2015 |

1908Bob Rhoads tosses the first no-hitter in Cleveland Naps history as they defeat the Boston Red Sox, 2-1.

“Dusty”, the Wooster, Ohio, native, was in his seventh season with Cleveland. The win did not come easy, as he … Read More

Lindor and Salazar Shine as Cleveland Quiets KC; Indians 5, Royals 1

September 17, 2015 |

Francisco Lindor was 3-for-4 at the plate with a homer and four runs batted in to back seven strong innings from Danny Salazar as the Cleveland Indians returned again to the .500 mark with a 5-1 win over the Kansas … Read More