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

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Today in Tribe History: February 15, 1916

February 15, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians purchase first baseman Chick Gandil from the Washington Senators for $7,500. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 43 – Josh Tomlin

February 14, 2018 |

Happy pitchers’ and catchers’ reporting day! Our countdown to Opening Day at Did the Tribe Win Last Night has reached 43 as baseball springs back to life for the Tribe from Goodyear, Arizona.

Countdown to Opening Day – 43 days

The number 43 was curiously absent from Jacobs Field/Progressive Field for the majority of its existence, that is until Josh Tomlin came along and debuted on July 27, 2010, throwing seven innings of one-run, three-hit baseball in a win over the New York Yankees. For a starting pitcher, that’s how you start a Major League career.

The only other players to wear it during the new era of Tribe baseball were Chris Nabholz in the park’s inaugural season in 1994 and again in 1998, when a man with strong ties to old Cleveland Stadium, reliever Doug Jones, wore it during his return to the organization. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 14, 1870

February 14, 2018 |

With a nickname fitting of the date on which he entered the world, George “Candy” LaChance is born on Valentine’s Day in Putnam, Connecticut. Read More

Indians Bring in Extra Catcher in Free Agent Veteran Hanigan

February 13, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians added a little catching depth to the farm system on Monday when it signed 37-year-old backstop Ryan Hanigan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Hanigan spent last season with the Colorado Rockies, splitting time between the parent club and their Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 44

February 13, 2018 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 44 days

There is a strange correlation between quite a few members of the #44 family in Tribe history – many were (and still are) well known for having some pretty glorious facial hair, for those who are a fan of such a thing.

It’s a strange correlation, no doubt about it. Forty players have worn the number (most recently Nick Goody last season) and the most memorable of the bunch can be remembered for the beards and mustaches that they sported on the field. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 13, 1878

February 13, 2018 |

Future Indians third baseman, manager, and scout Bill Bradley is born. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 45 – Paul Assenmacher

February 12, 2018 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 45 days

A total of 23 different players in Cleveland Indians’ history have donned the number 45, but none has done so for the length of time and the success that former Tribe left-hander Paul Assenmacher has. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 12, 2009

February 12, 2018 |

Ted Uhlaender, former Cleveland Indians outfielder and first base coach, passes away after a heart attack at his home in Atwood, Kansas. He was 68 years old. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 46

February 11, 2018 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 46 days

The number 46 has been missing on the field for the Cleveland Indians over the last several years.

Not exactly the most popular number in baseball lore, it was last worn by utility man Cord Phelps during his time with the Indians from 2011 to 2013. As it bounced around the infield in his 53 games with the club, it marked a rare deviation from its usual home on the pitcher’s mound. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 11, 2013

February 11, 2018 |

The Indians surprise many by snatching one of the last big name free agents remaining unsigned, inking center fielder Michael Bourn to a four-year, $48 million contract. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 47 – Trevor Bauer

February 10, 2018 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 47 days

With 47 days until the Indians begin the 2018 season at Safeco Field against the Seattle Mariners, baseball awaits the results of the arbitration hearing for Cleveland’s current number 47, Trevor Bauer.

The right-hander, coming off of a career year, was not able to come to an agreement with the Indians on a salary figure for the coming season when the two sides exchanged figures in January. Cleveland offered $5.3 million, while Bauer’s camp was looking for something in the range of $6.52 million. The arbitration hearing is one of just a handful for the Indians’ organization over the last few decades, with the most recent ones coming in 2014 (Vinnie Pestano and Josh Tomlin). The Indians have not lost an arbitration hearing since 1991, when they split a pair of cases with pitcher Greg Swindell and infielder Jerry Browne.

Last season, Bauer made $3.55 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 10, 1884

February 10, 2018 |

Billy Evans, the man who would be the first to bear the title of “general manager” of the Cleveland Indians, is born in Chicago, Illinois. Read More