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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | March 29, 2020

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Today in Tribe History: March 19, 1974

March 19, 2020 |

The Indians re-acquire starting pitcher Jim Perry in a three-team trade, uniting the 37-year-old with his younger brother Gaylord Perry for the first time since their high school days in Williamston, North Carolina, in 1956. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 18, 1957

March 18, 2020 |

Cleveland general manager Hank Greenberg rejects a deal offered by Boston that would have sent the Indians’ 23-year-old pitcher Herb Score to the Red Sox for $1 million. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 17, 1907

March 17, 2020 |

Cleveland Naps vice president Charles Somers and manager Nap Lajoie firmly reject a proposed trade with the Detroit Tigers that would have sent Ty Cobb to Cleveland for Elmer Flick. Read More

MLB Extends Season Delay Until At Least Mid-May

March 16, 2020 |

Last week, the sports world was turned upside down as teams reacted swiftly following the news that NBA player Rudy Gobert had contracted the coronavirus. Leagues responded within days with the postponement or cancellation of their regular seasons, postseasons, tournaments, and other events.

On Monday, the news worsened for baseball fans as Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. followed up last week’s cancellation of the league’s Spring Training and the first two weeks of the 2020 regular season schedule by extending baseball’s absence for another four weeks, following the recommendation of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to limit activities that gather more than 50 people together while the world attempts to “flatten the curve” regarding the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 16, 1871

March 16, 2020 |

Bill Bernhard, a successful right-handed pitcher in the early days of Cleveland’s American League franchise, is born in Clarence, New York. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 15, 1949

March 15, 2020 |

Jim Kern is born in Gladwin, Michigan. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 14, 1921

March 14, 2020 |

Bill Kennedy is born in Carnesville, Georgia. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ 2020 Opening Day – ??

March 13, 2020 |

So…uh…this is a little unprecedented.

With two weeks to go to Opening Day and rampant concerns across not only the sports landscape but the entire world about the spread of the coronavirus, Major League Baseball announced on Thursday that it was following the lead established by the NBA, the NCAA, and countless others by altering the season’s playing schedule.

As they say, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. [To a Mouse, Robert Burns (1785)] Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 13, 2015

March 13, 2020 |

Legendary Indians slugger Al Rosen, the team’s last Most Valuable Player award winner, passes away less than two weeks after turning 91 years old. Read More

MLB, MiLB Issue Statements Regarding Coronavirus

March 12, 2020 |

On Thursday afternoon, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred issued a statement anticipated by many fans over the last couple of weeks, postponing the remaining Spring Training dates and at least the first two weeks of the 2020 Major League Baseball schedule. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ 2020 Opening Day – 14

March 12, 2020 | | 2 Comments

Baseball takes little time off in between seasons, so neither can we. Follow along at Did the Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to March 26, when the Cleveland Indians host the Detroit Tigers for game one of the 2020 season. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 14 days

To this day, Larry Doby does not get the credit that he deserves for the doors that he helped open in Major League Baseball, professional sports as a whole, or for the American society over the course of his baseball career with the Cleveland Indians and others.

The Indians honored his efforts on the field by retiring his number 14 on July 3, 1994, making him the fifth player (Bob Feller, Lou Boudreau, Earl Averill, Mel Harder) recognized by the club in such a manner. The ceremony came almost 47 years to the date of his first game in a Cleveland Indians uniform. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 12, 2002

March 12, 2020 |

Longtime Cleveland Indians pitcher Steve Gromek passes away. He was 82. Read More