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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | December 13, 2019

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Posts By Bob Toth

Today in Tribe History: December 4, 1957

December 4, 2019 |

New Indians general manager Frank Lane makes his first trade for Cleveland, sending starting pitcher Early Wynn and outfielder Al Smith to the Chicago White Sox for former Tribe outfielder Minnie Minoso and infielder Fred Hatfield. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 3, 1980

December 3, 2019 |

Cleveland left fielder and designated hitter Joe Charboneau is named the American League’s Rookie of the Year for the 1980 season, earning 15 of the 28 first place votes. Read More

Tribe Acquires Boston’s Leon, Cuts Ties with Plawecki and Hoyt

December 2, 2019 |

Ahead of Monday’s deadline for tendering contracts to arbitration-eligible players, the Cleveland Indians made some moves.

Early in the day, word broke that the Indians acquired backup backstop Sandy Leon from the Boston Red Sox for 21-year-old minor league pitcher Adenys Bautista, who spent last season in the Dominican Summer League and the Arizona Rookie League. Leon was expected to be non-tendered by the Red Sox. The move may have been curious earlier in the day, as Leon joined three other catchers on the team’s 40-man roster, but that issued cleared itself up as the day progressed. The Tribe announced ahead of the 8 PM arbitration deadline that reliever James Hoyt and catcher Kevin Plawecki were not going to be tendered contracts, making the pair free agents.

After the handful of transactions Monday, the Indians’ 40-man roster sits at 39. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 2, 1993

December 2, 2019 |

The Cleveland Indians ink a pair of veterans at the back end of their careers, signing first baseman/designated hitter Eddie Murray and starting pitcher Dennis Martinez to multi-year contracts. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 1, 1997

December 1, 2019 |

The Cleveland Indians send slugging third baseman Matt Williams back out west, dealing him to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for third baseman Travis Fryman, reliever Tom Martin, and $3 million. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 30, 1948

November 30, 2019 |

Indians shortstop and manager Lou Boudreau is named the American League’s Most Valuable Player. He becomes just the second Cleveland player to earn the honor (George Burns, 1926). Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 29, 1971

November 29, 2019 |

Cleveland and San Francisco agree to a blockbuster trade, as the Indians acquire right-handed starting pitcher Gaylord Perry and shortstop Frank Duffy for left-hander Sam McDowell. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 28, 1956

November 28, 2019 |

Kerby Farrell is named the new Cleveland Indians manager, replacing the successful Al Lopez in the Tribe dugout. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 27, 1953

November 27, 2019 |

Cleveland’s Al Rosen is selected as the unanimous winner of the American League’s Most Valuable Player award. Read More

Five Tribe Stars Finalists for MLB’s First All-MLB Team

November 26, 2019 |

Major League Baseball announced on Monday a new annual award to recognize its star performers for a job well done over the course of the year.

The 2019 All-MLB Team, presented by Scotts, will give fans an opportunity to pick one player at each primary position, three outfielders, five starting pitchers, and two relievers for new annual post-season honors. There will be no individual league recognition, as MLB will honor the game’s best.

Voting began on Monday, November 25, and will continue through 5 PM ET on Tuesday, December 3. Fans may vote once every 24 hours. First and second team honors will be announced during this year’s Winter Meetings, held during the second week of December in San Diego. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 26, 1989

November 26, 2019 |

Lew Fonseca, who spent some of his best Major League seasons in a Cleveland Indians uniform, passes away at the age of 90. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 25, 1941

November 25, 2019 |

The Cleveland Indians name 24-year-old shortstop Lou Boudreau manager of the club. Read More