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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | October 20, 2017

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Posts By Bob Toth

Today in Tribe History: February 21, 2011

February 21, 2015 |

A pair of former Cleveland Indians from the 1980s are among seven people selected to enter the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Outfielder Oddibe McDowell spent four seasons with the Texas Rangers before being dealt to the Indians after the … Read More

Can the Indians’ Offense Be More Consistent?

February 20, 2015 |

There were some positives to take out of the 2014 season for the Cleveland Indians, but offensive consistency was not among those.

It may have slipped under the radar to some degree due to the surprisingly good numbers that came from the starting rotation and the generally unpleasant quantity of errors committed by the defense behind those pitchers. In the end, the offense had the opportunity to pick up and support strong pitching efforts or to overcome mental lapses on the field, but overall, they failed to do so. In the end, their failures may have contributed to the Indians’ season ending prematurely, despite a second consecutive winning year.

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Today in Tribe History: February 20, 1890

February 20, 2015 |

Future Hall of Famer Sam Rice is born in Morocco, Indiana.

The longtime Major League right fielder Rice did not debut in the Bigs until 1915 at the age of 25. He came up with the Washington Senators that season … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 19, 1942

February 19, 2015 |

Indians first baseman Hal Trosky announces his retirement from baseball.

Trosky saw his 1941 season end prematurely while dealing with a finger injury. Persistent migraines that he could not find treatment for forced him to hang up the cleats early … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 18, 1909

February 18, 2015 |

The Naps bring a former Clevelander home, acquiring 41-year-old pitcher Cy Young from the Boston Red Sox for pitchers Charlie Chech, Jack Ryan, and $12,500.

For Young, it is a return to the site where he baseball career blossomed. He debuted … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 17, 1944

February 17, 2015 |

Dick Bosman is born in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The right-handed Bosman debuted in June of 1966 with the Washington Senators. He spent six seasons with the club, leading the league in ERA with a 2.19 mark in 1969, before they moved … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 16, 1982

February 16, 2015 |

The Cleveland Indians acquire outfielder Bake McBride from the Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Sid Monge.

McBride, a center and right fielder by trade, was a former Rookie of the Year with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1974 and an All-Star … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 15, 1916

February 15, 2015 |

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

Expendable with first base prospect Joe Judge coming off of a .415 effort in his debut in 1915, Gandil had hit .291 with 64 RBI in … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 14, 1870

February 14, 2015 |

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

LaChance reached the National League’s Brooklyn Grooms in 1893 and spent six years with the team … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 13, 1878

February 13, 2015 |

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

The Cleveland native returned to the city after playing a pair of seasons with the National League’s Chicago Orphans. Starting with the Blues in 1901, he became a regular … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 12, 2009

February 12, 2015 |

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.

Uhlaender debuted with the Minnesota Twins in 1965 and spent his first five … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 11, 2013

February 11, 2015 |

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.

Bourn is coming off of his second National League All-Star season as he … Read More