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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | February 23, 2018

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Today in Tribe History: February 4, 1956

February 4, 2015 |

Chris Bando, future backup catcher and minor league manager for the Cleveland Indians, is born in Cleveland, Ohio.

The local kid, Bando was selected by the Indians in the second round of the 1978 draft. He debuted with the club … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 3, 2013

February 3, 2015 |

Steve Demeter, possibly best known for being traded to the Indians from the Detroit Tigers straight up for young slugging first baseman Norm Cash, passes away. He was 78 years old.

Demeter had logged just eleven games of work and … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 2, 2011

February 2, 2015 |

Three former Cleveland Indians players – Roberto Alomar, Carlos Baerga, and Candy Maldonado – are elected as part of the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2011.

The Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame, established in 1996, honors players from … Read More

Ex-Indians Populate List of Postseason Dreams Unfulfilled

February 1, 2015 | | 4 Comments

Last week, the Major League Baseball family lost a trailblazer and an icon of the sports scene, not just in the city of Chicago, but across the entire county, with the death of Hall of Famer Ernie Banks.

Mr. Cub, who would have turned 84 on Saturday, signed with the Chicago Cubs in 1953. The next season, he would become a mainstay on the lineup card, leading the league in games played for the first of six times in his career. He would spend 19 years in the Show, winning consecutive MVP awards in 1958 and 1959 while making eleven All-Star teams. A rare breed of shortstop for any era, he hit 40 homers or more five times in a six year span and drove in 143 runs in during his phenomenal 1959 campaign.

Despite the accomplishments and accolades, the first ballot Hall of Famer in 1977 also sits atop the list of men who played in the most career games without a postseason appearance.

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Today in Tribe History: February 1, 1896

February 1, 2015 |

Future Indians General Manager Frank Lane is born in Cincinnati.

Before gaining his infamous status as “Trader Lane”, the Ohio native tried his hand in a variety of roles in sports. He played professional football in Ohio before the birth … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 31, 1977

January 31, 2015 |

A pair of former Indians gain entrance to the Baseball Hall of Fame as the Special Veterans Committee selects Joe Sewell and Al Lopez to join Amos Rusie as part of the Class of ’77.

Sewell spent his first eleven … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 30, 1978

January 30, 2015 |

Addie Joss is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame through selection by the Special Veterans Committee.

Joss is a rare exception to the other players he joined in the Hall as he spent just nine seasons in the Majors, … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 29, 1982

January 29, 2015 |

The Indians cut ties with pitcher Wayne Garland, just halfway through the ten-year contract he signed with Cleveland after his 20-7 breakout season with the Baltimore Orioles in 1976.

Garland inked his extensive contract as part of baseball’s first real … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 28, 1916

January 28, 2015 |

Bob Muncrief, who will become a member of the 1948 World Series winning Cleveland Indians team, is born in Madill, Oklahoma.

Muncrief had already logged nine seasons in the Major Leagues with the St. Louis Browns when he was traded … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 27, 2006

January 27, 2015 |

The Indians make a pair of trades to try to bolster their roster after falling just short of the playoffs in 2005, making transactions with the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Cleveland sends catcher Josh Bard, outfielder Coco … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 26, 1962

January 26, 2015 |

Former Indians catcher, coach, manager, and scout Steve O’Neill passes away in Cleveland. He was 70 years old.

Born in 1891 in Minooka, Pennsylvania, O’Neill reached the Majors at the age of 20 with the Cleveland Naps in 1911. He eventually … Read More

Tribe Fest Provides Fans Relief From Winter Doldrums

January 25, 2015 |

A little bit of cold in the air, construction work all around, and plenty of snow covering the field at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario could not keep the legions of baseball fans in Cleveland from coming to the Indians’ home on Saturday to celebrate life as a Tribe fan.

The third annual Tribe Fest is well under way, with the Friday night VIP session and two of the three weekend public sessions in the books already. As with the previous two years, fans came out of their winter hibernations to soak in an opportunity to see some of their favorite Indians, past and present, and representatives from the front office and broadcasting team in a unique chance to rub elbows with some of the stars of the game.

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