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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | March 24, 2018

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Posts By Bob Toth

Today in Tribe History: February 8, 1931

February 8, 2015 |

Principle Cleveland Indians owner Larry Dolan is born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

The northeast Ohio native attended St. Ignatius High School and the University of Notre Dame. He served two years in the United States Marine Corps before working as … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 7, 1959

February 7, 2015 |

Long-time member of Cleveland’s American League baseball franchise and its one-time namesake, Nap Lajoie, passes away from pneumonia. He was 84 years old.

Lajoie was a member of the second Hall of Fame class in 1937 for his efforts within … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 6, 2014

February 6, 2015 |

Hall of Fame outfielder and the long-time voice of the New York Mets, Ralph Kiner, passes away at the age of 91.

Kiner spent ten seasons in the Majors, becoming well known for his home run clout. In his second … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 5, 1891

February 5, 2015 |

Roger Peckinpaugh is born in Wooster, Ohio.

The future Major League shortstop and manager was familiar with the city of Cleveland, having attended East Tech High School there. He was signed by the hometown Cleveland Naps in 1910 and debuted with … Read More

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