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Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 62

February 2, 2016 |

As Did The Tribe Win Last Night helps fans count down the days until the Indians retake the field in an official Major League game, we look back at some of the players who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride.

Countdown to Opening Day – 62 days

The Cleveland Indians broke out the number 62 in the strike-shortened 1995 season when they signed free agent relief pitcher Jim Poole in mid-March. While he is easily the longest tenured and most successful Tribe player to sport the number, his claim to baseball immortality comes instead courtesy of one unfortunate pitch late in October in 1995.

Indians fans can remember it well, because it ultimately spelled the end of the first postseason run by the club since 1954. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 2, 2011

February 2, 2016 |

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

Packed Park Sees Splendid Paige; Indians 5, White Sox 0

February 1, 2016 |

August 13, 1948

A record crowd packed in to Comiskey Park in Chicago on Friday night to watch the White Sox host the Cleveland Indians.

Fans of baseball were not disappointed, as Satchel Paige threw a dominating five-hit complete game shutout as the Indians defeated the White Sox, 5-0, to move back into first place in the American League. Read More

Paige to Pack Comiskey Park Tonight

February 1, 2016 |

August 13, 1948

The surprising acquisition of Satchel Paige by Bill Veeck and the Cleveland Indians has not gone unnoticed around the league. While the move to add the ageless wonder and legend has garnered its share of attention, his efforts on the mound have done plenty to back up the move, as he has given the Indians bullpen a legitimate arm.

Through his first eleven games representing Cleveland in the Major Leagues, Paige has a 3-1 mark with a 2.15 ERA. He has primarily appeared in relief roles, pitching in ten ball games and finishing three of them while allowing runs in just three games. He has come in with leads to hold, come in to keep deficits to a minimum, and has even saved his manager Lou Boudreau and the rest of his bullpen mates in a close game two games ago against the St. Louis Browns, pitching nearly three innings of relief in a two-run game. Read More

Young Tribe Slugger Rodriguez Plays with Something to Prove

February 1, 2016 |

The Cleveland Indians have a young right-handed slugger hitting his way through the farm system at first base, a position of consistent need for the organization over the last several years.

If you are active on Twitter and follow members of the Indians minor league system at all, chances are you already follow Nellie Rodriguez, the 21-year-old prospect who spent time in Lynchburg and Akron during the 2015 season. If you pay any attention to his tweets, you will find he is motivated to prove his doubters wrong.

The solid 6’2”, 225 pound right-handed bat was selected by the Indians during the 15th round of the June 2012 draft straight out of high school. He attended George Washington High School in New York, New York, former home of Hall of Famer Rod Carew and longtime Indians slugger Manny Ramirez, each of whom spent 19 seasons in the Majors. Read More

ICYMI at DTTWLN – January 25 to January 31

February 1, 2016 |

Sometimes, no news is good news. The Indians still have their full contingent of starting pitchers and, this week, locked up one of the options for the starting rotation for the 2016 season by coming to terms on a contract extension with free-agent-to-be Josh Tomlin on Tuesday. The signing was made with the intentions on Tomlin pitching in the rotation, which could spell a trip to Columbus for one of the candidates for the fifth spot at the end of March.

If you stepped away for any reason last week, here is what you may have missed… Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 63

February 1, 2016 |

As Did The Tribe Win Last Night helps fans count down the days until the Indians retake the field in an official Major League game, we look back at some of the players who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride.

Countdown to Opening Day – 63 days

According to the fantastic resource that is Baseball-Reference.com, 129 players have worn the number 63 in a Major League game during their careers. The Cleveland Indians have had five players from that list use the digits, with three of them providing some of the best career statistics of a number 63 to date.

Eric Bell was the first Cleveland Indians player to wear 63 when he took the mound for the Tribe as a reliever in 1991 and 1992, working in 17 games, making just one start, and posting a 4-2 record with a 3.78 ERA in those two years. Andrew Lorraine brought the number back to begin the next decade during his ten-game stay as a reliever for the club in 2000. Once Victor Martinez debuted the number in his first dozen Major League games in 2002, he set the trend for excellence for the number in Indians history. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 1, 1896

February 1, 2016 |

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

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 64

January 31, 2016 |

As Did The Tribe Win Last Night helps fans count down the days until the Indians retake the field in an official Major League game, we look back at some of the players who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride.

Countdown to Opening Day – 64 days

When asked to recall Tom Kramer, a fair number of Cleveland Indians fans are going to draw a blank. Those slightly more in tune with some bad Indians teams in the early 1990’s may remember a gem he threw on May 24th, 1993, against the Texas Rangers, when his stat sheet had just one blemish that kept him from the history books.

Kramer had long been a starter in the minor leagues for the Tribe until 1991, when he was thrown into the bullpen at Double-A Canton-Akron. It would be his return to a starting role that would help him make his claim to fame. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 31, 1977

January 31, 2016 |

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

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 65: Giovanni Soto

January 30, 2016 |

As Did The Tribe Win Last Night helps fans count down the days until the Indians retake the field in an official Major League game, we look back at some of the players who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride.

Countdown to Opening Day – 65 days

The world might be built predominantly for right-handers, but being left-handed will certainly benefit Cleveland pitcher Giovanni Soto when he heads to Goodyear, Arizona, to battle for a spot on the Indians relief staff for the 2016 season.

While he only had a quick cup of coffee with the club in 2015, number 65 did nothing to hurt his cause to aid a staff suddenly lacking in southpaw options after relying on Marc Rzepczynski for parts of the previous three years. Now, the club returns Soto and Kyle Crockett, each of whom spent a large chunk of their 2015 down the interstate in Columbus waiting for their phones to ring. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 30, 1978

January 30, 2016 |

Addie Joss is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame through selection by the Special Veterans Committee. He is joined by longtime baseball executive Larry MacPhail.

Joss is a rare exception to the other players he joined in the Hall, … Read More