Posts By Bob Toth
2007 – In front of 40,250 fans at Jacobs Field, the Cleveland Indians defeat the Oakland Athletics, 6-2, to clinch their first American League Central Division championship since 2001 and their seventh such division crown overall.
The win came in …
If you selected in the prop bets that the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins would be playing a meaningful series for both clubs in the final two weeks of the regular season, make sure to collect your winnings.
To say this season has been a roller coaster ride for the Indians (74-74) would be disrespectful to roller coasters. After a roster shuffle and more bad months than good, Cleveland finds themselves still playing important games and very much in the mix for an outside chance at an American League Wild Card berth. The road has not been easy, nor will it be for the rest of the way, but the mettle of the team has been tested and a much younger, less veteran group has withstood the pressure and made for an entertaining month of September. If nothing else, it may give a little more hope to the 2016 campaign.
An exciting season comes to a conclusion tonight for the Cleveland Indians’ Triple-A affiliate, the Columbus Clippers, as they take on the Fresno Grizzlies for the Gildan Triple-A National Championship.
In a decisive game five of the International League championship series on Saturday night, the Clippers defeated the Indianapolis Indians, 3-0, to win their third Governors’ Cup in the last six seasons (also 2010; 2011). It was their tenth cup in the franchise’s 38-year history and also tied them with Rochester for the most championships in league history.
Michael Choice, an outfielder acquired late in the season by the Indians from the Texas Rangers for cash, was named the Most Valuable Player of the IL playoffs.
Three runs batted in from Lonnie Chisenhall, including two on an early home run, helped the Cleveland Indians claim a series win on Sunday afternoon as they held on for a 6-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.
The Indians …
Last Sunday, Did The Tribe Win Last Night? looked back to 1964 – a year remembered positively in Cleveland as the year of the city’s last professional sports championship. It could have also been the year that the once-beloved Indians left town, had it not been for swift intervention by the Cleveland media and the city’s fans.
When pressed, Gabe Paul continued to skirt the claims of the Indians’ potential relocation, although more and more links between the Tribe’s president, treasurer, and general manager and the Seattle region became apparent.
Paul did not deny receiving a proposal from KOMO, an ABC affiliate television station in Seattle, but was quick to state that the club had received offers from other places as well. One of Paul’s close friends was Dewey Soriano, the president of the Pacific Coast League. That relationship could have provided Paul with the inside track on the level of interest the region had in the game of baseball, beyond just simple minor league attendance numbers. On top of that, the Indians’ top minor league ball club played in Portland, Oregon.
Meanwhile, Paul met with Cleveland Mayor Ralph Locher and, following the meeting, shared with reporters that any team that wished to move to another city that currently housed a minor league franchise needed to notify that locale during the month of October, giving credence to the potential of a move.
The Cleveland Indians were once again baffled by rookie left-hander Carlos Rodon and were undone by their own mistakes as they dropped a 4-3 final to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
Rodon improved to 3-0 against the Indians …
1954 – The Cleveland Indians match a season-high by extending their winning streak to eleven straight games as they defeat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 at Cleveland Stadium.
Bob Feller improved to 13-3 with the win as the Indians improve …
A six-run third inning, highlighted by a grand slam from Carlos Santana, helped the Cleveland Indians defeat Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox on Friday night by a final score of 12-1.
The abundant offensive output helped back yet …
Normally, splitting a four-game series with the team with the best record in your league would be considered a successful set against an opposing club.
Somehow, this week’s split by the Cleveland Indians (72-73) against the Kansas City Royals felt like a major letdown, especially with so much on the line for the Tribe in the final weeks of the 2015 regular season. It was not the end all be all for them, however, as two of the three teams above them in the standings took losses, so the team is continuing to tread water in the American League Wild Card race.
The Tribe won Monday night, 8-3, aided by three RBI from Lonnie Chisenhall. The offense returned to a dormant status on Tuesday in a 2-0 loss. They were victors on Wednesday, 5-1, as Francisco Lindor drove in four. Omar Infante’s career day put seven of the eight Royals runs on the board on Thursday night as Kansas City earned the series split with an 8-4 final.