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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | September 22, 2018

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Posts By Bob Toth

Today in Tribe History: January 8, 1991

January 8, 2015 |

Gaylord Perry, the Cleveland Indians’ first Cy Young Award winning pitcher, is elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Perry will be joined in induction by a fellow 300-game winner, Ferguson Jenkins, and a member of the 3,000-hit club, … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 7, 1978

January 7, 2015 |

Former American League Most Valuable Player George Burns passes away at the age of 84.

“Tioga George” was born on January 31, 1893 in Niles, Ohio. He made his pro debut with the Detroit Tigers in 1914 and spent four … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 6, 1920

January 6, 2015 |

Future 300-game winner Early Wynn is born in Hartford, Alabama.

“Gus” made his debut with the American League’s Washington Senators at the age of 19 in 1939. He spent parts of eight seasons in D.C., winning as many as 18 … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 5, 2011

January 5, 2015 |

A pair of ex-Indians players, second baseman Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven, are announced as this year’s Hall of Fame inductees.

Alomar achieves the honor in just his second year of eligibility. He was a 12-time All-Star and ten-time … Read More

Cleveland Lacking Cooperstown Candidates

January 4, 2015 |

This week, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will announce this year’s class of inductees to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

As has been the case for the last several years, the ballots will be largely devoid of any former Cleveland Indians players.

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Today in Tribe History: January 4, 1890

January 4, 2015 |

Future Indians manager Ossie Vitt is born in San Francisco, California.

Vitt played ten seasons in the Majors with the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox. After several seasons playing in the minors, he became a manager, eventually getting an … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 3, 2004

January 3, 2015 |

The sad story of Leon Wagner comes to an end, as the former Cleveland Indians outfielder is found dead while homeless in Los Angeles, California. He was 69 years old.

“Daddy Wags” spent a dozen years in the Major Leagues, … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 2, 1986

January 2, 2015 |

Legendary baseball owner Bill Veeck passes away at the age of 71 after a bout with cancer.

Veeck changed the baseball landscape for good with his unique approach and unconventional ideas that helped to elicit social change across the country.

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Today in Tribe History: January 1, 1911

January 1, 2015 |

Future Hall of Famer and one of the feared sluggers of his generation, Hank Greenberg is born in New York City.

Greenberg’s career, like many of his era, was cut short by three years due to military service in the … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 31, 1955

December 31, 2014 |

Former Cleveland pitcher Clint Brown passes away in Rocky River, Ohio, at the age of 52.

The right-hander Brown spent ten seasons with the Indians in two tours. He debuted in 1928 and spent parts of eight seasons with the … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 30, 1901

December 30, 2014 |

Future Cleveland Indians outfielder Dick Porter is born in Princess Anne, Maryland.

Porter made his big league debut in an Indians uniform in 1929, playing 71 games while batting .328. He played for Cleveland in parts of six seasons, owning … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 29, 1974

December 29, 2014 |

An imposing figure on the field, Richie Sexson is born in Portland, Oregon.

The 6’8” Sexson was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 24th round of the 1993 draft and debuted in September of 1997. The outfielder and first … Read More