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Posts By Bob Toth

Today in Tribe History: December 26, 1948

December 26, 2014 |

Future American League Rookie of the Year Chris Chambliss is born.

Chambliss earned the honor in his first season in the Majors in 1971 after being drafted with the first overall pick by the Cleveland Indians in the 1970 draft. … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 25, 2013

December 25, 2014 |

Longtime radio and television voice of the Cleveland Indians, Mike Hegan, passes away at the age of 71.

Hegan was a longtime player and the son of former 14-year Indians catcher Jim Hegan. The younger Hegan was born in Cleveland … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 24, 1940

December 24, 2014 |

The Cleveland Indians make a pair of roster moves, selling pitcher Johnny Allen to the St. Louis Browns and trading outfielder Ben Chapman to the Washington Senators for pitcher Joe Krakauskas.

Allen, who had gone 15-1 in 1937 with a … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 23, 1978

December 23, 2014 |

Victor Martinez is born in Bolivar, Venezuela.

The former Cleveland catcher, first baseman, and designated hitter was signed in 1996 as an amateur free agent. He made his debut in 2002 at the age of 23. He spent parts of … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 22, 1944

December 22, 2014 |

Future Hall of Famer Steve Carlton is born in Miami, Florida.

“Lefty” was already a four-time Cy Young Award winner and a ten-time All-Star when he made his way to Cleveland at the start of the 1987 season at the … Read More

Renovations on Schedule as Progress Made at Progressive Field

December 21, 2014 | | One Comment

It may be the offseason for the Indians, but there is plenty of action still taking place at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario in downtown Cleveland.

Progressive Field remains a busy site in mid-December this season as renovations continue to upgrade the 20-year-old ballpark in anticipation for the coming 2015 regular season.

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Today in Tribe History: December 21, 1940

December 21, 2014 |

Writers in Chicago name Cleveland Indians rookie shortstop Lou Boudreau their outstanding rookie in the majors leagues.

The future Hall of Famer had appeared in games in both 1938 and 1939 before finding regular playing time with the Indians in … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 20, 1993

December 20, 2014 |

Cleveland and Seattle swap shortstops, with a few other pieces thrown in, as the Indians acquire Omar Vizquel from the Mariners for Felix Fermin, Reggie Jefferson, and cash.

Vizquel became a fan favorite in Cleveland most notably for his impressive … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 19, 1975

December 19, 2014 |

Corner infielder and occasional outfielder Russell Branyan is born in Georgia.

Branyan was a home run hitting threat throughout his Major League career, often hitting long moonshots that impressed the crowd, only to strike out at frustrating rates while hitting … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 18, 1952

December 18, 2014 |

The front office of the Cleveland Indians takes on a new look, as president Ellis W. Ryan resigns from his position. Mike Wilson buys Ryan’s shares of the club and takes over as the team’s new president.

General manager Hank … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 17, 1879

December 17, 2014 |

Cy Falkenberg is born in Chicago, Illinois.

Falkenberg spent 12 years in the Majors, including five in Cleveland with the Naps from 1908 to 1913. The 6’5” right-hander was primarily a starter with moderate success, but after a return to … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 16, 1999

December 16, 2014 |

The Indians come terms with free agent pitcher Chuck Finley on a three-year deal worth a reported $26 million.

The 37-year-old Finley, a former first round draft pick of the California Angels, was a highly sought after player for the … Read More