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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | February 15, 2019

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Posts By Bob Toth

New and Improved Carrasco Key in Cleveland Rotation

January 11, 2015 |

The 2014 season was hardly what Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco would have expected.

For six years, the Indians have been waiting for positive results from one of the pieces acquired in the 2009 trade with Philadelphia that dealt the reigning Cy Young award winning pitcher, left-hander Cliff Lee, to the Phillies for four players.

A half dozen years later, Carrasco is the last piece remaining in the Cleveland organization.

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Today in Tribe History: January 11, 2000

January 11, 2015 |

Cleveland Indians legend Bob Lemon passes away in California after a heart attack and stroke. He was 79 years old.

The Hall of Fame pitcher debuted with the Indians in 1941 – as a third baseman. He played five games … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 10, 1926

January 10, 2015 |

Future Cleveland Indians player and manager George Strickland is born on this date in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Strickland spent parts of ten seasons in the Major Leagues, debuting with Pittsburgh in 1950. The middle infielder came to Cleveland in an … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 9, 1971

January 9, 2015 |

Elmer Flick, a longtime Cleveland Indians outfielder and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, passes away, two days short of his 95th birthday.

“The Demon of Stick” was born in Bedford, Ohio, and attended Bedford High School. He … Read More

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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