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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | February 29, 2020

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Posts By Bob Toth

Today in Tribe History: September 5, 1874

September 5, 2015 |

1874Nap Lajoie is born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

One of the early legends of baseball, Lajoie spent 21 years playing professionally over the course of his Hall of Fame career. He began his Major League playing days in … Read More

Series Preview #43: Cleveland Indians (64-68) at Detroit Tigers (61-72)

September 4, 2015 |

On June 24th, the third place Detroit Tigers took on the fourth place Cleveland Indians. The Indians ended a three-game losing skid, their third such streak of the season against Detroit, and was nine games in back of the Kansas City Royals in the division and five and a half games behind Minnesota and New York for a Wild Card spot. Since that game, the Indians have gone 31-30 while outscoring their opponents by 20 runs. The Tigers have been the division’s worst team, 24-37 with a run differential of -87.

My, how some things have changed while others have remained alarmingly the same. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 4, 1991

September 4, 2015 |

1991 – The long and storied Major League career of Jim Thome begins at the Metrodome as the Cleveland Indians defeat the first place Minnesota Twins, 8-4.

Thome hit seventh and played at third base in manager Mike Hargrove’s lineup … Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 3, 2000

September 3, 2015 |

2000 – It is a record-setting kind of day for Indians center fielder Kenny Lofton as Cleveland walks off with a win in 13 innings, 12-11, over the Baltimore Orioles.

In front of a packed house at Jacobs Field, the … Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 2, 1990

September 2, 2015 |

1990 – Cleveland Stadium plays host to a no-hitter as Toronto’s Dave Stieb finally stakes his claim to history with a 3-0 over the Indians.

Stieb had lost three different no-hitters with two outs in the ninth inning before he … Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 1, 2011

September 1, 2015 |

2011 – A pair of future contributors to the Indians roster acquired in big trades make their Major League debut, as Michael Brantley and Carlos Carrasco play in their first big league games as Cleveland is dealt an 8-5 loss … Read More

Series Preview #42: Cleveland Indians (63-66) at Toronto Blue Jays (74-56)

August 31, 2015 |

As the month of August, the Cleveland Indians keep inching closer and closer to the .500 mark once again. Their efforts in doing so have pulled the club back into the mix for the American League Wild Card race, where they come into this week’s series with the Toronto Blue Jays just five games out with over a month left (33 games) to play in the season.

The Indians (63-66) have finally figured out their woes at home, just in time to hit the road once again for another lengthy road trip. It will be the longer of the two remaining roadies that they have left this season, if that brings any consolation to the matter. In another negative to come of heading out on the road, they will venture into enemy territory in Toronto, where the new look Blue Jays have been punishing those around baseball after the Jays spent big at the trade deadline. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 31, 2004

August 31, 2015 |

2004Omar Vizquel has a day for the ages as he has six hits and drives in four in seven trips to the plate and the Cleveland Indians bash the New York Yankees in the Bronx, 22-0.

The Tribe … Read More

With Eyes on Tribe’s Present and Future, Some Ask “What If”?

August 30, 2015 | | One Comment

Believe it or not, the final full month of the Major League Baseball season is upon us.

Take a moment to dry any tears you may have experienced from reading that statement.

For some Cleveland Indians fans, those tears shared may have been tears of sadness in knowing that the potential for a long and question-filled offseason is rapidly approaching, along with those brutal cold winter months in northeast Ohio that accompany it while having to rely on the Cleveland Browns for “entertainment”. For others, they may have been tears of happiness, knowing that the end of a disappointing season is on the horizon. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 30, 2007

August 30, 2015 |

2007 – The Indians match their season high with their sixth straight win and do so in bizarre fashion, as Kenny Lofton’s walk-off walk sends Cleveland to a 6-5 win over the Seattle Mariners.

The Tribe scored three early in … Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 29, 1983

August 29, 2015 |

1983 – F.J. (Steve) O’Neill, the board chairman and the majority owner of the Cleveland Indians, dies from a heart attack on the way to St. Vincent Charity Hospital after waking with shortness of breath. He was 83 years old.

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Series Preview #41: Los Angeles Angels (65-62) at Cleveland Indians (60-66)

August 28, 2015 |

With sports, sometimes it is difficult to determine which angle of the story to tell. In regards to the Cleveland Indians, choose the one that you prefer to follow: the Indians are six games below the .500 mark, or the Indians are within five games of the American League Wild Card race with a little over a month left to play.

Regardless of which version of the story you prefer to gravitate to, there is plenty left to watch as the Tribe (60-66) trudges forward on a season full of missed opportunities, roster overhauls, and lingering questions for the future.

They were expected to contend. They haven’t. The offense was supposed to contribute. It has been lacking. The bullpen was supposed to be a strength. It has left fans wanting. The starting rotation was supposed to be good. It has, at times, been great, but is still not without fault or concern. Now, a young group of prospects and fringe players look to make their mark on the 2016 roster by clicking in with the core heading forward, all while still mathematically within range of a Wild Card run, for those hopeful readers in the crowd. Read More