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Frozen Faceoff The Newest Chapter In Cleveland Hockey History

January 10, 2012 | | One Comment

On Jan. 15, Ohio State University and the University of Michigan will cap off Cleveland Indians Snow Days with an outdoor hockey game at Progressive Field.

It’s the latest outdoor hockey game – a novelty that attempts to lure casual fans to the game, which started with the “Cold War,” a hockey game in East Lansing, Mich., between Michigan and Michigan State in 2001, which drew more than 74,000 fans, setting a record for the largest attendance for a hockey game. The record is now more than 104,000, set at the University of Michigan in December 2010. The Buckeyes previously played in the Frozen Tundra Hockey Classic, at Lambeau Field in 2006.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #43 Rick Sutcliffe

January 8, 2012 |

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the career of Rick Sutcliffe.

By Mike Brandyberry

Some trades work out for everyone and that is the story of the career of Rick Sutcliffe.

Sutcliffe, originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1974, won the 1979 National League Rookie of the Year Award with the Dodgers, going 17-10 with a 3.46 ERA. However, the next two seasons he dangled in the bullpen and was dealt to the Cleveland Indians after the 1981 season. After leaving the sun of the west coast for the shores of Lake Erie, Sutcliffe found his place as a starting pitcher.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #44 Richie Sexson

January 7, 2012 |

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the free swinging career of Richie Sexson.

By Mike Brandyberry

The spring breeze this morning gives Indians fans a feeling of spring training and Opening Day being just around the corner. Former first baseman, Richie Sexson, also was known for creating a nice breeze.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #46 Dick Radatz

January 5, 2012 |

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the short career of relief pitcher, Dick Radatz.

By Mike Brandyberry

Some players are remembered as just “a flash in the pan,” because the dominance of their career was just that quick. For Dick Radatz, his career and fastball were just as quick.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #47 Jesse Orosco

January 4, 2012 | | One Comment

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the long career of relief pitcher, Jesse Orosco.

By Mike Brandyberry

There are guys that play for a long time, there are guys that play for a really long time and then there is Jesse Orosco. The left-handed relief pitcher had a 24-year career, spanning from before my birth until after my college graduation.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #48 Sam McDowell

January 3, 2012 | | One Comment

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the troubled, yet All-Star career of Sam McDowell.

In an era where the Cleveland Indians had little to cheer about, left handed pitcher Sam McDowell may have been the brightest ray of sunshine on the shores of Lake Erie. McDowell entered the scene just after the Tribe’s run of success in the 1950s was coming to a close.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #49 Tom Candiotti

January 2, 2012 |

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the quirky, knuckleball pitcher, Tom Candiotti.

Jersey #49 is synonymous with only one Cleveland Indian, pitcher Tom Candiotti. “The Candy Man,” may have made the jersey number famous, but he has achieved fame in many ways throughout his career.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #50 Julian Tavarez

January 2, 2012 |

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the the much traveled, Julian Tavarez.

Any player that has a 17-year Major League Baseball career has had a notable run, but a player who played for 11 teams is beyond noteworthy. Two decades ago, Julian Tavarez was a top prospect, starting pitcher with the Cleveland Indians.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #51 Mike Bacsik

December 31, 2011 |

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the infamous career of Mike Bacsik.

In baseball, for someone to create history, someone has to throw a pitch. For every historical moment, there usually is a footnote mentioning the player who put the ball into motion.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #52 John Farrell

December 30, 2011 |

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the career of pitcher, pitching coach and manager, John Farrell.

John Farrell’s playing and management career conjures up thoughts of last year’s Indians advertising campaign: “What if?”

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #53 Paul Shuey

December 29, 2011 |

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the career of relief pitchers, Paul Shuey.

Paul Shuey finds himself with a dubious distinction that only Phil Nevin, B.J. Wallace, Jeffrey Hammonds and Chad Mottola can claim in all of professional baseball.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #54 Kevin Rhomberg

December 28, 2011 | | One Comment

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the exploits of flash-in-the-pan, Kevin Rhomberg.

Of any player on our countdown, Kevin Rhomberg has the least amount of at bats. He only played in 41 games during his major league career and only compiled 52 plate appearances, yet he may have the most unique story on the countdown.

He is regarded as one of the most superstitious players in baseball history.

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