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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | June 20, 2018

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Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 6

March 23, 2018 |

Opening Day of the 2018 Major League Baseball regular season schedule is less than one week away! We at Did The Tribe Win Last Night continue our march to first pitch by looking back at Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 6 days

The present roster construction of the Cleveland Indians is heavily tied to its current number six, Brandon Guyer, and his health. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 7

March 22, 2018 |

Did The Tribe Win Last Night’s countdown to Opening Day has reached just seven days, one short week, until Major League Baseball returns to regular season action on Thursday, March 29. Today, we look back at both Tribe players past and present with ties to the number seven.

Countdown to Opening Day – 7 days

Happy Yan Gomes Day! Or is it Happy Kenny Lofton Day! Maybe Happy Al Rosen Day? Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 8

March 21, 2018 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 8 days

Just as was the case with yesterday’s countdown representative, Erik Gonzalez, and his jersey number nine, the number eight may be soon destined to a new home in Cleveland.

Its current representative is Lonnie Chisenhall, the Tribe’s first round pick in the 2008 draft and a seven-year member of the team’s parent roster. The former third baseman turned right fielder enters the 2018 season in the final year of his contract with the Indians, so a return for 2019 and beyond is hardly guaranteed. Read More

MAC Hall Beckons for Hershiser from his BGSU Days

March 21, 2018 |

An honor awaits former Indians pitcher Orel Hershiser in Cleveland this summer.

Hershiser, a Bowling Green State University alumnus, is one of this year’s inductees into the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame along with former Steelers and Lions quarterback Charlie Batch (Eastern Michigan), former NFL running back Michael Turner (Northern Illinois), Toledo women’s basketball player Dana Drew-Shaw, and Carol Cartwright, who served as president of Kent State University and then BGSU.

The five inductees will be recognized at an honors dinner on May 30 at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel – not far from Progressive Field, where Hershiser anchored the Indians’ starting rotation for three of the team’s most successful years in history. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 9

March 20, 2018 |

The countdown to Opening Day of the 2018 Major League Baseball regular season schedule has reached single digits. We at Did The Tribe Win Last Night continue our march to first pitch by looking back at Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 9 days

On the first official day of spring, the weather in the greater Cleveland area fails to deliver a feeling that baseball is around the corner, but fans can celebrate being just nine days away from Opening Day of the 2018 Major League Baseball season.

The number nine for the Cleveland Indians is, for the time being, on the back of Erik Gonzalez, utility man extraordinaire hoping to break camp at least one more time on the Tribe roster. That, however, remains to be seen as he is in a spring training battle with Giovanny Urshela and others for a spot on the team’s bench. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 10

March 19, 2018 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 10 days

There has not been a lot of talk this spring about the right ankle of Cleveland Indians’ number ten, Edwin Encarnacion, and that is a very good thing. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 11

March 18, 2018 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 11 days

Last season, Jose Ramirez, chief resident of the number 11 on the current Cleveland Indians roster, became the second Tribe player to finish in the top three of the American League’s Most Valuable Player voting in the last four years, proving that his 2016 breakout effort was no fluke. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 12

March 17, 2018 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 12 days

Houston’s Jose Altuve just received a massive payday from the Astros on Friday, netting a contract extension reportedly worth five years and more than $150 million.

That news does not bode well for the Cleveland Indians and their future affiliation (and negotiations) with star shortstop Francisco Lindor. Read More

Former Indians Have Ties to NCAA’s March Madness

March 17, 2018 |

March Madness is in full swing, with brackets across the country being busted every few hours (especially with the #1-seeded University of Virginia’s shocking loss late Friday night to 16-seed University of Maryland, Baltimore County).

The chances that players in the tournament turn up at the Major League level in the near future are mighty slim, but it does happen on occasion as a dozen former college basketball players who have played in the yearly March playoff have found later employment following their hoops careers on a big league diamond.

Four of the eleven men to do so have spent time on the shores of Lake Erie, including one Hall of Fame outfielder, another who was a Cooperstown snub, and a pair of pitchers. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 13 – Omar Vizquel

March 16, 2018 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 13 days

When using wins above replacement (WAR) to compare the players to wear the number 13 throughout baseball history, one thing becomes clear – Omar Vizquel has been not only one of the best to do so for the Cleveland Indians, but has been one of the best to wear it in Major League Baseball history.

After several years of watching Vizquel suit up as the first base coach in Motown for the Detroit Tigers, he will start his managerial career this year in the Chicago White Sox organization with their Class-A Winston-Salem affiliate. Despite his employment with two division rivals, Vizquel’s name still comes up frequently in discussion among Cleveland fans, especially when watching Francisco Lindor flash the leather from Vizquel’s old shortstop position now or even over the winter during his highly debated candidacy for inclusion in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

As was proven a couple of months ago, Vizquel’s spot in Cooperstown is not guaranteed, despite defensively passing the eye test repeatedly over the course of his 24-year playing career. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 14 – Larry Doby

March 15, 2018 |

Baseball fans around the globe can rejoice – there are two weeks to go until the start of the 2018 Major League Baseball regular season schedule. Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we continue our countdown to Opening Day by looking back at another Tribe legend!

Countdown to Opening Day – 14 days

To this day, Larry Doby does not get the credit that he deserves for the doors that he helped open in Major League Baseball, professional sports as a whole, or for the American society over the course of his baseball career with the Cleveland Indians and others.

The Indians honored his efforts on the field by retiring his number 14 on July 3, 1994, making him the fifth player (Bob Feller, Lou Boudreau, Earl Averill, Mel Harder) recognized by the club in such a manner. The ceremony came almost 47 years to the date of his first game in a Cleveland Indians uniform. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 15 – Sandy Alomar Jr.

March 14, 2018 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 15 days

On December 6, 1989, the Cleveland Indians made the franchise-altering decision to trade away star outfielder Joe Carter less than a year before he was set to hit the open market in free agency. After it became clear that Carter was tempted to see what his financial worth would be and that he was not interested in any offers made by the Tribe front office, he was dealt to the San Diego Padres for a package of players.

Two of those players would play significant roles in the Indian uprising of the 1990s, one that Carter was supposed to be a part of during the ill-fated 1987 Sports Illustrated cover jinx season and the years to follow. Read More