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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 |

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 |

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 |

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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The All-Time Best Cleveland Indians List: Right Fielders

December 27, 2011 |

The Cleveland Indians have a storied franchise that began back in 1901 when they were established in the American League. Over the years players have come and gone through the organization that have made a lasting impact. Some of these players have been talked up and others have not been talked about enough. I have decided to put a stamp on who I believe the best Tribe players were at their respective positions. Over the next several weeks I will be posting my Top Five Tribe Players at each position. Through research, analysis and opinion I will rank the players I see to be the best. I have a specific criteria I am looking for. For starters, I will only include players that played from 1901 and on. No Cy Young type players. Second, the pitchers eligible needed to have played at least five seasons and position players needed at least three seasons in a Cleveland uniform. Last, I took into account comparisons of what might have been. Sometimes players play so long that their legend becomes inflated or they play on terrible teams that do not get their accomplishments recognized like they should be. With that said I hope you enjoy these lists and I encourage you to give your own opinions as well. So without further adieu, I give you the top five Indians players of all-time at each position.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #55 Orel Hershiser

December 27, 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, Orel Hershiser.

The Indians have had many pitchers in my life time, but they’ve only had one Orel Hershiser.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #57 Jeff Shaw

December 25, 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 pitcher, Jeff Shaw.

Most athletes don’t get a chance to be the hometown hero during their professional careers. Jeff Shaw received two chances.

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