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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #8 Albert Belle

February 13, 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 Albert Belle.

By Craig Gifford

Albert Belle had as surly a demeanor as anyone could have. However, fans of the Cleveland Indians were able to look past that the first eight years of his career as he hammered the ball like few before him and few since on the shores of Lake Erie.

In those eight seasons with the Indians, the team with whom Belle broke into the majors in 1989, the masher nailed 242 home runs and batted .295. He was a major cog in the 1995 World Series club and helped the Tribe to the postseason in 1996.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #9 Carlos Baerga

February 11, 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 Carlos Baerga.

By Craig Gifford

Carlos Baerga is likely the only player in Cleveland sports history to be a part of two infamous deals that started out as head scratchers, but worked out beautifully for the home team.

In December 1989, the Tribe sent its best player, Joe Carter, to the San Diego Padres for a pair of relatively unknown rookies – second baseman Baerga and catcher Sandy Alomar, Jr. Alomar, and Baerga went on to become multiple time all stars and help lead the Indians from despair into great heights the team soared to through much of the 1990s.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #10 Max Alvis

February 10, 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 Max Alvis.

By Mike Brandyberry

It takes a lot to be a major league baseball star, hard work, skill and some luck. Even when it all comes together, things can change in an instance. That’s the story of Indians’ third baseman, Max Alvis.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #11 Toby Harrah

February 9, 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 Toby Harrah.

By Mike Brandyberry

In what was an above average career, Toby Harrah seemed to have several exceptional moments through his 17 year tour as a Major League Baseball player.

Harrah attended Elgin High School, near Marion, Ohio and was signed by scout Tony Lucadello for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1966. Lucadello scouted, who was based out of Fostoria, Ohio, scouted northwest Ohio and thought he had found another star. Harrah was working in a factory after high school when he signed.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #13 Omar Vizquel

February 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 career of Omar Vizquel.

By Kevin Schneider

Omar Vizquel’s big personality sometimes overshadowed his bat, but never the shortstop’s Gold Glove, as an Indian.

And the Venezuelan’s personality never outgrew Cleveland during his 13-year stint during the Tribe’s modern glory years. Vizquel provided leadership and didn’t shy from calling out teammates who couldn’t take the heat – specifically the Florida heat.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #14 Larry Doby

February 6, 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 Larry Doby.

By Vince Guerrieri

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first black player in the major leagues.  He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, the Dodgers retired his number in 1972, about six months before his death.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #15 Sandy Alomar Jr.

February 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 career of Sandy Alomar Jr.

By Craig Gifford

When you think of Sandy Alomar Jr., the first thought likely is “what if?”

What if Alomar, who spent 11 of his 20 big league seasons in a Cleveland Indians uniform, had been able to stay healthy the majority of the time? Could he have gone down as one of the top five catchers in baseball history? Surely he could have gone down as one of the all-time Indians greats. As it stands, Alomar, despite playing more than 100 games four times in his career, still goes down as one of the most popular players of the Tribe’s great 1990s teams.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #16 Felix Fermin

February 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 career of Felix Fermin.

By Mike Brandyberry

After being acquired in what seemed to be a rather insignificant trade, Felix Fermin left the Tribe in what became one of the moves that helped define the Indians of the 1990s.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #18 Mel Harder

February 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 career of Mel Harder.

By Vince Guerrieri

On July 31, 1932, the Indians played their first game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The cavernous lake front edifice had opened a year earlier, in the depths of the Great Depression, to host a heavyweight prizefight.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #19 Bob Feller

February 1, 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 Bob Feller.

By Vince Guerrieri

A high school phenomenon came to Cleveland. He blew people away with his prodigious talent and garnered national attention.

LeBron James? That’s one person. But before LeBron there was Bob Feller, who was signed by the Indians at 17 and never played a day in the minors before making his debut on July 19, 1936, in relief against the Washington Senators.

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Don Black Tragedy Helps Tribe To 1948 Championship

January 31, 2012 |

In 1920, the Indians won their first World Championship. They were playing for their fallen teammate, Ray Chapman, who became the first and to date only baseball player to die from injuries sustained on the field when he was struck in the temple by a pitched ball during a game against the Yankees.

In 1948, the Indians won their second World Championship, and once again, they were playing in tribute of a teammate who could not be with them.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #20 Ray Narleski

January 31, 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 Ray Narleski.

By Mike Brandyberry

Before the Bullpen Mafia, the creation of the closer or the set up man, there was Ray Narleski and Don Mossi. The two made up the toughest bullpen in baseball, before bullpens were supposed to be tough.

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