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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #34 Joe Charboneau

January 17, 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 remember the short career of Joe Charboneau.

By Craig Gifford

With the city’s last major sports championship coming in 1964, Cleveland is generally thought to be the most cursed sports town in America. The three major teams (Indians, Browns and Cavs) have all found unique ways to get oh-so-close and then break the hearts of their fans over the past 48 years.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #35 Phil Niekro

January 16, 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 remember a moment with Phil Niekro.

By Mike Brandyberry

“What’s your name, son?” Phil Niekro asked.

I was eight and stood there stunned, mouth probably open and speechless. I vaguely remember putting the sound together to tell him my first name. It was 1987, Niekro’s final year as a major leaguer and the Indians were already playing out the string in what would become another 100-loss season.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #36 Gaylord Perry

January 15, 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 Gaylord Perry.

By Mike Brandyberry

His time in Cleveland was not long, but Gaylord Perry was memorable in his stay along the shores of Lake Erie. Perry was signed as a free agent by the San Francisco Giants in 1958, debuting with the club in 1962 at the age of 23. He pitched in the Bay Area for ten seasons until he was traded to the Tribe after the 1971 season.

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Ray Chapman: An Indians Legend, Part 2

January 15, 2012 |

By Matthew Van Wormer

January 15th marks the birthday of a great Indian; Raymond Johnson Chapman.  Born in 1891, Ray played for the Indians until August 16, 1920, when a ball pitched by Carl Mays struck him in the left side of the head.  He died just 12 hours later and inspired the team to win the World Series, the first of two Championships for the Cleveland Indians.  This two part series will cover Ray Chapman from a fan’s perspective and also look at the career of two men, Chapman and Mays, who couldn’t have been more different.

Ray Chapman’s career was supposed to end in 1920, just not the way it did.  Before the season started, Chapman married Kathleen Daly who was the daughter of wealthy Cleveland businessman, Martin B. Daly.  It was insinuated by Chapman and a few people close to him that he would be retiring after the season to take a job within Daly’s successful business.  He had played nine seasons in the Major’s and was ready to be a business and family man.  Not a lot of people knew this, especially not the man who threw the pitch that killed Chapman, Carl Mays.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #37 Dennis Eckersley

January 14, 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 Dennis Eckersley.

By Mike Brandyberry

Before he was a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, a transcendent player or one of the first modern closers, Dennis Eckersley was a Cleveland Indian. Eckersley was synonymous with jersey #43, but with the Tribe, he was #37.

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Ray Chapman: An Indians Legend

January 14, 2012 |

 

By Matthew Van Wormer

January 15 marks the birthday of a great Indian; Raymond Johnson Chapman.  Born in 1891, Ray played for the Indians until August 16, 1920, when a ball pitched by Carl Mays struck him in the left side of the head.  He died just 12 hours later and inspired the team to win the World Series, the first of two championships for the Cleveland Indians.  This two part series will cover Ray Chapman from a fan’s perspective and also look at the career of two men, Chapman and Mays, who couldn’t have been more different.

Everyone has certain rituals at baseball games.  People park in the same garage, enter through the same gate, purchase food and beer from the same vendors.  Call it superstitious, call it obsessive compulsive.  I call it being a fan.  My game day ritual varies slightly from game to game, except for one thing.  As soon as I enter the ballpark (through Gate C by the Bob Feller statue), I head down to the lower level of Heritage Park where a plaque hangs in honor of the only batter to ever die due to injuries sustained from a pitched ball, Ray Chapman.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #39 Len Barker

January 12, 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 Len Barker.

By Vince Guerrieri

The adjective most used to describe old Cleveland Stadium was cavernous. The venerable “mistake by the lake” could hold more than 90,000 spectators at its peak, for Browns games, rock concerts, a college football bowl game (The Great Lakes Bowl) or Indians games.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #40 Bartolo Colon

January 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 Bartolo Colon.

By Mike Brandyberry

Sometimes a player’s greatest gift to an organization is what you leave behind. What Bartolo Colon left the Indians has shaped their franchise to this very day.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #41 Charles Nagy

January 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 Charles Nagy.

By Mike Brandyberry

In an era where the Cleveland Indians had many stars, the Tribe had bigger stars, but none more loyal than right handed starting pitcher, Charles Nagy.

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Frozen Faceoff The Newest Chapter In Cleveland Hockey History

January 10, 2012 |

By Vince Guerrieri

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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