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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | February 23, 2018

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Today in Tribe History: January 29, 1958

January 29, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Cleveland Indians buy first baseman Mickey Vernon from the Boston Red Sox for the waiver price. The move pays off as the 40-year old Vernon makes his final All-Star appearance. Vernon would retire two years … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 28, 1901

January 28, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The American League as we know it is officially admitted and formed in Major League Baseball. Eight teams, including Cleveland, will form the new American League. This marks the official beginning of the Cleveland Indians franchise, … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 27, 1977

January 27, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Former Tribe pitcher Jason Stanford is born in Tucson, Arizona. Stanford bounced around in the Indians’ organization appearing in 23 major league games between 2003 and 2007 before being released in May of 2008. He signed … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 26, 1935

January 26, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

On this date in (fictional) Cleveland Indians history, baseball broadcaster Bob Uecker is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Though Uecker never had any true affiliation with the “real” Cleveland Indians, he is best remembered by Tribe fans … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 25, 1949

January 25, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Cleveland Indians reward player-manager Lou Boudreau with a two-year contract. The future Hall of Famer guided the team to the 1948 World Championship.

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Today in Tribe History: January 24, 2006

January 24, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Former Cleveland Indians infielder Carlos Martinez dies at the age of 41 from AIDS-related causes. Martinez spent three seasons in Cleveland from 1991-1993 and is best remembered for his home run at Cleveland Municipal Stadium that … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 23, 1962

January 23, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Former Indians pitching ace Bob Feller is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in his first year of eligibility. He compiled 266 total wins and led the league … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 22, 1984

January 22, 2012 | | One Comment

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

On this date in Nagua, Maria Trinidad Sanchez, Dominican Republic current Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jiménez is born. Jiménez was traded to Cleveland from Colorado on July 30, 2011 for Joseph Gardner, Matt McBride, Alex White and … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 21, 2009

January 21, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Former Cleveland Indians infielder Jeff Kent retires. He hit 351 home runs as a second baseman in the majors, claiming the record for the position by 74 over his nearest competitor, Ryne Sandberg. A five-time All-Star … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 20, 1970

January 20, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Shortstop Lou Boudreau achieves election to the Hall of Fame, receiving 232 of a possible 300 votes from the BBWAA. Boudreau led the American League eight times in fielding percentage, won a batting title, and was … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 19, 1937

January 19, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

In the second annual Hall of Fame election, the Baseball Writers Association of America elects three former Cleveland players. Second baseman Nap Lajoie, outfielder Tris Speaker and pitcher Cy Young. The trio will be honored at … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 18, 1950

January 18, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Ace pitcher Bob Feller tells the Cleveland Indians that he should receive a cut in pay after a subpar 15-14 season in 1949. The Indians agree to the suggestion, cutting the future Hall of Famer’s pay … Read More