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Today In Tribe History; August 23, 1936

August 23, 2011 |

By Vince Guerrieri

A high school phenom took the mound for the Indians against the St. Louis Browns on a Sunday afternoon at League Park 75 years ago today, Aug. 23, 1936.

He was signed off the sandlots of Iowa for a buck and an autographed baseball, and had never played an inning in the minor leagues. The Browns were regarded as the dregs of the American League – the saying was that St. Louis was “first in booze, first in shoes and last in the American League” – but it was still stiffer competition than the 17-year-old hurler had ever seen before.

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Today in Tribe History: August 22, 1989

August 22, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Cleveland shortstop Felix Fermin ties the MLB record with four sacrifice bunts in a 3 – 2, 10-inning win over Seattle. He is the first player to accomplish the feat since another Cleveland shortstop, Ray Chapman, did … Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 21, 1992

August 21, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

On this date in 1992 the Tribe hosted the Texas Rangers at the old Cleveland Stadium. On the mound for Texas was the 45 year old fireballer Nolan Ryan. However, on this night he was anything … Read More

Today In Tribe History: August 20, 1938

August 20, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Cleveland catchers Frankie Pytlak and Hank Helf set a new world record for catching a baseball dropped from a high altitude when they accomplish the feat at Cleveland’s Union Terminal Tower. The balls fall an … Read More

Today In Tribe History: August 19, 1999

August 19, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

On this date in 1999 the Indians defeated the Texas Rangers at Jacobs Field by a score of 8-0. Steve Karsay picked up the win improving his record to 10-1 and lowering his ERA to … Read More

Today In Tribe Historty: August 18, 1975

August 18, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Former Cleveland outfielder Earl Averill is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on this day in 1975. That same year Averill’s number 3 was retired by the team, the third player to have such an … Read More

Today In Tribe History: August 17, 1921

August 17, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

On the one year anniversary of the death of Ray Chapman, YWCA members hand out rosebuds to the 6,000 fans as they enter the park. The Indians give up four runs to the A’s in … Read More

Today In Tribe History: August 15, 1911

August 15, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Cleveland releases an aging, and struggling, Cy Young. He returns to Boston and signs with the National League’s Rustlers, where he will finish the season with a 4-5 record. Denton True “Cy” Young calls it quits that offseason after compiling some of the … Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 14, 1997

August 14, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Cleveland Indians play the 15,000th game in franchise history. It is the second highest total for games played in the American League behind the Detroit Tigers. Incidentally, the Tribe play against the Tigers on … Read More

Today In Tribe History: August 13, 1955

August 13, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Larry Doby’s 167 game errorless streak comes to an end. The streak stood as a new American League record for outfielders at the time. Doby would finish the season with only 2 errors total.

 

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Today In Tribe History; August 12, 1994

August 12, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

After finishing 1993 with a record of 76-86 and 19 games out of first place, the ’94 season saw the Tribe making big strides. The Indians moved into their new ballpark, Jacobs Field, and were … Read More

Today In Tribe History; August 11, 1926

August 11, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Tris Speaker hits the 700th double of his career in a loss to the White Sox. Speaker would finish his career with 792, the most in Major League history.

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