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Today In Tribe History: August 10, 2001

August 10, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Indians Hall of Fame shortstop Lou Boudreau passes away at the age of 84. His #5 was retired by the team in 1970, the same year he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Today In Tribe History: August 9, 1981

August 9, 2011 |

By Vince Guerrieri

Thirty years ago today, Major League Baseball was back – and it started in Cleveland.

The All-Star Game, originally scheduled for July 14 at Municipal Stadium, was canceled during a players’ strike, which lasted from June 12 to July 31. The players and owners reached an agreement, and that year, the season would be separated into halves, with the first half winners in each division playing the second half winners in the first Division Series.

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Today In Tribe History: August 8, 1993

August 8, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

In a rare feat, Albert Belle drives home 2 runs with a sacrifice fly against Baltimore. Belle became the clean up hitter for the Tribe through 1996.

 

Photo: TheClevelandFan.com

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Today In Tribe History: August 7, 1993

August 8, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Tribe reliever Bobby Ojeda makes his first appearance since the Spring Training boating accident that took the lives of his teammates Steve Olin and Tim Crews.

 

Photo: AP File

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Today in Tribe History: August 6, 1937

August 6, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

In the 10th inning of a game against the New York Yankees, Joe DiMaggio hits a line drive that third baseman Odell Hale deflects into foul territory. One umpire calls it foul, so the Indians leftfielder Moose Solters fails … Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 4, 1997

August 4, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Jim Thome hits his 30th home run of the season in a 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Thome becomes the first Cleveland left-handed hitter to have consecutive 30 homer seasons since Hal Trosky did … Read More

Today In Tribe History: August 3, 1948

August 3, 2011 |

By Jason Kaminski

Forty-one year old Satchel Paige makes his first Major League start before a crowd of 72,434 at Cleveland Stadium. Paige goes seven strong innings, giving up three runs and striking out six to earn the victory over the Washington Senators … Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 2, 1950

August 2, 2011 |

By Jason Kaminski

On August 2, 1950 Larry Doby hit 3 home runs in an 11-0 route of the Washington Senators at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Bob Lemon was the winning pitcher throwing a 3-hit shutout and racking up 8 strikeouts. … Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 1, 1985

August 1, 2011 |

By Jason Kaminski

On August 1st, 1985 the Indians traded veteran P Bert Blyleven to the Minnesota Twins for OF Jim Weaver, P Curt Wardle and SS Jay Bell. Blyleven would win 42 games over the next 3 seasons in Minnesota before finishing his career … Read More

Today In Tribe History: July 31, 1932

July 31, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

On July 31, 1932 the Cleveland Indians played their first game in new Municipal Stadium. Mel Harder battled the Philadelphia A’s Lefty Grove but eventually lost the game 1-0 on an RBI single by Hall of Fame catcher Mickey … Read More

Today In Tribe History: Lefty Grove Wins #300

July 25, 2011 |

By Vince Guerrieri

The Indians were beginning a three-game set at Fenway Park with the Boston Red Sox 70 years ago today, July 25, 1941. They were facing a pitcher who was arguably the best of all time, Robert Moses “Lefty” Grove. Lefty was a two-time world champion with the Philadelphia Athletics, and won the inaugural American League MVP, but he was coming up to the tail end of his career.

Grove was sitting on 299 wins. He last two starts were hard-luck games that turned into losses for him, and he was aching for the milestone win, which had been accomplished only five times before in the modern era.

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Today In Tribe History: July 17, 1941

July 17, 2011 |

By Vince Guerrieri

On May 15, 1941, Joe DiMaggio began a hitting streak with a single against the Chicago White Sox. Two months later, DiMaggio’s streak had stretched to 56 games when he smashed a double and two singles against the Cleveland Indians at League Park on July 16, 1941.  DiMaggio had overtaken the modern major league record of 41 games by George Sisler, and Wee Willie Keeler’s ancient mark of 44 games.

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