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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | August 17, 2018

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Today in Tribe History: February 19, 1942

February 19, 2012 |

 

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Hal Trosky, whose season ended last August when he injured his finger, and suffering from migraine headaches that cannot be treated, retires as first baseman of the Indians. Trosky will come back to play for … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 18, 2010

February 18, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Cleveland Indians shake up their front office: they announce that GM Mark Shapiro will become team President at the end of the season, when his assistant Chris Antonetti becomes General Manager. Current President Paul Dolan, … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 17, 1944

February 17, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

On this date in 1944 former Cleveland Indians pitcher Dick Bosman is born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Bosman played for Cleveland from 1973-1975 posting very average numbers but his “claim to fame” would come on July 19, … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 16, 2010

February 16, 2012 |

 

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Indians bring back first baseman Russell Branyan, whom they originally drafted in 1994 and who played for the team until 2002. Coming off his best year in the majors, in which he slugged 31 … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 14, 1934

February 14, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Cleveland Indians sign former Washington Senators 19-year outfielder Sam Rice to a contract for the upcoming season. He will bat .293 in 335 at-bats for the Indians, but will fall 13 hits shy of the … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 13, 1966

February 13, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

On this date in 1966 former Cleveland Indians second baseman Jerry “The Governor” Browne was born in Christiansted, Virgin Islands. Browne played for the Tribe from 1989 until 1991 after being acquired from the Texas Rangers … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 12, 2010

February 12, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The San Francisco Giants sign pitcher Tim Lincecum, the National League Cy Young Award winner in both 2008 and 2009, to a two-year contract worth $23 million, thus avoiding a record-setting salary arbitration hearing. Though this … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 11, 1916

February 11, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

After playing two seasons in Cleveland, OH, the American Association Mud Hens transfer back to Toledo. The franchise spent two seasons in Cleveland to block a Federal League team from moving in there. The Mud Hens … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 10, 2011

February 10, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Indians sign shortstop Orlando Cabrera, one of the last remaining unsigned free agents of the off-season, to a one-year deal. Cabrera helped the Reds to the NL Central title the previous year. Cabrera will start … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 9, 1971

February 9, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Former Negro Leagues star and Cleveland Indians pitcher Satchel Paige is nominated for the Hall of Fame. On June 10 the Hall’s new Special Committee on the Negro Leagues will formally select Paige for induction. Paige … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 8, 1931

February 8, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

On this date in 1931 Cleveland Indians owner Larry Dolan was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Dolan bought the Indians from Richard Jacobs in 2000 for approximately $323 million.

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Today in Tribe History: February 7, 1996

February 7, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

After playing his last year for the Indians at age 43, Dave Winfield announces his retirement. Winfield compiled 3,110 hits, 465 home runs and 1,833 RBI during a 22-year career with six teams. A 12-time All-Star, … Read More