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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | February 19, 2019

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Today In Tribe History

Today in Tribe History: December 23, 1978

December 23, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Former Indians All-Star catcher Victor Martinez is born in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela. Martinez played for Cleveland from 2002 – 2009 before being traded to the Boston Red Sox.

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Today in Tribe History: December 22, 1999

December 22, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

In an interview in Sports Illustrated magazine, Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker offends virtually every race and ethnic group in a hateful outburst. Community leaders, media, management, coaches and teammates alike call for action to be … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 21, 1940

December 21, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Chicago writers name Cleveland Indians shortstop Lou Boudreau as the outstanding rookie in the major leagues. Boudreau will be honored at the annual January banquet.

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Today in Tribe History: December 20, 1993

December 20, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

In what may be one of the single best moves in Cleveland history, the Indians trade shortstop Felix Fermin and first baseman Reggie Jefferson to the Mariners in exchange for Gold Glove shortstop Omar Vizquel.

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Today in Tribe History: December 19, 1986

December 19, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

After finding no other clubs interested in signing him, free agent pitcher and 20-game winner Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with the Tigers while at the same time accusing the major league owners of collusion … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 18, 2001

December 18, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Indians send troubled and often controversial pitcher John Rocker to the Rangers in exchange for minor league pitcher Dave Elder. The reliever, not known for his clubhouse diplomacy, will join recently-acquired Carl Everett, who also … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 17, 2001

December 17, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Cleveland signs infielder Ricky Gutierrez to a three-year contract. Gutierrez was coming off two solid seasons with the Chicago Cubs and is slated to be the starting second baseman for the Tribe in 2002. He loses … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 16, 1999

December 16, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Indians sign former Angels’ ace pitcher Chuck Finley to a three-year contract at the age of 37. Finley had little left in the tank and would post mediocre numbers over the next two and a … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 15, 2010

December 15, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Hall of Famer Bob Feller, one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, dies at age 92. “Rapid Robert” made his major league debut at 17 and had the best fastball of his generation. He lost … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 13, 2000

December 13, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Tribe lose a bidding war with the Boston Red Sox for slugger Manny Ramirez. Ramirez had spent the previous eight seasons with Cleveland and was coming off an impressive season that saw him hit .351 … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 12, 1985

December 12, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Indians sign free agent Tom Candiotti to a AAA contract. Candiotti (9-13 at Vancouver), who has been throwing a knuckler less than a year, will lead the American League in complete games (17) next season.

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Today in Tribe History: December 11, 2001

December 11, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Mets obtain 12-time All-Star 2B Roberto Alomar in an 8-player deal with the Indians. In addition to Alomar, New York also receives P Mike Bacsik and OF-1B Danny Peoples. Cleveland gets OF Matt Lawton and … Read More