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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | January 27, 2020

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Today In Tribe History

Today in Tribe History: December 28, 1972

December 28, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

On this date former Tribe catcher Einar Diaz was born in Chiriqui, Panama. Diaz was signed by the Indians as an amateur free agent in 1990 at the age of 17 but would not see Major … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 27, 1994

December 27, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Former Cleveland Indians infielder Julio Franco signs a contract with the Chiba Lotte Marines of the Japanese Pacific League. Franco would play that season under manager Bobby Valentine and they would win the Japanese World Series. … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 26, 2005

December 26, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Free agent pitcher Jason Johnson signs a one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians. Johnson, who went 8-13 with a 4.55 ERA and a career-high 210 innings for the Detroit Tigers last season, joins C.C. Sabathia, Cliff … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 25, 1989

December 25, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Former Indians infielder and infamous New York Yankees manager Bill Martin dies in a car accident. He was 61 years old at the time of his death. Acording to reports, Martin was killed in a low … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 24, 1940

December 24, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Cleveland Indians trade veteran outfielder Ben Chapman to the Washington Senators for pitcher Joe Krakauskas. Cleveland also sells pitcher Johnny Allen to the St. Louis Browns. 

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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