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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | March 26, 2019

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Tribe’s Tragedy on Little Lake Nellie is Still Remembered

March 22, 2019 |

This story, under a different title, was originally posted on March 22, 2013, by Did The Tribe Win Last Night writer Steve Eby. – BT

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“When they told me I just couldn’t believe it. How do you tell a 3-year-old that…daddy is not coming back?” – Patti (Olin) Winter

Whenever a loved one is lost, the memory of that moment seems endless. It’s hard to believe that it was 20 years ago that the Olin, Crews, and Cleveland Indians families all lost people that they loved. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 6

March 22, 2019 |

In less than a week, the 2019 Major League Baseball season will formally kick off as all 30 teams take the field together. Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we continue our long countdown to Opening Day – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 6 days

After two and a half years with the Indians, Brandon Guyer’s time in the number six in Cleveland came to a close at the end of October when his contract option was declined for the 2019 season. The bad news continued on Friday, when he was granted his release from the Chicago White Sox after being informed that he would not break camp with the big league club.

Guyer did not have a good showing in the spring with the Sox, going 5-for-23 (.217) with eight strikeouts in 28 total plate appearances. As he is prone to do, he did manage to get plunked by three pitches. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 22, 1972

March 22, 2019 |

The purchase of the Cleveland Indians from Vernon Stouffer by a group headed by 40-year-old attorney Nick Mileti is approved by the American League. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 7

March 21, 2019 |

One week from today, the 2019 Major League Baseball season will formally kick off as all 30 teams take the field together. Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we continue our long countdown to Opening Day – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 7 days

The number seven has appeared in some pretty big moments in Tribe history, including during some big playoff series for the club. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 21, 1959

March 21, 2019 |

Cleveland and Detroit swap outfielders, as Indians general manager Frank Lane sends future Hall of Famer Larry Doby to the Tigers for Tito Francona. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 8

March 20, 2019 |

Baseball fans are now just single digits away from the start of the 2019 Major League Baseball regular season. Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we continue our long countdown to Opening Day – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 8 days

Life after Lonnie began for the Cleveland Indians this offseason as Lonnie Chisenhall signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates for $2.75 million early in the free agency period.

Chisenhall’s deal finally made him a member of the Pirates, the club that selected him in the eleventh round of the 2006 draft out of high school. Chisenhall instead took the college path to the pro game two years later. Read More

Indians Were Only Too Happy to Let Mel Hall Go in 1989

March 20, 2019 |

Thirty years ago this week, the Indians dealt Mel Hall for Joel Skinner and minor leaguer Turner Ward. At first glance, it looked like the Indians got snookered.

The Yankees were desperate, as outfielder Dave Winfield was facing back issues that would ultimately force him to miss the entire season. But the Indians had dealt Hall – an everyday player with at that point a career .281 batting average – for Skinner, a backup catcher and a minor leaguer? It looked like the latest episode in a sad tradition for the team for really the previous thirty years, since Trader Lane dealt Rocky Colavito and Norm Cash: Deal a talented player in return for some magic beans that weren’t so magical.

But it was a move that was long in coming – and frankly, somewhat of a relief – for the Indians. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 20, 1984

March 20, 2019 |

Stan Coveleski, who spent nine of his 14 Major League seasons with the Cleveland Indians, passes away in South Bend, Indiana. He was 94. Read More

Tribe Affiliates Participating in “Copa de la Diversión”

March 19, 2019 |

Last year, Minor League Baseball implemented a season-long plan to help embrace and honor the Hispanic and Latinx players, fans, and culture which have helped grow the game of baseball at the professional level. A total of 33 teams participated in special games throughout the year, known as the “Copa de la Diversión”, wearing new and creative jerseys while taking on whole new monikers.

Proving once again that “MiLB is fun”, the initiative will return for the 2019 season, with the list of participating clubs expanding to 72 across the top five minor league levels. Minor League Baseball announced on Monday a schedule of 397 games over the course of the year, building on the success of themed efforts over the last two seasons. After four teams embraced the Hispanic fan bases of their areas in 2017 while enjoying great success in terms of fan attendance and fanfare, a 160-game schedule of special games was blended across the season’s slate for 2018. In addition to new team nicknames and jerseys (some inspired by their current names and colors, while others were entirely new looks altogether), games were also highlighted by an emphasis on new and different food selections and music options at the ball park and the presence of bilingual gameday staff. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 9

March 19, 2019 |

Baseball fans are now just single digits away from the start of the 2019 Major League Baseball regular season. Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we continue our long countdown to Opening Day – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 9 days

The current wearer of the number nine for the Cleveland Indians, outfielder Brandon Barnes, received disappointing news on Monday when he was informed that he will not be on the 25-man roster for the club to open the season.

Back with the organization for a second season, Barnes was hoping to latch on to a spot in the wide open mix in one of the two vacancies in the corner outfield positions with the team. Returning on a minor league contract with a spring invite for the second straight year, Barnes got a cup of coffee with the Tribe last September when rosters expanded after spending the majority of the campaign with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 19, 1974

March 19, 2019 |

The Indians re-acquire starting pitcher Jim Perry in a three-team trade, uniting the 37-year-old with his younger brother Gaylord Perry for the first time since their high school days in Williamston, North Carolina, in 1956. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 10

March 18, 2019 |

While snow was falling again in northeast Ohio, sports fans moved another day closer to the start of the 2019 Major League Baseball regular season. Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we continue our crawl to Opening Day – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 10 days

Jake Bauers will have some big shoes to fill this year as he attempts to replace some of the production that left town in the trade that brought him to the Cleveland Indians.

The left-handed hitting first baseman and outfield option made his Major League debut a season ago with the Tampa Bay Rays. The 23-year-old, who played first, left, and right for Tampa in his 96 games, struggled with the strikeout and hit for a low average just one tick above the Mendoza line, but a good walk rate and some significant flashes of pop give the youngster an intriguing upside. Read More