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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | March 27, 2017

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Today in Tribe History: March 19, 1974

March 19, 2017 |

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 – 16

March 18, 2017 |

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Countdown to Opening Day – 16

Cleveland third base coach Mike Sarbaugh has been the Indians’ representative for the number 16 on the field over the last several years while serving as a member of manager Terry Francona’s coaching staff, a role he has held since he was promoted to the Major League club after working as a minor league manager in the organization from 2004 to 2012.

The minor league career of the former utility man was brief, as he played in the Milwaukee Brewers organization in 1989 before spending the next five years in the Indians farm system, reaching the Triple-A level in four games at Charlotte in his season in 1994. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 18, 1957

March 18, 2017 |

Cleveland general manager Hank Greenberg rejects a deal offered by Boston that would have sent Indians’ 23-year-old pitcher Herb Score to the Red Sox for $1 million. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 17

March 17, 2017 |

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Countdown to Opening Day – 17

The number 17 has disappeared from the diamond for the Cleveland Indians in recent years, last seen on the back of Shin-Soo Choo in his final season for the club in 2012.

That offseason, the Indians hired manager Terry Francona, who was spotted with the number 47 in his introductory press conference. After Choo was dealt to Cincinnati in a three-team trade that included Arizona, Francona switched over to 17. Unlike other managers around the league, Francona opts for other attire while in the dugout, so his new 17 has been replaced by an Indians hoodie, among other gear. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 17, 1907

March 17, 2017 |

Cleveland Naps vice president Charles Somers and manager Nap Lajoie firmly reject a proposed trade with the Detroit Tigers that would have sent Ty Cobb to Cleveland for Elmer Flick. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 18 – Mel Harder

March 16, 2017 |

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Countdown to Opening Day – 18 days

Of the retired numbers in Cleveland Indians history, Mel Harder’s number 18 may be one of the lesser known and more under-appreciated of the bunch to be honored in such a way. It was largely due to Harder’s misfortune of being a Cleveland Indian during some very down years for the club during the 1930s and 1940s and retiring the season before the Tribe took the 1948 World Series.

It may have been enough to cost him a place among the baseball immortals in Cooperstown’s Hall of Fame. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 16, 1871

March 16, 2017 |

Bill Bernhard, a successful right-handed pitcher in the early days of Cleveland’s American League franchise, is born in Clarence, New York. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 19 – Bob Feller

March 15, 2017 |

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Countdown to Opening Day – 19 days

If you ask Clevelanders which player was the best to wear the number 19 while representing the city in a sporting event, chances are you will get a lot of answers naming former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar as their pick.

No knock on Bernie, but he doesn’t hold a candle in comparison to the best 19 possibly to play the game of baseball, Bob Feller. Read More

Indians Back Home in Indiana for Spring Training During World War II

March 15, 2017 |

There’s nothing like being somewhere other than Cleveland for spring training, and the Indians have definitely visited a multitude of places. In the 1920s, they visited New Orleans – enough that they saw fit to make political boss Huey Long a stockholder in the team. Currently, they’re in Arizona, a return to a location they’ve visited on and off since the 1940s. And thanks to “Major League,” Hi Corbett Field lives on in silver screen immortality as an Indians’ spring training home.

But during World War II, the Indians stayed closer to home – because they had to. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 15, 1949

March 15, 2017 |

Jim Kern is born in Gladwin, Michigan. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 20 – Rajai and The Judge

March 14, 2017 |

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Countdown to Opening Day – 20

Rajai Davis might not have been the longest to wear 20 for Cleveland and was hardly the best to do so, but with one magical swing in the eighth inning of Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, he permanently etched his name into Indians lore.

The veteran outfielder provided a surprise jolt to the Indians lineup last season and his absence will be felt in the coming season as no player on the roster currently will replace his league-leading 43 stolen bases and electric attitude and effort that he provided the club, both on and off the field during the Indians’ run to the final moments of the 2016 season. His high-flying high-fives with teammates after wins became a common sight as the season went on and the team kept winning. He brought with him years of experience, including years of struggling to latch on to roster spots in the early portions of his career. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 14, 1921

March 14, 2017 |

Bill Kennedy is born in Carnesville, Georgia. Read More