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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | January 23, 2019

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Today in Tribe History: January 11, 2000

January 11, 2019 |

Cleveland Indians legend Bob Lemon passes away in California after a heart attack and stroke. He was 79 years old. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 77

January 10, 2019 |

Our countdown to the kickoff of the 2019 Major League Baseball season returns today, as the earliest start ever (excluding international openers) for all 30 teams will bring players back to the field on March 28. Follow along with Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down the days until Opening Day 2019. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 77 days

When pitcher Jack Armstrong asked the Indians to wear the number seven for his first season in Cleveland in 1992, he found out that it had already been taken by another new member of the organization, similarly acquired via trade in the offseason.

That player was Kenny Lofton, who would become another one of the legends to wear that digit in Indians history, joining Charlie Jamieson, Hal Trosky, and Al Rosen, to name a few.

Armstrong decided to try something new, which was a theme to his journey to Cleveland with his first new franchise of his career after being drafted and developed into an All-Star across the state in Cincinnati. Since he couldn’t have seven, he opted for the number twice and became the first and only Indians player to wear the number 77 in an official Major League game. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 10, 1926

January 10, 2019 |

Future Cleveland Indians player and manager George Strickland is born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read More

Post-2016 Indians Optimism Running Out

January 9, 2019 | | One Comment

The Indians’ moves lately – at least, the ones they’ve been making – have caused me to relive the 2016 World Series. And I don’t like it one damn bit.

The Indians are making some moves, but probably not as many as we’d like. As it stands now, this Indians team is no better than the one that ended the season ignominiously with a sweep by the Astros in the American League Division Series. (It is my fervent hope that the Indians aren’t done making offseason moves, but it feels like that’s starting to border on delusion.) Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 9, 1971

January 9, 2019 |

Elmer Flick, a longtime Cleveland Indians outfielder and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, passes away, two days short of his 95th birthday. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 8, 1971

January 8, 2019 |

Elmer Flick, a longtime Cleveland Indians outfielder and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, passes away, two days short of his 95th birthday. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 7, 1978

January 7, 2019 |

Former American League Most Valuable Player George Burns passes away at the age of 84. Read More

Indians Acquire Catcher Plawecki from Mets

January 6, 2019 |

The Cleveland Indians addressed a roster concern on Sunday afternoon, acquiring catcher Kevin Plawecki from the New York Mets for right-handed pitcher Walker Lockett and minor league utility man Sam Haggerty.

The Indians’ catching position moved from one of depth to an area of concern in a span of less than six months as the team used backstops to address organizational issues. Top prospect Francisco Mejia was traded to the San Diego Padres on July 31 for two relievers – All-Star closer Brad Hand and submariner Adam Cimber. On November 30, the team purged salary by moving 2018 All-Star catcher Yan Gomes to the Washington Nationals for reliever Jefry Rodriguez and minor leaguers Daniel Johnson and Andruw Monasterio. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 6, 1920

January 6, 2019 |

Future 300-game winner Early Wynn is born in Hartford, Alabama. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 5, 2011

January 5, 2019 |

A pair of ex-Indians players, second baseman Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven, are announced as this year’s Hall of Fame inductees. Read More

Grimm Joins Tribe’s Bullpen Mix on Minor League Deal

January 4, 2019 |

The Indians added another arm to the bullpen mix with their first addition of 2019, signing free agent right-hander Justin Grimm to a minor league deal with a non-roster invitation to spring training in Goodyear, Arizona, next month.

Grimm, 30, spent last season between the Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners organizations, with a pair of trips to the Major League Baseball disabled list. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 4, 2015

January 4, 2019 |

Longtime Major League Baseball executive Hank Peters dies in Boca Raton, Florida, at the age of 90 after complications from a stroke. Read More