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Today in Tribe History: January 6, 1942

January 6, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller reports to Norfolk, Virginia for duty in the United States Navy. Feller, who led the American League in victories in three previous seasons, will miss the 1942, 1943, and 1944 seasons … Read More

Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #46 Dick Radatz

January 5, 2012 |

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the short career of relief pitcher, Dick Radatz.

By Mike Brandyberry

Some players are remembered as just “a flash in the pan,” because the dominance of their career was just that quick. For Dick Radatz, his career and fastball were just as quick.

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Today in Tribe History: January 5, 1915

January 5, 2012 | | One Comment

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

This date marks a monumental moment in the franchise of the Cleveland Indians. Thirteen years after a U.S. District Court decision for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia effectively banned him from playing for the … Read More

Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #47 Jesse Orosco

January 4, 2012 | | One Comment

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the long career of relief pitcher, Jesse Orosco.

By Mike Brandyberry

There are guys that play for a long time, there are guys that play for a really long time and then there is Jesse Orosco. The left-handed relief pitcher had a 24-year career, spanning from before my birth until after my college graduation.

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Today in Tribe History: January 4, 2002

January 4, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Cleveland Indians sign pitcher Matthew Haynes, a participant in major league’s first-ever Australian Baseball Academy, which included the best 60 players from Australia. The 6’3″, 185 lb. 18-year-old, is a right-hander who the Indians predict … Read More

Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #48 Sam McDowell

January 3, 2012 | | One Comment

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the troubled, yet All-Star career of Sam McDowell.

In an era where the Cleveland Indians had little to cheer about, left handed pitcher Sam McDowell may have been the brightest ray of sunshine on the shores of Lake Erie. McDowell entered the scene just after the Tribe’s run of success in the 1950s was coming to a close.

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Today in Tribe History: January 3, 1961

January 3, 2012 | | One Comment

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Frank Lane quits as General Manager of the Cleveland Indians to take the same post with the Kansas City Athletics. Lane served as the Tribe’s General Manager from 1958-1960 and would be succeeded by Gabe Paul.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #49 Tom Candiotti

January 2, 2012 |

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the quirky, knuckleball pitcher, Tom Candiotti.

Jersey #49 is synonymous with only one Cleveland Indian, pitcher Tom Candiotti. “The Candy Man,” may have made the jersey number famous, but he has achieved fame in many ways throughout his career.

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Offseason Swap Series: Seattle Mariners

January 2, 2012 | | One Comment

 

This week we cover the Seattle Mariners, a team certainly ahead of the Oakland Athletics, but clearly chasing the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. I get to pinch hit for Matt Van Wormer this week, who is preparing some upcoming stories, and correspond with Harrison Crow of SoDo Mojo, an indepth Mariners blog. The Mariners and Indians seem to always cross paths, whether it be with managers Mike Hargrove and Eric Wedge, trades involving Shin-Soo Choo and Asdrubal Cabrera or weird rainouts and snow games. Who knows how the 2012 Mariners will intersect with the Tribe. On to the questions…

DTTWLN? #1-Last season didn’t go as planned, a 95-loss season, complete with a 17-game losing streak. Can you explain what went wrong?

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Today in Tribe History: January 2, 1986

January 2, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Former Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck dies in Chicago, IL at age 71. Veeck was known for his flamboyant publicity stunts and the innovations he brought to the major leagues during his ownership of the Indians, … Read More

Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #50 Julian Tavarez

January 2, 2012 |

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the the much traveled, Julian Tavarez.

Any player that has a 17-year Major League Baseball career has had a notable run, but a player who played for 11 teams is beyond noteworthy. Two decades ago, Julian Tavarez was a top prospect, starting pitcher with the Cleveland Indians.

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Today in Tribe History: January 1, 2009

January 1, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Major League Baseball launches MLB Network, a cable and satellite television channel based out of Secaucus, NJ. The channel debuts in nearly 50 million cable and satellite homes – the largest debut in cable television history, … Read More