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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | November 21, 2018

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Belle, Hershiser, Carter Highlight Today’s Game Hall Candidates

November 6, 2018 |

The Baseball Hall of Fame announced its slate of “Today’s Game” candidates for consideration Monday, and it really seems to have a Cleveland feel to it.

The Today’s Game ballot is one of the eras regularly put to a vote by what used to be called the Veterans Committee. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 26, 1995

October 26, 2018 |

Despite a legitimate scare in the ninth, the Cleveland Indians held on to defeat the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, in Game 5 of the World Series to delay their season’s end by one more game. It was the final game to be played at Jacobs Field that season with a total of 43,595 in attendance for the two hour and 33 minute contest. The Braves held a 3-2 edge after the defeat in the best-of-seven series as the games shifted back to Atlanta. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 10, 1995

October 10, 2018 |

The American League Championship Series gets under way at the Kingdome in Seattle as the Mariners host the Cleveland Indians, hot off of an ALDS sweep of the Boston Red Sox. Their winning ways run out as they drop a 3-2 decision to the Mariners for their first playoff loss since 1954. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 3, 1995

October 3, 2018 | | One Comment

Postseason baseball makes its triumphant return to Cleveland after a 41-year hiatus and Indians fans get plenty of extra baseball as the Tribe walks off with a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox courtesy of a 13th inning home run from Tony Pena. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 30, 1995

September 30, 2018 |

Albert Belle becomes the first Indians player to hit 50 home runs in a season as his solo blast in the sixth tied the game prior to a Cleveland 3-2 walk-off win over the Kansas City Royals. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 18, 1995

July 18, 2018 |

Do you believe in magic? The magic was back again at Jacobs Field for the second time in three games, as Albert Belle’s grand slam off of All-Star reliever Lee Smith in the bottom of the ninth sends the Indians home with a 7-5 walk-off victory over the California Angels. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 15, 1989

July 15, 2018 |

Joey Belle makes his Major League debut for Cleveland while having the unenviable task of facing future Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan as the Indians hosted the Texas Rangers. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 22, 1996

May 22, 2018 |

Albert Belle’s 21-game hitting streak comes to an end as the slugger goes 0-for-3 in a 10-8 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 8, 2001

March 8, 2018 |

Albert Belle is pronounced “totally disabled and unable to perform as a Major League Baseball player” in a four-paragraph press release by the Baltimore Orioles today, effectively ending the 12-year veteran’s career at the age of 34. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 88 – Rene Gonzales

December 31, 2017 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 88 days

If you have a hard time remembering who Rene Gonzales was or when and where he played, don’t fret. His stay in Cleveland was short, but in his time on the shores of Lake Erie, he earned a special claim to fame by becoming the first Cleveland player to don the number 88 on his back in a Major League game. Read More

Carter Trade Changed Baseball for Fans in Cleveland

December 8, 2017 |

I generally try not to reveal my age to others in any facet of my life, but in composing the following, I had to tip my hand a bit.

This week marks 28 years (!) since the Cleveland Indians dealt fan favorite Joe Carter to the San Diego Padres for two prospects and a bit of a veteran journeyman. It would be the start of great things for the Indians organization – something seldom experienced when a perennial basement-dwelling team trades away its most productive player – but it reshaped my understanding of the game of baseball and made a decade of losing worth it during the glory years of the ’90’s. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 26, 1995

October 26, 2017 |

Despite a legitimate scare in the ninth, the Cleveland Indians hold on to defeat the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, in Game 5 of the World Series to delay their season’s end by one more game. It was the final game to be played at Jacobs Field that season with a total of 43,595 in attendance for the two hour and 33 minute contest. Read More