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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | April 22, 2019

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Bill Veeck

Today in Tribe History: February 9, 1914

February 9, 2019 |

Bill Veeck, who would make instrumental and monumental contributions to the game of baseball, is born in Chicago, Illinois. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 2, 1986

January 2, 2019 |

Legendary baseball owner Bill Veeck passes away at the age of 71 after a battle with cancer. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 21, 1949

November 21, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians are sold by owner Bill Veeck for $2.2 million. The new ownership group is headed by Ellis Ryan. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 9, 1914

February 9, 2018 |

Bill Veeck, who would make instrumental and monumental contributions to the game of baseball, is born in Chicago, Illinois. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 2, 1986

January 2, 2018 |

Legendary baseball owner Bill Veeck passes away at the age of 71 after a battle with cancer. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 21, 1949

November 21, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians are sold by owner Bill Veeck for $2.2 million. The new ownership group is headed by Ellis Ryan. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 9, 1914

February 9, 2017 |

Bill Veeck, who would make instrumental and monumental contributions to the game of baseball, is born in Chicago, Illinois. Read More

Life Caught Up to Indians Owner Veeck 31 Years Ago this Week

January 4, 2017 | | 2 Comments

This week in 1986, Bill Veeck made the front page one last time in Cleveland.

Veeck hadn’t owned the Indians in more than 35 years at that point. In fact, he hadn’t owned a baseball team in six years. But his death of cardiac arrest at the age of 71 gave baseball fans in three cities one last opportunity to claim him as one of their own. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 2, 1986

January 2, 2017 |

Legendary baseball owner Bill Veeck passes away at the age of 71 after a bout of cancer. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 21, 1949

November 21, 2016 |

The Cleveland Indians are sold by owner Bill Veeck for $2.2 million. The new ownership group is headed by Ellis Ryan. Read More

1945 World Series Featured One Former Indian – and Almost a Future One Too

November 2, 2016 |

The 1945 World Series was, until this year, the last appearance in the Fall Classic for the Chicago Cubs.

It also pitted managers against each other that represented the Indians’ past – and possibly its future.

The Tigers manager was Steve O’Neill, who was originally signed by the Athletics but played the bulk of his career for the Indians. He was a part of the 1920 championship team, and ended his career with stints in Boston, the Bronx, and St. Louis. Read More

Dispute Between Burke, Veeck Opened Door for Unlikely Suitor for Indians

July 20, 2016 | | One Comment

In the late 1950s and 1960s, the Indians perpetually seemed to be candidates for a move, with cities like Houston, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Seattle and Oakland mentioned as possible landing spots.

But a dispute over Cleveland Stadium opened the door for a suitor to potentially make the Indians the FOURTH team in New York City. Read More