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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | May 28, 2018

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Tribe’s No-Hitter Drought Reaches 37 Years

May 15, 2018 |

Len Barker, getting the sign from Ron Hassey. Ernie Whitt stands in. Wind up, here it comes. Fly ball, center field. Manning coming on, he’s there…he catches it! Len Barker has pitched a no-hitter! A perfect game for Len Barker! The stands erupt, the players go out, Len Barker being surrounded on the field. He has made baseball history here tonight. Len Barker has pitched a perfect ball game. Faces 27 men, retires them all, eleven strikeouts. Len Barker being mobbed on the field, the Cleveland Indians win it, 3-0. – Herb Score’s call of Barker’s perfect game

It has now been 37 years since Len Barker lifted his leg high and tight on a 1-2 pitch to Toronto Blue Jays catcher Ernie Whitt, inducing a fly ball to center field. Rick Manning raced in, arms extended straight out as though he were flying. He raised both arms above his head and he secured the catch before beginning his ascent to the mound with several high hops in celebration of the 27th and final out of Barker’s perfect game. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 21

March 8, 2018 |

It is hard to believe, but we are just three short weeks away from the first pitches of the 2018 Major League Baseball season. Today, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night continue our countdown to Opening Day!

Countdown to Opening Day – 21 days

In 1998, Cleveland retired the number 21 in honor of longtime Tribe member Bob Lemon, whose transition from a position player to a quality starting pitcher led to seven trips to the Midsummer Classic, a leading role on the 1948 and 1954 American League champion Indians teams, and ultimately, a spot in Cooperstown in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

But while Lemon last wore the number on the field as a player with the Indians in 1958, several big names would honor the work that he had done in the jersey with quality careers in a Cleveland uniform in the years to come. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 22, 1976

January 22, 2018 |

Bob Lemon joins fellow pitcher Robin Roberts in election to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 11, 2000

January 11, 2018 |

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

Today in Tribe History: October 11, 1948

October 11, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians are champions of the baseball world for the second time in club history as they hold on to defeat the Boston Braves by a 4-3 final at Braves Field. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 22, 1920

September 22, 2017 |

While the Indians would win their sixth straight game, an 8-3 victory in Cleveland over the Boston Red Sox to reach the 90-win plateau for just the second time in the 20-year history of the franchise, a future component of the team’s next two American League pennant winning clubs after this season is born in San Bernardino, California. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 13, 1954

July 13, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians host the 21st Midsummer Classic at Cleveland Stadium with the American League squad winning by an 11-9 score over the National League in front of 68,751 spectators. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 30, 1948

June 30, 2017 |

Bob Lemon throws the ninth no-hitter in franchise history as the Cleveland Indians defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, at Briggs Stadium. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 21

March 13, 2017 |

Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to Opening Day!

Countdown to Opening Day – 21

In 1998, Cleveland retired the number 21 in honor of longtime Tribe member Bob Lemon, whose transition from a position player to a quality starting pitcher led to seven trips to the Midsummer Classic, a leading role in the 1948 and 1954 American League champion Indians teams, and ultimately, a spot in Cooperstown in the Hall of Fame.

But while Lemon last wore the number on the field as a player with the Indians in 1958, several big names would honor the work that he had done in the jersey with quality careers in a Cleveland uniform in the years to come. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 22, 1976

January 22, 2017 |

Bob Lemon joins fellow pitcher Robin Roberts in election to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 11, 2000

January 11, 2017 |

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

A History of Cleveland’s World Series Game Ones

October 25, 2016 |

For the sixth time in team history, the Cleveland Indians will play in a Game 1 on the biggest baseball stage of them all – the World Series.

Strange and inconvenient circumstances have prevented the Indians from owning home field advantage in the series in the past, which makes this year’s World Series opener from Progressive Field the first time in club history that they have hosted Game 1 in Cleveland. In that small sample size, there have been three complete games hurled by Indians starters, a controversial call, a walk-off homer, two games decided by one run, and all five games that were decided by three runs or less.

Baseball fans worldwide could ask for nothing more than that kind of excitement in the 2016 Fall Classic as the Indians host the Chicago Cubs in a matchup of the two longest suffering franchises in Major League Baseball today. Working against the Indians is a 1-4 record in starting the first game of the World Series, but all five games have been road contests. Progressive Field has played as friendly confines for the Tribe this year, both during the regular season and in four straight playoff games to start this postseason. Read More