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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | July 25, 2017

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Bobby Avila

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 20, 1951

June 20, 2017 |

Cleveland gets an impressive day at the plate from second baseman Bobby Avila as the Indians knock off the Boston Red Sox, 14-8. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 1 – Bobby Avila

April 2, 2017 |

Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we dig through the archives in our countdown to Opening Day with a story on the late Bobby Avila, who would have turned 93 today.

Countdown to Opening Day – 1 days

As a child growing up in Veracruz, Mexico, Roberto “Bobby” Avila played soccer and dreamed of being a bullfighter. As a student, he studied engineering. His later life was spent in politics.

But Avila – called Beto in Spanish-speaking nations but known as Bobby in the United States – was probably most famous as the first really prominent Mexican baseball player. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 2, 1924

April 2, 2017 |

Bobby Ávila is born in Veracruz, Mexico. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 13, 1954

July 13, 2016 |

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 20, 1951

June 20, 2016 |

Cleveland gets an impressive day at the plate from second baseman Bobby Avila as the Indians knock off the Boston Red Sox, 14-8. Avila was the star of the day, establishing a new team record with 15 total bases in the contest. Read More

Countdown to Indians Opening Day – 1: Bobby Avila

April 3, 2016 |

As Did The Tribe Win Last Night helps fans count down the days until the Indians retake the field in an official Major League game, we look back at some of the players who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride.

Countdown to Opening Day – 1 days

As a child growing up in Veracruz, Mexico, Roberto “Bobby” Avila played soccer and dreamed of being a bullfighter. As a student, he studied engineering. His later life was spent in politics.

But Avila – called Beto in Spanish-speaking nations but known as Bobby in the United States – was probably most famous as the first really prominent Mexican baseball player. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 13, 1954

July 13, 2015 |

1954 – 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.

The Indians were well represented on the team, … Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 20, 1951

June 20, 2015 |

1951 – Cleveland gets an impressive day at the plate from second baseman Bobby Avila as the Indians knock off the Boston Red Sox, 14-8.

Avila was the star of the day, establishing a new team record with 15 total … Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 29, 1955

May 29, 2015 |

1955Larry Doby becomes the first player in the Majors to clear the outer wall of Kansas City’s Municipal Stadium with a home run as the Indians back left-hander Herb Score’s strong effort on the mound in a 4-2 … Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 2, 1924

April 2, 2015 |

1924Bobby Ávila is born in Veracruz, Mexico.

Ávila was a regular in the Mexican League at the age of 19 and jumped to Major League Baseball in 1948 when he signed with the Cleveland Indians after Cy SlapnickaRead More

Baseball Lifer Slapnicka Unearthed Plenty of Talent

March 31, 2015 |

He had one victory in his major league pitching career, but Cy Slapnicka was a baseball lifer.

Slapnicka spent a decade as a pitcher in the minor leagues, and five years as general manager for the Indians, but he’s probably best known as a scout. Much of the talent assembled by the Indians in the 1940s and 1950s was done at his direction, but his greatest find was another pitcher from Iowa, Bob Feller.

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