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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | October 17, 2017

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Einar Diaz

Today in Tribe History: October 9, 2001

October 9, 2017 |

Proving that the regular season means nothing in the playoffs, Cleveland’s Bartolo Colon and Bob Wickman combine on a 5-0 six-hit shutout in Seattle against the Mariners, who won 116 games during the season.  Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 2

April 1, 2017 |

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

Countdown to Opening Day – 2

Few in life are comfortable with a second place finish and in Indians history, few have made a lengthy stay … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 28, 1972

December 28, 2016 |

Einar Diaz is born in Chiriqui, Panama. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 5, 2001

August 5, 2016 |

The improbable occurs as the Cleveland Indians stage “The Comeback” on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball by scoring 13 unanswered runs to shock the Seattle Mariners, 15-14, in eleven innings. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 2: Catching Up With Einar Diaz

April 2, 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 – 2 days

When former Indians catcher Einar Diaz was traded away from the team on December 6, 2002, the Tribe pulled off a heist and received one of the greatest sluggers in team history. Travis Hafner, who came along from Texas with pitcher Aaron Myette in exchange for Diaz and pitcher Ryan Drese, eventually became the Indians’ all-time leader with 187 home runs as a designated hitter and is eighth all-time on the franchise’s home run list with 199. It’s clear that the Indians received the obvious upper-hand in the trade, but Diaz was seen at the time to be a solid, everyday starting catcher due to his previous experience with the Tribe.

Over the course of seven seasons with the Indians, Diaz – who wore #2 throughout his time in Cleveland – played in 456 games while batting .259 with 15 home runs and 139 RBI. Not exactly a prototypical catcher, Diaz also swiped 16 bases during his time with the Indians, including eleven during his first year as a regular in 1999. Prior to that, Diaz had played very sparingly for the Major League club as a September call-up from 1996-98.

“Those were the years that we won a lot of games,” Diaz remembered. “We had some good teams until 2002. Those were good years, man. We had fun over there.” Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 28, 1972

December 28, 2015 |

Einar Diaz is born in Chiriqui, Panama.

Diaz, who would spend eleven seasons in the Major Leagues, began that path after signing as an amateur free agent with the Cleveland Indians in 1990. He debuted as a September call up … Read More