It’s not an uncommon occurrence to see two inductees in the same year who have played all or part of their careers with the Indians (prior to this year, it last happened in 2011, with Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven). Rarer still is three inductees from the Indians. That only happened once, in 1937, when Cy Young, Napoleon Lajoie and Tris Speaker were inducted in the second class.
But in 1963, three former players were inducted with ties to Cleveland baseball – all of whom played at League Park.
That year, only the veterans committee voted, and the inductees included Elmer Flick, Sam Rice and John Clarkson. Flick and Rice both played for the Indians, but Clarkson, a posthumous inductee, ended his career more than 70 years earlier with the Cleveland Spiders.
Cleveland Naps vice president Charles Somers and manager Nap Lajoie firmly reject a proposed trade with the Detroit Tigers that would have sent Ty Cobb to Cleveland for Elmer Flick.
Cobb, a tumultuous individual, had gotten into a fight with …
Cleveland Naps manager Nap Lajoie rejects a proposed trade with the Detroit Tigers that would have sent Ty Cobb to Cleveland for Elmer Flick.
Cobb, a tumultuous individual, had gotten into a fight with a black groundskeeper and his wife …
Elmer Flick has taken his place in the town square.
Flick, a Bedford native and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, was immortalized in a statue dedicated Wednesday in his hometown. His career ended abruptly in 1910, and he …