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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | September 26, 2017

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Even with Career Year, Ramirez has a Long Way to Go for Burns’ Doubles Mark

September 13, 2017 |

By any observable metric, Jose Ramirez is on a tear.

After stepping in last year to fill roles in the infield and outfield, Ramirez has blossomed into a legitimate MVP candidate, with 5.3 wins above replacement and a .308 batting average. He’s leading the league in doubles with 47. With the right combination of speed and power, and the way the Indians are playing right now, 60 doubles wouldn’t be out of the question.

It would be a mark unseen in nearly 80 years – and nowhere near the best ever by an Indians player. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 19, 1924

June 19, 2017 |

First baseman George Burns goes a perfect 6-for-6 at the plate, hitting two singles, three doubles, and a triple while driving in a pair, as the Cleveland Indians pummel the first place Detroit Tigers, 16-5, in the first game of a doubleheader. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 7, 1978

January 7, 2017 |

Former American League Most Valuable Player George Burns passes away at the age of 84. Read More

Common Bonds Link Indians and Red Sox Organizations

October 8, 2016 |

In 116 years of shared history, there were bound to be a few common threads between the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox organizations. Those links extend far beyond a handful of players and coaches who make up each respective dugout this season while the two face off in the American League Division Series in their fifth playoff matchup all-time.

The most visible overlap between the two franchises may start from the managerial positions. Indians manager Terry Francona spent a portion of his playing career with the Indians before guiding the Red Sox to their first World Series title in 2004 to end an 86-year championship drought. Across the diamond, Red Sox manager John Farrell spent the majority of his playing days as a member of the Indians, including time as Francona’s teammate during the 1988 season. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 19, 1924

June 19, 2016 |

First baseman George Burns goes a perfect 6-for-6 at the plate, hitting two singles, three doubles, and a triple while driving in a pair, as the Cleveland Indians pummel the first place Detroit Tigers, 16-5, in the first game of a doubleheader. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 7, 1978

January 7, 2016 |

Former American League Most Valuable Player George Burns passes away at the age of 84.

“Tioga George” was born on January 31, 1893, in Niles, Ohio. He made his pro debut with the Detroit Tigers in 1914 and spent four … Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 19, 1924

June 19, 2015 |

1924 – First baseman George Burns goes a perfect 6-for-6 at the plate, hitting two singles, three doubles, and a triple while driving in a pair, as the Cleveland Indians pummel the first place Detroit Tigers, 16-5, in the first … Read More

Coveleski Joins Good Company with Third Series Win

February 24, 2015 |

Oct. 12, 1920 – Columbus Day – was a beautiful day in Cleveland. It was sunny and approaching 70 degrees as everyone prepared for the final World Series game at League Park.

The Indians had won three straight games at home to take a four games to two lead in the World Series. A win that day would end the series. A loss would send it back to Brooklyn. Tris Speaker danced with the one that brung him, and opted to start Stan Coveleski again. It would be his third start in the series, and he’d won his previous two. Robins manager and namesake Wilbert Robinson opted for Burleigh Grimes, who had won game two at Ebbets Field, but lost game five in Cleveland. Robinson had mentioned possibly starting Rube Marquard, but the Cleveland native was in Brooklyn owner Charles Ebbets’ doghouse after getting arrested for scalping tickets.

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Series Starts at Ebbets Field; Tribe Takes Opener

January 30, 2015 |

Abraham Lincoln had come through the old Union Depot in Clevleand, near where the Shoreway meets West Fourth Street now on the way to Washington to be inaugurated. And his funeral train came through the station on the way to his final resting place in Illinois. And on Oct. 4, 1920, as plans were surreptitiously being made for a new train station on the edge of Public Square – the Terminal Tower – a train carrying the conquering heroes stopped as the American League champion Indians made a brief stopover in Cleveland before heading to Brooklyn for the start of the World Series.

Manager Tris Speaker made it a point to stop in Cleveland for a strategy and recharging session. They would depart by train that evening to arrive in Brooklyn for the World Series. They wouldn’t have a morning practice, seeing Ebbets Field for the first time when they got there for the game.

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Today in Tribe History: January 7, 1978

January 7, 2015 |

Former American League Most Valuable Player George Burns passes away at the age of 84.

“Tioga George” was born on January 31, 1893 in Niles, Ohio. He made his pro debut with the Detroit Tigers in 1914 and spent four … Read More