The Cleveland Indians announce this morning that star center fielder Grady Sizemore has been signed to a six-year contract extension through the 2011 season with a team option for the following year. The pact was the longest such deal by the club in over ten seasons (Omar Vizquel; December 1995).
Grady Sizemore hits a pair of solo home runs leading off the first and third innings to become just the second 30-30 man in the history of the Cleveland Indians. Franklin Gutierrez hits the go-ahead home run in the tenth inning to give the Indians a 4-3 win over the Tigers in Detroit.
The Cleveland Indians announce this morning that star center fielder Grady Sizemore has been signed to a six-year contract extension through the 2011 season with a team option for the following year. The pact was the longest such deal by …
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 greats who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride.
Countdown to Opening Day – 24 days
Trying to pick one particular angle to discuss for the number 24 in the history of the Cleveland Indians organization was no easy task.
Grady Sizemore, the longtime fan favorite whose career derailed after injuries finally caught up to the young star who was rarely absent from the lineup in the early days of his Tribe time. Then there was Manny Ramirez, who majestic moonshots and “wow” moments, as well as absent-minded mental errors on the field, are certainly worthy of notice. Current Tribe manager Terry Francona and his pops Tito Francona each wore the number for Cleveland at some point in their Indians career. And you should not forget, but likely have, that Hall of Fame pitcher and 300-game winner Early Wynn also sported a two-four on his back on the mound at Cleveland Stadium during the first nine of his ten years in the city. Even Jeff Heath made notable contributions to the Indians lineup in the 1930s and 1940s.