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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | June 24, 2019

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Jim Hegan

Today in Tribe History: June 17, 1984

June 17, 2019 |

Longtime Cleveland Indians catcher Jim Hegan passes away. He was 63 years old. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 1, 1955

May 1, 2019 |

Hosting a doubleheader at Cleveland Stadium, the Indians pulled off the daily double win over the Boston Red Sox as Bob Feller and Herb Score allowed a combined five hits in 18 innings on the mound to push Cleveland to 11-6 on the season. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 8, 1948

October 8, 2018 |

The city of Cleveland hosts a World Series game for the first time since 1920, as the Indians play the Boston Braves in Game 3 at Cleveland Stadium. A crowd of 70,306 is treated to a pitching display from rookie left-hander Gene Bearden, who blanks the Braves on five hits in a complete game 2-0 shutout. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 17, 1984

June 17, 2018 |

Longtime Cleveland Indians catcher Jim Hegan passes away. He was 63 years old. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 1, 1955

May 1, 2018 |

Hosting a doubleheader at Cleveland Stadium, the Indians pulled off the daily double win over the Boston Red Sox as Bob Feller and Herb Score allowed a combined five hits in 18 innings on the mound to push Cleveland to 11-6 on the season. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 8, 1948

October 8, 2017 |

The city of Cleveland hosts a World Series game for the first time since 1920, as the Indians play the Boston Braves in Game 3 at Cleveland Stadium. A crowd of 70,306 is treated to a pitching display from rookie left-hander Gene Bearden, who blanks the Braves on five hits in a complete game 2-0 shutout. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 4, 1954

July 4, 2017 |

Despite having to patch together their pitching staff after a quick exit from starter Mike Garcia, the Cleveland Indians come just one out away from their first combined no-hitter as they hold off the Chicago White Sox, 2-1, in front of a holiday crowd of 26,842 at Cleveland Stadium. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 17, 1984

June 17, 2017 |

Longtime Cleveland Indians catcher Jim Hegan passes away. He was 63 years old. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 8, 1948

October 8, 2016 |

The city of Cleveland hosts a World Series game for the first time since 1920, as the Indians play the Boston Braves in Game 3 at Cleveland Stadium. A crowd of 70,306 is treated to a pitching display from rookie left-hander Gene Bearden, who blanks the Braves on five hits in a complete game 2-0 shutout. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 17, 1984

June 17, 2016 |

Longtime Cleveland Indians catcher Jim Hegan passes away. He was 63 years old. Read More

After the Cleveland Indians’ 1948 Season (Part 2)

April 3, 2016 |

This is the second of three installments of “After the Cleveland Indians’ 1948 Season”, the final chapter of the 1948 season review. See Part 1 here.

Bob Lemon had the first of seven 20-win seasons for the Indians in 1948. He became a mainstay of the pitching staff through the 1950s. His 1950 season was one for the ages, going 23-11 and leading the league in wins, innings (288), starts (37), complete games (22) and strikeouts (170). He won 23 games again in 1954 as the Indians rolled to the pennant. He retired in 1958 with a career record of 207-128, and had a successful career as a manager. He managed the Royals, was hired by Bill Veeck to manage the White Sox, and was named AL Manager of the Year in 1977.

After he was fired by Veeck in 1978, he became the Yankees manager, hired by George Steinbrenner and reunited with Al Rosen. The Yankees won the World Series that year and Lemon was named manager of the year again. But his son’s death in a car accident cast a pall on the 1979 season for him, and he was fired 25 games into the season. Lemon came back to manage the Yankees in 1981, as they won the pennant. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1976, and his number 21 was retired by the Indians in 1998. He died in 2000. Read More

Tribe Celebrates Championship From Clubhouse to Public Square

March 31, 2016 |

October 11, 1948

As the Indians clinched their first World Series championship in 28 years, the celebration started on the field but spilled into the clubhouse and lasted much of the evening in Cleveland.

Clevelanders are getting used to celebrating championships as this is their third trophy in the last ten months. The Cleveland Barons hockey team won last April and the Cleveland Browns football team was champions in December. But for the Indians, the drought of 28 years seems like an eternity for veteran players and a generation of fans.

It was a special feeling for outfielder Bob Kennedy to catch the final out of the season and bring the World Series crown to Cleveland. Kennedy was dealt to Cleveland in May for outfielder Pat Seerey. Kennedy left the last place Chicago White Sox for the first place Indians. Read More