I generally try not to reveal my age to others in any facet of my life, but in composing the following, I had to tip my hand a bit.
This week marks 28 years (!) since the Cleveland Indians dealt fan favorite Joe Carter to the San Diego Padres for two prospects and a bit of a veteran journeyman. It would be the start of great things for the Indians organization – something seldom experienced when a perennial basement-dwelling team trades away its most productive player – but it reshaped my understanding of the game of baseball and made a decade of losing worth it during the glory years of the ’90’s.
The Cleveland Indians, fresh off of a disappointing sixth place 73-89 finish, trade their best offensive weapon, Joe Carter, to the San Diego Padres for Sandy Alomar, Carlos Baerga, and Chris James, beginning what would become the best sustained run in the history of the franchise.
Former slugging outfielder and World Series hero Joe Carter is born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Drafted with the second pick overall in the 1981 draft by the Cubs, Chicago dealt him to Cleveland with outfielder Mel Hall, pitcher Don Schulze, …
The Cleveland Indians, fresh off of a disappointing sixth place 73-89 finish, trade their best offensive weapon, Joe Carter, to the San Diego Padres for Sandy Alomar, Carlos Baerga, and Chris James.
Carter is entering the final year of his …
The Cleveland Indians help to eliminate the Minnesota Twins from the postseason after overcoming a ten-run deficit in an 11-10 come-from-behind victory.
With three games left on their schedule coming in to the day, the Twins were two games behind …