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Joe Charboneau

Today in Tribe History: December 3, 1980

December 3, 2017 |

Cleveland left fielder and designated hitter Joe Charboneau is named the American League’s Rookie of the Year for the 1980 season, earning 15 of the 28 first place votes. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 3, 1980

December 3, 2016 |

Cleveland left fielder and designated hitter Joe Charboneau is named the American League’s Rookie of the Year for the 1980 season, earning 15 of the 28 first place votes. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 3, 1980

December 3, 2015 |

Cleveland left fielder and designated hitter Joe Charboneau is named the American League’s Rookie of the Year for the 1980 season, earning 15 of the 28 first place votes.

Charboneau had a breakout season in his first year in the … Read More

Charboneau was ‘Super Joe,’ but Just for One Year

November 20, 2015 |

Early 1980 wasn’t a particularly fun time in Cleveland.

Parts of the city were still smoldering wreckage from a mob war. Mills were closing and industry was drying up. The city was coming out of default.

Sports were little better. The Indians were mired in mediocrity, the Browns were a year away from the infamous Red Right 88 and Ted Stepien was trying to prove he could run a professional basketball team into the ground.

But as thoughts turned to Indians spring training, Plain Dealer sportswriter Terry Pluto offered a prophecy about an outfielder in the team’s farm system, saying on January 6, 1980, “You’ll be reading quite a bit about him in the next few months.” Read More

Lake County Captains to Host Bernie Kosar, “Super Joe” Charboneau, at Annual Cleveland Sports History Night on Saturday

July 30, 2015 |

On Saturday, the Lake County Captains will host one of their biggest promotions of the year, their annual Cleveland Sports History Night. Once a night every year, the Captains fill the ballpark with major sports figures from Cleveland’s past and promotions surrounding Cleveland sports, including the highly sought-after Jobu bobblehead.

Last year, fans lined up as early as 9:00 a.m. to claim the coveted promotional item that paid homage to Pedro Cerano’s worshipped spiritual leader from the movie “Major League.” This year, the first 1,500 fans will receive a Captains-themed Jobu bobblehead at the main gate only. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. If fans was to guarantee a Jobu bobblehead, they cna purchase a VIP package for $55 that also includes a ticket to the game, early entry for celebrity autographs, and a limited edition Jobu t-shirt from Cleveland-based clothing company KeepCalmCleveland.com. There are a limited number of VIP packages available, and those interested can call the Captains at 440.954.9467. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 3, 1980

December 3, 2014 |

Cleveland left fielder and designated hitter Joe Charboneau is named the American League’s Rookie of the Year for the 1980 season, earning 15 of the 28 first place votes.

Charboneau had a breakout season in his first year in the … Read More