Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | September 20, 2017

Scroll to top

Top

Ken Keltner

Today in Tribe History: September 19, 1939

September 19, 2017 |

In front of a reported crowd of 500 at Griffith Stadium, the Cleveland Indians pull off a triple play in the fifth inning. It does not help their final score, however, as despite rallying to tie the game in the ninth, they fall 10-9 to the Washington Senators. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 17, 1941

July 17, 2017 |

The Indians play spoilers in front of 67,468 fans at Cleveland Stadium as pitchers Al Smith and Jim Bagby Jr. end the 56-game hitting streak of New York Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio. It would not be enough to get the win, however, as the Bronx Bombers claim the victory, 4-3. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 12, 1991

December 12, 2016 |

Longtime Cleveland Indians third baseman Ken Keltner passes away at the age of 75. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 31, 1916

October 31, 2016 |

Ken Keltner is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 19, 1939

September 19, 2016 |

In front of a reported crowd of 500 at Griffith Stadium, the Cleveland Indians pull off a triple play in the fifth inning. It does not help their final score, however, as despite rallying to tie the game in the ninth, they fall 10-9 to the Washington Senators. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 17, 1941

July 17, 2016 |

The Indians play spoilers in front of 67,468 fans at Cleveland Stadium as pitchers Al Smith and Jim Bagby Jr. end the 56-game hitting streak of New York Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio. It would not be enough to get the win, however, as the Bronx Bombers claim the victory, 4-3. Read More

Rare Piece of Indians Memorabilia Up for Sale

May 16, 2016 |

Do you have $20,000 burning a hole in your bank account that you just don’t know what to do with?

Send it to me. Student loans and mortgage payments are hard to deal with. No? I tried.

If you aren’t feeling so generous, but you are in a position to purchase a unique piece of Cleveland Indians history, one lucky fan could come to own an extremely rare collectible from the legendary 1948 season. Read More

After the Cleveland Indians’ 1948 Season (Part 1)

April 3, 2016 |

The 1948 World Championship was the crowning moment in Bill Veeck’s career as an owner – and one of the loneliest in his life. Veeck would own another pennant winner, but no other world champion. On September 23, 1949, he led a funeral procession out to the outfield to bury the pennant, with the Indians mathematically eliminated from the race. That fall, Veeck’s wife Eleanore filed for divorce, and Veeck was forced to sell the team to pay for it.

In 1951, Veeck, newly married, bought the St. Louis Browns. His idea was to run off the Cardinals, and with a mix of his own wacky promotions and Cardinals owner Fred Saigh’s income tax problems, it appeared he might do so. But Saigh sold the team to Gussie Busch, heir to the brewing fortune and a St. Louis institution. Veeck sought to move the team to Baltimore, but was blocked by baseball owners and was forced to sell the team – which then moved to Baltimore. Read More

Tribe Celebrates World Championship with Fans Before Heading Home

April 1, 2016 |

October 12, 1948

This morning the Cleveland Indians arrived home from Boston, victors of the 1948 World Series, and received a heroes’ parade upon their arrival.

A dozen slow moving vehicles carrying Indians players and personnel traveled from the Cleveland Terminal to University Circle. It was estimated that between 200,000 and 500,000 fans turned out to honor the first baseball championship in Cleveland in 28 years. Fans lined both sides of the street and threw paper and held signs from building windows.

While it seems reasonable that future pennants will be won and future players will become stars, this championship and squad seems special in that regardless of nationality or background, Clevelanders had a player on the team that embodied their morals and beliefs. 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

INDIANS WIN WORLD SERIES!!!!!!! Indians 4, Braves 3

March 31, 2016 |

October 11, 1948

As Bob Kennedy circled around a routine fly ball by Tommy Holmes and squeezed the final out this afternoon, he concluded the end of anything but a routine season for the Indians.

The Cleveland Indians are World Series Champions. Read More

Indians and Braves Ready for Game One

March 26, 2016 |

October 6, 1948

The heavily-favored Cleveland Indians will engage the Boston Braves in a seven-game championship battle in the 45th World Series beginning today.

Lou Boudreau’s Indians knocked off the Red Sox in Boston to earn the American League pennant on Monday, clinching the ball club the right to challenge for their second world’s championship.

The Braves, meanwhile, had a much quieter pursuit of the National League pennant. By the middle of June, they claimed the top spot in the league after a slow start to their season. A 20-10 month of June was followed up by a 19-11 July. They strung together a pair of six-game winning streaks in June. They had two separate four-game winning streaks and a five-game run in July. In the two months, Boston outscored their opponents by a 341-255 margin. Read More