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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | April 24, 2018

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Larry Doby

When Jackie Robinson Played in Cleveland

April 15, 2018 |

While weather played havoc with the annual celebration of the life of Jackie Robinson, the lighter MLB schedule does not prohibit us at Did The Tribe Win Last Night from looking back at the time Robinson’s playing career brought him through the city of Cleveland.

On April 15th of every year, Major League Baseball takes pause to recognize the contributions of Jackie Robinson to the advancement of African-Americans and minorities as a whole in professional sports and, in a much larger construct, in the society as we know it today.

Teams honor the life and legacy of Robinson by removing their traditional names and numbers from the backs of their jerseys, instead wearing a nameless #42, which returns to diamonds across the country on the anniversary of his breaking of the color barrier. While inclement weather at stops all across the country led to the cancellation of a half dozen games on Sunday, it will lead to an extended commemoration of Robinson as those 42 jerseys will be “unretired” again during make-up games in May and June for the ten affected clubs. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 14 – Larry Doby

March 15, 2018 |

Baseball fans around the globe can rejoice – there are two weeks to go until the start of the 2018 Major League Baseball regular season schedule. Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we continue our countdown to Opening Day by looking back at another Tribe legend!

Countdown to Opening Day – 14 days

To this day, Larry Doby does not get the credit that he deserves for the doors that he helped open in Major League Baseball, professional sports as a whole, or for the American society over the course of his baseball career with the Cleveland Indians and others.

The Indians honored his efforts on the field by retiring his number 14 on July 3, 1994, making him the fifth player (Bob Feller, Lou Boudreau, Earl Averill, Mel Harder) recognized by the club in such a manner. The ceremony came almost 47 years to the date of his first game in a Cleveland Indians uniform. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 3, 1998

March 3, 2018 |

Larry Doby is selected by the Veterans Committee for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 13, 1923

December 13, 2017 |

Future Hall of Famer Larry Doby is born in Camden, South Carolina. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 2, 1950

August 2, 2017 |

The Indians blast five home runs, including three from slugger Larry Doby, as Cleveland trounces the Washington Senators, 11-0. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 13, 1954

July 13, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians host the 21st Midsummer Classic at Cleveland Stadium with the American League squad winning by an 11-9 score over the National League in front of 68,751 spectators. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 5, 1947

July 5, 2017 |

Two days after purchasing him from the Newark Eagles, Larry Doby makes his Major League debut with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in the American League. 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: May 29, 1955

May 29, 2017 |

Larry Doby becomes the first player in the Majors to clear the outer wall of Kansas City’s Municipal Stadium with a home run and the Indians back left-hander Herb Score’s strong effort on the mound in a 4-2 win over the Athletics. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 18, 1955

May 18, 2017 |

Coming off of a 10-3 loss at Fenway Park to Boston the day before, the first place Cleveland Indians return the favor and then some, putting up eleven runs in the fifth inning on the way to a 19-0 dismantling of the Red Sox. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 8, 1948

May 8, 2017 |

Larry Doby hits one of the farthest shots ever at Washington’s Griffith Stadium as the Indians are victorious against the Senators, 6-1. Read More

Ohio Congress Representatives Seek Recognition for Doby

April 12, 2017 |

If Congressional representatives in Ohio, South Carolina, and New Jersey – among other states – get their way, Larry Doby could soon be in some select company.

Ohio’s senators – Democrat Sherrod Brown, an avowed Indians fan, and Republican Rob Portman – have introduced legislation to make Doby the latest recipient of a Congressional Gold Medal, and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Wadsworth) has proposed the same bill in the House. Read More