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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | November 20, 2018

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Lew Fonseca

Today in Tribe History: May 17, 1931

May 17, 2018 |

Just one full season after winning the 1929 batting title, the Cleveland Indians send Lew Fonseca to the Chicago White Sox for Willie Kamm. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 21, 1899

January 21, 2018 |

Lew Fonseca is born in Oakland, California. Read More

Fonseca Won Batting Title for Tribe Before Becoming MLB’s Movie Mogul

January 3, 2018 | | One Comment

In 1929, the season belonged to the Philadelphia Athletics. After two years of second-place finishes, the “Mackmen” – so called because of their manager, Connie Mack – won 104 games, breezing to the pennant and a five-game World Series win over the Chicago Cubs.

But the batting title – and the MVP award – belonged to a player the Indians had claimed off the discard pile just a couple years earlier.

Lew Fonseca batted .369 for an Indians team that finished a distant third, 24 games behind the Athletics and six games behind the second-place Yankees. It was a triumph for a player who had been sent to the minor leagues just three years earlier. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 26, 1989

November 26, 2017 |

Lew Fonseca, who spent some of his best Major League seasons in a Cleveland Indians uniform, passes away at the age of 90. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 17, 1931

May 17, 2017 |

Just one full season after winning the 1929 batting title, the Cleveland Indians send Lew Fonseca to the Chicago White Sox for Willie Kamm. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 21, 1899

January 21, 2017 |

Lew Fonseca is born in Oakland, California. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 26, 1989

November 26, 2016 |

Lew Fonseca, who spent some of his best Major League seasons in a Cleveland Indians uniform, passes away at the age of 90. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 17, 1931

May 17, 2016 |

Just one full season after winning the 1929 batting title, the Cleveland Indians send Lew Fonseca to the Chicago White Sox for Willie Kamm. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 21, 1899

January 21, 2016 |

Lew Fonseca is born in Oakland, California.

Fonseca spent a dozen years in the Majors, including parts of five years in Cleveland with the Indians. A part time player for the Cincinnati Reds in his first four seasons, he played … Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 26, 1989

November 26, 2015 |

Lew Fonseca, who spent some of his best Major League seasons in a Cleveland Indians uniform, passes away at the age of 90.

Fonseca had spent his first five seasons in the National League, playing four years with the Cincinnati … Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 17, 1931

May 17, 2015 |

1931 – Just one full season after winning the 1929 batting title, the Cleveland Indians send Lew Fonseca to the Chicago White Sox for Willie Kamm.

Fonseca joined the Indians in 1927 after stops with the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 21, 1899

January 21, 2015 | | One Comment

Lew Fonseca is born in Oakland, California.

Fonseca spent a dozen years in the Majors, including parts of five years in Cleveland with the Indians. A part time player for the Cincinnati Reds in his first four seasons, he played … Read More