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Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 33

February 24, 2018 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 33 days

The number 33 has a curious place in Indians history. It has been worn by a handful of prolific sluggers, generally outside of their glory years on the diamond, and at other times was on the backs of some of the better pitchers on the roster through the 1960s. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 23, 1940

November 23, 2017 |

Pitcher Luis Tiant is born in Marianao, Cuba. Read More

Three Former Indians Among Ten Men on 2018 Modern Baseball Era Ballot

November 6, 2017 |

Three former Cleveland Indians pitchers have been selected as part of the ten-man Modern Baseball Era ballot, the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Monday.

Tommy John, Jack Morris, and Luis Tiant all spent time in an Indians uniform during their lengthy professional careers and are among nine former players and one longtime executive included in the Modern Baseball Era ballot this season. While each of the players failed to make it into the Hall of Fame through selection by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America following their playing careers, they will all get a second chance at a place among the baseball immortals when the Modern Baseball Era Committee’s 16-member panel casts its votes on December 10 at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida.

Also up for review are players Steve Garvey, Don Mattingly, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons, and Alan Trammell, as well as the late Marvin Miller, head of the Major League Baseball Players Association for 17 years from 1966 to 1982. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 23, 1968

June 23, 2017 |

For the sixth time this season, Luis Tiant throws a complete game shutout as he and his Cleveland teammates blank the Detroit Tigers, 3-0. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 23, 1940

November 23, 2016 |

Pitcher Luis Tiant is born in Marianao, Cuba. Read More

Common Bonds Link Indians and Red Sox Organizations

October 8, 2016 |

In 116 years of shared history, there were bound to be a few common threads between the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox organizations. Those links extend far beyond a handful of players and coaches who make up each respective dugout this season while the two face off in the American League Division Series in their fifth playoff matchup all-time.

The most visible overlap between the two franchises may start from the managerial positions. Indians manager Terry Francona spent a portion of his playing career with the Indians before guiding the Red Sox to their first World Series title in 2004 to end an 86-year championship drought. Across the diamond, Red Sox manager John Farrell spent the majority of his playing days as a member of the Indians, including time as Francona’s teammate during the 1988 season. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 23, 1968

June 23, 2016 |

For the sixth time this season, Luis Tiant throws a complete game shutout as he and his Cleveland teammates blank the Detroit Tigers, 3-0. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 33

March 2, 2016 |

As Did The Tribe Win Last Night helps fans count down the days until the Indians retake the field in an official Major League game, we look back at some of the players who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride.

Countdown to Opening Day – 33 days

The number 33 has a curious place in Indians history. It has been worn by a handful of prolific sluggers, generally outside of their glory years on the diamond, and at other times was on the backs of some of the better pitchers on the roster through the 1960s.

In March, non-roster invitee Robbie Grossman will wear it on the field as he looks to extend his Major League career with a spot somewhere on the Indians roster. He signed a minor league deal with the club in the offseason and is on the outside looking in at a crowded mix for the outfield this season. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 23, 1940

November 23, 2015 |

Pitcher Luis Tiant is born in Marianao, Cuba.

Tiant was pitching with the Mexico City Tigers when he was purchased by the Cleveland Indians prior to the 1962 season. His impressive 15-1 record with Portland in 1964, the Indians’ minor … Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 23, 1968

June 23, 2015 |

1968 – For the sixth time this season, Luis Tiant throws a complete game shutout as he and his Cleveland teammates blank the Detroit Tigers, 3-0.

The outing by “El Tiante” continues an impressive 13-game stretch for the fifth year … Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 23, 1940

November 23, 2014 |

Pitcher Luis Tiant is born in Marianao, Cuba.

Tiant was pitching with the Mexico City TIgers when he was purchased by the Cleveland Indians. His impressive 15-1 record with Portland in 1964, the Indians minor league affiliate, earned him an … Read More

Tiant Discovered By Tribe, Legendary Worldwide In Baseball

October 25, 2014 |

Bobby Avila’s contributions to Indians baseball are numerous. He won a batting title for the Indians in 1954, helping lead the team to what was then a record of 111 wins and the American League pennant.

But one of his contributions to the Tribe and to baseball is his discovery of a Cuban boy who took after his father, one of the great pitchers in Cuban baseball and the Negro Leagues in America – Luis Tiant.

El Tiante, as he came to be known, was signed by Avila to the Mexico City Tigers. Avila lobbied for him to Cleveland management, and the Indians bought his contract in 1961.

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