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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | November 19, 2017

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Marquis Grissom

Today in Tribe History: March 25, 1997

March 25, 2017 |

With his free agency pending following the season, the Cleveland Indians send star outfielder Kenny Lofton and reliever Alan Embree to the Atlanta Braves for outfielders David Justice and Marquis Grissom. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 17

March 17, 2017 |

Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to Opening Day!

Countdown to Opening Day – 17

The number 17 has disappeared from the diamond for the Cleveland Indians in recent years, last seen on the back of Shin-Soo Choo in his final season for the club in 2012.

That offseason, the Indians hired manager Terry Francona, who was spotted with the number 47 in his introductory press conference. After Choo was dealt to Cincinnati in a three-team trade that included Arizona, Francona switched over to 17. Unlike other managers around the league, Francona opts for other attire while in the dugout, so his new 17 has been replaced by an Indians hoodie, among other gear. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 8, 1997

December 8, 2016 |

The Indians’ front office is hard at work today, signing a pair of veterans and making two trades. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 25, 1996

March 25, 2016 |

With his free agency pending following the season, the Cleveland Indians send star outfielder Kenny Lofton and reliever Alan Embree to the Atlanta Braves for outfielders David Justice and Marquis Grissom.

It was a move that … Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 17: Catching Up With Marquis Grissom

March 18, 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 – 17 days

He may have only been sporting #17 in Cleveland for one season, but former All-Star center fielder Marquis Grissom certainly made the most out of his short time.

“It was one of the best teams ever,” Grissom said of the 1997 Tribe. “If you look at that team with Manny Ramirez, myself, David Justice, Matt Williams, Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel, Tony Fernandez, Julio Franco, Orel Hershiser…I could go on and on and name the whole team.”

A two-time All-Star as well as a perennial Gold Glover and MVP candidate, the former Montreal Expos and Atlanta Braves star was dealt to the Indians from Atlanta at the end of Spring Training in 1997 along with Justice for fan favorite Kenny Lofton as well as reliever Alan Embree. Grissom was looked upon to replace Lofton’s amazingly consistent production on the new look Indians that were coming off of back to back division titles. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 5, 1997

October 5, 2015 |

The Cleveland Indians are four outs from elimination against the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series when single runs in the bottom of the eighth and ninth innings give the Tribe a 3-2 win to force Game … Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 25, 1997

March 25, 2015 |

With his free agency pending following the season, the Cleveland Indians send star outfielder Kenny Lofton and reliever Alan Embree to the Atlanta Braves for outfielders David Justice and Marquis Grissom.

It was a move that benefitted both teams. Atlanta … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 8, 1997

December 8, 2014 |

The Indians are wheeling and dealing all over the place, signing free agent center fielder Kenny Lofton to a three-year deal and Dwight Gooden to a two-year tender. They also trade expendable center fielder Marquis Grissom, originally acquired for Lofton prior … Read More

Today In Tribe History: October 26, 1995

October 26, 2014 |

Despite a legitimate scare in the ninth, the Cleveland Indians hold on to defeat the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, in Game 5 of the World Series to delay their season’s end by at least one more game. The Braves now have a … Read More

Eighteen Crazy Nights—Looking back at the 1997 Cleveland Indians

October 9, 2014 |

During the month of October DTTWLN will take a look back at the 1997 Cleveland Indians season—specifically the 18 thrilling games of the postseason as the Indians made an improbable run to game seven of the World Series.

PART ELEVEN:  ALCS GAME 2—GRISSOM RIPS ‘EM

If the 1997 Cleveland Indians taught the baseball world anything, it was to always expect the unexpected.  All season long the Tribe had underperformed and not met expectations and the poster boy for the Indians lackluster play was centerfielder Marquis Grissom.

Grissom was acquired at the end of Spring Training with David Justice in a blockbuster deal that sent Indian legend Kenny Lofton and relief pitcher Alan Embree to the Atlanta Braves.  The trade was largely unpopular at the time, and over the course of the season only Justice’s All-Star performance allowed General Manager John Hart to show his face around Cleveland as Grissom continually failed to impress. Read More

Catching Up With Marquis Grissom

June 4, 2014 |

He may have only been sporting #17 in Cleveland for one season, but former All-Star center fielder Marquis Grissom certainly made the most out of his short time.

“It was one of the best teams ever,” Grissom said of the 1997 Tribe. “If you look at that team with Manny Ramirez, myself, David Justice, Matt Williams, Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel, Tony Fernandez, Julio Franco, Orel Hershiser…I could go on and on and name the whole team.”

A two-time All-Star as well as a perennial Gold Glover and MVP candidate, the former Montreal Expos and Atlanta Braves star was dealt to the Indians from Atlanta at the end of Spring Training in 1997 along with Justice for fan favorite Kenny Lofton as well as reliever Alan Embree.  Grissom was looked upon to replace Lofton’s amazingly consistent production on the new look Indians that were coming off of back to back division titles. Read More