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Today in Tribe History: March 25, 1997

March 25, 2018 |

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 12, 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 – 17 days

The number 17 had disappeared from the diamond for Cleveland in recent years, but it is ready to make a big return in 2018.

In recent years, the number had been assigned to manager Terry Francona, who tends to take the field in anything but an Indians jersey (his far more familiar attire has been a sweatshirt or hoodie, neither of which have been emblazoned with his number). In December, it was reported that Tito had switched to the number 77, passing along his 17 to Francisco Mejia, but the young catching propsect instead is back in the number 27, digits he wore while playing with the Class-A Lake County Captains years ago.

Yonder Alonso, the club’s biggest offseason addition, will now wear the 17, a number he wore in Oakland over the last two seasons. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 8, 1997

December 8, 2017 |

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, 1997

March 25, 2017 | | 2 Comments

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 | | One Comment

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 | | One Comment

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