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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | September 20, 2017

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Today in Tribe History: September 7, 1935

September 7, 2017 |

Some teams have a knack for finding unique ways to win a ballgame. Such was the case for the Cleveland Indians as a game-ending triple play preserves their 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in game one of a doubleheader. Read More

Harder’s Hot Bat Can’t Help Indians

August 2, 2017 |

When the Indians met the White Sox on July 31, 1935, there wasn’t a lot at stake. The Tigers were cruising in the American League lead, the Pale Hose weren’t that close, and the Indians were scuffling (manager Walter Johnson was for all intents and purposes a lame duck).

But that day, they got a power surge from an unlikely source. Not that it helped. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 31, 1932

July 31, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians play their first game at the new Municipal Stadium, but cannot provide the paid crowd of 76,979 with a win as Mel Harder is defeated by the Philadelphia Athletics, 1-0. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 8, 1935

July 8, 2017 |

Cleveland plays host to the third official Major League Baseball All-Star Game, as the American League team defeats the National League team at Cleveland Municipal Stadium by a score of 4-1. It marked the third straight victory in the now annual exhibition for the junior circuit. Read More

First Cleveland All-Star Game Ended Up Being Only Game at Stadium that Year

July 5, 2017 |

As soon as plans were announced for an All-Star Game at Comiskey Park to coincide with the Chicago World’s Fair of 1933, every other city in the major leagues wanted to host one – including Cleveland.

The Indians had a history with all-star contests, holding a benefit game for Addie Joss’ family in 1911 that was then the largest collection of star power on one field. The city’s newly-constructed stadium on the lakefront downtown would also make a perfect venue for the game.

And it did, two years later – but that turned out to be the only major league game played at the stadium that year. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 10, 1944

May 10, 2017 |

Cleveland pitcher Mel Harder earned career win number 200 as the Indians knocked off the Boston Red Sox, 5-4. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 18 – Mel Harder

March 16, 2017 |

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

Countdown to Opening Day – 18 days

Of the retired numbers in Cleveland Indians history, Mel Harder’s number 18 may be one of the lesser known and more under-appreciated of the bunch to be honored in such a way. It was largely due to Harder’s misfortune of being a Cleveland Indian during some very down years for the club during the 1930s and 1940s and retiring the season before the Tribe took the 1948 World Series.

It may have been enough to cost him a place among the baseball immortals in Cooperstown’s Hall of Fame. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 20, 2002

October 20, 2016 |

Mel Harder, who spent all 20 of his Major League seasons as a pitcher in a Cleveland Indians uniform, passes away in Chardon, Ohio, five days after celebrating his 93rd birthday. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 7, 1935

September 7, 2016 |

Some teams have a knack for finding unique ways to win a ballgame. Such was the case for the Cleveland Indians as a game-ending triple play preserves their 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in game one of a doubleheader. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 26, 1940

August 26, 2016 |

Cleveland tops Washington, 4-3, as Bob Feller’s relief work ends the rally of the Senators and keeps Ossie Vitt’s Indians in first place by three games over the Detroit Tigers. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 31, 1932

July 31, 2016 |

The Cleveland Indians play their first game at the new Municipal Stadium, but cannot provide the paid crowd of 76,979 with a win as Mel Harder is defeated by the Philadelphia Athletics, 1-0. Read More

Top All-Star Pitching Performances by the Cleveland Indians

July 12, 2016 |

After several years of being snubbed, and nearly falling short of the American League All-Star team for a third straight year this season (despite statistically deserving consideration), Corey Kluber will finally make his long anticipated debut in the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday night when the AL team takes on the National League squad from Petco Park in San Diego, California.

The 2014 Cy Young winner nearly missed the game altogether after failing to make the initial roster. An injury to Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marco Estrada got him a ticket to the game and AL manager Ned Yost has tabbed Kluber to take the mound second as the league looks to lock up home field advantage in the World Series.

His fellow starting rotation member, Danny Salazar, was selected to the team last Tuesday, but he has since bowed out of the game to rest his sore right elbow and was replaced by Chicago left-hander Jose Quintana. Indians teammate Francisco Lindor will come off of the bench for the AL at some point in the contest.

The All-Star honors were the first in the careers of all three Indians players. Read More