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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | December 18, 2017

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Today in Tribe History: December 4, 1957

December 4, 2017 |

New Indians general manager Frank Lane makes his first trade for Cleveland, sending starting pitcher Early Wynn and outfielder Al Smith to the Chicago White Sox for former Tribe outfielder Minnie Minoso and infielder Fred Hatfield. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 4, 1957

December 4, 2016 |

New Indians general manager Frank Lane makes his first trade for Cleveland, sending starting pitcher Early Wynn and outfielder Al Smith to the Chicago White Sox for former Tribe outfielder Minnie Minoso and infielder Fred Hatfield. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 4, 1957

December 4, 2015 |

New Indians general manager Frank Lane makes his first trade for Cleveland, sending starting pitcher Early Wynn and outfielder Al Smith to the Chicago White Sox for former Tribe outfielder Minnie Minoso and infielder Fred Hatfield.

Minoso returns to Cleveland, … Read More

White Sox Great Minoso Found by Tribe

March 2, 2015 |

In 1948, Indians scout Bill Killefer turned in a scouting report that legendary Plain Dealer sports editor Gordon Cobbledick said was so delirious, it was almost incoherent.

Killefer, a baseball lifer, was instrumental in the signing of Larry Doby from the Newark Eagles, and he continued to prowl the Negro National League. Cobbledick said if Killefer was high on Doby, then he soared into the clouds when he recommended a player for the New York Cubans, Orestes Minoso.

“He said the boy could chase any third baseman in the major leagues out of his job,” Cobbledick wrote breathlessly. “He said he could hit anything that the human arm could throw. He said he was so fast that by comparison, Doby and Dale Mitchell would look as if their feet were set in concrete. He said he could knock first basemen down with his throws.”

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Ex-Indians Populate List of Postseason Dreams Unfulfilled

February 1, 2015 |

Last week, the Major League Baseball family lost a trailblazer and an icon of the sports scene, not just in the city of Chicago, but across the entire county, with the death of Hall of Famer Ernie Banks.

Mr. Cub, who would have turned 84 on Saturday, signed with the Chicago Cubs in 1953. The next season, he would become a mainstay on the lineup card, leading the league in games played for the first of six times in his career. He would spend 19 years in the Show, winning consecutive MVP awards in 1958 and 1959 while making eleven All-Star teams. A rare breed of shortstop for any era, he hit 40 homers or more five times in a six year span and drove in 143 runs in during his phenomenal 1959 campaign.

Despite the accomplishments and accolades, the first ballot Hall of Famer in 1977 also sits atop the list of men who played in the most career games without a postseason appearance.

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Today in Tribe History: December 4, 1957

December 4, 2014 |

New Indians general manager Frank Lane makes his first trade for Cleveland, sending starting pitcher Early Wynn and outfielder Al Smith to the Chicago White Sox for former Tribe outfielder Minnie Minoso and third baseman Fred Hatfield.

Minoso returns to … Read More