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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | September 15, 2019

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Today in Tribe History: September 6, 1992

September 6, 2019 |

The Indians send their fans home in grand fashion as a 12th inning grand slam by Carlos Martinez gives Cleveland a 12-9 walk-off win over Seattle to complete a three-game sweep of the Mariners. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 23, 1993

March 23, 2019 |

A tragic boating accident that hours earlier claimed the life of young Indians reliever Steve Olin took a second casualty, as reliever Tim Crews succumbed to his injuries sustained when his bass boat struck a dock on Little Lake Nellie on an off day for the club during their spring training work at Winter Haven, Florida. Crews was 31 years old. Read More

Tribe’s Tragedy on Little Lake Nellie is Still Remembered

March 22, 2019 |

This story, under a different title, was originally posted on March 22, 2013, by Did The Tribe Win Last Night writer Steve Eby. – BT

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“When they told me I just couldn’t believe it. How do you tell a 3-year-old that…daddy is not coming back?” – Patti (Olin) Winter

Whenever a loved one is lost, the memory of that moment seems endless. It’s hard to believe that it was 20 years ago that the Olin, Crews, and Cleveland Indians families all lost people that they loved. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 23, 1993

March 23, 2018 |

A tragic boating accident that hours earlier claimed the life of young Indians reliever Steve Olin took a second casualty, as reliever Tim Crews succumbed to his injuries sustained when his bass boat struck a dock on Little Lake Nellie on an off day for the club during their spring training work at Winter Haven, Florida. Crews was 31 years old. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 6, 1992

September 6, 2017 |

The Indians send their fans home in grand fashion as a 12th inning grand slam by Carlos Martinez gives Cleveland a 12-9 walk-off win over Seattle to complete a three-game sweep of the Mariners. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 23, 1993

March 23, 2017 |

A tragic boating accident that hours earlier claimed the life of young Indians reliever Steve Olin took a second casualty, as reliever Tim Crews succumbed to his injuries sustained when his bass boat struck a dock on Little Lake Nellie on an off day for the club during their spring training work at Winter Haven, Florida. Crews was 31 years old. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 23, 1993

March 23, 2016 |

A tragic boating accident that hours earlier claimed the life of young Indians reliever Steve Olin took a second casualty, as reliever Tim Crews succumbed to his injuries sustained when his bass boat struck a dock on Little Lake Nellie … Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 23, 1993

March 23, 2015 |

A tragic boating accident that hours earlier claimed the life of young Indians reliever Steve Olin took a second casualty, as reliever Tim Crews succumbed to his injuries sustained when his bass boat struck a dock on Little Lake Nellie … Read More

Twenty-One Years Later, Tribe’s Tragedy is Still Remembered

March 22, 2014 | | 2 Comments

“When they told me I just couldn’t believe it. How do you tell a 3-year-old that…daddy is not coming back?” –Patti (Olin) Winter

Whenever a loved one is lost, the memory of that moment seems endless.  It’s hard to believe that it was 20 years ago that the Olin, Crews and Cleveland Indians families all lost people that they loved.

It was Monday March 22, 1993 when one of the newest Indians, pitcher Tim Crews, decided to invite his new teammates over to his new home on the Indians only off-day of the spring.  He had just moved into a new house—his dream house—nestled on the shores of Little Lake Nellie which was a fishing hotspot.  He was set to entertain his guests at his 45-acre ranch and get to know his new friends as they barbequed in his backyard.

Most of Crews’ teammates elected to spend the day in Walt Disney World with their families.  The only ones to accept the invitation were Strength Coach Fernando Montes, new starting pitcher Bobby Ojeda and closer Steve Olin.

“He was just so excited about spending the day with Bobby Ojeda and Tim Crews,” Patti Winter, Olin’s widow, said of her late husband in a 2003 interview for ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines’.

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