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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | September 25, 2018

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Terry Francona

Today in Tribe History: April 22, 1959

April 22, 2018 |

Indians manager and former designated hitter Terry Francona is born in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He is born one month and one day after his father, outfielder and first baseman Tito Francona, was acquired by Cleveland from the Detroit Tigers. 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

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 24

March 5, 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 – 24 days

For the last year and a half, 6’7” southpaw Andrew Miller, the current resident 24 in a Cleveland Indians uniform, has been one of the more dominant relief pitchers in the game, earning his first two All-Star appearances in that span. Now, the 32-year-old lefty is in the final year of his contract with the Indians, and if he continues to pitch as well as he has over the last few years, he will likely outprice himself from the team’s future. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 28, 1988

February 28, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians sign free agent utility man Terry Francona. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 21, 2011

February 21, 2018 |

A pair of former Cleveland Indians from the 1980s are among seven people selected to enter the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Read More

Francona Finishes Second to Molitor in Manager of the Year Voting

November 14, 2017 |

Terry Francona‘s pursuit of a third Manager of the Year Award as Cleveland Indians skipper was foiled on Tuesday as Minnesota’s Paul Molitor was named the American League’s winner of the award in the annual Baseball Writers’ Association of America voting.

Molitor received 18 of 30 first place votes, while Francona was second with 11. Read More

Battle of Previous Indians Cy Winners Pits Kluber and Sabathia in Game 2

October 6, 2017 |

In 2007, CC Sabathia was on the mound for Cleveland in the postseason at the tail end of a Cy Young Award winning year for the Indians as he became the second Tribe pitcher to ever bring home the top pitching award of a season. Seven years later, Corey Kluber joined him on that short list when he became the fourth Indians hurler to be recognized as the American League’s top pitcher.

On Friday night, the two will square off from opposite sides in Game 2 of the American League Division Series. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 6, 2012

October 6, 2017 |

The Indians bring home a long-time member of their family today, as Terry Francona returns to the familiar city of Cleveland to become the Indians’ 42nd manager in club history. Read More

Francona, Kluber to Miss All-Star Game

July 7, 2017 |

A pair of key members of the Cleveland Indians All-Star contingent will miss Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Miami, the team announced on Friday.

Manager Terry Francona will not be at the helm for the American League All-Stars after undergoing a cardiac ablation at the Cleveland Clinic on Thursday to address a heart arrhythmia. Francona missed the entire series with the San Diego Padres this week and will not be with the club through the weekend while recovering from the procedure.

The beloved Tribe skipper is expected to rejoin the Indians for their first series after the All-Star break when the club opens the second half on a west coast trip, starting next Friday in Oakland. Read More

Lots of Tribe Hits, but Little to Show for it; Padres 6, Indians 2

July 5, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians put up 14 hits on Wednesday night but came away with just two runs as they fell 6-2 to the San Diego Padres.

It was more of the same for the Indians, who have found it difficult to win at Progressive Field this season and found defeating National League opponents even more infuriating and impossible to do. Despite giving starter Trevor Bauer (7-7) an early lead to work with, the Indians (44-39) could not protect it and fell to one of the worst teams in baseball in the Padres (36-48) as the inconsistent play from the Indians this season continued in the final days before the All-Star break. Read More

Indians Hoping for Some Fireworks as Padres Make Rare Visit to Cleveland

July 4, 2017 |

Interleague play has brought a pairing of the American League Central and the National League West this season, mashing up some teams with very limited matchups on the diamond. This week, it will be the San Diego Padres who come to Cleveland for the fourth time ever to do battle with the Indians.

The Indians (44-37) return to Cleveland after a brief weekend away from Progressive Field. They were expecting to play four in Detroit in three days, including the makeup of a previous rainout, but in turn had Friday’s series opener washed away to force another makeup matchup with Detroit in September. The Indians took two of three from the Tigers, losing the first game of the doubleheader on Saturday before winning the nightcap and a well-pitched game by Mike Clevinger on Sunday. The Indians hold a two and a half games lead in the AL Central, but both Kansas City and Minnesota remain within striking distance. Read More

How Long Will Francona Be Indians’ Manager?

June 28, 2017 |

Monday night, for the second time this year, Indians manager Terry Francona had to leave a game at Progressive Field.

On June 13, as the Indians were hosting the Dodgers, he was taken from the dugout to the Cleveland Clinic for an elevated heart rate and dizziness. The diagnosis was dehydration, and he was back in the dugout the next day. He demonstrated similar symptoms Monday, and was told by doctors to stay home for Tuesday’s game against the Rangers. Francona was in good spirits, even joking that he was being tested for an allergy to bench coach Brad Mills.

But there’s a serious question in all of this: How much longer can Francona be expected to manage the Indians – or any other major league team? How much longer will he want to? Read More