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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | December 15, 2018

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Your Far-Too-Early Predictions for the 2019 Hall of Fame Class

October 17, 2018 |

I hope everyone got their fill of Indians going into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year, because it might be a while before it happens again.

Slugger Jim Thome entered Cooperstown this year, in his first year of eligibility, and one of the things that amazed me about that is how much ill will it – as well as his statue – has engendered. Sure, you can hold a grudge about the way he left, but the fact is that he’s the single-season and career home run leader for the Indians, and his 612 career home runs represent a mark that should be represented in the Hall, tainted only by the era in which he played and no failed tests or any other suspicion beyond the shadow of his contemporaries.

It’s entirely too early to start handicapping next year’s Hall of Fame ballot, but what else am I going to do? The Indians are all home for the off-season, and you don’t want to get me started on THAT topic. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 4, 2007

October 4, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians play their first postseason game since 2001, welcoming in the New York Yankees for Game 1 of the American League Division Series. They play the ungracious host, as a three-run first and a five-run fifth inning lead the way to an easy 12-3 victory. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 14, 2003

August 14, 2018 |

Probably one of the more unlikely players to do so, the Indians’ Travis Hafner hits for a cycle in Minneapolis as Cleveland defeats the Minnesota Twins, 8-3. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 3, 1977

June 3, 2018 |

Designated hitter/first baseman Travis Hafner is born in Jamestown, North Dakota. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 48 – Travis Hafner

February 9, 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 – 48 days

He may not have been one of the best to wear 48 in Cleveland, but Travis Hafner was one of the better sluggers in the history of baseball to have the number on his back.

Sam McDowell may hold the honor of being the best pitcher and player to wear 48 in Indians history, but Hafner easily claims that title from the offensive side of the game. McDowell began his big league career as a number 17, then a 34, before settling in to the 48 for the remainder of his time with the Indians before he was traded to the San Francisco Giants following the 1971 season.

The Indians’ long-time designated hitter Hafner was part of one of the better thefts in club history, as the team picked him off from the Texas Rangers in a low-cost trade that gave the Tribe a dangerous power-hitting weapon in the middle of their lineup for the better part of his decade in a Cleveland uniform, serving as a suitable replacement for another left-handed slugger, Hall of Famer Jim Thome, who left the club following the 2002 season. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 4, 2007

October 4, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians play their first postseason game since 2001, welcoming in the New York Yankees for Game 1 of the American League Division Series. They play the ungracious host, as a three-run first and a five-run fifth inning lead the way to an easy 12-3 victory. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 14, 2003

August 14, 2017 |

Probably one of the more unlikely players to do so, the Indians’ Travis Hafner hits for a cycle in Minneapolis as Cleveland defeats the Minnesota Twins, 8-3. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 6, 2002

August 6, 2017 |

Future Indians slugger Travis Hafner makes his Major League debut with the Texas Rangers with a pinch-hitting opportunity in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 3, 1977

June 3, 2017 |

Designated hitter/first baseman Travis Hafner is born in Jamestown, North Dakota. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 48 – Travis Hafner

February 14, 2017 |

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

Countdown to Opening Day – 48

He may not have been one of the best to wear 48 in Cleveland, but Travis Hafner was one of the better sluggers in the history of baseball to have the number on his back.

Sam McDowell may hold the honor of being the best pitcher and player to wear 48 in Indians history, but Hafner easily claims that title from the offensive side of the game. The Indians’ long-time designated hitter was part of one of the better thefts in club history, as the team picked him off from the Texas Rangers in a low-cost trade that gave the Tribe a dangerous power-hitting weapon in the middle of their lineup for the better part of his decade in a Cleveland uniform, serving as a suitable replacement for another left-handed slugger, Jim Thome, who left the club following the 2002 season. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 4, 2007

October 4, 2016 |

The Cleveland Indians play their first postseason game since 2001, welcoming in the New York Yankees for Game 1 of the American League Division Series. They play the ungracious host, as a three-run first and a five-run fifth inning lead them to an easy 12-3 victory. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 31, 2004

August 31, 2016 |

Omar Vizquel has a day for the ages as he has six hits and drives in four in seven trips to the plate and the Cleveland Indians bash the New York Yankees in the Bronx, 22-0. Read More