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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

Today in Tribe History: August 14, 2003

August 14, 2016 |

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

Hafner to be Inducted into Florida State League Hall of Fame

August 6, 2016 |

The Florida State League Hall of Fame Committee announced their 2016 Class of Inductees on Friday. Former Indians first baseman and designated hitter Travis Hafner was among the nine honorees selected.

The 39-year-old Hafner last played in 2013 while a member of the New York Yankees, appearing in 82 games that season as the club’s designated hitter. He hit .202 that season with a dozen homers and 37 RBI in one of just two Major League seasons spent outside of a Cleveland Indians uniform.

“Pronk” began his professional career in 1997, when he signed with the Texas Rangers. The club had selected him in the 31st round of the 1996 draft out of Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, Kansas. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 6, 2002

August 6, 2016 |

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

Today in Tribe History: June 3, 1977

June 3, 2016 |

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

Today in Tribe History: April 18, 2009

April 18, 2016 |

The Cleveland Indians spoil the Yankees’ Saturday, thumping New York by a 22-4 final.

The Yankees actually held the lead in the lopsided contest, jumping out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning on … Read More

Cleveland’s All-Time Opening Day Starting Lineup

April 3, 2016 |

Opening Day is like no other day of the year for baseball fans.

The stadium is sold out. Warm weather is on the way. There’s optimism. Everybody is tied for first place. A win can catapult a fan base’s spirit and a loss can crush early dreams.

No other day is full of overreactions quite like Opening Day.

So which Cleveland players have vaulted hopes on the season’s first day the best? I thought it might be interesting to find out and construct a lineup.

In order to be fair, I decided that the player must be in the top three number of games played in Openers started at their position and must have at least five games in under his belt, too. This eliminates any player who went 3-3 in their lone Opening Day contest as well as any pinch hitter who maybe went 1-1 with a home run in their lone Opener. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 4, 2007

October 4, 2015 |

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 … Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 14, 2003

August 14, 2015 |

2003 – Probably one of the more improbable players to do so, the Indians’ Travis Hafner hits for a cycle in Minneapolis as Cleveland defeats Minnesota, 8-3.

Hafner, playing designated hitter and batting sixth in the Indians lineup, started his … Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 6, 2002

August 6, 2015 |

2002 – Future Indians slugger Travis Hafner makes his Major League debut with the Texas Rangers in a pinch-hitting opportunity in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers.

Hafner entered with two outs in the ninth against knuckleballer Steve Sparks, … Read More