After drafting shortstop Rick Manning second overall in the 1972 amateur draft in the summer of 1971, the Indians pick second baseman Duane Kuiper in the secondary phase draft on this date in 1972. Manning would later transition to centerfield while Kuiper would remain in the infield and make his debut in 1974. Kuiper played eight seasons with the Indians and is probably best remembered for his solid glove and lack of offensive power. Kuiper hit only one home run in his 12 year career, hitting it while with Cleveland in 1977.
In one of the more unfortunate and unusual losses of the season, the Indians fell to the San Francisco Giants, 1-0, as the lone run of the…
Less than three years after signing with the club, 21-year-old right-hander Jaret Wright makes his Major League debut in front of a packed Jacobs Field crowd and…
For the sixth time this season, Luis Tiant throws a complete game shutout as he and his Cleveland teammates blank the Detroit Tigers, 3-0.
The Cleveland Indians acquire the highly controversial John Rocker from the Atlanta Braves with a minor leaguer for relievers Steve Karsay and Steve Reed.
The “Red Baron”, Rick Sutcliffe, is born in Independence, Missouri.