The Cleveland Indians and Seattle Pilots play an exhibition game with the experimental X-5 ball, which is reported to be 5% livelier than a regulation ball. The Pilots beat the Indians by a score of 19 – 14. One week later, Commissioner Bowie Kuhn orders the X-5 ball to be discontinued.
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.