Today in Tribe History: October 20, 2002

Former Cleveland Indians pitching ace Mel Harder passes away at the age of 93. Harder spent his entire career of twenty years with the Cleveland Indians and made the All-Star team four times. Over his career, he pitched 13 innings in the All-Star Game and never gave up an earned run. In the 1934 All-Star Game, he pitched 5 innings, giving up a single hit. He was in the top ten in the league in ERA six times in his career, all during the 1930s; he led the league in 1933 with a 2.95 ERA. He was also in the top ten in the league in wins six times in his career, also all during the 1930s. He stand second on the all-time franchise list for wins behind Bob Feller. His number 18 was retired by the club in 1990.

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