Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League star to be selected to the Hall of Fame. The right-hander became a legend during his professional career, which lasted from the 1920s until 1965, playing in several different Negro Leagues. He made his major league debut in 1948 with the Cleveland Indians, making him the oldest rookie in major league history.
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.