Today in Tribe History: February 21, 2011

A pair of former Cleveland Indians from the 1980s are among seven people selected to enter the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Outfielder Oddibe McDowell spent four seasons with the Texas Rangers before being dealt to the Indians after the 1988 season with first baseman Pete O’Brien and second baseman Jerry Browne for infielder Julio Franco. McDowell spent 69 games with the Tribe, hitting .222 before he was sent to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Dion James.

Terry Francona debuted with the Montreal Expos and spent five years north of the border before joining the Chicago Cubs. He spent a year there and another year in Cincinnati before coming to Cleveland. He hit .311 in 62 games with the Indians in 1988 while playing DH, first base, and left field before spending parts of two seasons in Milwaukee.

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