Today in Tribe History: February 26, 1985

Longtime Cleveland Indians pitcher George Uhle passes away at the age of 86 in Lakewood, Ohio.

“The Bull” debuted with the Indians as a 20-year-old in 1919 and appeared in two games of the 1920 World Series, throwing three scoreless innings. He spent ten seasons in the Majors with the Indians, twice leading the league in wins, complete games, and innings pitched, before he was traded to the Detroit Tigers after the 1928 season.

He remained in Motown until 1933, when he was purchased from the club by the New York Giants. He was released in July of the same season and signed with the New York Yankees two weeks later. After missing the 1935 season, he returned for another brief stint with the Indians in 1936 to end the Major League portion of his career. Despite being a pitcher, he finished his career with a .289 batting average.

On the same date the previous year, another native Clevelander but one who never suited up for the Indians, first baseman and manager Joe Kuhel, passed away.

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