Today in Tribe History: November 20, 1988

Cleveland Indians reliever Cody Allen is born in Orlando, Florida.

The Indians’ 23rd round pick in the 2011 amateur draft debuted just one year, one month, and five days after signing with the club after skyrocketing through the minor league system, becoming the first member of his draft class to debut for the Indians.

After earning a 3.72 ERA in 27 games in his debut year of 2012, he improved to 6-1 with a 2.43 ERA in 77 games in 2013. In 2014, he took over the closer’s role from John Axford and finished the year 6-4 with 24 saves and a 2.07 ERA in 76 games. He led the American League in games finished in 2015 with 58 and appeared in 70 games in total, earning a 2-5 record with a career-high 34 saves while posting a 2.99 ERA and striking out 99. He has appeared in 70 games or more in each of the last three seasons.

1934 – The Indians acquire outfielder Bruce Campbell from the St. Louis Browns for Johnny Burnett, Bob Weiland, and cash.

1958 – Detroit and Cleveland swap five players, as the Indians receive infielder Billy Martin and pitcher Al Cicotte for reliever Ray Narleski and Don Mossi and infielder Ossie Alvarez.

1962 – The sale of the Cleveland Indians to Bill Daley and Gabe Paul is completed.

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