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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | July 5, 2020

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Today in Tribe History: July 4, 1954

July 4, 2020 |

Despite having to patch together their pitching staff after a quick exit from starter Mike Garcia, the Cleveland Indians come just one out away from their first combined no-hitter as they hold off the Chicago White Sox, 2-1, in front of a holiday crowd of 26,842 at Cleveland Stadium. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 3, 2002

July 3, 2020 |

Tribe slugger Jim Thome homers for the seventh consecutive game as the Indians fall again to the New York Yankees, 11-8. Read More

A Good Day to Go Cycling

July 2, 2020 | | One Comment

For whatever reason, be it a couple of months of practicing and playing under the belt, better weather, or reasons unknown, July 2 has been a good day for cycles in the history of the Cleveland Indians organization.

Two of the nine cycles hit by members of the Cleveland franchise over its 119 completed seasons of Major League play have landed on the second day of July, with the first of them coming 50 years ago today.

Tony Horton’s time in Cleveland and in Major League Baseball came to a very unexpected halt during the 1970 season, but before his playing career ended, he accomplished one of the rare feats possible for a baseball player. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 2, 2016

July 2, 2020 |

Outfielder Rajai Davis has a day for the record books as he hits for the eighth cycle in Cleveland history as the Indians fall to the Toronto Blue Jays by a 9-6 final. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 1, 1951

July 1, 2020 |

Bob Feller ends the Cleveland Indians’ no-hitter drought at three years and one day as he tosses the third and final no-no of his career in a 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Stadium in game one of a Sunday doubleheader. Read More

Breakout 1948 Season for Lemon Included a No-Hitter

June 30, 2020 |

The 1948 season for the Cleveland Indians had a little bit of everything. It had struggles. It had turmoil and tragedy. It had a photo-finish pennant race and Major League Baseball’s first play-in game to decide a league champion. It also had breakout seasons, monster home runs, a triple play, and even a no-hitter.

Just a few years earlier (and to be fair, even just a year prior), pitching a no-hitter would have been the least likely of things that Bob Lemon would have thought about doing while wearing a big league uniform. Yet on June 30, 1948, he did just that as his professional trajectory continued a turn that ultimately took Lemon to the Hall of Fame and a long career affiliated with the Major League game. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 30, 1948

June 30, 2020 |

Bob Lemon throws the ninth no-hitter in franchise history as the Cleveland Indians defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, at Briggs Stadium. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 29, 1990

June 29, 2020 |

Former Indians first round pick of the 1988 draft, Charles Nagy, makes his Major League debut for Cleveland in a loss to the California Angels. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 28, 1935

June 28, 2020 |

A familiar name usually penciled in on the Cleveland Indians scorecard is notably absent for the first time in 673 games, as outfielder Earl Averill misses the day’s game after being injured by fireworks in a pre-Fourth of July celebration. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 27, 2002

June 27, 2020 |

The glory days are over as the Indians enter rebuilding mode. The team deals staff ace Bartolo Colon and minor league pitcher Tim Drew to the Montreal Expos for three prospects and veteran first baseman/outfielder Lee Stevens. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 26, 1958

June 26, 2020 |

Indians manager Bobby Bragan is fired after a 31-36 start and replaced by former Tribe second baseman Joe Gordon. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 25, 2011

June 25, 2020 |

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 game is balked in by Cleveland reliever Tony Sipp with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. Read More