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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | July 12, 2020

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Posts By Bob Toth

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

Today in Tribe History: June 24, 1997

June 24, 2020 |

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 earns a 10-5 win over the Minnesota Twins. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 23, 1968

June 23, 2020 |

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. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 22, 2001

June 22, 2020 |

The Cleveland Indians acquire the highly controversial John Rocker from the Atlanta Braves with a minor leaguer for relievers Steve Karsay and Steve Reed. Read More

Big League Sons Who Followed Dads’ Footsteps with the Tribe

June 21, 2020 |

Children of Major Leaguers often get a unique experience and view of the game of baseball from an early age while also being blessed with some choice genes and skill sets that make them all the more prepared to pursue the national pastime as their career of choice.

While plenty of kids of former big leaguers have failed to reach The Show despite giving it their best down on the farm, others have put together lengthy and successful careers as second generation players.

Six father-son tandems (Jim Bagby and Jim Bagby; Earl Averill and Earl Averill Jr.; Tito Francona and Terry Francona; Buddy Bell and David Bell; Dave Duncan and Shelley Duncan; and Cam Carreon and Mark Carreon) have had the privilege of representing the Cleveland Indians organization on the field during their respective careers. Read More

Baseball Dads in Cleveland Who Helped Start Family Tradition in MLB

June 21, 2020 |

Baseball has often been been characterized as a father-and-son sport, which may be a bit unfair to all of the baseball moms out there watching, cheering, coaching, and keeping score at little league games across the nation each year.

But given that no woman has played Major League Baseball to date, there is a clear connection for some ball players drawing a direct path from their childhoods to baseball diamonds across the country while pursuing the lucrative careers of the professional baseball player. Read More

Father and Son Combinations in Indians History

June 21, 2020 |

Baseball and Father’s Day have often gone hand in hand, but this year, the former is nowhere to be found as fathers across the country celebrate the day without the presence of the national pastime.

A total of 240 fathers with Major League Baseball experience have welcomed their own sons into the Show, including 16 fathers who had a pair of sons expand the baseball family tree. Quite a few of those names have spent time in the city of Cleveland during their playing careers.

In honor of the holiday, we take a look at the six proud father-son duos to both wear an Indians’ jersey during their times on a Major League diamond (also, this serves as a good piece of Cleveland Indians trivia to boot). Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 21, 1956

June 21, 2020 |

The “Red Baron”, Rick Sutcliffe, is born in Independence, Missouri. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 20, 1951

June 20, 2020 |

Cleveland gets an impressive day at the plate from second baseman Bobby Avila as the Indians knock off the Boston Red Sox, 14-8. Read More

The Conversation and the Change Must Continue

June 19, 2020 |

Today in Juneteenth. For too many people, they had never heard the term until today. Definitions are all over social media as the world learns of the significance of a holiday recognized by some people, but not nearly enough. If you did not know what it is, I am guessing that you have been educated some today.

These are tough times in America. Things were challenging enough as the country tried to process the most appropriate and healthy means of preventing the spread of the coronavirus over the last few months, but attentions shifted gears on May 25, 2020, when George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

I use the term ‘murder’ because that is what it was. A violent and overzealous act, carried on for eight minutes and 46 unnecessary seconds, deprived a man of his life and his family of a son, a brother, and a friend. The tragic death put once again a spotlight on the unacceptable and excessive uses of force displayed by some police officers across the United States, but this time, the loss of life did not come without notice. People stood up, people protested, and thankfully most of that came in peaceful order in most circumstances.

Floyd’s death was not unique. And therein lie just one part of the problem at hand. Read More