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Today in Tribe History: October 28, 1995

October 28, 2015 |

The Atlanta Braves allow just one hit and defeat the Cleveland Indians by a 1-0 final to win Game 6 and clinch the World Series title.

Indians starter Dennis Martinez gave it his all on the mound, lasting four and two-thirds scoreless innings. He allowed four hits and walked five in that short 82-pitch span, but somehow escaped harm’s way. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 27, 1969

October 27, 2015 | | One Comment

Charlie Jamieson, a longtime left fielder for the Cleveland Indians, passes away at 76.

“Cuckoo” began his career with the Washington Senators before being selected off of waivers by the Philadelphia Athletics. He was traded to the Indians in 1919 … Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 26, 1997

October 26, 2015 |

While two years ago, the Cleveland Indians edged out the Atlanta Braves at home, 5-4, to extend their World Series dreams to a sixth game, this date in 1997 brought about heartache from Pro Player Stadium in Miami. It was there that the Indians came within two outs of ending a 49-year title drought, but instead returned home losers in Game 7 by a 3-2 final in eleven innings. Read More

ICYMI at DTTWLN – October 19 to October 25

October 26, 2015 |

With the third offseason entry of In Case You Missed It at Did The Tribe Win Last Night, another busy week of Cleveland stories looked back on all of the things that went wrong during the 2015 season that have prevented the Indians from enjoying a late October playoff push.

While the Indians are resting and recuperating from the recently completed season, baseball continues on with some highly entertaining games as the American League and National League each completed their championship series, setting the stage for a New York Mets / Kansas City Royals World Series, where one team will end a 30-plus year title drought. The Indians’ has now hit 67 seasons. Read More

Early Rotation Issues Helped Sink Tribe’s Season

October 26, 2015 |

It is amazing to think how different the Cleveland Indians starting rotation looks now after the completion of the season versus how it played out six months ago when the Tribe broke camp with two large question marks in the back end of the staff.

The revolving door that became the fifth starting spot was one of the handful of issues that would plague the Indians this season and ultimately cost them their shot of, at least, an American League Wild Card berth. While it may be a resolved issue for the time being, it took a while to get to that point and would take just one offseason trade or one in-season injury to put the team on the brink of disaster again. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 26, 1995

October 26, 2015 |

Despite a legitimate scare in the ninth, the Cleveland Indians hold on to defeat the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, in Game 5 of the World Series to delay their season’s end by one more game. It was the final game to … Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 25, 1997

October 25, 2015 |

The Cleveland Indians stave off elimination with three early runs in a 4-1 victory over the Florida Marlins in Game 6 of the 1997 World Series at Pro Player Stadium in Miami.

Chad Ogea allowed just one run on four hits over five innings for his second win of the series. The Indians got to Marlins starter Kevin Brown, who allowed four runs on five hits over five. Read More

The Old Man and the Z

October 24, 2015 |

He was an old man who pitched alone on a mound in the Major Leagues and he had gone sixty-nine games without looking like himself. In the first twenty-four games results had been with him. But after fifty days without a hold the team’s front office had told him that the old man was now definitely and finally salao, which is the worst form of unlucky, and the team had gone at their orders in another direction which threw several good relievers the first week.

The old man was Scott Atchison, and this is the baseball equivalent of Ernest Hemingway’s 1952 novella, The Old Man and the Sea, in the event that this reference went over your head. It would have been just as relevant to link to another Hemingway work, A Farewell to Arms. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 24, 1995

October 24, 2015 |

Designated hitter Eddie Murray walks the Indians off a winner in the bottom of the eleventh inning as Cleveland defeats the Atlanta Braves, 7-6, to win their first World Series game since 1948.

Down two games to none in their first World Series appearance since 1954, the Indians hosted their first championship game at their two-year-old new home, Jacobs Field, and gave the fans a game to remember. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 23, 1997

October 23, 2015 |

Three runs in the ninth inning are not enough, as the Florida Marlins edge out the Cleveland Indians by an 8-7 final in the last game of the season at Jacobs Field. The Marlins took a 3-2 World Series lead over the Indians as the series returned to Miami.

Indians starter Orel Hershiser allowed a pair of runs in the second, both coming with two outs. After a leadoff ground-rule double from Darren Daulton, Charles Johnson singled him home. A walk to Craig Counsell kept the inning alive for Devon White, who doubled to right. Johnson scored, but Counsell was thrown out at the plate to end the inning. Read More

Doby’s Transition Far From Complete

October 22, 2015 |

May 3, 1948

The transition of Larry Doby from infielder to outfielder has hit its first significant bump in the road.

The 24-year-old Indians right fielder was one of a handful of options Cleveland considered during Spring Training to fill several voids in the outfield. Doby, a middle infielder off of the bench last season for the Tribe, had two giant obstacles in Lou Boudreau and Joe Gordon that he simply was not going to move past on the depth chart. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 22, 1997

October 22, 2015 | | One Comment

The Cleveland Indians knot up their series with the Florida Marlins at two wins a piece with a strong 10-3 victory. It marked the second straight game that the Indians scored in double digits after a 14-11 loss in Game … Read More