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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | January 29, 2022

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Posts By Bob Toth

Surviving the 50 Year War of Mediocrity in Cleveland

December 28, 2014 |

Fifty years. Fifty long years.

Fifty years without a celebratory parade. Fifty years without the hoisting of a trophy by the owner, the coach, and the players. Fifty years without untamed jubilation filling the streets of Cleveland, the surrounding neighborhoods, and the homes of displaced Cleveland loyalists across the world.

Being a fan of Cleveland sports may take fifty years off of one’s lifespan. It is a birthright bestowed on the unlucky. It is a blessing to be part of such a passionate fan base, but it is a curse to not know the joys of winning.

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Today in Tribe History: December 28, 1960

December 28, 2014 |

Future Cleveland Indians pitching coach Carl Willis is born in Danville, Virigina.

A former right-handed reliever for nine seasons with the Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, and Minnesota Twins, Willis joined the Indians organization after elbow injuries ended … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 27, 1982

December 27, 2014 |

Current Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn is born in Houston, Texas.

Bourn will enter his tenth Major League season in 2015 and his third with the Indians. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2003 amateur draft by … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 26, 1948

December 26, 2014 |

Future American League Rookie of the Year Chris Chambliss is born.

Chambliss earned the honor in his first season in the Majors in 1971 after being drafted with the first overall pick by the Cleveland Indians in the 1970 draft. … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 25, 2013

December 25, 2014 |

Longtime radio and television voice of the Cleveland Indians, Mike Hegan, passes away at the age of 71.

Hegan was a longtime player and the son of former 14-year Indians catcher Jim Hegan. The younger Hegan was born in Cleveland … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 24, 1940

December 24, 2014 |

The Cleveland Indians make a pair of roster moves, selling pitcher Johnny Allen to the St. Louis Browns and trading outfielder Ben Chapman to the Washington Senators for pitcher Joe Krakauskas.

Allen, who had gone 15-1 in 1937 with a … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 23, 1978

December 23, 2014 |

Victor Martinez is born in Bolivar, Venezuela.

The former Cleveland catcher, first baseman, and designated hitter was signed in 1996 as an amateur free agent. He made his debut in 2002 at the age of 23. He spent parts of … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 22, 1944

December 22, 2014 |

Future Hall of Famer Steve Carlton is born in Miami, Florida.

“Lefty” was already a four-time Cy Young Award winner and a ten-time All-Star when he made his way to Cleveland at the start of the 1987 season at the … Read More

Renovations on Schedule as Progress Made at Progressive Field

December 21, 2014 | | One Comment

It may be the offseason for the Indians, but there is plenty of action still taking place at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario in downtown Cleveland.

Progressive Field remains a busy site in mid-December this season as renovations continue to upgrade the 20-year-old ballpark in anticipation for the coming 2015 regular season.

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Today in Tribe History: December 21, 1940

December 21, 2014 |

Writers in Chicago name Cleveland Indians rookie shortstop Lou Boudreau their outstanding rookie in the majors leagues.

The future Hall of Famer had appeared in games in both 1938 and 1939 before finding regular playing time with the Indians in … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 20, 1993

December 20, 2014 |

Cleveland and Seattle swap shortstops, with a few other pieces thrown in, as the Indians acquire Omar Vizquel from the Mariners for Felix Fermin, Reggie Jefferson, and cash.

Vizquel became a fan favorite in Cleveland most notably for his impressive … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 19, 1975

December 19, 2014 |

Corner infielder and occasional outfielder Russell Branyan is born in Georgia.

Branyan was a home run hitting threat throughout his Major League career, often hitting long moonshots that impressed the crowd, only to strike out at frustrating rates while hitting … Read More