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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | October 29, 2020

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Today In Tribe History

Today in Tribe History: September 2, 1987

September 2, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

A pitchers’ duel at Tiger Stadium takes place between Tom Candiotti and Jack Morris. Candiotti pitches his second one-hitter of the season, but unfortunately walks seven batters and makes an error. The Indians end up losing … Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 1, 2008

September 2, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Tribe pitcher Cliff Lee beats the Chicago White Sox, 5 – 0, to become the first 20-game winner for the Cleveland Indians in 34 years. The last Cleveland pitcher to accomplish this feat was Gaylord Perry. … Read More

Today In Tribe History: August 31, 1999

August 31, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Down 12 – 4, the Indians rally for 10 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to defeat the Angels by a score of 14 – 12. First baseman Richie Sexson gets four hits and drives … Read More

Today In Tribe History: August 30, 1954

August 31, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Indians complete an 11-home-game sweep of the Red Sox, the first such sweep since the Yankees blanked St. Louis Browns in 1927.

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Today In Tribe History: August 28, 1939

August 28, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

In a game at League Park, Cleveland outfielder Jeff Heath punches a taunting fan leaning over the railing. The umpires miss the incident and Heath goes unpunished. He would go 1 for 5 in the game, hitting his … Read More

Today In Tribe History: August 27, 1997

August 27, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

In honor of first baseman Jim Thome‘s birthday, the Indians begin pulling up their socks to just below the knees. The Tribe then went on to win 17 of 27 games en route to clinching the American … Read More

Today In Tribe History; August 26, 1955

August 26, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Cleveland first baseman Vic Wertz is diagnosed as having non-paralytic polio and is lost for the season. Wertz would return the following season and hit .264 with 32 home runs and 106 runs batted in.

 

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Today In Tribe History; August 25, 2008

August 25, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Grady Sizemore becomes the second player in Cleveland Indians history to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in a season. Joe Carter was the first in 1987. Sizemore homered twice in a 4 – 3 win over the Tigers, … Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 24, 1919

August 24, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

After coming over from the Boston Red Sox, spitball pitcher Ray Caldwell makes his debut with the Indians allowing only four hits and one run to earn his 8th win of the season. However, the bizarre sidenote to this … Read More

Today In Tribe History; August 23, 1936

August 23, 2011 |

By Vince Guerrieri

A high school phenom took the mound for the Indians against the St. Louis Browns on a Sunday afternoon at League Park 75 years ago today, Aug. 23, 1936.

He was signed off the sandlots of Iowa for a buck and an autographed baseball, and had never played an inning in the minor leagues. The Browns were regarded as the dregs of the American League – the saying was that St. Louis was “first in booze, first in shoes and last in the American League” – but it was still stiffer competition than the 17-year-old hurler had ever seen before.

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Today in Tribe History: August 22, 1989

August 22, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Cleveland shortstop Felix Fermin ties the MLB record with four sacrifice bunts in a 3 – 2, 10-inning win over Seattle. He is the first player to accomplish the feat since another Cleveland shortstop, Ray Chapman, did … Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 21, 1992

August 21, 2011 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

On this date in 1992 the Tribe hosted the Texas Rangers at the old Cleveland Stadium. On the mound for Texas was the 45 year old fireballer Nolan Ryan. However, on this night he was anything … Read More