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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | October 28, 2021

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Today in Tribe History: July 23, 1962

July 23, 2020 |

The National Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes in four new members, including two with direct ties to the Cleveland Indians organization. Legendary pitcher Bob Feller and infielder Jackie Robinson, voted in by the Baseball Writers Association of America, are joined by manager/coach Bill McKechnie and outfielder Edd Roush via selection by the Veteran’s Committee. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 23, 1962

July 23, 2019 |

The National Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes in four new members, including two with direct ties to the Cleveland Indians organization. Legendary pitcher Bob Feller and infielder Jackie Robinson, voted in by the Baseball Writers Association of America, are joined by manager/coach Bill McKechnie and outfielder Edd Roush via selection by the Veteran’s Committee. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 23, 1962

July 23, 2018 |

The National Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes in four new members, including two with direct ties to the Cleveland Indians organization. Legendary pitcher Bob Feller and infielder Jackie Robinson, voted in by the Baseball Writers Association of America, are joined by manager/coach Bill McKechnie and outfielder Edd Roush via selection by the Veteran’s Committee. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 23, 1962

July 23, 2017 |

The National Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes in four new members, including two with direct ties to the Cleveland Indians organization. Legendary pitcher Bob Feller and infielder Jackie Robinson, voted in by the Baseball Writers Association of America, are joined by manager/coach Bill McKechnie and outfielder Edd Roush via selection by the Veteran’s Committee. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 23, 1962

July 23, 2016 |

The National Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes in four new members, including two with direct ties to the Cleveland Indians organization. Legendary pitcher Bob Feller and infielder Jackie Robinson, voted in by the Baseball Writers Association of America, are joined by manager Bill McKechnie and outfielder Edd Roush via Veteran’s Committee selection. Read More

After the Cleveland Indians’ 1948 Season (Part 1)

April 3, 2016 |

The 1948 World Championship was the crowning moment in Bill Veeck’s career as an owner – and one of the loneliest in his life. Veeck would own another pennant winner, but no other world champion. On September 23, 1949, he led a funeral procession out to the outfield to bury the pennant, with the Indians mathematically eliminated from the race. That fall, Veeck’s wife Eleanore filed for divorce, and Veeck was forced to sell the team to pay for it.

In 1951, Veeck, newly married, bought the St. Louis Browns. His idea was to run off the Cardinals, and with a mix of his own wacky promotions and Cardinals owner Fred Saigh’s income tax problems, it appeared he might do so. But Saigh sold the team to Gussie Busch, heir to the brewing fortune and a St. Louis institution. Veeck sought to move the team to Baltimore, but was blocked by baseball owners and was forced to sell the team – which then moved to Baltimore. Read More

Tribe Celebrates Championship From Clubhouse to Public Square

March 31, 2016 |

October 11, 1948

As the Indians clinched their first World Series championship in 28 years, the celebration started on the field but spilled into the clubhouse and lasted much of the evening in Cleveland.

Clevelanders are getting used to celebrating championships as this is their third trophy in the last ten months. The Cleveland Barons hockey team won last April and the Cleveland Browns football team was champions in December. But for the Indians, the drought of 28 years seems like an eternity for veteran players and a generation of fans.

It was a special feeling for outfielder Bob Kennedy to catch the final out of the season and bring the World Series crown to Cleveland. Kennedy was dealt to Cleveland in May for outfielder Pat Seerey. Kennedy left the last place Chicago White Sox for the first place Indians. Read More

Is Klieman More Than a Small Piece to the Tribe’s Puzzle?

November 2, 2015 |

May 14, 1948

Despite being 11-5 after 16 games – and 13 road games – the Cleveland Indians still have a long-term problem with their pitching staff, namely their starting rotation.

Bob Feller and Bob Lemon have combined to win six of the Tribe’s eleven games and appear to be ready to be a one-two punch for the season. However, the only win by a starter other than the tandem is Gene Bearden’s 6-1 victory last Saturday in Washington. Al Gettel and Don Black have failed twice each. Bob Muncrief has stumbled once and Bill Kennedy will have his chance on Sunday against the struggling Chicago White Sox.

It seems everyone has had a chance to start, everyone except Ed Klieman. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 23, 1962

July 23, 2015 |

1962 – The National Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes in four new members, including two with direct ties to the Cleveland Indians organization. Legendary pitcher Bob Feller and infielder Jackie Robinson, voted in by the Baseball Writers Association of America, … Read More

After the Cleveland Indians 1948 Season

March 20, 2014 |

The 1948 World Championship was the crowning moment in Bill Veeck’s career as an owner – and one of the loneliest in his life. Veeck would own another pennant winner, but no other world champion. On Sept. 23, 1949, Veeck … Read More

Tribe Celebrates Championship From Clubhouse to Public Square

March 17, 2014 |

October 11, 1948

As the Indians clinched their first World Series championship in 28 years, the celebration started on the field but spilled into the clubhouse and lasted much of the evening in Cleveland.

Clevelanders are getting used to celebrating championships as this is their third trophy in the last ten months. The Cleveland Barons hockey team won last April and the Cleveland Browns football team were champions in December. But for the Indians, the drought of 28 years seems like an eternity for veteran players and a generation of fans.

It was a special feeling for outfielder Bob Kennedy to catch the final out of the season and bring the World Series crown to Cleveland. Kennedy was dealt to Cleveland in May for outfielder Pat Seerey. Kennedy left the last place Chicago White Sox for the first place Indians.

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Umpire Stewart Receives Police Protection After Third Controversial Call

March 16, 2014 |

While no reports have been substantiated, Cleveland police and Major League Baseball have provided protection for World Series umpire Bill Stewart.

Stewart has made three controversial calls in the World Series—all going the favor of the Boston Braves. The first … Read More