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

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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

Today in Tribe History: April 7, 2005

April 7, 2020 |

Bob Kennedy, a member of the Cleveland Indians’ 1948 World Series winning club, passes away in Mesa, Arizona. He was 84. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 15, 1950

August 15, 2019 |

Bob Kennedy starts a triple play in the top of the fifth inning, but it is not enough as the second place Cleveland Indians fall to the first place Detroit Tigers by a 4-1 final. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 7, 2005

April 7, 2019 |

Bob Kennedy, a member of the Cleveland Indians’ 1948 World Series winning club, passes away in Mesa, Arizona. He was 84. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 15, 1950

August 15, 2018 |

Bob Kennedy starts a triple play in the top of the fifth inning, but it is not enough as the second place Cleveland Indians fall to the first place Detroit Tigers by a 4-1 final. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 7, 2005

April 7, 2018 |

Bob Kennedy, a member of the Cleveland Indians’ 1948 World Series winning club, passes away in Mesa, Arizona. He was 84. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 15, 1950

August 15, 2017 |

Bob Kennedy starts a triple play in the top of the fifth inning, but it is not enough as the second place Cleveland Indians fall to the first place Detroit Tigers by a 4-1 final. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 7, 2005

April 7, 2017 |

Bob Kennedy, a member of the Cleveland Indians’ 1948 World Series winning club, passes away in Mesa, Arizona. He was 84. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 15, 1950

August 15, 2016 |

Bob Kennedy starts a triple play in the top of the fifth inning, but it is not enough as the second place Cleveland Indians fall to the first place Detroit Tigers by a 4-1 final. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 7, 2005

April 7, 2016 |

Bob Kennedy, a member of the Cleveland Indians’ 1948 World Series winning club, passes away in Mesa, Arizona. He was 84.

Kennedy was born in 1920 in Chicago, Illinois, and reached the Majors with the White Sox in 1939 at … Read More

After the Cleveland Indians’ 1948 Season (Part 3)

April 3, 2016 |

This is the third and final installment of “After the Cleveland Indians’ 1948 Season”, the final chapter of the 1948 season review. See Part 1 and Part 2 for the first two pieces.

Larry Doby settled into the outfield in Cleveland Stadium and was called the best center fielder in the game by the Sporting News in 1950. Doby led the American League with 32 home runs and 126 RBI as the Indians won the pennant in 1954.

He was traded to Chicago after the 1955 season, and spent two years at Comiskey before coming back to Cleveland. The Indians traded him to Detroit in 1959 for Tito Francona. Doby was the first black player for the Tigers. Bill Veeck traded midseason for him to play for the White Sox that year as well.

Doby, the second black player in the majors, also became the second black manager. Doby was a coach for the Indians when he was bypassed for Frank Robinson, the first black manager, and went to Chicago, where he was reunited once again with Veeck. He became the Pale Hose manager in 1978 after Veeck fired Bob Lemon, and resigned after the 1979 season. 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