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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | September 28, 2020

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Today in Tribe History: September 22, 1920

September 22, 2020 |

While the Indians would win their sixth straight game, an 8-3 victory in Cleveland over the Boston Red Sox to reach the 90-win plateau for just the second time in the 20-year history of the franchise, a future component of the team’s next two American League pennant winning clubs after this season is born in San Bernardino, California. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 13, 1954

July 13, 2020 |

The Cleveland Indians host the 21st Midsummer Classic at Cleveland Stadium with the American League squad winning by an 11-9 score over the National League in front of 68,751 spectators. Read More

Breakout 1948 Season for Lemon Included a No-Hitter

June 30, 2020 |

The 1948 season for the Cleveland Indians had a little bit of everything. It had struggles. It had turmoil and tragedy. It had a photo-finish pennant race and Major League Baseball’s first play-in game to decide a league champion. It also had breakout seasons, monster home runs, a triple play, and even a no-hitter.

Just a few years earlier (and to be fair, even just a year prior), pitching a no-hitter would have been the least likely of things that Bob Lemon would have thought about doing while wearing a big league uniform. Yet on June 30, 1948, he did just that as his professional trajectory continued a turn that ultimately took Lemon to the Hall of Fame and a long career affiliated with the Major League game. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 30, 1948

June 30, 2020 |

Bob Lemon throws the ninth no-hitter in franchise history as the Cleveland Indians defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, at Briggs Stadium. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ 2020 Opening Day – 21

March 5, 2020 |

Baseball takes little time off in between seasons, so neither can we. Follow along at Did the Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to March 26, when the Cleveland Indians host the Detroit Tigers for game one of the 2020 season. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 21 days

In 1998, Cleveland retired the number 21 in honor of longtime Tribe player Bob Lemon, whose transition from a position player to a quality starting pitcher led to seven trips to the Midsummer Classic, a leading role on the 1948 and 1954 American League champion Indians teams, a no-hitter, and ultimately, a spot in Cooperstown in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

But while Lemon last wore the number on the field as a player with the Indians in 1958, several big names honored the work that he had done in the digits with quality careers for the club in the years that followed his retirement. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 22, 1976

January 22, 2020 |

Bob Lemon joins fellow pitcher Robin Roberts in election to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 11, 2000

January 11, 2020 |

Cleveland Indians legend Bob Lemon passes away in California after a heart attack and stroke. He was 79 years old. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 22, 1920

September 22, 2019 |

While the Indians would win their sixth straight game, an 8-3 victory in Cleveland over the Boston Red Sox to reach the 90-win plateau for just the second time in the 20-year history of the franchise, a future component of the team’s next two American League pennant winning clubs after this season is born in San Bernardino, California. Read More

Tribe Stars Shined in Cleveland’s 1954 All-Star Game

July 13, 2019 |

For the 21st time ever, the best of the American and National Leagues met on the diamond for the annual Midsummer Classic and for the second time, the event headed to Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 13, 1954.

The ’54 season had all the makings of being a special year for the Indians and it only seemed fitting that the top club in the American League (Cleveland held a half-game lead over New York with one fewer loss at the break) had the opportunity to host the event for the first time since 1935, when a then-record 69,812 filled the seats along the shores of Lake Erie. It was a star-studded event as All-Star Games tend to be, with 17 of the 55 players and three of six managers/coaches on the collective rosters eventually taking up residence in Cooperstown. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 13, 1954

July 13, 2019 |

The Cleveland Indians host the 21st Midsummer Classic at Cleveland Stadium with the American League squad winning by an 11-9 score over the National League in front of 68,751 spectators. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 30, 1948

June 30, 2019 |

Bob Lemon throws the ninth no-hitter in franchise history as the Cleveland Indians defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, at Briggs Stadium. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 21

March 7, 2019 |

It’s hard to believe, but we are just three short weeks away from the first pitches of the 2019 Major League Baseball season. Today, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night continue our countdown to Opening Day with the retired number of Bob Lemon and the many faces to also claim it as their own.

Countdown to Opening Day – 21 days

In 1998, Cleveland retired the number 21 in honor of longtime Tribe player Bob Lemon, whose transition from a position player to a quality starting pitcher led to seven trips to the Midsummer Classic, a leading role on the 1948 and 1954 American League champion Indians teams, a no-hitter, and ultimately, a spot in Cooperstown in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

But while Lemon last wore the number on the field as a player with the Indians in 1958, several big names would honor the work that he had done in the jersey with quality careers in a Cleveland uniform in the years after him. Read More