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Brook Jacoby

Today in Tribe History: August 28, 1983

August 28, 2020 |

The Cleveland Indians trade starting pitcher Len Barker to the Atlanta Braves for players to be named later and $150,000. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ 2020 Opening Day – 26

February 29, 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 – 26 days

Max Moroff had a blink-and-you’ll-miss it month with the Indians wearing the number 26 in 2019. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 28, 1983

August 28, 2019 |

The Cleveland Indians trade starting pitcher Len Barker to the Atlanta Braves for players to be named later and $150,000. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 26

March 2, 2019 |

Major League Baseball is now less than a month away from the start of the 2019 season, its earliest start ever (excluding international openers). All 30 teams will take the field on March 28 this year. Follow along with Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down the days until Opening Day 2019. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 26 days

Switch-hitter Max Moroff has a chance to be the next 26 for the Cleveland Indians, as long as he can win the utility infielder spot on the roster by the end of spring training. The 25-year-old has three big league seasons under his belt while with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but was picked up by the Tribe this offseason in a trade with the Buccos. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 28, 1983

August 28, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians trade starting pitcher Len Barker to the Atlanta Braves for players to be named later and $150,000. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 26

March 3, 2018 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 26 days

In this decade, the number 26 has found a home in Cleveland with veterans newly added to the roster. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 28, 1983

August 28, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians trade starting pitcher Len Barker to the Atlanta Braves for players to be named later and $150,000. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 26

March 8, 2017 |

Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to Opening Day!

Countdown to Opening Day – 26

Mike Napoli‘s yearlong party at Progressive Field came to an end over the offseason, as the free agent slugger was replaced in the Cleveland Indians lineup by a younger, more consistent power hitter in Edwin Encarnacion.

Napoli’s departure marks the end of one of the more impressive contributions by a player to spend just one season in northeast Ohio. While his bat cooled off in the final two months of the season and his impact in the postseason as a whole was minimal, the Indians would not have reached that pinnacle without his presence in the middle of their lineup. It was little surprise that with an additional threat in the Cleveland batting order that guys like Carlos Santana and Jose Ramirez had career years hitting behind him. Napoli’s watchful eye at the plate and the fear instilled by him in opposing pitchers of giving up a majestic moonshot seemed to provide plenty of protection for those around him in the lineup. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 26: Catching Up With Brook Jacoby

March 9, 2016 | | 2 Comments

As Did The Tribe Win Last Night helps fans count down the days until the Indians retake the field in an official Major League game, we look back at some of the greats who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride.

Countdown to Opening Day – 26 days

Ever wonder what a Major League hitting coach does in his free time?  According to Toronto Blue Jays hitting instructor and former Cleveland Indian #26 Brook Jacoby, there isn’t a lot of it to go around.

“Coaching takes up a lot of time,” Jacoby said, “a lot of time away from home.”

Such is the life for a baseball lifer like Jacoby, also known simply as ‘Jake’, who broke into professional ball when he was a seventh round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves in 1979. Prior to that, Jacoby – the son of Brook Jacoby, Sr., who played in the Indians and Philadelphia Phillies organizations – was a Hall of Fame talent at his alma mater of Ventura College in Ventura, California. He is the only two-time VC team MVP and, according to the college website, the not-so-fleet-footed Jacoby hit a whopping 26 triples in just 28 games during his sophomore year. Read More

Tribe’s Rule 5 Loss Gruber Became Mainstay in Toronto

December 8, 2015 |

Projecting and developing young talent is not always easy. It can be what separates the good teams from the bad teams, at least those teams who cannot just buy replacement parts to compensate for their own internal misses.

The Rule 5 draft is one way a team can build up its roster, but generally, players selected in such a transaction rarely make significant contributions in the game of baseball.

Cleveland Indians fans who know the name Kelly Gruber likely remember him as being one of a handful of such players who found success and long careers in a new home. He is one of the more notable names lost by the Indians franchise in the long history of the alternative drafting process. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 28, 1983

August 28, 2015 |

1983 – The Cleveland Indians trade starting pitcher Len Barker to the Atlanta Braves for players to be named later and $150,000.

The eighth-year pro Barker was in his fifth season with the Indians after spending his first three years … Read More

Catching Up With Brook Jacoby

November 27, 2013 |

Ever wonder what a Major League hitting coach does in his free time?  According to Toronto Blue Jays hitting instructor and former Cleveland Indian #26 Brook Jacoby, there isn’t a lot of it to go around.

“Coaching takes up a lot of time,” Jacoby said, “a lot of time away from home.”

Such is the life for a baseball lifer like Jacoby, also known simply as ‘Jake’, who broke into professional ball when he was a seventh round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves in 1979.  Prior to that, Jacoby – the son of Brook Jacoby, Sr., who played in the Indians and Philadelphia Phillies organizations – was a Hall of Fame talent at his alma mater of Ventura College in Ventura, California.  He is the only two-time VC team MVP and, according to the college website, the not-so-fleet-footed Jacoby hit a whopping 26 triples in just 28 games during his sophomore year. Read More