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

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Father and Son Combinations in Indians History

June 21, 2020 |

Baseball and Father’s Day have often gone hand in hand, but this year, the former is nowhere to be found as fathers across the country celebrate the day without the presence of the national pastime.

A total of 240 fathers with Major League Baseball experience have welcomed their own sons into the Show, including 16 fathers who had a pair of sons expand the baseball family tree. Quite a few of those names have spent time in the city of Cleveland during their playing careers.

In honor of the holiday, we take a look at the six proud father-son duos to both wear an Indians’ jersey during their times on a Major League diamond (also, this serves as a good piece of Cleveland Indians trivia to boot). Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 4: Catching Up With David Bell

March 31, 2016 |

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 players who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride.

Countdown to Opening Day – 4 days

Former infielder David Bell may have only worn the Indians #4 jersey for two games, but the first one, at least, was a very memorable one.

A top prospect in the Tribe system through the early 90’s, the middle infielder was the son of former Tribe All-Star and bench coach Buddy Bell. When he made his Major League debut in May of 1995, his dad was in the dugout as manager Mike Hargrove’s right-hand-man.

“Being in the dugout that day was the best and the worst thing because I was nervous as hell,” the elder Bell said. “It being at the Big League level made it that much worse.” Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 9: Catching Up With Buddy Bell

March 26, 2016 |

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 players who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride.

Countdown to Opening Day – 9 days

For a young boy, not much could be cooler than having your dad play Major League Baseball. For a father, not much could be cooler than having your son play in the Big Leagues either.

Former Indian Buddy Bell is just one of four people in history to know what both are like. Read More

Ex-Indians Populate List of Postseason Dreams Unfulfilled

February 1, 2015 | | 4 Comments

Last week, the Major League Baseball family lost a trailblazer and an icon of the sports scene, not just in the city of Chicago, but across the entire county, with the death of Hall of Famer Ernie Banks.

Mr. Cub, who would have turned 84 on Saturday, signed with the Chicago Cubs in 1953. The next season, he would become a mainstay on the lineup card, leading the league in games played for the first of six times in his career. He would spend 19 years in the Show, winning consecutive MVP awards in 1958 and 1959 while making eleven All-Star teams. A rare breed of shortstop for any era, he hit 40 homers or more five times in a six year span and drove in 143 runs in during his phenomenal 1959 campaign.

Despite the accomplishments and accolades, the first ballot Hall of Famer in 1977 also sits atop the list of men who played in the most career games without a postseason appearance.

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