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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | December 8, 2021

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Today in Tribe History: June 11, 1976

June 11, 2021 |

A pinch-hit, two-out, two-run home run in the 13th inning by Frank Robinson gives the Indians a 5-4 walk-off win over the Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Stadium on Bill Veeck Night. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 8, 1975

April 8, 2021 |

On a historic day for Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Indians defeat the New York Yankees, 5-3, on Opening Day. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 11, 1976

June 11, 2020 |

A pinch-hit, two-out, two-run home run in the 13th inning by Frank Robinson gives the Indians a 5-4 walk-off win over the Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Stadium on Bill Veeck Night. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 8, 1975

April 8, 2020 |

On a historic day for Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Indians defeat the New York Yankees, 5-3, on Opening Day. Read More

Robinson’s Road to Managerial Debut in Cleveland was Rocky

April 7, 2020 |

On April 8, 1975, Cleveland’s Frank Robinson made history, becoming the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball history. On top of that, he capped off his momentous day by homering in his first at bat of the season, doing so on Opening Day in front of 56,715 fans at Municipal Stadium. We look back this time not at the home run of said day, but the circumstances leading up to Robinson’s arrival on Ohio’s north coast. – BT

In 1947, the Cleveland Indians broke the established rule of the time, signing Larry Doby and making him the first African-American ball player in the American League when he stepped on the field on July 5.

In 1974, the Cleveland Indians once again broke free from the established norms in the game of baseball, helping to further integrate professional sports by hiring Frank Robinson as the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball history. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ 2020 Opening Day – 20

March 6, 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 – 20 days

A baseball pioneer passed away last February, when the world lost trailblazer Frank Robinson at the age of 83.

Robinson’s incredible playing career, which included stops with the Cincinnati Reds, the Baltimore Orioles, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the California Angels, and lastly with the Cleveland Indians, had all of the necessary prerequisites required of a Hall of Fame resume. His 21-year career included a National League Rookie of the Year award in 1956, an NL Most Valuable Player honor in 1961, a Triple Crown season on the way to an American League MVP award in 1966, 14 trips to the Midsummer Classic, an All-Star Game MVP, a World Series MVP during one of his five trips to the Fall Classic (bringing home two rings in 1966 and 1970), and 586 home runs. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 11, 1976

June 11, 2019 |

A pinch-hit, two-out, two-run home run in the 13th inning by Frank Robinson gives the Indians a 5-4 walk-off win over the Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Stadium on Bill Veeck Night. Read More

Robinson Makes History and Helps Bring Home a Win

April 8, 2019 |

Opening Day carried a little more significance in 1975, when Cleveland’s Frank Robinson became the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball history. As if the occasion was not momentous enough, Robinson, whose official role with the Indians was that of player-manager, would make the date even more memorable in his first trip to the plate. Here’s a look back at Robinson and his historic day, through the words of DTTWLN’s Vince Guerrieri in 2015. – BT

When the Indians dealt for Frank Robinson in September 1974, at face value, it looked like they were hoping the slugger – who led the Orioles to four pennants and a pair of world titles after being dealt from the Reds to Baltimore in 1965 at “an old 30” – had a little left in the tank to keep the Tribe afloat in the American League East race. On September 12, 1974, the day of the trade – which was front-page news in Cleveland – the Indians were six games back with 20 to play.

The Tribe ended up finishing in fourth place, but Robinson would go on to make history. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 8, 1975

April 8, 2019 |

On a historic day for Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Indians defeat the New York Yankees, 5-3, on Opening Day. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 20

March 8, 2019 |

It’s hard to believe, but we are less than three 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. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 20 days

A baseball pioneer passed away in February, when the world lost trailblazer Frank Robinson at the age of 83.

Robinson’s incredible career, which included stops with the Cincinnati Reds, the Baltimore Orioles, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the California Angels, and lastly with the Cleveland Indians, had all of the necessary prerequisites required of a Hall of Fame resume. His 21-year playing career included a National League Rookie of the Year award in 1956, an NL Most Valuable Player honor in 1961, a Triple Crown season on the way to an American League MVP award in 1966, 14 trips to the Midsummer Classic, an All-Star Game MVP, a World Series MVP during one of his five trips to the Fall Classic (bringing home two rings in 1966 and 1970), and 586 home runs. Read More

Former Indians Manager Frank Robinson Dies at 83

February 7, 2019 |

Frank Robinson, whose stint managing the Indians made him the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball, died today at the age of 83.

“The Cleveland Indians organization is deeply saddened by the passing of baseball legend Frank Robinson,” the Indians said in a statement. “Our organization and the city of Cleveland are proud to have played a role in Frank’s significant impact on the game when he became the first African-American manager in baseball history on April 8, 1975. The fact Frank hit a solo home run in his first at-bat that day as the Indians’ player-manager symbolizes his greatness as a Hall of Fame ballplayer. The entire Indians organization extends its thoughts and prayers to the Robinson family.” Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 11, 1976

June 11, 2018 |

A pinch-hit, two-out, two-run home run in the 13th inning by Frank Robinson gives the Indians a 5-4 walk-off win over the Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Stadium on Bill Veeck Night. Read More