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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | October 25, 2021

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Hank Greenberg

Today in Tribe History: March 27, 1948

March 27, 2021 |

Longtime Detroit Tigers slugger Hank Greenberg, coming off of a season in Pittsburgh and time in spring camp with the Indians, makes a substantial financial investment in the Cleveland franchise and assumes the title and duties of second vice-president after a breakfast meeting in Los Angeles with team owner Bill Veeck. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 1, 1911

January 1, 2021 |

Future Hall of Famer and one of the more feared sluggers of his generation, Hank Greenberg, is born in New York City. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 27, 1948

March 27, 2020 |

Longtime Detroit Tigers slugger Hank Greenberg, coming off of a season in Pittsburgh and time in spring camp with the Indians, makes a substantial financial investment in the Cleveland franchise and assumes the title and duties of second vice-president after a breakfast meeting in Los Angeles with team owner Bill Veeck. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 1, 1911

January 1, 2020 |

Future Hall of Famer and one of the more feared sluggers of his generation, Hank Greenberg, is born in New York City. Read More

Tribe Heroes of Old Known for Wartime Service

November 14, 2019 |

Each year, Americans take pause to celebrate Veterans Day on November 11. The day, occasionally confused with the intentions of Memorial Day, recognizes and honors veterans of military service and not just those who paid the ultimate price during active duty. Known initially as Armistice Day to mark the end of World War I, the holiday’s name was changed in 1954 to its current incarnation, but is no less significant in its purpose.

Major League Baseball has had its fair share of ball players with military experience, including a total of 68 members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame who are recognized there by medals hanging below their bronze plaques in the Plaque Gallery in Cooperstown. Some of these players fulfilled their commitments prior to their playing careers while others completed theirs afterwards. Plenty, however, sacrificed time during the prime years of their professional careers to serve the greater good and protect the nation as a whole. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 27, 1948

March 27, 2019 |

Longtime Detroit Tigers slugger Hank Greenberg, coming off of a season in Pittsburgh and time in spring camp with the Indians, makes a substantial financial investment in the Cleveland franchise and assumes the title and duties of second vice-president after a breakfast meeting in Los Angeles with team owner Bill Veeck. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 1, 1911

January 1, 2019 |

Future Hall of Famer and one of the more feared sluggers of his generation, Hank Greenberg, is born in New York City. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 18, 1952

December 18, 2018 |

The front office of the Cleveland Indians takes on a new look, as president Ellis W. Ryan resigns from his position. Myron H. Wilson, Jr., a 65-year-old insurance broker, buys Ryan’s shares of the club and takes over as the team’s new president. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 27, 1948

March 27, 2018 |

Longtime Detroit Tigers slugger Hank Greenberg, coming off of a season in Pittsburgh and time in spring camp with the Indians, makes a substantial financial investment in the Cleveland franchise and assumes the title and duties of second vice-president after a breakfast meeting in Los Angeles with team owner Bill Veeck. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 1, 1911

January 1, 2018 |

Future Hall of Famer and one of the more feared sluggers of his generation, Hank Greenberg, is born in New York City. Read More

Records at Stake for Indians, Tigers on Last Day of 1937 Season

October 4, 2017 |

When the Tigers and Indians met at Briggs Stadium in Detroit for the 1937 season finale on October 3, the American League standings were pretty much locked in.

The Tigers were a distant second – 13 games behind the pennant (and ultimately World Series) winning Yankees, and the Indians were five games behind the Tigers. Detroit’s Charlie Gehringer had sewn up the batting title with a .373 average, 21 points higher than the second-place finisher, Lou Gehrig.

But there were still a couple records at stake. The Tigers’ slugging first baseman Hank Greenberg – with the benefit of batting cleanup behind Gehringer in the Tigers’ lineup – had 182 RBI, two away from the American League record set by Gehrig six years earlier (the major league record of 191, set by the Cubs’ Hack Wilson, was likely out of reach). And Indians starter Johnny Allen was looking to tie a record as well. Allen had won his previous 15 starts, and a win that day would tie him for the American League mark with Lefty Grove, who had won 16 in a row in 1931, when he won 31 games, a career best. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 27, 1948

March 27, 2017 |

Longtime Detroit Tigers slugger Hank Greenberg, coming off of a season in Pittsburgh and time in spring camp with the Indians, makes a substantial financial investment in the Cleveland franchise and assumes the title and duties of second vice-president after a breakfast meeting in Los Angeles with team owner Bill Veeck. Read More