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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | October 23, 2021

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Jose Mesa

Today in Tribe History: October 26, 1995

October 26, 2020 |

Despite a legitimate scare in the ninth, the Cleveland Indians held on to defeat the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, in Game 5 of the World Series to delay their season’s end by one more game. It was the final game to be played at Jacobs Field that season with a total of 43,595 in attendance for the two hour and 33 minute contest. The Braves held a 3-2 edge after the defeat in the best-of-seven series as the games shifted back to Atlanta. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 17, 1995

October 17, 2020 |

The Cleveland Indians clinch the American League pennant for the first time since 1954 by winning their third consecutive game over the Seattle Mariners. Dennis Martinez and two relievers combine on a four-hit shutout in a 4-0 win in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. Read More

Canseco Uses His Head in Helping Tribe to Victory

May 26, 2020 |

It’s the kind of event that almost 30 years later seems improbable and remains one of the more bizarre home runs hit in the storied history of Major League Baseball.

Players have crashed into walls and over walls attempting to reel in deep flies, but the list of persons which can claim Jose Canseco’s experience with this particular memory and claim to fame has to be limited (although it has been, unfortunately, duplicated in recent years). Canseco, who mashed 462 homers in the big leagues over the course of a 17-year career (tarnished by performance enhancing allegations), never hit a home run that was quite as memorable to the one in question popped over the outfield fence in Cleveland in 1993. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 15, 1997

October 15, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians (86-75) advance to the World Series for the second time in three seasons as they knock off the American League Wild Card team, the Baltimore Orioles (98-64), by a 1-0 decision in eleven innings at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 15, 1997

October 15, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians (86-75) advance to the World Series for the second time in three seasons as they knock off the American League Wild Card team, the Baltimore Orioles (98-64), by a 1-0 decision in eleven innings at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 26, 1997

October 26, 2016 |

While two years ago, the Cleveland Indians edged out the Atlanta Braves at home, 5-4, to extend their World Series dreams to a sixth game, this date in 1997 brought about heartache from Pro Player Stadium in Miami. It was there that the Indians came within two outs of ending a 49-year title drought, but instead returned home losers in Game 7 by a 3-2 final in eleven innings. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 15, 1997

October 15, 2016 |

The Cleveland Indians (86-75) advance to the World Series for the second time in three seasons as they knock off the American League Wild Card team, the Baltimore Orioles (98-64), by a 1-0 decision in eleven innings at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 8, 1995

September 8, 2016 |

With a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles, the Cleveland Indians clinch the American League Central Division crown. With the season shortened at the front-end of the schedule, it was the 123rd game of the season, the fastest that any team has won a title in Major League history. The Indians improve to 86-37 with the win. Read More

I Won A Major Award!

December 23, 2015 |

Although they haven’t won a World Series since 1948, the Cleveland Indians haven’t gone without recognition. While nothing can replace the prestige of a World Series win, there have been quite a few other awards that have come the Tribe’s way throughout the years. They’re not World Series rings but, in true Cleveland fashion, they are all, of course, major awards.

Along with winning the World Series in 1948, the Indians garnered some individual player recognitions, as well. Lou Boudreau was far and wide recognized as one of the most vital assets to that 1948 team, winning the Most Valuable Player award, The Sporting News Player of the Year, and The Sporting News AL Player of the Year. The Sporting News also recognized teammate Bob Lemon as the AL Pitcher of the Year in 1948, giving the Indians a few extra gloating opportunities.

The Indians had a few more brushes with glory in the 1950s, despite their teams as a whole not being able to make it back to the World Series’ winners’ circle. Al Rosen was named the 1953 MVP, and Herb Score was the Rookie of the Year in 1955. Score also earned the title of Rookie Pitcher of the Year from The Sporting News, where Lemon was again named the AL Pitcher of the Year. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 26, 1997

October 26, 2015 |

While two years ago, the Cleveland Indians edged out the Atlanta Braves at home, 5-4, to extend their World Series dreams to a sixth game, this date in 1997 brought about heartache from Pro Player Stadium in Miami. It was there that the Indians came within two outs of ending a 49-year title drought, but instead returned home losers in Game 7 by a 3-2 final in eleven innings. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 26, 1995

October 26, 2015 |

Despite a legitimate scare in the ninth, the Cleveland Indians hold on to defeat the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, in Game 5 of the World Series to delay their season’s end by one more game. It was the final game to … Read More

The Greatest Summer Ever: Jose Mesa

September 22, 2015 |

Throughout the 2015 season, Did the Tribe Win Last Night will take a look back at the 1995 Cleveland Indians for the 20th anniversary of their fourth pennant winning season. Included will be historic game recaps, headlining stories and a ranking of the team’s most influential players that truly made 1995 The Greatest Summer Ever. Today looks back at player #2 Jose Mesa.

WARNING:  The following few paragraphs may cause extreme sadness and/or anger that may lead to depression.  In some extreme cases, physical illness may arise and vomiting may occur.  ­Did the Tribe Win Last Night? takes no responsibility for any holes that may be punched in a wall, pillows that get torn in half, or computers/smartphones that may get smashed as well as loss of tears and/or food that was previously consumed.

The Indians held a two run lead going into the bottom of the ninth inning during game seven of the 1997 World Series.  Tribe rookie starter Jaret Wright had pitched brilliantly, as had relievers Paul Assenmacher, Mike Jackson and Brian Anderson.  Between them, the Florida Marlins had only recorded two hits, the biggest being a solo homerun by Bobby Bonilla.  The Indians scored their two runs early in the game; a two run single by Tony Fernandez in the third.

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