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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | July 5, 2020

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Countdown to Indians’ 2020 Opening Day – 23

March 3, 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 – 23 days

The number 23 holds quite a bit of significance in the city of Cleveland, mainly due to the accolades of one of the best to ever wear it, LeBron James.

During the times that James suited up at the arena separated from Progresive Field by the Gateway Plaza, the Cleveland Indians were enjoying the best years of their own 23, Michael Brantley, who left the team via free agency last offseason after spending ten years on the diamond in the number for the Tribe. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 23

March 5, 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 – 23 days

The number 23 holds quite a bit of significance in the city of Cleveland, mainly due to the accolades of one of the best to ever wear it, LeBron James.

During the times that James suited up across Gateway Plaza from Progressive Field, the Cleveland Indians were enjoying the best years of their own 23, Michael Brantley, who left the team via free agency this winter after spending the last ten years on the diamond in the number for the Tribe. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 23

March 6, 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 – 23 days

Will this year be the last year in a Cleveland Indians uniform for Michael Brantley, the longest tenured 23 in Tribe history? Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 64

January 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 – 64 days

When asked to recall Tom Kramer, a fair number of Cleveland Indians fans are going to draw a blank. Those slightly more in tune with some bad Indians teams in the early 1990’s may remember a gem he threw on May 24th, 1993, against the Texas Rangers, when his stat sheet had just one blemish that kept him from the history books.

Kramer had long been a starter in the minor leagues for the Tribe until 1991, when he was thrown into the bullpen at Double-A Canton-Akron. It would be his return to a starting role that would help him make his claim to fame. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 2, 1990

September 2, 2015 |

1990 – Cleveland Stadium plays host to a no-hitter as Toronto’s Dave Stieb finally stakes his claim to history with a 3-0 over the Indians.

Stieb had lost three different no-hitters with two outs in the ninth inning before he … Read More

Ageless Wonder Franco Makes Return

May 20, 2014 |

In 1982, without much to celebrate in the upcoming season, the Indians instead commemorated 50 years at Municipal Stadium (although it wasn’t the team’s full-time home for some of them) with a television special of the same name.

At the end, it talked about the prospects the Indians had – including a rookie shortstop acquired in a trade with Philadelphia for Von Hayes. “Julio Franco’s star burns the brightest, as he’s considered one of baseball’s best prospects,” Tribe announcer Nev Chandler intoned. “Julio will be an Indians shortstop of the future.”

Franco spent a total of seven and a half seasons – in two tours – with the Indians, more than with any single team in what turned out to be a 23-year career as Franco became an ageless wonder. And he’s at it again.

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