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

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Larry Doby

Today in Tribe History: July 4, 1954

July 4, 2020 |

Despite having to patch together their pitching staff after a quick exit from starter Mike Garcia, the Cleveland Indians come just one out away from their first combined no-hitter as they hold off the Chicago White Sox, 2-1, in front of a holiday crowd of 26,842 at Cleveland Stadium. Read More

Doby’s List of Accomplishments Included Rare Tribe Cycle

June 16, 2020 |

In remembrance of the anniversary of the passing of Larry Doby, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look back on one of the better overall games that the Hall of Famer played while wearing a Cleveland Indians uniform. Doby died June 18, 2003, at the age of 79.

Larry Doby accomplished far more on the baseball diamond than he gets credit for. He does not receive enough recognition for being the first player to break the color barrier in the American League, doing so just months after Jackie Robinson became the first in Major League Baseball when he suited up for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. Doby’s numbers on the field were not appreciated by Hall voters initially, as his path to Cooperstown required additional consideration well after his playing days were over. Even Doby’s managerial stint was short-lived and overshadowed as Cleveland’s Frank Robinson beat him to the title of first African-American manager in MLB history by three and a half years. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 29, 1955

May 29, 2020 |

Larry Doby becomes the first player in the Majors to clear the outer wall of Kansas City’s Municipal Stadium with a home run and the Indians back left-hander Herb Score’s strong effort on the mound in a 4-2 win over the Athletics. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 8, 1948

May 8, 2020 |

Larry Doby hits one of the farthest shots ever at Washington’s Griffith Stadium as the Indians are victorious against the Senators, 6-1. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 21, 1959

March 21, 2020 |

Cleveland and Detroit swap outfielders, as Indians general manager Frank Lane sends future Hall of Famer Larry Doby to the Tigers for Tito Francona. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ 2020 Opening Day – 14

March 12, 2020 | | 2 Comments

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 – 14 days

To this day, Larry Doby does not get the credit that he deserves for the doors that he helped open in Major League Baseball, professional sports as a whole, or for the American society over the course of his baseball career with the Cleveland Indians and others.

The Indians honored his efforts on the field by retiring his number 14 on July 3, 1994, making him the fifth player (Bob Feller, Lou Boudreau, Earl Averill, Mel Harder) recognized by the club in such a manner. The ceremony came almost 47 years to the date of his first game in a Cleveland Indians uniform. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 3, 1998

March 3, 2020 |

Larry Doby is selected by the Veterans Committee for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 13, 1923

December 13, 2019 |

Future Hall of Famer Larry Doby is born in Camden, South Carolina. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 2, 1950

August 2, 2019 |

The Indians blast five home runs, including three from slugger Larry Doby, as Cleveland trounces the Washington Senators, 11-0. Read More

Tribe Stars Shined in Cleveland’s 1954 All-Star Game

July 13, 2019 |

For the 21st time ever, the best of the American and National Leagues met on the diamond for the annual Midsummer Classic and for the second time, the event headed to Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 13, 1954.

The ’54 season had all the makings of being a special year for the Indians and it only seemed fitting that the top club in the American League (Cleveland held a half-game lead over New York with one fewer loss at the break) had the opportunity to host the event for the first time since 1935, when a then-record 69,812 filled the seats along the shores of Lake Erie. It was a star-studded event as All-Star Games tend to be, with 17 of the 55 players and three of six managers/coaches on the collective rosters eventually taking up residence in Cooperstown. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 13, 1954

July 13, 2019 |

The Cleveland Indians host the 21st Midsummer Classic at Cleveland Stadium with the American League squad winning by an 11-9 score over the National League in front of 68,751 spectators. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 5, 1947

July 5, 2019 |

Two days after purchasing his contract from the Newark Eagles, Larry Doby makes his Major League debut with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in the American League. Read More