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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | July 12, 2020

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Lew Fonseca

Today in Tribe History: May 17, 1931

May 17, 2020 |

Just one full season after winning the 1929 batting title, the Cleveland Indians send Lew Fonseca to the Chicago White Sox for Willie Kamm. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 21, 1899

January 21, 2020 |

Lew Fonseca is born in Oakland, California. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 26, 1989

November 26, 2019 |

Lew Fonseca, who spent some of his best Major League seasons in a Cleveland Indians uniform, passes away at the age of 90. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 17, 1931

May 17, 2019 |

Just one full season after winning the 1929 batting title, the Cleveland Indians send Lew Fonseca to the Chicago White Sox for Willie Kamm. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 21, 1899

January 21, 2019 |

Lew Fonseca is born in Oakland, California. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 26, 1989

November 26, 2018 |

Lew Fonseca, who spent some of his best Major League seasons in a Cleveland Indians uniform, passes away at the age of 90. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 17, 1931

May 17, 2018 |

Just one full season after winning the 1929 batting title, the Cleveland Indians send Lew Fonseca to the Chicago White Sox for Willie Kamm. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 21, 1899

January 21, 2018 |

Lew Fonseca is born in Oakland, California. Read More

Fonseca Won Batting Title for Tribe Before Becoming MLB’s Movie Mogul

January 3, 2018 | | One Comment

In 1929, the season belonged to the Philadelphia Athletics. After two years of second-place finishes, the “Mackmen” – so called because of their manager, Connie Mack – won 104 games, breezing to the pennant and a five-game World Series win over the Chicago Cubs.

But the batting title – and the MVP award – belonged to a player the Indians had claimed off the discard pile just a couple years earlier.

Lew Fonseca batted .369 for an Indians team that finished a distant third, 24 games behind the Athletics and six games behind the second-place Yankees. It was a triumph for a player who had been sent to the minor leagues just three years earlier. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 26, 1989

November 26, 2017 |

Lew Fonseca, who spent some of his best Major League seasons in a Cleveland Indians uniform, passes away at the age of 90. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 17, 1931

May 17, 2017 |

Just one full season after winning the 1929 batting title, the Cleveland Indians send Lew Fonseca to the Chicago White Sox for Willie Kamm. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 21, 1899

January 21, 2017 |

Lew Fonseca is born in Oakland, California. Read More