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Today in Tribe History: April 4, 1994

April 4, 2016 |

It is a special day in the city of Cleveland as the Indians and the Seattle Mariners open up the brand new Jacobs Field in front of a packed house of 41,459 spectators. Fans who attended the historic event are … Read More

Cleveland’s All-Time Opening Day Starting Lineup

April 3, 2016 |

Opening Day is like no other day of the year for baseball fans.

The stadium is sold out. Warm weather is on the way. There’s optimism. Everybody is tied for first place. A win can catapult a fan base’s spirit and a loss can crush early dreams.

No other day is full of overreactions quite like Opening Day.

So which Cleveland players have vaulted hopes on the season’s first day the best? I thought it might be interesting to find out and construct a lineup.

In order to be fair, I decided that the player must be in the top three number of games played in Openers started at their position and must have at least five games in under his belt, too. This eliminates any player who went 3-3 in their lone Opening Day contest as well as any pinch hitter who maybe went 1-1 with a home run in their lone Opener. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 24

March 11, 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 greats who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride.

Countdown to Opening Day – 24 days

Trying to pick one particular angle to discuss for the number 24 in the history of the Cleveland Indians organization was no easy task.

Grady Sizemore, the longtime fan favorite whose career derailed after injuries finally caught up to the young star who was rarely absent from the lineup in the early days of his Tribe time. Then there was Manny Ramirez, who majestic moonshots and “wow” moments, as well as absent-minded mental errors on the field, are certainly worthy of notice. Current Tribe manager Terry Francona and his pops Tito Francona each wore the number for Cleveland at some point in their Indians career. And you should not forget, but likely have, that Hall of Fame pitcher and 300-game winner Early Wynn also sported a two-four on his back on the mound at Cleveland Stadium during the first nine of his ten years in the city. Even Jeff Heath made notable contributions to the Indians lineup in the 1930s and 1940s. Read More

Lofton, Ramirez Lost Rookie of the Year but Eclipsed Winners

November 18, 2015 |

In 1990, Sandy Alomar was named Rookie of the Year. He could have been the first of three Rookie of the Year winners in Cleveland over the next five years. Instead, he was followed by two Indians runners-up – both of whom went on to careers that eclipsed their years’ winners.

Kenny Lofton was a September callup for the Houston Astros in 1991, but in that off-season, the Astros dealt the speedster to the Indians for Eddie Taubensee. The Indians saw a diamond in the rough. Lofton, who’d played basketball for Lute Olson at Arizona, played baseball for the Wildcats as a lark – but he’d made enough an impression in one game that the Astros took a flyer on him in the draft. 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

Today in Tribe History: October 25, 1997

October 25, 2015 |

The Cleveland Indians stave off elimination with three early runs in a 4-1 victory over the Florida Marlins in Game 6 of the 1997 World Series at Pro Player Stadium in Miami.

Chad Ogea allowed just one run on four hits over five innings for his second win of the series. The Indians got to Marlins starter Kevin Brown, who allowed four runs on five hits over five. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 22, 1997

October 22, 2015 | | One Comment

The Cleveland Indians knot up their series with the Florida Marlins at two wins a piece with a strong 10-3 victory. It marked the second straight game that the Indians scored in double digits after a 14-11 loss in Game … Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 18, 1997

October 18, 2015 |

The World Series begins from Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida, where the National League champion Florida Marlins host the Cleveland Indians and defeat them by a 7-4 final.

Florida’s Livan Hernandez gets the better of veteran Orel Hershiser in front of more than 67,000 fans. Hernandez wins his third game of the postseason, while Hershiser is tagged for seven runs on six hits and four walks in four and one-third innings. Read More

The Greatest Summer Ever: Manny Ramirez

September 15, 2015 | | One Comment

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 #3 Manny Ramirez.

One word completely sums up the 1995 Cleveland Indians.

The Tribe won 100 times in only a 144 game season.  They won their division by 30 games.  They clinched a playoff spot earlier than any other team in history.  They had 48 come from behind wins.  27 wins came in their last at bat.  Nine of those wins came on walk-off homeruns.

The Tribe boasted the best lineup and the best pitching staff.  They had the league’s best hitter and the best pitcher.  They had potential Hall of Famers batting first, second, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh in their order.

It seriously just takes one word…wow.

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1995 Game Recap: Tribe Comes Back on Record-Setting Day for Mesa—Indians 8, Brewers 5

August 20, 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 August 20, 1995.

Voltaire, the French Enlightenment Philosopher, once said, “Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.”

For Tribe closer Jose Mesa, the amount of time to achieve a perfection record just happened to be 37 save opportunities.

Mesa broke the Major League record for consecutive saves to start a season by recording his 37th save in 37 tries as the Indians came from behind to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5 on Sunday afternoon. The previous record of 36 was set by Oakland closer Dennis Eckersley during his Cy Young and MVP season of 1992, a former starting pitcher who broke the record during his fifth full season as the Athletics stopper. Mesa—another former starting pitcher—bested Eck in his first season at the back end of the bullpen. On Sunday afternoon, however, the opportunity to get a save seemed very bleak until late. Read More

1995 Game Recap: WOW! Ramirez Blasts Eck as Tribe Sweeps—Indians 5, Athletics 4

July 16, 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 July 16, 1995.

Wow.

That was the single word that Athletics closer Dennis Eckersley could mutter as he walked off the field after the juggernaut Indians wrecked another opponent’s day. Sunday’s heroics came curtesy of Manny Ramirez, who planted a hanging Eckersley cut fastball deep into the Jacobs Field bleachers to steal a 5-4 victory in the 12th and sweep the Athletics out of town. It was the first time in franchise history that the Indians have swept a four game series against Oakland in Cleveland. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 16, 1995

July 16, 2015 |

1995 – WOW! Manny Ramirez’s majestic blast off of A’s star closer Dennis Eckersley deep into the bleachers in left field sends the Indians home with a come-from-behind walk-off victory and a sweep over Oakland, 5-4.

The 23-year-old slugger, in just … Read More