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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | April 20, 2021

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Today in Tribe History: March 28, 1992

March 28, 2021 |

The Indians acquire first baseman Paul Sorrento from the Minnesota Twins for pitchers Curt Leskanic and Oscar Munoz. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 28, 1992

March 28, 2020 |

The Indians acquire first baseman Paul Sorrento from the Minnesota Twins for pitchers Curt Leskanic and Oscar Munoz. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 28, 1992

March 28, 2019 |

The Indians acquire first baseman Paul Sorrento from the Minnesota Twins for pitchers Curt Leskanic and Oscar Munoz. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 28, 1992

March 28, 2018 |

The Indians acquire first baseman Paul Sorrento from the Minnesota Twins for pitchers Curt Leskanic and Oscar Munoz. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 28, 1992

March 28, 2017 |

The Indians acquire first baseman Paul Sorrento from the Minnesota Twins for pitchers Curt Leskanic and Oscar Munoz. Read More

Today in Tribe History: March 28, 1992

March 28, 2016 |

The Indians acquire first baseman Paul Sorrento from the Minnesota Twins for pitchers Curt Leskanic and Oscar Munoz.

Sorrento was a fourth round pick of the 1986 draft by the California Angels but was dealt to the Twins as part … Read More

1995 Game Recap: Royal Rout Gives Tribe a Perfect 100—Indians 17, Royals 7

October 1, 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 October 1, 1995.

Any teacher who was grading the 1995 baseball season would have to agree on the score…the Indians get a perfect 100.

The Tribe finished their strike-shortened, regular season campaign with an amazing 100-44 record as they destroyed the second place Kansas City Royals by a score of 17-7 on Sunday afternoon at Jacobs Field. The Tribe finished a record 30 games ahead of the Royals and will appear in their first postseason in 41 years starting this week. Read More

The Greatest Summer Ever: Paul Sorrento

July 7, 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 #14 Paul Sorrento.

When the Indians traded for Paul Sorrento in March of 1992, they acquired a nice first base prospect with a good glove and a big swing.  Sorrento had helped the Minnesota Twins win the World Series the previous year, so the Indians were also adding someone with playoff experience to their team that had some lofty long-term goals despite coming off of a 105 loss season in ’91.

Sorrento was inserted immediately into manager Mike Hargrove’s starting lineup.  In the ’92 season, he hit a respectable .269 with 18 homeruns and 60 RBI.  1993 was almost identical, as Paulie hit .257 with another 18 homeruns and 65 RBI.  In the strike shortened ’94 season, Sorrento’s average climbed to .280 and he added 14 bombs with 62 RBI.  If nothing else, Paul Sorrento could be counted on for consistency.

Another part of his game that Paul Sorrento could be counted on to provide, however, was a lot of strikeouts.  Sorrento never got cheated at the plate.  He would swing a lot and he would always swing hard.  This all-or-nothing approach resulted in a bunch of K’s, but it also resulted in a lot of homeruns.  Over his 11 year career, Sorrento struck out 844 times (a 162 game average of 125) and blasted 166 homeruns (an average of 25 per 162 games).  In 1995, Sorrento appeared in only 104 games due to the player’s strike and a second half platoon with rookie Herbert Perry, but Sorrento still smashed his 25 bombs for the season.

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The Greatest Summer Ever: The Intimidation Factor

July 4, 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 the intimidation that the Tribe’s mighty lineup evoked on the opposition.

What exactly made the 1995 Indians so special?

It wasn’t just the 100 wins in 144 tries. Nor was it just the 27 wins in their last at bat or the 12 walk-off wins—nine of which were homeruns. It wasn’t even the fact that nearly half of the Tribe’s victories that summer were of the comeback variety.

What made the 1995 Cleveland Indians so special was that they were bad asses and everybody knew it…including themselves. Read More

Tribe Fans Seeking Magic of Old

June 21, 2015 |

The old kings of the walk-off were in the house, the bags were juiced, and the script was written in story book fashion for the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, as the legends of old watched the jinxed (jixed?) collection of the present with an opportunity to do something that their predecessors had done routinely and with ease at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario twenty years earlier.

Unfortunately, that magic of yesteryear did not rub off as the current Indians offense, not even remotely close to the powerhouse lineup of the 1990’s, stranded another small village of base runners and a strikeout by rookie Giovanny Urshela with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning of a three-run game spoiled the celebration of the Indians’ 1995 World Series reunion.

Fans have come out to see some of their favorites don that Indians uniform again in the center of the diamond of the home of the Tribe once known, and still forever for others, as Jacobs Field. A total of 22,811 came out Friday night, only to be topped by the 24,670 to fill Progressive Field with two of its larger home crowds of the season. Read More

1995 Game Recap: Sorrento’s Clout Caps Comeback—Indians 9, Blue Jays 8

June 4, 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 June 4, 1995.

The Jacobs Field Magic of 1994 has officially returned for 1995.

The Indians (24-10) took on one of baseball’s best pitchers, fell behind 8-0 in the second inning and still managed to walk away with the biggest comeback win of the season on a walk-off homerun by Paul Sorrento. The Tribe used an outstanding relief appearance by rookie Chad Ogea and their mighty offense battled all the way back to defeat the still two-time reigning World Series champion Toronto Blue Jays by a score of 9-8 on Sunday afternoon. Read More

The Greatest Summer Ever: The Steady Influence

June 2, 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 the importance of Hall of Famer Eddie Murray.

“When I got to the big leagues, there was a man – Eddie Murray – who showed me how to play this game, day in and day out. I thank him for his example.”

–Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr.

Ever since the beginning of his career, Eddie Murray was having an influence on the teammates surrounding him. Murray was always the consummate professional, the pro’s pro, the father figure…the steady one. Read More