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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | September 24, 2020

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Ray Caldwell

Today in Tribe History: September 10, 1919

September 10, 2020 |

Cleveland’s Ray Caldwell throws a no-hitter against his former team, the New York Yankees, winning 3-0 at the Polo Grounds. Read More

Caldwell Gave an Electrifying Performance on the Mound for the Tribe in 1919

August 24, 2020 |

On the anniversary of a bizarre event in baseball history, Did The Tribe Win Last Night shares a story originally posted on August 24, 2016, by guest contributor Scott Jarrett. – BT

Ray Caldwell jogged out to the pitcher’s mound, not exactly new territory, he had pitched at Cleveland’s Dunn Field many times before. This time, however (for the first time), it was not as a Yankee or Red Sox – Caldwell wore an Indians uniform. It was August 24, 1919. The Yankees had passed Caldwell along to the Red Sox and the latter had released him.

In the twilight of his career, he had something to prove. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 10, 1919

September 10, 2019 |

Cleveland’s Ray Caldwell throws a no-hitter against his former team, the New York Yankees, winning 3-0 at the Polo Grounds. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 10, 1919

September 10, 2018 |

Cleveland’s Ray Caldwell throws a no-hitter against his former team, the New York Yankees, winning 3-0 at the Polo Grounds. Read More

Caldwell Gave an Electrifying Performance on the Mound for the Tribe in 1919

August 24, 2018 |

On the anniversary of a bizarre event in baseball history, Did The Tribe Win Last Night shares a story originally posted on August 24, 2016. – BT

Ray Caldwell jogged out to the pitcher’s mound – not exactly new territory – he had pitched at Cleveland’s Dunn Field many times before. This time, however (for the first time), it was not as a Yankee or Red Sox – Caldwell wore an Indians uniform. It was August 24, 1919. The Yankees had passed Caldwell along to the Red Sox and the latter had released him. In the twilight of his career, he had something to prove. Read More

Tribe’s No-Hitter Drought Reaches 37 Years

May 15, 2018 |

Len Barker, getting the sign from Ron Hassey. Ernie Whitt stands in. Wind up, here it comes. Fly ball, center field. Manning coming on, he’s there…he catches it! Len Barker has pitched a no-hitter! A perfect game for Len Barker! The stands erupt, the players go out, Len Barker being surrounded on the field. He has made baseball history here tonight. Len Barker has pitched a perfect ball game. Faces 27 men, retires them all, eleven strikeouts. Len Barker being mobbed on the field, the Cleveland Indians win it, 3-0. – Herb Score’s call of Barker’s perfect game

It has now been 37 years since Len Barker lifted his leg high and tight on a 1-2 pitch to Toronto Blue Jays catcher Ernie Whitt, inducing a fly ball to center field. Rick Manning raced in, arms extended straight out as though he were flying. He raised both arms above his head and he secured the catch before beginning his ascent to the mound with several high hops in celebration of the 27th and final out of Barker’s perfect game. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 10, 1919

September 10, 2017 |

Cleveland’s Ray Caldwell throws a no-hitter against his former team, the New York Yankees, winning 3-0 at the Polo Grounds. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 10, 1919

September 10, 2016 |

Cleveland’s Ray Caldwell throws a no-hitter against his former team, the New York Yankees, winning 3-0 at the Polo Grounds. Read More

Caldwell Gave an Electrifying Performance on the Mound for the Tribe in 1919

August 24, 2016 |

Ray Caldwell jogged out to the pitcher’s mound – not exactly new territory – he had pitched at Cleveland’s Dunn Field many times before. This time, however (for the first time), it was not as a Yankee or Red Sox – Caldwell wore an Indians uniform. It was August 24, 1919. The Yankees had passed Caldwell along to the Red Sox and the latter had released him. In the twilight of his career, he had something to prove. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 10, 1919

September 10, 2015 |

1919 – Cleveland’s Ray Caldwell throws a no-hitter against his former team, the New York Yankees, winning 3-0 at the Polo Grounds.

Caldwell had been signed by the Indians just over three weeks earlier after he was released by the … Read More

Tribe Blanked as Robins, Take Series Lead

February 6, 2015 |

In the summer of 1919, Ray Caldwell was on baseball’s discard pile, having been cut loose by the Red Sox. He was almost universally regarded as talented, but his taste for alcohol and nightlife did him no favors.

Tris Speaker signed Caldwell – with a clause in his contract that he would get drunk after each start. He started six games, winning five – including one where not only was he hit by lightning at League Park, but he got up and finished the game afterward – and remained on the team for 1920, going 20-10. He would be the Indians’ starter for Game 3 of the World Series.

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Fix Allegations Leave World Series in Limbo as Tribe Clinches

January 20, 2015 |

The Indians departed Cleveland for St. Louis on Sept. 25 hanging on to a half-game lead in the American League. If ever there was a time to put it away, it would be against the Browns, a fourth-place team that the Indians had been able to handle throughout the year.

The Indians scored three in the first inning, but Ray Caldwell got shelled in the bottom half of the frame, giving up five runs. Indians player-manager Tris Speaker turned to George Uhle, a second-year player who had won 10 games in 1919. Uhle had made just six starts that year, and his ERA was up over 5. But that day, he threw six shutout innings and helped start a third-inning rally with a two-run double. Stan Coveleski came on for the save and the Indians won 7-5. Meanwhile, the White Sox beat the Tigers 8-1 to keep pace.

Duster Mails took the hill for the Indians at Sportsman’s Park on Sept. 27, and the Browns countered with Dixie Davis. Mails gave up a bases-loaded single to George Sisler, putting the Browns up 2-0, but settled in for his seventh win of the season as the Indians won 8-4. Charlie Jamieson picked a great time for his first home run, hitting a three-run shot in the top of the eighth. The White Sox shut out the Tigers that day, 2-0, and once again, the Indians remained half a game up. Read More