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Today in Tribe History: June 2, 2010

June 2, 2021 |

The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga is robbed of his perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a blown call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce, as Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason Donald is ruled safe on the infield single that wasn’t in a 3-0 one-hit shutout. Read More

The Imperfect Game

June 2, 2020 |

Baseball was once known as the perfect game, a religion unto itself, lived and breathed and romanticized by those willing to follow along with the most cerebral of games played. Though full of its own perfections, it is not without flaws that come to the surface. Ten years ago this week, the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers played out a game marred by one such umpire ruling that drastically and directly altered a historic event in the making.

On June 2, 2010, Comerica Park was set to play host to the second of three games in a series between the visiting Cleveland Indians and the home Detroit Tigers. It was the third meeting of the clubs that season and the second time the Tribe had headed north to play their division rivals. Armando Galarraga drew the starting nod for the Tigers, looking to fend off the Tribe and its rebounding right-hander Fausto Carmona. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 2, 2010

June 2, 2020 |

The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga is robbed of his perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a blown call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce, as Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason Donald is ruled safe on the infield single that wasn’t in a 3-0 one-hit shutout. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 2, 2010

June 2, 2019 |

The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga is robbed of his perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a blown call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce, as Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason Donald is ruled safe on the infield single that wasn’t in a 3-0 one-hit shutout. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 18, 2009

April 18, 2019 |

The Cleveland Indians spoil the Yankees’ Saturday, thumping New York by a 22-4 final. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 2, 2010

June 2, 2018 |

The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga is robbed of his perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a blown call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce, as Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason Donald is ruled safe on the infield single that wasn’t in a 3-0 one-hit shutout. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 18, 2009

April 18, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians spoil the Yankees’ Saturday, thumping New York by a 22-4 final. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 55

February 2, 2018 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 55 days

Unlike some of the other numbers on our daily countdown thus far, the number 55 has been far more likely to settle into a home on the back of a player in the city of Cleveland than to be used by a short-time player.

Roberto Perez is the current owner of the double-five for the Indians and has laid claim to it for parts of the last four seasons as the only number he has worn during his big league career. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 2, 2010

June 2, 2017 |

The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga is robbed of his perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a blown call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce, as Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason Donald is ruled safe on the infield single that wasn’t in a 3-0 one-hit shutout. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 18, 2009

April 18, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians spoil the Yankees’ Saturday, thumping New York by a 22-4 final. Read More

The End to a Lost Era

February 3, 2013 |

The signing of Travis Hafner by the New York Yankees on Friday effectively signified an end to what should have been a period of glory and high accolades in the history of the Cleveland Indians.

Hafner was part of a collection of players who will forever be remembered in Cleveland for falling short of the lofty expectations placed upon them. After the team’s impressive run at the end of the 1990’s, Hafner and his teammates of the mid- to late-2000’s were thought to have the potential to be perennial playoff contenders, maybe even being able to reach the great heights of the World Series and bringing home the coveted World Series Championship that has eluded the city since 1948.

Instead, Hafner and his peers left the organization and its fans wondering, “what if”?

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No Right Answer When Deciding on Hernandez 2013 Option

October 20, 2012 | | 3 Comments

After a disappointing 2012 Cleveland Indians season the organization is at a crossroads to decide how to progress with the organization, not just for the 2013 season but several seasons to come. Decisions involve ownerships, the front office, managerial and coaching decisions and the players. For the month of October, we’ll look at how the Indians ended up in their current predicament, but most importantly, Where Do the Indians Go From Here. Today we analyze one of the three players who have team options for next season. The Indians must decide to pick up their options within three days of the end of the World Series.

There are players who are unpredictable, there are players who are enigmas and then there is Roberto Hernandez.

Hernandez had as rough a 2012 as any Cleveland Indian and his trouble began before he even reported to Goodyear, Arizona. Just being able to report became Hernandez’s problem in January when he entered the United States Embassy in the Dominican Republic to apply for his work visa to return to the United States.

At the time, the 28-year old Fausto Carmona was looking to rebound from what may be his worst season as a starting pitcher in 2011. He was 7-15, with a 5.25 ERA in 2011, and despite his struggles, the Tribe elected to pick up his $7 million club option for 2012. A struggling Carmona was valued to be a bargain versus what the Indians would have to pay on the free agent market for a starting pitcher.

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