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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | September 22, 2020

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Sam Rice

Today in Tribe History: February 20, 1890

February 20, 2020 |

Future Hall of Famer Sam Rice is born in Morocco, Indiana. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 20, 1890

February 20, 2019 |

Future Hall of Famer Sam Rice is born in Morocco, Indiana. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 20, 1890

February 20, 2018 |

Future Hall of Famer Sam Rice is born in Morocco, Indiana. Read More

1963 Hall of Fame Inductions had a Cleveland Feel

January 31, 2018 |

This year, the Baseball Hall of Fame came calling for Jim Thome – who’ll go into Cooperstown wearing an Indians cap – and Jack Morris, whose career ended with a brief stint in Cleveland.

It’s not an uncommon occurrence to see two inductees in the same year who have played all or part of their careers with the Indians (prior to this year, it last happened in 2011, with Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven). Rarer still is three inductees from the Indians. That only happened once, in 1937, when Cy Young, Napoleon Lajoie and Tris Speaker were inducted in the second class.

But in 1963, three former players were inducted with ties to Cleveland baseball – all of whom played at League Park.
That year, only the veterans committee voted, and the inductees included Elmer Flick, Sam Rice and John Clarkson. Flick and Rice both played for the Indians, but Clarkson, a posthumous inductee, ended his career more than 70 years earlier with the Cleveland Spiders. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 20, 1890

February 20, 2017 |

Future Hall of Famer Sam Rice is born in Morocco, Indiana. Read More

Hall of Famer Sam Rice Spent Final Year of Career in Cleveland

February 15, 2017 |

After Walter Johnson, there’s probably nobody more closely associated with the original Washington Nationals than Sam Rice.

But Rice, a Hall of Famer that was part of three pennant-winning Senators teams, including the 1924 World Champions, ended his career with the Indians – largely due to the intercession of the Big Train himself.

Rice had come late to the game, sidetracked by unspeakable tragedy. In 1912, while he was trying to latch on as a pitcher with a minor-league team in nearby Galesburg, a tornado struck his family home in Morocco, Indiana, killing his wife, children, mother, and two sisters. Rice returned to Morocco in time for all the funerals, and his father died shortly thereafter as well. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 20, 1890

February 20, 2016 |

Future Hall of Famer Sam Rice is born in Morocco, Indiana.

A longtime Major League right fielder, Rice did not debut in the Bigs until 1915 at the age of 25. He came up with the Washington Senators that season … Read More