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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | October 31, 2020

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Satchel Paige

Today in Tribe History: July 7, 1948

July 7, 2020 |

It was a happy birthday for Satchel Paige on this date, as the Indians purchased the Negro League legend from the Kansas City Monarchs, bringing in the ageless right-hander to Cleveland for the second half of the season. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 8, 1982

June 8, 2020 |

Baseball legend Satchel Paige passes away in Kansas City, Missouri. He was believed to be 75. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 7, 1948

July 7, 2019 |

It was a happy birthday for Satchel Paige on this date, as the Indians purchase the Negro League legend from the Kansas City Monarchs, bringing in the ageless right-hander to Cleveland for the second half of the season. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 8, 1982

June 8, 2019 |

Baseball legend Satchel Paige passes away in Kansas City, Missouri. He was believed to be 75. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 7, 1948

July 7, 2018 |

It was a happy birthday for Satchel Paige on this date, as the Indians purchase the Negro League legend from the Kansas City Monarchs, bringing in the ageless right-hander to Cleveland for the second half of the season. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 8, 1982

June 8, 2018 |

Baseball legend Satchel Paige passes away in Kansas City, Missouri. He was believed to be 75. Read More

Paige’s Tenure with the Indians Preceded by Brief Negro League Stint in Cleveland

July 19, 2017 |

In 1948, Indians owner Bill Veeck made headlines with his signing of Satchel Paige. The ageless wonder was most known for his achievements in the Negro Leagues, but he was famous on at least two continents with regular barnstorming tours and playing winter ball in South and Central America.

He was so well-traveled that his stint with the Indians wasn’t even his first time in Cleveland. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 7, 1948

July 7, 2017 | | One Comment

It was a happy birthday for Satchel Paige on this date, as the Indians purchase the Negro League legend from the Kansas City Monarchs, bringing in the ageless right-hander to Cleveland for the second half of the season. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 8, 1982

June 8, 2017 |

Baseball legend Satchel Paige passes away in Kansas City, Missouri. He was believed to be 75. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 7, 1948

July 7, 2016 |

It was a happy birthday for Satchel Paige on this date, as the Indians purchase the Negro League legend from the Kansas City Monarchs, bringing in the ageless right-hander to Cleveland for the second half of the season. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 8, 1982

June 8, 2016 |

Baseball legend Satchel Paige passes away in Kansas City, Missouri. He was believed to be 75. Read More

When Jackie Robinson Played in Cleveland

April 15, 2016 |

On April 15th of every year, Major League Baseball takes pause to recognize the contributions of Jackie Robinson to the advancement of African-Americans (and minorities as a whole) in professional sports and, in a much larger construct, society.

Robinson had been playing for the Kansas City Monarchs when he was signed by Branch Rickey’s Brooklyn Dodgers in August of 1945. He played minor league ball in Montreal with the Royals in 1946 preceding his Major League debut on April 15, 1947. In a hitless 0-for-3 at the plate, Robinson shook the world as it was known and doors began to open, including one less than three months later in Cleveland when owner Bill Veeck acquired Larry Doby from the Newark Eagles in a cash exchange. The legacies of Robinson and Doby would forever be entwined when Doby put on an Indians uniform and took the field for the first time on July 5, 1947.

Robinson was 28 when he reached the biggest stage of all and played first base, not the second base for which he was much better known. He hit .297, had an on-base percentage of .383, and led the league with 29 stolen bases and the MLB with 28 sacrifices and earned the Rookie of the Year award after appearing in 151 games for the Dodgers. Read More