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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | October 19, 2021

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Steve O’Neill

Today in Tribe History: January 26, 1962

January 26, 2021 |

Former Indians catcher, coach, manager, and scout Steve O’Neill passes away in Cleveland. He was 70 years old. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 29, 1983

August 29, 2020 |

F.J. (Steve) O’Neill, the board chairman and the majority owner of the Cleveland Indians, dies from a heart attack on the way to St. Vincent Charity Hospital after waking with shortness of breath. He was 83 years old. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 26, 1962

January 26, 2020 |

Former Indians catcher, coach, manager, and scout Steve O’Neill passes away in Cleveland. He was 70 years old. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 29, 1983

August 29, 2019 |

F.J. (Steve) O’Neill, the board chairman and the majority owner of the Cleveland Indians, dies from a heart attack on the way to St. Vincent Charity Hospital after waking with shortness of breath. He was 83 years old. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 26, 1962

January 26, 2019 |

Former Indians catcher, coach, manager, and scout Steve O’Neill passes away in Cleveland. He was 70 years old. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 29, 1983

August 29, 2018 |

F.J. (Steve) O’Neill, the board chairman and the majority owner of the Cleveland Indians, dies from a heart attack on the way to St. Vincent Charity Hospital after waking with shortness of breath. He was 83 years old. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 26, 1962

January 26, 2018 |

Former Indians catcher, coach, manager, and scout Steve O’Neill passes away in Cleveland. He was 70 years old. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 29, 1983

August 29, 2017 |

F.J. (Steve) O’Neill, the board chairman and the majority owner of the Cleveland Indians, dies from a heart attack on the way to St. Vincent Charity Hospital after waking with shortness of breath. He was 83 years old. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 26, 1962

January 26, 2017 |

Former Indians catcher, coach, manager, and scout Steve O’Neill passes away in Cleveland. He was 70 years old. Read More

For All the Deals He’s Done, Trump Couldn’t Buy the Indians

November 9, 2016 |

Editor’s note: this story originally posted March 9, 2016.

Donald Trump and New York City go hand in hand.

From his roots in Queens to his real estate deals in Manhattan to his pronounced accent (“yuge!”), Trump is inextricably linked to the Big Apple.

But in 1983, before his bid for president, before his television show, before his marriages and divorces had become tabloid fodder, even before “The Art of the Deal,” his bestseller that made him nationally famous, Trump looked to Cleveland to expand into professional sports — like George Steinbrenner in reverse.

In what might be the funniest thing Tony Grossi’s ever written, he said, “Trump’s sudden and inexplicable interest in purchasing the Cleveland Indians evokes the image of a man who awakes in a cold sweat with the frightening realization that a billion Chinese never heard of him.” Read More

1945 World Series Featured One Former Indian – and Almost a Future One Too

November 2, 2016 |

The 1945 World Series was, until this year, the last appearance in the Fall Classic for the Chicago Cubs.

It also pitted managers against each other that represented the Indians’ past – and possibly its future.

The Tigers manager was Steve O’Neill, who was originally signed by the Athletics but played the bulk of his career for the Indians. He was a part of the 1920 championship team, and ended his career with stints in Boston, the Bronx, and St. Louis. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 29, 1983

August 29, 2016 |

F.J. (Steve) O’Neill, the board chairman and the majority owner of the Cleveland Indians, dies from a heart attack on the way to St. Vincent Charity Hospital after waking with shortness of breath. He was 83 years old. Read More