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William Adolph Wambsganss
Top 25 MVP (1922)
Best Season (1921)
Post Season Career
Wambsganss was part of what was possibly the rarest play in the history of Major League Baseball. In 1920, he became the only player in the history of baseball to turn an unassisted triple play in the World Series. There have been just eight total in American League history and Indians players have made three of them, including the first ever (Neal Ball in 1909) and the last (Asdrubal Cabrera,...
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The 2012 Cleveland Indians were not a good team. After the All-Star Break, they went 24-53 and manager Manny Acta got fired. Their big, game changing acquisitions last offseason, Derek Lowe and Casey Kotchman, combined for -0.6 fWAR between them and Lowe was released in August. Throw in a 5.40 ERA from 2011 trade deadline acquistion Ubaldo Jimenez, and you have a ship without a rudder...
Though the team is reportedly not ready to make a formal announcement regarding the coaching staff of newly hired manager Terry Francona, it appears that long-time Cleveland Indians farm system manager Mike Sarbaugh will be promoted to the big league staff.
Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Sarbaugh, spending the last five years in the Indians’ minor league...
Mark Shapiro has spent two seasons as Cleveland Indians president after nine as the teams General Manager, when he twice was named baseballs Executive of the Year. This past season was as tough in recent memory for the Indians, and the team is well aware what that could mean to future attendance. Shapiro recently sat down for a lengthy conversation with Pat McManamon, and touched...
Over at Fox Sports Ohio, a good interview with the Cleveland Indians Mark Shapiro was posted yesterday by Pat McManamon.
It's the first long interview I can remember Shapiro giving in a long time that touches on a lot of the topics fans want to know about.
One of the more interesting unsettling quotes...
On the belief from us fans that if more people show up to games...
According to the Toronto Sun (with a hat tip to Paul Hoynes) the candidates to replace John Farrell as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays include Sandy Alomar Jr. and Manny Acta-
“And Manny Acta, who managed both the Washington Nationals and the Cleveland Indians, and also coached in Montreal. Acta was also in Washington when Brown was the scouting director, putting together the...
With the firing of Manny Acta and Scott Radinsky earlier in the season, the Indians are set for a complete overhaul in the coaching staff. With the hiring of Terry Francona the Indians have already started making some changes. Interim manager and bench coach for the last few years, Sandy Alomar has been retained for an undisclosed position while third base coach Steve Smith and...