Found January 19, 2012 on Burning River Baseball:
Name: Harold Arthur Trosky Sr. Position: First Base Tribe Time: 1933-1941 Number: 7 Accolades: Top 10 MVP (1934, 1936) DOB: 11/11/1912 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS ISOP Best Season (1936) 151 629 124 216 45 9 42 162 405 57 58 6 5 55% .382 .644 .343 1.026 .300 Career 1124 4365 758 1365 287 53 216 911 2406 449 373 21 18 54% .377 .551 .313 .928 .238 In 1934, after only eleven professional games, Hal Trosky took over the firstbaseman's role for the Tribe and didn't relinquish it until he left the team in 1942. From 1934 until 1940 he was arguably the best offensive player on the team every single season. During that time he never had a season with less than 19 home runs or 90 RBI. The 1930's were not a particularly good decade for the team, but there is no question that Hal Trosky was a star. He retain...

Carmona's deception a financial affair

There's probably nothing quite like running a major league baseball team and waking up to find out one of the guys you're counting on is not whom you thought he was. Literally. One day the Cleveland Indians feel like Fausto Carmona is an erratic but still reasonably young pitcher who might be able to turn around a rocky career. A few hours later he's a post-30 guy...

Indians' Carmona arrested in identity case

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- From year to year and game to game, the Cleveland Indians never knew what to expect from Fausto Carmona. On Thursday, he stunned them again. Carmona, the Indians' opening-day starter last season, was arrested in the Dominican Republic for allegedly using a false identity. Officials in his native country are contesting his real name...

Prospects in the wind and free agent first basemen

Matt LaPorta (Photo: AP)Many voices have shouted from their teepee’s about what the Indians should do at the not-so-hot corner.Carlos Pena and Case Kotchman are available and potential fits (though left-handed in the heavily tilted Tribe lineup). Matt LaPorta is the struggling not-so-green prospect (but right-handed). It is very clear to say that Kotchman or Pena are more guaranteed...

Fausto Carmona Is Not Fausto Carmona

He is Roberto Hernandez Heredia. That is all. More »

Fausto Carmona Is No More

Yesterday, Enrique Rojas broke the news that Fausto Carmona‘s real name is actually Roberto Heredia, and he’s three years older than his listed age of 28. Additionally, because he was using a false identity, Carmona’s Heredia’s chances of securing a work visa seem to be less than stellar. Previous players who have gotten caught using a false name and birthdate have ended...

Cleveland Indians P.M. links: Manager Manny Acta excited about some of the team's key position players

Indians will rely on a nucleus of players under age 30, some proven at the big league level, and others having shown potential for success. Links to more Indians stories.

Indians' Carmona accused of using false ID

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested Indians right-hander Fausto Carmona and accused him of using a false identity to try to obtain a U.S. visa, a police spokesman said.

Asdrubal Cabrera’s Curious Contract Situation

Indians' SS Asdrubal Cabrera The lines in the sand got a little clearer this week in regard to the Indians’ arbitration-eligible players.  Of the seven guys who were potentially going to arbitration with the club*, five avoided their hearings by agreeing to one-year deals: Jack Hannahan, Chris Perez, Justin Masterson, Joe Smith, and Shin-Soo Choo.  All received some form...

Indians pitcher Carmona arrested in identity case

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been arrested for allegedly using a false identity in the Dominican Republic, where officials are contesting his real name and birthdate.A police spokesman said Carmona was arrested Thursday outside the U.S. consulate in Santo Domingo. Carmona had gone there to renew ...

Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona arrested in identity case

CLEVELAND - Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been arrested for allegedly using a false identity in...

RHP Carmona arrested for false identity (AP)

A spokesman for police in the Dominican Republic says the Cleveland Indians pitcher known as Fausto Carmona has been arrested for using a false identity. It is the second such case involving a major leaguer in four months. Maximo Baez Aybar said Thursday that Carmona was arrested outside the U.S. consulate in Santo Domingo.

While We’re Waiting… Tribe Payroll, Do the Cavs Need to Lose and a Right Handed Bat

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at Good long read on several topics relating to the Indians- “As of right now, the Indians have 10 contracts settled for the 2012 season. There is $50.31 million locked up...

Indians Agree to One-Year Deal with RP Joe Smith

Chris Antonetti and Company are hard at work this Tuesday afternoon, reportedly agreeing to terms with side-armed relief pitcher Joe Smith, per’s Jordan Basitan. On the heels of their agreement with third baseman Jack Hannahan, this deal – reportedly for $1.75 million – allows the Indians to avoid arbitration with the veteran bullpen arm. In 67 innings pitched ...

Indians’ Carmona Arrested for False Identity

Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been arrested on suspicion of using a false identity in the Dominican Republic, where officials are contesting his real name and birth date.

Expect Cleveland Indians, Justin Masterson to settle around $4 million to avoid arbitration, says Dennis Manoloff (SBTV)

Plain Dealer reporter says Masterson's won-lost record does not reflect the quality year he had in 2011.
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.