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Former commissioner Bud Selig and Braves GM John Schuerholz are headed to the Hall of Fame

One of the most polarizing men in baseball history, former commissioner Bud Selig, is heading to Cooperstown. Selig and former Royals and Braves GM John Schuerholz were both elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the Today’s Game Committee. Just announced on #MLBTonight - John Schuerholz and Bud Selig have been elected to the #HOF Class of 2017! pic.twitter.com...
Via The Comeback
December 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Indians to induct Jim Thome, Albert Belle, Frank Robinson into Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND -- The Indians will induct sluggers Jim Thome, Albert Belle and Frank Robinson, the first black manager in baseball history, into their Hall of Fame this summer.The trio will be enshrined along with the late Charlie Jamieson, a member of Cleveland's 1920 World Series champion team, during a ceremony at Progressive Field before the July 30 game against the Oakland Athletics...
Via Associated Press
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

1995 Game Recap: Nifty Fifty! Belle Hits Record Milestone in Tribe Victory—Indians 3, Royals 2

Throughout the 2015 season, Did the Tribe Win Last Night will take a look back at the 1995 Cleveland Indians for the 20th anniversary of their fourth pennant winning season. Included will be historic game recaps, headlining stories and a ranking of the team’s most influential players that truly made 1995 The Greatest Summer Ever. Today looks back September 30, 1995. MVP. MVP. MVP...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Case for Albert Belle’s Hall of Fame Candidacy

The 2015 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced on January 6th and will inevitably be the topic of heated debate for weeks after. This will be the first in a series of posts making the argument for a number of former Indians’ hall of fame candidacy. Albert Belle is no longer eligible to be elected into the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writer’s Association of America (“BBWAA”...
Via Burning River Baseball
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Book Excerpt: “Glory Days in Tribe Town” by Terry Pluto and Tom Hamilton

Editor’s Note: In the new book “Glory Days in Tribe Town” (softcover $15.95/ebook $9.99), Terry Pluto teams up with legendary broadcaster Tom Hamilton to tell the story of the Cleveland Indians of the 1990s. The 336-page book also includes personal recollections from dozens of Tribe fans. This excerpt looks at Albert Belle’s stunning career and his superstations on and off...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 15, 1994

In the 1st inning at Comiskey Park, Chicago White Sox manager Gene Lamont accuses Cleveland Indians slugger Albert Belle of using a corked bat. Umpire Dave Phillips confiscates the bat and stores it in the umps’ dressing room. In a Mission Impossible caper revealed in 1999, the Indians’ Jason Grimsley crawls 100 feet along a ceiling, drops down into the dressing room, and exchanges...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

“So this David Justice is Albert Belle’s Replacement?” Reliving Yesteryear

After forty seasons, all of Cleveland was awash in the excitement of playoff baseball. John Hart had completed what Hank Peters had begun. In the late 1980s, working under the anonymity of yet another Indians rebuild, Peters began collecting the building blocks of a true big league powerhouse. He and Hart famously identified a pool of young players who they considered worthy of long...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Great Albert Belle Bat Caper: Reliving Yesteryear

Of course, the Chicago White Sox will neither confirm nor deny. Certainly, the Sox employ national, regional, area and international scouts for amateur prospects. All teams do. But their major league player acquisition strategy appears to be one of a kind. History bears it out. Sources speculate that a certain baseball expert holds formal tryouts with the entire roster of the Cleveland...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: March 8, 2001

In a press release, the Baltimore Orioles announce Albert Belle, “has been found to be totally disabled and unable to perform as a Major League baseball player,” due to a degenerative right hip. The Orioles will place the 34-year-old outfielder on the 60-day disabled list thus beginning the process which conforms to the procedure set forth by MLB in the case of a totally disabling...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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