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Today in Tribe History: October 11, 1948

The Cleveland Indians are champions of the baseball world for the second time in club history as they hold on to defeat the Boston Braves by a 4-3 final at Braves Field. An RBI double by Lou Boudreau in the third gets the Indians on the board. The Braves tie it in the fourth off of Bob Lemon, but the Indians put up a pair of runs in the sixth, including a solo homer from Joe Gordon...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
19 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Time Indians: Steve Gromek

Name: Stephen Joseph Gromek Position: Pitcher Tribe Time: 1941-1953 Number: 25     DOB: 01/15/1920 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1945) 19 9 0.679 2.55 33 30 21 3 251.0 229 71 6 66 101 1.18 .233 Career 78 67 0.538 3.22 309 137 57 10 1,340.2 1,209 479 89 440 595 1.23 .231 Post Season Career 1 0 1.000 1.00 1 1 1 0 9 7 1 1 1 2 0.89...
Via Burning River Baseball
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Swisher receives Feller award

Indians first baseman/designated hitter Nick Swisher has been named one of the recipients of this year's Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. The Feller Award , which is in its second year, recognizes three recipients -- one Baseball Hall of Famer, one current player, and one US Navy Chief Petty Officer -- each of whom possesses the values, integrity and dedication to serving our country...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Progressive Field renovations underway

Renovations to Progressive Field have begun in earnest with the removal of seats in right field and the Indians announcing a plan for the relocation of the commemorative bricks. Those bricks, which were put in as the ballpark was being constructed in 1994, will be moved from Gate C plaza area near the Bob Feller statue to Gateway Plaza outside Gate A. The Feller and Jim Thome statues...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: September 20, 1954

The Indians win their eleventh game in a row for the second time this season in a 7-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Stadium. Bob Feller improves to 13-3 on the season after allowing three runs on eight hits in six and one-third innings. Already having clinched the AL pennant, Cleveland’s 109th win increases their league lead to a season-high nine games. Larry...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Feller baseball museum struggles when namesake dies

VAN METER, Iowa (AP) -- Nothing brings former Cleveland Indians star Bob Feller's hometown of Van Meter, Iowa, together quite like Randi Van Rees and her succulent pork tenderloin sandwiches. As the owner of "Fat Randi's" Bar and Grill -- the "Fat" being her ex-husband, she jokes -- the infectiously convivial Van Rees turned a dive bar into a destination...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Feller honored with annual MLB award

Late Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller is being honored by Major League Baseball with an annual award named for him. The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award will be given each year to a major leaguer and Hall of Famer who displays good character, assists those less fortunate, supports U.S. servicemen and women and conducts himself with dignity on and off the field. The U.S. Navy will give...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Gaylord Perry throws spitball and Feller makes his first start on This Day in Baseball

Grease is the word: August 23, 1982, Gaylord Perry of the Seattle Mariners is caught putting a foreign substance on the ball. Long suspected of throwing a “spitball”, Perry is ejected from a game for the first and only time in his career. August 23, 1936, future Hall of Famer Bob Feller makes his first major league start and strikes out the first eight batters he faces. The Cleveland...
Via The Baseball Page
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Boys in the Hall: Bob Feller

Last week we introduced the Boys in the Hall series that is running about several Baseball Hall of Fame members. The series, which is presented by Subway (which is sponsoring this post), featured a profile on Duke Snider last week. This week we’re excited to highlight the career of Bob Feller, who was one of the greatest pitchers in the history of the game. Feller...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Today in 1941: Indians’ Bob Feller Highest Paid MLB Player Making $40,000

From the Associated Press via the Tuscaloosa News, we find that Cleveland Indians’ starting pitcher Bob Feller is in fact still the highest paid player in the game despite some consternation surrounding said topic.  Coincidentally, this January 23, 1941 report arrives in the column next to a report surrounding the wife of George Herman “Babe” Ruth stating that her husband...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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