1997 – Less than three years after signing with the club, 21-year-old right-hander Jaret Wright makes his Major League debut in front of a packed Jacobs Field crowd and earns a 10-5 win over the Minnesota Twins. Wright, son of former Major League pitcher Clyde Wright, pitched five and two-thirds innings and had some problems on the mound, but he got that first MLB win under his...
Try to imagine the hopes of a championship-starving franchise in a championship-starved city on the verge of winning it all. Imagine 49 years of frustration ready to come to an end as the Cleveland Indians get ready to face the Florida Marlins in a winner-takes-all Game Seven of the 1997 World Series. Imagine a hero trotting to the pitcher’s mound—armed with an explosive fastball...
Would two outfield brawls rouse the Sox out of their slump? It appeared that way after the Townies, who had dropped 7 of 9, rebounded with two wins against the Central Division-leading Indians. The first melee erupted when Cleveland starter Jaret Wright hit Darren Lewis in the shoulder in the fifth as the Sox attempted to rally from a 5-1 deficit. Wright and Lewis tangled, though...
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