Charboneau was ‘Super Joe,’ but Just for One Year

Early 1980 wasn’t a particularly fun time in Cleveland. Parts of the city were still smoldering wreckage from a mob war. Mills were closing and industry was drying up. The city was coming out of default. Sports were little better. The Indians were mired in mediocrity, the Browns were a year away from the infamous Red Right 88 and Ted Stepien was trying to prove he could run a professional...
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Today in Tribe History: December 3, 1980

Cleveland left fielder and designated hitter Joe Charboneau is named the American League’s Rookie of the Year for the 1980 season, earning 15 of the 28 first place votes. Charboneau had a breakout season in his first year in the Majors, batting .289. His 23 home runs and 87 RBI both led the Indians. “Super Joe” broke camp on Cleveland’s MLB roster and did not disappoint,...
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This Date In Royals History–September 7, 1980

1980: Willie Aikens collected three hits and drove in three runs to lead the Royals to a 6-4 win over the Indians at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland.Aikens gave the Royals an early lead with a two-run home run in the first inning off Indians starter Wayne Garland. Hal McRae had singled with two outs to get the slugging first baseman to the plate.Cleveland got one run back in the bottom...
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