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Today in Tribe History: September 3, 2000

2000 – It is a record-setting kind of day for Indians center fielder Kenny Lofton as Cleveland walks off with a win in 13 innings, 12-11, over the Baltimore Orioles. In front of a packed house at Jacobs Field, the game was filled with big innings. Cleveland scored four in the third to take a 5-2 lead, only to allow five runs in the next half inning. They responded to the run onslaught...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Reliving the Indians’ impossible comeback win over the Mariners

Fourteen years ago today, the Cleveland Indians defeated the Seattle Mariners 15-14. They trailed by 12 in the 7th inning, tied it up in the bottom of the 9th, and won on a Jolbert Cabrera single to left, with Kenny Lofton steaming around third base and beating Mark McLemore’s throw with a headfirst slide. The video above borrows heavily from a Flash animation on Newgrounds which...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Kenny Lofton “runs” the bases as Carlos Baerga

This past weekend saw the reunion and celebration of the 1995 Cleveland Indians, who famously won 100 games in a strike-shortened season before falling to the Atlanta Braves of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz in the World Series. Part of the weekend festivities included a sort of panel program before a live audience moderated by the radio voice of the Indians, Tom Hamilton...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: May 31, 1967

1967 – In East Chicago, Illinois, future Indians outfielder Kenny Lofton is born. Lofton spent parts of ten seasons manning the outfield for the Indians after being acquired in what would be a lopsided trade for the club with the Houston Astros in 1991. Part of a crowded outfield mix in Texas, the former 17th round draft pick of the 1988 draft was dealt with Dave Rohde to Cleveland...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Case for Kenny Lofton’s Hall of Fame Candidacy

Kenny Lofton played 17 amazing seasons in Major League Baseball, electrifying us all with blinding speed and highlight reel catches. He spent ten seasons in the Forest City, endearing himself to Tribe fans forever. Lofton’s speed and defense truly set him apart and made him one of the best center fielders and lead-off hitters in baseball history. However, the writers did not see...
Via Burning River Baseball
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Growing up an Indians fan, Shuck now gets chance to don uniform

CLEVELAND -- When J.B. Shuck was growing up in Galion, he would often come to Indians games and sit in the bleachers so that he would watch Kenny Lofton. Now Shuck gets to play in the same outfield that Lofton once patrolled in an Indians uniform. Shuck arrived at Progressive Field on Saturday after being acquired from the Angels. Shuck is available to play in Saturday night's game...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher and Kenny Lofton are both right in MLB playoff debate

The good news is that the Cleveland Indians are coming off a season in which they made the playoffs! The bad news is that one of the most popular Indians of the past 20 years not only looked to invalidate that in the press this off-season, but might have alienated himself from these new Cleveland Indians in the process. Anthony Castrovince uncovered the tale of playoffs, current...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Nick Swisher confronted Kenny Lofton over comments

The Cleveland Indians technically made the MLB playoffs in 2013, though they only got the chance to play one postseason game. The Indians were one of the two Wild Card teams the MLB’s new format supports, and they wound up losing to the Tampa Bay Rays. Because they were one-and-done, Cleveland legend Kenny Lofton does […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

About Kenny Lofton’s prolonged “Get off my lawn” moment

He may have been a part of one of the best outfield units to ever grace the grass at The Jake, but Tribe Hall of Fame speedster Kenny Lofton is not making many friends with the current crop of Wahoos. Lofton has long been a defender of his era, ensuring that Indians fans remember that, as good as times are today, they were way better back in his day. And, in a column filed by former...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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