All-Time Indians: Duke Sims

Name: Duane B. Sims Position: Catcher Nick Name: Duke Number: 9 Tribe Time: 1964-1970 DOB: 06/05/1941 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1970) 110 345 46 91 12 0 23 56 46 59 0 4 .360 .499 .264 .859 Indians Career 536 1,561 180 369 51 4 76 216 230 337 5 13 .344 .420 .236 .764 A back-up catcher for Johnny Romano, Joe Azcue and Ray Fosse, Duke Sims...
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March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Ray Fosse: My body still hurts from Pete Rose collision

One of the most controversial moments in MLB All-Star Game history came in 1970 when Pete Rose barreled into catcher Ray Fosse to score the winning run for the NL in Cincinnati. 45 years later, Fosse says his body still hurts from the collision. “My body hurts. My shoulder still hurts,” Fosse told the AP....Read More
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Fosse still feels effects from 1970 All-Star game collision

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Ray Fosse's body still aches, 45 years later. He never did fully recover physically from one of the most infamous plays in All-Star Game history, when Pete Rose bulled him over in 1970 to score the winning run in the 12th inning at Riverfront Stadium. With the game back in Cincinnati on Tuesday, Fosse is reminded again of that moment. Over and over. Not that...
Via Associated Press
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

A's TV schedule bumps up to 160 games, most in team history

The Oakland A's may enter Saturday's game with a disappointing 13-24 record, but they have hit uncharted territory in terms of the number of games that will be televised for the rest of the season. Comcast Sports Net Bay Area, the A's primary broadcasting partner, announced the addition of 15 games to the previously announced schedule on Friday. 13 of the new games that were originally...
Via FOX Sports
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Catcher won't get bowled over in Cincinnati All-Star Game

CINCINNATI (AP) One of the most famous All-Star endings won't be repeated when the game returns to Cincinnati this summer. Cincinnati's Pete Rose bowled over Cleveland's Ray Fosse to end the 1970 All-Star Game at Riverfront Stadium. Fosse suffered a significant shoulder injury that curtailed his career. Major League Baseball has tried to eliminate those home plate collisions the...
Via Associated Press
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tribe’s Ray Fosse — Roger Remembers

“You call the next one.” In disc yard golf, the winner of the previous ‘hole’ chooses and describes the next ‘hole.’ Roger twirled the heavy Frisbee around his index finger. “Over the driveway, around the garage to the left, and hit the corner of the wooden fence in the side yard. The driveway, my truck, all trees, and any other part of the fence are one-stroke penalties...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: March 24, 1973

The Cleveland Indians send two-time All-Star and Gold Glove winning catcher Ray Fosse to the Oakland Athletics with utility infielder Jack Heidemann for catcher Dave Duncan and outfielder George Hendrick. Fosse played in a career-high 143 games for Oakland in his first season with the club as it won its second of three straight World Series. He would remain with the A’s until 1976...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The Ten Worst Cleveland Indians Tragedies

Over their history, the Cleveland Indians franchise has been one of the least successful, winning just two World Series titles, but more importantly, have been one of the most tragic. More than any other team in any other sport (or at least is would seem so), the Indians have had to deal with terrible events followed by something even worse. This is not just the normal situation...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

All-Star Fosse’s Collision Still a Hot Topic after 44 Years

For Cincinnati Reds fans, the 1970 All-Star Game is probably a source of pride.  For Cleveland Indians fans, the game is a source of bitter feelings. The 1970 Mid-Summer Classic was played at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati and was the host of one of baseball’s most memorable moments.  After the National League had staged a three-run, ninth inning comeback to send the game into...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Reliving Yesteryear: 1970 — The Curious Tale of Tribe Slugger Tony Horton (With Bonus Quiz)

“Wait, wait- stop. Whatcha got there?” The black borders were what caught my eye. The young boy had been flipping through the clear plastic pages of his baseball card album, which now lay open. Sure enough- those were 1971 Topps cards. The boy had them sorted by team, much like I did back in the day. The photos of the Cleveland Indians players were familiar, as I had collected...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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