The Greatest Summer Ever: Catching Up With Dennis Martinez

Throughout the 2015 season, Did the Tribe Win Last Night will take a look back at the 1995 Cleveland Indians for the 20th anniversary of their fourth pennant winning season. Included will be historic game recaps, headlining stories and a ranking of the team’s most influential players that truly made 1995 The Greatest Summer Ever. Today we catch up with former starting pitcher Dennis...
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VIDEO: Watch Paul Konerko’s #14 Get Retired

The White Sox put together a classy ceremony for Paul Konerko on Saturday afternoon. The sent him out the right way, making him the 11th player in Sox history to have his number retired. Paulie started the ceremony off with a bang as he walked out through the center field wall to his trademark Metallica theme song. Here he comes. #Paulie14 pic.twitter.com/z7SP66cLVC — Chicago...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The White Sox Ten Stupidest Decisions Ever

The White Sox have been around for a long time. There have been successes and failures. Bad seasons and bad luck happen. But what are the flat out dumbest things that the team has ever done? #1: The Adam Dunn Contract The White Sox had been struggling in the designated hitter department ever since Jim Thome was traded. Andruw Jones and Mark Kotsay had little success. The Sox finished...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Five most memorable Cleveland Indians home openers

Baseball's Opening Day is one of the greatest traditions in professional sports. It's a clean slate, a fresh start, hope for a new season. While the Indians officially kicked off the 2015 season on Monday in Houston, Friday marks Cleveland's unofficial holiday, the home opener. To commemorate this exciting day we bring you the five most memorable Cleveland Indians home openers. No...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner Channels Paul Bunyan

Not since Jim Thome have we seen a Major Leaguer so adept at channeling Paul Bunyan. And while Madison Bumgarner has a long way to go to become the Hall of Fame-caliber player Thome is (he’s got the suspenders and flannel down pat)…he’s doing alright in the axe-wielding department. The 2014 World Series MVP got all choppy in a recent commercial for Carhartt and while I’ve...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Top Ten Indians Infields

Continuing down the line and breaking down the greatest groups in franchise history further, we’ll now take a look at the greatest infields in Tribe history. Already covered were the top ten batteries, outfields and bullpens, but this may be the most impressive group so far. For the case of this analysis, an infield will consist of only the most used first, second, third basemen...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Phillie Acquired in 2012 Jim Thome Trade Suspended for Illegal Drug Abuse

View image | gettyimages.com According to the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly, 24-year-old reliever and former Phillie, Kyle Simon, has been suspended 50 games for his second positive test of drug abuse. Simon was acquired by the Phillies on June 30, 2012, along with catcher Gabriel Lino, in exchange for future...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Hustler Going After Bilzerian, Jim Thome Chipotle Run & Meet Erin From ASU

  I’ve been saying it on Friday mornings since college football ended: If you’re basing your Friday night on sports it might be time to start using Match.com or some other dating service. Find yourself a woman to take out. Now, if you already have a girlfriend or have kids I totally understand that you’ll take anything on Friday nights to break the boredom. This really goes...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Home Run History

There is no single event in baseball history quite as exciting as a home run. This is likely, on an emotional level, because of their finality as they leave no doubt the outcome of the play as soon as they clear the fences. It is the ultimate feat of strength as a hitter can do nothing greater in any particular at bat. It is the only way to turn a deficit into a win in a split second...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Top 10 Free Agent Signings: #6 Jim Thome

“Gentleman” Jim Thome came to the Phillies a year removed from a promising, yet disappointing, 80-81 finish. A clear upgrade over incumbent first baseman Travis Lee, Thome would lead MLB in homers with 47 in 2003 and helped the Phillies improve to an 86-76 mark. The following season, Thome would earn an All-Star birth, hitting 42 homers and leading the Phillies to an identical...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching Up With Jim Thome

When Indians legend Jim Thome was first called up to the Major Leagues, he, the Indians and their fans all had no idea what a ride we were all about to be put on. In fact, even Thome worried about whether or not he would be able to stick around at first. “I did,” Thome said, “because I wasn’t a very good player…There were many nights that I didn’t know if I would make...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Season Of Giving: Do Promotions Actually Work?

Everybody loves something for free and the Indians are one of the top teams as far as providing their fans with something extra at the ballpark. In the past season, there were 16 give away days (including a Jim Thome statue replica), 13 Dollar Dog nights, ten Kid’s Fun Days and 17 glorious fireworks display. All these cost money of course and the Indians are not necessarily known...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WFNY’s 12 Days of Christmas, 2014 Edition: Day Seven

The Holiday Season is upon us, and for many, the holidays are a time of rituals and traditions. Here at Waiting For Next Year, we believe in tradition as well, and one of our personal favorites is the annual WFNY 12 Days of Christmas contest series! This is now the seventh year in a row we have done this contest, as hard as that is to believe. How does it work? It’s simple. Every...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Progressive Field Renovations — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 10

If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last six years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the ten biggest sports stories to...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame Golden Era analysis

At the Winter Meetings in San Diego, the Hall of Fame could open its doors to someone on Monday. Could Gil Hodges finally make the Hall of Fame on Monday? That’s because 10 Golden Era candidates are up for election to be part of the Class of 2015. 12 votes out of a 16-member committee would cement Hall of Fame status. Nine players and one executive are on the ballot. If recent...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Being Manny: An Excerpt of “Glory Days in Tribe Town”

In the new book “Glory Days in Tribe Town” (softcover $15.95 / 336 pages / ebook $9.99), Terry Pluto teams up with legendary broadcaster Tom Hamilton to tell the story of the Cleveland Indians of the 1990s. The book also includes personal recollections from dozens of Tribe fans. This excerpt looks at Manny Ramirez’s peculiar attitude and early years as a high school athlete...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Had Interest In Charlie Manuel, Jim Thome, Raul Ibañez For Hitting Coach

#147344541 / gettyimages.com The Baltimore Orioles reassigned hitting coach Jim Presley within their organization and are in search of a new hitting coach. Some former Phillies have surfaced as potential candidates. However, it appears that the heavy time commitment was not appealing to them. Jim Connolly of the Baltimore Orioles...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 26, 1995

Despite a legitimate scare in the ninth, the Cleveland Indians hold on to defeat the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, in Game 5 of the World Series to delay their season’s end by at least one more game. The Braves now have a 3-2 edge in the best-of-seven series as the games shift back to Atlanta. A two-run home run by Albert Belle in the first off of Greg Maddux starts the Indians scoring...
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Today In Tribe History: October 14, 1995

Six runs in the first three innings pace the Cleveland Indians to a 7-0 win over the Seattle Mariners in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. The series is now tied at 2-2. Home runs by Eddie Murray and Jim Thome provide the bulk of the scoring for the Indians at Jacobs Field. Murray’s two-run shot in the first starts the scoring and a similar blast from Thome in...
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Today In Tribe History: October 7, 1998

Game 2 of the American League Championship Series goes to the Indians in the Bronx as Cleveland defeats New York, 4-1, in 12 innings. Cleveland reclaims the lead in the 12th on a bizarre play. After a leadoff single from Jim Thome, Enrique Wilson enters the game as a pinch-runner. Travis Fryman drops down a sacrifice bunt, but the throw from pitcher Jeff Nelson hits him and rolls...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: August 18, 1996

Cleveland third baseman Jim Thome strokes four hits, including a pair of homers, and drives home six runs to lead the Indians to an 11 – 3 victory over the Tigers.
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On this week's Tribe Report...

Here is what's coming up on this week's Tribe Report:   - Breaking down the trade deadline deals - David Murphy tears it up against his former team - We'll relive the night the Indians unveiled the Jim Thome Statue, and hear from Jim himself - Indians VP of Player Development Ross Atkins talks about the new prospects acquired in the Justin Masterson and Asdrubal Cabrera trades,...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians in the thick of tight AL playoff race

CLEVELAND -- In what was a week of transition for the Indians, they bounced back with a sweep of the Rangers, highlighted by Sunday's 4-3 win in 12 innings on Michael Brantley's walk-off homer. But, let's face it, if the Indians want to mount a serious bid to get the second Wild Card spot, they needed to get a sweep at home against a team with the worst record in the majors. The...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Are there more Cleveland Indians statues in the works?

Are Bob Feller and Jim Thome about to have some company? It appears that the Cleveland Indians have some plans that may include a few more supersized bronze ghosts throughout the confines of Progressive Field. @AZFromCleveland stay tuned… — Mark Shapiro (@MarkShapiro) August 2, 2014 Since the plans were put in place in 2011 for the tater-mashing Thome to get a statue beyond...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Statue that is and maybe shouldn’t be

You have your opinions on the subject, I have mine. Legendary Tribe first/third baseman Jim Thome was honored with a statue bearing his signature “point the bat” move inside Heritage Park at Progressive Field on Saturday. Jimmy was joined by his wife, two children, and a host of ex-teammates that shared in this special ceremony. Ever the class act and never one to want the spotlight...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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