1994 – Making his second career Major League appearance, Cleveland reliever Paul Shuey becomes just the tenth pitcher in American League history to strike out four batters in one inning, doing so against the Detroit Tigers in a 9-3 Indians victory.
Shuey, who made his MLB debut on May 8th, came on for the ninth in relief of Jose Mesa. Facing the bottom of the order with a six-run...
In his famous pitch to Kodak back in Mad Men’s first season, the stoically charismatic Don Draper describes nostalgia as “a twinge in the heart, far more powerful than memory alone.” Not unlike a carousel projector, sports can help crystallize those otherwise distant recollections of the past as well—giving us context and a “feel” for the way things were; even if we weren’t...
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 looks back at player #25 Mark Clark.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save in Friday's 3-1 victory over the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. It was the 112th save of his Phillies career, which tied Jose Mesa for the most saves in franchise history.
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 looks back May 7, 1995.
The 39,431 fans at...
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 looks back May 5, 1995.
It seems like it has...
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 looks back at how the 1995 Indians roster...
Friday evening, Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon retired the Nationals' lineup in order to secure his second save of the season, 108th save as a Phillie, and the 327th save overall of his career. For 4,303 days, Jose Mesa has held the Phillies' record for most saves in franchise history, 112....
Do to the success of the Indians bullpen in recent seasons, the subject of the greatest Tribe relief corps of all time has been brought up on multiple occasions. Now, we are making it official with the list of the top ten bullpens in Cleveland Indians history. Because bullpens vary in size, only the top six pitchers from each group are included in the analysis. In addition, because...
Earlier this Winter, BurningRiverBaseball.com highlighted the ten worst tragedies in Indians history and while some of these were accidental (like Don Black) and some were self inflicted (like Tim Crews), there have been plenty of terrible things in Tribe history that have come by the direct fault of someone involved in the game of baseball. The following list are the five (actually...
I don’t really have much time at all for Hall of Fame outrage these days and I don’t want to spend much time spilling digital ink over whether or not PED users belong in the Hall of Fame or not, because I feel like I’ve done that a million times and I’m as tired of writing it as you are of reading it. I don’t want to let this Hall of Fame class go completely ignored this...
To begin, reliever extensions almost never work out and closers even less often, but Winter is coming and rumors are abound. The general reasoning behind not keeping relievers around for a long time is that they benefit greatly from the unknown. There are so many minor league relievers that teams cannot focus scouts on each one and often, when they do make it to the Majors, as Kyle...
I don’t know what is going to happen tonight. More often than not, when one is looking forward to an event of some sort, there is and end game in mind. But with this—the Cleveland Cavaliers taking the floor for the first time in what is the 2014-15 regular season—all of the anticipation has been more focused around the unknown. What will the team look like together? How will...
James Lester Kern
2 Time All-Star (1977-1978)
Best Season (1976)
Prior to the change in the 1970′s and 80′s...
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...
The Cleveland Indians win their third straight game over the Seattle Mariners to punch their ticket to their first World Series since 1954. Dennis Martinez and two relievers combine on a four-hit shutout in a 4-0 win in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series.
The Indians and Mariners are scoreless until the fifth inning, when Kenny Lofton delivers a run-scoring single...
The Cleveland Indians offense is notably absent all game long until the eleventh inning, when a solo home run from Tony Fernandez gives the Tribe a 1-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles to send the team to their second World Series in three years.
The Indians muster just three hits in the game, two coming from the hero Fernandez, who sent the deciding shot over the high wall in right...
The Cleveland Indians clinch the American league Central Division title in a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. It was just Cleveland’s 123rd game of the season, giving the Indians the record for the fastest team to clinch a division.
The victory gave the Tribe an 86-37 record and pushed their lead over second place Kansas City to 23 ½ games. Orel Hershiser earned his 13th win...
The 2014 season will mark 20 years of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although with the stadium building boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Progressive Field is the 13th oldest facility in the majors). Did the Tribe Win Last Night has compiled a list of the 20 most memorable moments in the field’s history. We’ll count...
Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want...
A Lee trade would be one of the first of its kind.
Ah, do you feel that? The trade wins are a blowin’. Fresh off a rehab start cut short by rain, Cliff Lee‘s name has begun to pop up in hypothetical trade scenarios. Lee’s value is clouded by all sorts of variables: is his elbow OK? How much money will the Phillies eat? He has been traded as an elite starting pitcher three times...
In a back and forth battle against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Tribe pull out a 7-5 victory at Jacobs Field. Paced by sluggers Albert Belle and Eddie Murray who each tally three hits and three RBI including back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the 8th to seal the victory for reliever Jose Mesa. Paul Shuey closed out the 9th inning to pick up his fourth save of the season.
Philadelphia Phillies (7-8) @ Colorado Rockies (8-9)Pitching Match-Ups:Friday, 8:40 - Johnny Pettibone vs. Tyler ChatwoodSaturday, 8:10 - KK vs. Jordan LylesSunday, 4:10 - Roberto Hernandez vs. Juan NicasioPurple Mountains Bats:R - 82 (4th)AVG - .286 (1st)OPS - .780 (2nd)Four members of their lineup are batting over .300, but everyone is producing 1 through 8. Charlie Blackmon...
Probably the most fascinating person in the entire Cleveland Indians organization to talk to is Johnny Goryl.
He is not a Hall of Famer and never was an All Star. He only played in 276 Major League games over six seasons and was just a career .225 hitter.
But Goryl played in an era that had the likes of Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax and so many other stars...
For the next 26 days, DTTWLN will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954. Six players made the American...