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Today In Tribe History: September 13, 1992

Kenny Lofton swipes two bases and scores both runs in Cleveland’s 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox in 13 innings at Comiskey Park. Lofton has three hits in six at bats. Eric Plunk earns his eighth win with three and two-thirds innings of one-hit relief and Steve Olin saves his 25th game of the season. The two thefts give Lofton 54 stolen bases on the season, breaking the...
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10 days ago  |  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'...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching Up With Dave Roberts

Former outfielder Dave Roberts may be most famous for an October evening at Fenway Park in 2004, but his long and productive career actually started for the Cleveland Indians back in 1999. On August 7, All-Star Kenny Lofton was about to miss his ninth straight game due to a strained hamstring and Mike Hargrove’s club was going with youngster Jacob Cruz a lot as a substitute in...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: September 3, 2000

Kenny Lofton‘s 1st-inning run ties a 1939 major league record set by the Yankees’ Red Rolfe for scoring in 18 consecutive games. The speedy Indians outfielder, besides hitting the game-winning homer in the 13th, also steals five bases tying Cleveland’s single-game record set by Alex Cole.
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Indians Finish Business Before the Season Closes?

After an improbable September surged the Cleveland Indians into the 2013 postseason, unless you take the opinion of Kenny Lofton regarding the playoff significance of the American League Wild Card game, the returning players for the 2014 club came in with a powerful motto written across red t-shirts in Spring Training: “Unfinished Business”. Halfway through August and now three...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Tribe overcame a 12-run deficit 13 years ago today

Every Indians fan in the world claims they were there. Well before I was a blogger, I was watching this game (wait for it) in my parents’ basement. It’s incredible to watch still to this day. Omar Vizquel and Kenny Lofton are your heroes. Lofton had four hits and three runs in the game as well as the game-winning run scoring from second on Jolbert Cabrera’s broken-bat single...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Phoenix Suns Draft Misses (series 6 of 10)

  The Top 10 Phoenix Suns Draft Misses series list is based on players that were drafted by the Suns in the last 30 years and were either busts that never lived up to the hype considering their draft spot & potential or players that left via trade/free agency and turned out to be really good players elsewhere that could have contributed to the Suns team success. And #5 on...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Series Preview #34: Seattle Mariners (54-51) at Cleveland Indians (52-53)

Despite a fantastic start to their first road trip of the second half, the Cleveland Indians sputtered in trips through Minnesota and Kansas City, ending what started out as a 3-1 road trip with a 5-6 record. They will open up an eight game homestand, their first since the last series prior to the All-Star Break, on Tuesday night as they host the Seattle Mariners. The Indians (52...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies and Yankees Schedule Private Workouts With Cuban Phenom Rusney Castillo

As was reported on Sunday, over a hundred scouts showed up and were very impressed with the showcase by Cuban phenom Rusney Castillo on Saturday. Now the serious teams are making their moves for the corner outfielder. Ben Badler of Baseball America has confirmed that the New York Yankees have scheduled a private workout with Castillo, joining the Phillies and the Red Sox who were...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 27, 2007

The Cleveland Indians bring back Kenny Lofton for a third go-around, trading prospect Max Ramirez to the Texas Rangers for him. It is the second time Ramirez is traded straight up for a major league veteran. Lofton receives a standing ovation in his first game back in Cleveland and helps the team reach the ALCS.
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Indians Clinch First Division In 41 Years

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...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets To Scout Cuban Outfielder Rusney Castillo

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, scouts representing 11 MLB teams are flocking to Miami to watch free agent Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, who has been said to be like “Brett Gardner with power.” The Mets, Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers, Astros, Cubs, Braves, Giants, White Sox, Orioles and Marlins are all expected to be on hand Saturday at the University of Miami. Considering...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox and Cubs On Hand To Watch Cuban Superstar

Posted to MLB News & RumorsThe White Sox and Cubs will be on hand in Miami to watch what could be the next superstar ball player to come out of Cuba. Scouts from around MLB are flocking to Miami to watch free agent outfielder Rusney Castillo, who has been said to be like “Brett Gardner with power.” The Sox and Cubs are part of a list of teams on hand that include, The Yankees...
Via Sports Mockery
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruben Studdard Says Ex-MLB Kenny Lofton Wrote His R&B Hits (Video)

I am pretty sure the last time I watched a full season of American Idol was the year that Ruben beat Clay Aiken. Now, Aiken is a politician or something and Studdard hasn’t had a hit in a decade, with that being said I did find this tidbit interesting about Kenny Lofton. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Kenny Loften — Wrote For Ruben Studdard … On Singer’s...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 20, 1996

The Indians defeat the Twins, 6 – 5, on Alvaro Espinoza’s 11th-inning homer. Leadoff man Kenny Lofton leads the way for the Tribe with five hits. Albert Belle rings his 226th homer as an Indian to tie Earl Averill’s club mark.
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe “Deep Tracks” Trivia, Vol. 1: Reliving Yesteryear

Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS You’ve been studying the franchise your whole life. You structure your schedule around their daily rhythms, nine months out of every year. Typical Cleveland Indians trivia questions? They add little to the catalog of knowledge you have cultivated. The top highlights of the team’s past are fine for the national media to discover every couple years1...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

“So this David Justice is Albert Belle’s Replacement?” Reliving Yesteryear

After forty seasons, all of Cleveland was awash in the excitement of playoff baseball. John Hart had completed what Hank Peters had begun. In the late 1980s, working under the anonymity of yet another Indians rebuild, Peters began collecting the building blocks of a true big league powerhouse. He and Hart famously identified a pool of young players who they considered worthy of long...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Cleveland Wins First World Series Game in 47 Years

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...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Great Albert Belle Bat Caper: Reliving Yesteryear

Of course, the Chicago White Sox will neither confirm nor deny. Certainly, the Sox employ national, regional, area and international scouts for amateur prospects. All teams do. But their major league player acquisition strategy appears to be one of a kind. History bears it out. Sources speculate that a certain baseball expert holds formal tryouts with the entire roster of the Cleveland...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: MLB’s Largest Comeback

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...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: May 31, 1967

In East Chicago, Indiana future Cleveland outfielder Kenny Lofton is born. Lofton played with the Tribe on three separate occasions (1992-96, 1998-2001 and 2007). He won four Gold Gloves in that time as well as appearing on five All-Star teams. Lofton is the franchise’s all-time leader in stolen bases with 452.
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Cole: Tribe’s Real Life Willie Mays Hayes? Reliving Yesteryear

Commonly, major league baseball teams come up with some reasons for their fans to believe—some points of interest which they hope will cause the fan base to buy tickets, however contrived they may seem. The Cleveland Indians have boasted various mantras over the years – official or otherwise. The current #TribeTown qualifies. For some reason, I recall: “Come Alive with the...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: May 9, 1995

The Cleveland Indians tie a major league record by scoring eight runs in the first inning before making an out. Seven of the runs score as the results of home runs, including Kenny Lofton‘s leadoff round-tripper, Paul Sorrento‘s grand slam ... Read More
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Kenny Lofton Returns

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 ... Read More
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WFNY Book Review — Jacobs Field: History and Tradition at The Jake

Just in time for the Indians’ 2014 Home Opener comes an image and story-filled book from author Vince McKee that provides Cleveland fans with a time capsule of words and wisdom. Jacobs Field: History and Tradition at The Jake is 124 chronological pages that take us from the day Dick Jacobs purchased the franchise all the way through the 2013 AL Wild Card Game against the Tampa...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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