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Pirates acquire Aramis Ramirez from Brewers 12 years after trade to Cubs

Aramis Ramirez is heading back where it started. The Milwaukee Brewers have dealt the third baseman to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for minor league pitcher Yhonathan Barrios. 12 years ago to this day, Pittsburgh traded Ramirez (and Kenny Lofton!) to the Cubs for a steaming pile of garbage. Now, he’s back. BREAKING: The #Pirates have acquired INF Aramis Ramirez from the...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates acquire Aramis Ramirez from Brewers 12 years after trade to Cubs

Aramis Ramirez is heading back where it started. The Milwaukee Brewers have dealt the third baseman to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for minor league pitcher Yhonathan Barrios. 12 years ago to this day, Pittsburgh traded Ramirez (and Kenny Lofton!) to the Cubs for a steaming pile of garbage. Now, he’s back. BREAKING: The #Pirates have acquired INF Aramis Ramirez from the...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 20, 2006

2006 – With their season heading quickly in the wrong direction, the Cleveland Indians send closer Bob Wickman to the Atlanta Braves for catching prospect Max Ramirez. The move was the first of several as the Indians unloaded prior to the non-waivers trade deadline. Just one season after flirting with the postseason, the Indians are a disappointing 42-52 and 21 games out of first...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 16, 1995

1995 – WOW! Manny Ramirez’s majestic blast off of A’s star closer Dennis Eckersley deep into the bleachers in left field sends the Indians home with a come-from-behind walk-off victory and a sweep over Oakland, 5-4. The 23-year-old slugger, in just his third season in the Majors after being selected with the 13th overall pick in the 1991 draft, delivered the parting shot in...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering Hideo Nomo's 1995 MLB All-Star Game performance

By Eddie Maisonet, III There isn't a baseball fan around who didn't try to emulate Hideo Nomo's pitching windup back in 1995. I remember the first time I tried to do it — I'm pretty sure I damn near threw my hip out. My mom saw me "practicing that Nomo" in the backyard as I attempted to perfect the windup with a tennis ball pitched at the fence. She had a puzzled look on her...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Paul Assenmacher

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 #13 Paul Assenmacher...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

1995 Game Recap: Baerga Shines in All-Star Defeat—NL All-Stars 3, AL All-Stars 2

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 July 11, 1995. After so many seasons...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Paul Sorrento

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 #14 Paul Sorrento. When...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: The Intimidation Factor

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 the intimidation that the Tribe’s...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
23 days ago  |  Discuss

'Tribe Report: 1995 Indians Reunion' Thurs. at 10p.m. on STO

Tune in to SportsTime Ohio this Thursday at 10 p.m. for the premiere of Tribe Report: 1995 Indians Reunion. The hour-long show highlights the event that took place June 20, 2015 at Cleveland's Playhouse Square celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1995 AL Champs team and their historic season of 100 wins, 12 walk-offs and their first visit to the World Series in 41 years. The event...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Cavaliers, instant nostalgia, and studying sports fans

One of the things that I’m most interested in as a sports fan is the study of sports fandom. In practice, that means never-ending analysis of us as a group, other cities and their sports fans, and also the most insular type of audit, of the guy I see in the mirror. (When I see him, he’s generally making funny faces shaving and brushing teeth.) I know I’ve been doing it non...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Cleveland Indian Kenny Lofton does Carlos Baerga 'running the bases' impression

The Indians honored the 1995 team this past weekend with events and ceremonies at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Members of the accomplished '95 squad that attended the festivities included Jim Thome, Dennis Martinez, Paul Assenmacher, Charles Nagy, Kenny Lofton and Carlos Baerga, among others. The former players gathered for a reunion at Playhouse Square on Saturday, a day which...
Via Fox Sports
June 23, 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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians honor AL pennant-winning 1995 team

CLEVELAND (AP) Twenty years later, the 1995 Cleveland Indians are regarded as one of the most memorable teams in franchise history - even if they fell short of delivering a World Series title. Several members of that American League pennant-winning team, including Jim Thome, Kenny Lofton and manager Mike Hargrove, were in town Friday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the achievement...
Via AP on Fox
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves’ Prospect Mallex Smith Impressing With New Organization

(Mandatory Credit: MiLB.com) You can’t teach speed. That’s an old adage that certainly applies to Braves’ prospect Mallex Smith, whose 80-grade speed is turning him into one of the most exciting players in Atlanta’s farm system, with Braves’ coaches likening him to Kenny Lofton. Acquired from the San Diego Padres this past winter as part of the Justin Upton deal, Smith...
Via The Sports Journal
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Ken Hill

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 #20 Ken Hill. The core...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: June 5, 2009

2009 – Former Cleveland Indians owner Richard “Dick” Jacobs passes away. He was eleven days short of his 84th birthday. The reign of Jacobs ushered in a new era to Indians baseball. A real estate developer, Jacobs purchased the team in 1986 from the estate of Steve O’Neill. During his ownership, the team blossomed into one of the more dominant, recognizable, and feared teams...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves no longer known for pitching

In 1997, upon his free-agent departure from the Atlanta Braves, Kenny Lofton had this to say about his time with the Braves organization: ‘they don’t care about nothing there except pitching.’ Lofton was right; one season after his comment (in 1998) the Braves pitching staff, consisting of names like John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Kevin Millwood, and Denny Neagle, all...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 04, 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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs' clincher demands satisfaction

This guy!  Thursday night's semifinal series finisher putting the Cavaliers over the bastard-tough Bulls was by no means the most exciting Clevelandsports victory I've ever witnessed. It had no moments that will be burned into the brain forever, like Kenny Lofton sprinting home from secondon a passed ball or LeBron James historically dropping 25 straight points on the Pistons....
Via Cleveland Sports Torture
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

1995 Game Recap: Wait, Wait, Wait, Wait…Win!—Indians 10, Twins 9

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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: May 3, 1992

1992 – In a rare feat in Major League Baseball, Cleveland outfielder Alex Cole steals five bases in one game. His efforts are for naught, however, as the Indians fall to the California Angels by a 6-3 final at Cleveland Stadium. It marked just the 15th time in the modern era of baseball that one player stole at least five bases in a game. Cole became just the second player in MLB...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: April 9, 2000

2000 – The Indians improved to 4-2 on the season behind an offensive eruption on the way to a 17-4 victory over the Devil Rays in Tampa Bay, but not everyone enjoyed a good day at the plate. Leadoff hitter Kenny Lofton was 2-for-4 with four RBI, courtesy of a two-run triple and an RBI double. Omar Vizquel added two hits and five runs batted in over five at bats with a sacrifice...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: March 25, 1997

With his free agency pending following the season, the Cleveland Indians send star outfielder Kenny Lofton and reliever Alan Embree to the Atlanta Braves for outfielders David Justice and Marquis Grissom. It was a move that benefitted both teams. Atlanta received a Gold Glove and All-Star center fielder in Lofton, who was arguably the best leadoff hitter in baseball, while adding...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 Indians Comeback Kids

While much emphasis is placed on how players rarely stay with a single team over their entire career in the present era, this is not a new issue. Over the course of the history, most of the best players on the Tribe have spent at least a little time somewhere else. The following list denotes those players who made a name for themselves with the Tribe, left, but came back before they...
Via Burning River Baseball
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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