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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...
Via Burning River Baseball
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Ten Indians Batteries

There are no players on the baseball field that touch the ball more often than the pitcher and the catcher as the battery is the center of the entire game. Every once in awhile, a superior pitcher matches up with an incredible catcher and the results are magical. Listed below are the best combinations of a catcher at the plate and a pitcher on the mound for the Cleveland Indians...
Via Burning River Baseball
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

All-Time Indians: Graig Nettles

Name: Graig Nettles Position: Hitter Tribe Time: 1970-1972 Number: 12 Accolades: Top 30 MVP (1971) DOB: 08/20/1944 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1971) 158 598 78 156 18 1 28 86 82 56 7 4 .350 .435 .261 .785 Career 465 1704 224 426 59 2 71 218 220 183 12 8 .338 .412 .250 .750 This is another tale of the Indians being a farm system for a much...
Via Burning River Baseball
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Beat Twins 3-0 Behind Complete Game Shutout from Jon Lester

A game after the A’s failed to complete the three game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, suffering a 7-3 loss instead, they went back to work Thursday night against the Minnesota Twins with their newly acquired ace looking for his second win in green and gold. Jon Lester, pitching to Derek Norris with the full “Fosse Formation” in the lineup and two additional catchers (Stephen...
Via BaySportsNet
August 08, 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

WATCH: Most Memorable Moments in MLB All-Star Game History

The MLB All-Star Game is likely the single-most entertaining one in the entire professional sports world. And following the tie back in 2002, it actually means something, as the winner of the midsummer classic earns homefield advantage in the World Series.  The 85th edition of the MLB All-Star Game will take place at Target Field in Minnesota later this week. From John Kruk infamously...
Via Sportsnaut
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.69: Royals at Tigers

Well, the Royals come into Comerica today with brooms in hand, as the Tigers try to get back that wining feeling. The Royals have actually already swept the series proper: today’s game is a makeup of an April rainout. Don’t you wish they’d played it then? After today’s game the Tigers fly to Cleveland for a 3-game series. Brad Ausmus says “boy will our arms be tired!...
Via Tigers Weblog
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants commemorate Duane Kuiper's lone homer with bobblehead night

Friday was Duane Kuiper bobblehead night at AT&T Park. The Giants' broadcaster spent 12 years in the majors and is probably best remembered for the fact he hit exactly one home run. That's right. One. Kuip hit the lone homer off of Chicago White Sox right-hander Steve Stone on Aug. 29, 1977 as a member of the Cleveland Indians. When San Francisco decided to honor the long-time...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 25, 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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rate the local MLB announcers – AL West

I really get the vibe that the American League West is a division that doesn’t exactly inspire much discussion in either way about their broadcast crews, but we’ll see today. Give each broadcast crew a rating, and if you have strong opinions in either direction, let us know in the comments. We’ll use your feedback in the final rankings of the broadcast teams. For more on the...
Via Awful Announcing
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: March 24, 1973

The Cleveland Indians trade former All-Star catcher Ray Fosse to the Oakland Athletics for outfielder George Hendrick and catcher Dave Duncan. Fosse was once considered an untouchable before going into decline following the 1970 All-Star Game, in which he had a serious collision with Pete Rose.
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Point/Counterpoint: Banning Plate Collisions

POINT - The “Pussification” of Baseball By Nathan Trop, AngelsWin.com ColumnistBaseball’s rumored prohibition of plate collisions is a tragic “pussification” of baseball.  Plate collisions are a part of baseball lore.  Some of the best baseball highlights you will ever see involve a player barreling down the third base line with the catcher in position to make that all...
Via Angelswin
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Home Plate: Contact Free Zone

Considering the Cardinals have the best catcher in baseball, a rule that protects that asset (Yadier Molina) should be welcomed with open arms in St. Louis.  First the rule.  It's expected to be approved in time for the 2014 season, but no later than the 2015 season. Per ESPN.com here are the details: 1) Catchers will not be allowed to block home plate. 2) Runners...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB to Ban Home Plate Collisions

A small part of Pete Rose surely died last night. If you are like me, your lasting memory of Charlie Hustle is probably him barreling over Ray Fosse to win the 1970 All-Star Game. While there are countless memorable Pete Rose moments, this is the epitome of his game. If you have never seen it, check this out: Your browser does not support iframes. Or maybe,...
Via The True Blue Crew
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Pete Rose Blasts Home-Plate Collision Ban, Says Those Making MLB Rules ‘Never Played’ Baseball

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Pete Rose sounded bowled over. Charlie Hustle, who famously flattened Ray Fosse to score the winning run in the 1970 All-Star game, couldn’t believe Major League Baseball intends to eliminate home-plate collisions by 2015 at the latest. “What are they going to do next, you can’t break up a double play?” Rose said in a telephone interview with The...
Via NESN.com
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB intends to eliminate home-plate collisions

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Pete Rose sounded bowled over. Charlie Hustle, who famously flattened Ray Fosse to score the winning run in the 1970 All-Star game, couldn't believe Major League Baseball intends to eliminate home-plate collisions by 2015 at the latest. "What are they going to do next, you can't break up a double play?" Rose said in a telephone interview with The Associated...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

New home plate rules will turn baseball into a sissy sport, like the NFL

It didn't even seem like Thanksgiving this year, what with the girlie football being offered by the NFL - America's new powder puff sport - all because a few wives claim their men can't walk the dog without ending up in a bus station, wandering in a brain-damaged daze. Well... boo-hoo-hoo, Mrs. Theisman! Used to be, you could get a bead on that wide receiver as he was extending...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB intends to eliminate home-plate collisions

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Pete Rose sounded bowled over. Charlie Hustle, who famously flattened Ray Fosse to score the winning run in the 1970 All-Star game, couldn't believe Major League Baseball intends to eliminate home-plate collisions by 2015 at the latest. "What are they going to do next, you can't break up a double play?" Rose said in a telephone interview with The Associated...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Throwback: Pete Rose Destroys Ray Fosse In Home Plate Collision

Dear MLB, We are going to miss these.  Yes, even the ones that happen during All-Star games like the above from 1970. Thanks, Next Impulse Sports MLB has now decided to eliminate home-plate collisions at home plate, meaning, players must slide going into home. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 11, 2013 MLB working to fast-track rules against HP collisions for'14. In...
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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