Future Indians star Sandy Alomar Jr. makes his Major League debut with the San Diego Padres. He pinch-hits for Jerald Clark in the ninth inning and strikes out against Houston’s Brian Meyer.
He will not play in the Majors again until September 10th, 1989. He enters the game as a defensive replacement for Benito Santiago and gets his first hit, a two-run double, in the ninth. He...
“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.”
-Richard M. Nixon
WHERE CREDIT IS DUE:
Personally, my playoff dreams for the Indians felt crushed in late April, but I—as everyone around baseball should—have to give the Indians some credit for hanging around...
The timing of the announcement could not have been better. Tucked in the middle of a series-clinching drubbing of the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers and relegated to the back pages by the ongoing misadventures of the NFL, the word that the Colorado Rockies were officially ending their 22-year affiliation with the triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox barely caused a ripple in the...
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 League All-Star team, eight players batted .300 or better, and the pitching staff had the lowest ERA in the American League. The players have been ranked from the most...
John Anthony Romano
2 Time All-Star (1961-1962), Top 25 MVP (1961)
Best Season (1961)
This weekend Progressive Field will feature what are unquestionably the best fireworks of the season and what could quite possibly be the best band in town as well.
In between the ballgames and the annual Rock n’ Blast firework spectaculars on both Friday and Saturday, four local Clevelanders will be on hand to pump up the crowd as the ballpark is readied to light up the downtown...
CLEVELAND -- Before Saturday, Brian Hoyer's two greatest memories at Progressive Field were watching Sandy Alomar win the MVP award in the 2007 All-Star Game and seeing the first Indians playoff game in 41 years.
The Browns quarterback got to do something Johnny Manziel couldn't by throwing out the first pitch before the Indians-White Sox game. Adding to the moment is that...
The American League defeats the National League by a score of 3 – 1 in the annual All-Star Game, played in Cleveland. Indians catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. hits a 2-run home run and is named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Alomar is the first hometown player to homer since Hank Aaron in Atlanta in 1972.
CLEVELAND -- Tony
Gwynn's death on Monday had a profound effect on three people in the Indians
clubhouse. First-base coach Sandy Alomar started in the Padres' organization
before being traded to the Indians in 1989, Terry Francona played against him
and Gwynn coached Justin Masterson at San Diego State.
The most incredible thing was being able to play for him for
a year at...
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...
Mike Hargrove will throw out the first pitch to Sandy Alomar Jr. as part of next Friday's festivities for the Indians home opener at Progressive Field against the Minnesota Twins.
The Tribe's 21st home opener at the corner of Ontario and Carnegie will take place 20 years to the day of the first regular-season game at the ballpark, which was known then as Jacobs Field. Hargrove...
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...
Sandy Alomar is in an interesting position this year as one of the top eligible rookie managerial candidates. He has been an Indians coach since retiring after 2007, working all the way up to bench coach for the past two seasons. He was even named interim manager for the final six games of 2012 after Manny Acta was fired. When he interviewed, but didn't win the the Indians managerial...
It is no secret now that the Chicago Cubs are in pursuit of Joe Girardi as the next Cubs manager. In fact, we reported yesterday that Cubs president Theo Epstein is prepared to top the current offer that the New York Yankees have made to Girardi. MLB.com's Yankees beat writer Bryan Hoch says that offer is for three years and $12-$15 million.
Girardi's contract expires...
The Indians season ended last Wednesday with a 4-0 whimper in the AL Wild Card game against Tampa Bay. Five days later, we have our first piece of Cleveland baseball news of the offseason, according to multiple media reports.
Three members of manager Terry Francona’s coaching staff will see their responsibilities change for the 2014 season. Overall, all six of Francona’s coaches...
With baseball, everything feels so long ago. As a kid, I listened on my clock radio to the playoff games — sometimes falling asleep before the seventh-inning stretch. The call of Sandy Alomar Jr.’s home run off Mariano Rivera still plays in an archive within my head. As critical as I am of baseball, it’s […]The post Pick A Team For The 2013 MLB Playoffs appeared first on...
After a week of voting, we have our results for your All-Indians, All-Time, All-Star team. It was no surprise that the 90's Indians were shown a lot of love in this poll. Though some older players were able to garner enough of a vote to earn their place on our Tribe All Star team.
Thanks for voting!
First Base:Jim Thome - 75Vic Power - 8Hal Trotsky -8Andre Thornton - 7Luke Easter...
Roberto Velazquez Alomar
The BWAA announced the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame class on Wednesday, and for just the eighth time in the history of the voting and first time since 1996 no one was voted into Cooperstown. Former Indians fan favorites Sandy Alomar Jr. and Kenny Lofton were on the ballot for the first time, and the news was fatal for both.
If you were reading and paying much attention to the buzz surrounding this year’s HOF voting, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the BBWAA didn’t elect anyone to the hall this year. Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and those associated with the steroid era were denied. The closet was Craig Biggio, who fell 39 votes shy of the 75 percent required...
With the Hall Of Fame election announcement coming on January 9, 2013, it is time to review the ballot, go over the names, and decide who belongs in the Hall Of Fame.
There are twenty four men on the ballot for the first time this year and we will take a look at each one individually prior to official announcements. You can find all of the profiles in the I-70 Baseball Exclusives...
In what is another sign of the Indians’ heyday of the mid-90s being a distant memory, several members of the teams to make it to the 1995 and 1997 World Series have been named to the latest release of the MLB Hall of Fame ballot.
Kenny Lofton, Sandy Alomar Jr., Julio Franco and Jose Mesa appear on Hall of Fame ballot for the first time. #indianselite.
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie...
Only three times in their 36-year history have the Toronto Blue Jays hired managers with previous major-league experience.
That may be about to change.
The Blue Jays are leaning toward hiring a manager who already has done the job, according to major-league sources.
Several of their reported candidates - notably, Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. - remain secondary...
Sandy Alomar Jr. will become a major league manager someday. For now, he is staying with the Cleveland Indians.
Alomar, the bench coach who served as the club's interim manager for six games after Manny Acta was fired in September, will return next season as new manager Terry Francona's bench coach.
Toronto, Colorado and Miami all have managerial vacancies but Alomar isn...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2012
New Indians manager Terry Francona is keeping Sandy Alomar as his bench coach.
Francona was chosen over Alomar to replace Manny Acta as Cleveland's manager after the Indians . Alomar spent last season as the Indians bench coach before being named interim manager for the final six games after Acta was fired. Alomar could be a candidate for other managerial openings, but for now...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2012