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Tribe Dynasty Began with Joe Carter Deal

It could be argued that the Indians dynasty of the 1990s actually began Dec. 6, 1989. That day, the Indians finalized a deal with the San Diego Padres, dealing them Joe Carter for Sandy Alomar Jr., Carlos Baerga and Chris James. Carter was the Tribe’s marquee slugger for the 1980s, hitting 151 dingers for the Tribe from 1984-1989. But he was a free agent after the 1990 season,...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: November 7, 1990

Cleveland Indians catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. is announced as the unanimous winner of the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Alomar becomes just the third player to be elected by a unanimous vote (Carlton Fisk, Mark McGwire). He hit .290 in his first season in Cleveland with nine home runs and 66 RBI. He was voted to his first of three straight Midsummer Classic starts during...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona Extension Demonstrates Mutual Desire for Success

The 2013 off-season ushered in a new chapter of Cleveland Indians baseball. The 2012 season had ended with the firing of Manny Acta, a paltry, losing record, and Sandy Alomar Jr. closing the season as interim manager. If one thing was clear, it was that something drastic had to be done to keep the team relevant, exciting, and, above all, to get them to win. Cue Terry Francona. Fracona’s...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Alomar: Gomes is 'superstar in the making'

It can be a little bit of a trick question when considering if Yan Gomes exceeded expectations this past season, especially based on how he did the second half of the 2013 season. However, when you factor in that this was Gomes first full season as the Indians' starting catcher and that the organization signed him to an extension on Opening Day it is a good starting point, especially...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: November 4, 1968

Cleveland Indians fan favorite infielder Carlos Baerga is born. Baerga was signed by the San Diego Padres in 1985 and remained with the club in the minors until he was dealt in 1989 with Sandy Alomar and Chris James to the Indians for outfielder Joe Carter. He made his debut as a utility infielder for the team in 1990 as a 21-year-old, hitting .260. By 1992, he was named to the first...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 24, 1995

Designated hitter Eddie Murray walks the Indians off a winner in the bottom of the eleventh inning as Cleveland defeats the Atlanta Braves, 7-6, to win their first World Series game since 1948. The Indians take a 2-1 lead in the first on an RBI-triple from Omar Vizquel and an RBI-groundout from Carlos Baerga off of Atlanta’s John Smoltz. They pad the lead in the third on back-to...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 22, 1997

The Cleveland Indians knot up their series with the Florida Marlins at two wins a piece with a strong 10-3 victory. It marks the second straight game that the Indians score in double digits after a 14-11 loss in Game 3 of the World Series. The Indians jump out to an early 6-0 lead after three innings and made the advantage stand up behind a strong showing from rookie right-hander...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Alomar, rest of Indians coaching staff, likely remaining intact in 2015

CLEVELAND - Unofficially it appears as if the Indians coaching staff will remain intact for 2015. Darren Wolfson of WTSP TV in the Twin Cities is reporting that Sandy Alomar is out of the running for the Twins managerial opening. Alomar interviewed a couple weeks ago in Minnesota and also interviewed for the Arizona opening that went to Chip Hale. Paul Molitor and Doug Mientkiewicz...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Alomar is no longer a candidate for manager

The Minnesota Twins search for a manager continues, following a season in which they won just 70 games, marking the fourth consecutive season with 70 of fewer wins. Pitching was a downfall, as the Twins ranked 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA. The poor finish resulted in the firing of Ron Gardenhire, who has managed the Twins since 2002. The managerial candidate list, which appeared...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Alomar appears likely to return to Cleveland

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Monday, Oct. 20.  Tribe News: The Twins told Sandy Alomar Jr. that he is no longer under consideration for their mangerial opening...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Friedman Is Going To Do Something That Infuriates You

I’ve been thinking a lot about Andrew Friedman’s arrival with the Dodgers, and one of the things that really keeps coming up for me is simply that he’s an outsider to the organization. Ned Colletti had been in charge for so, so long, to the point that not a single current member of the Dodgers played for the team before he arrived. (Although several had been drafted and were...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Multiple reports cite Tracy, Hale, Nevin, Alomar Jr. as finalists

PHOENIX -- Multiple reports say the Diamondbacks pared their list of managerial candidates to three or four finalists and could announce Kirk Gibson's replacement as early as Monday, though a team source told FOX Sports Arizona finalists have not been determined. USA Today, citing its own sources, listed former NL manager of the year Jim Tracy, former Arizona third base coach...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Alomar a finalist for Arizona job

Indians first base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. is reportedly one of the four finalists for the Arizona managers job. USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that Alomar, Oakland bench coach Chip Hale, Diamondbacks Triple-A manager Phil Nevin and Jim Tracy, who has managerial experience in the majors, are the other candidates. The Diamondbacks are believed to want to make a decision next...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Alomar Jr. to interview for Twins' managerial opening

After interviewing for one managerial opening earlier this week, Sandy Alomar Jr. is reportedly in the running for another. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported on Thursday that Alomar will interview for the Twins opening. Alomar interviewed earlier this week in Arizona. Alomar would be the sixth known candidate in Minnesota, joining Boston bench coach Torey Lovullo and Oakland bench...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 6, 2012

Terry Francona returns home to the familiar city of Cleveland as he becomes the Indians’ 42nd manager in club history, selected over interim manager Sandy Alomar Francona, a second generation Indians player during his playing career who also spent time in the club’s front office between managerial gigs in Philadelphia and Boston, comes to town with a career 1,029-915 record over...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 5, 1997

The Cleveland Indians are four outs from elimination against the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series, when single runs in the bottom of the eighth and ninth innings give the Tribe a 3-2 win to force Game 5. With two outs in the eighth, Sandy Alomar knots the game at two, driving a 2-0 pitch from Mariano Rivera over the wall in right field. In the ninth, Marquis...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Alomar among Arizona managerial candidates

The Arizona Diamondbacks confirmed on Wednesday that Sandy Alomar Jr. is one of at least seven candidates for their managerial opening. Alomar has been on the Indians staff the past five years, serving as first-base coach for three (2010-11, '14) and bench coach for two (2012-13). He was also the interim manager after Manny Acta was fired in 2012, going 3-3 in the final six games...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Sandy Alomar and Jim Tracy among those on list for Diamondbacks manager job

The Arizona Diamondbacks have an opening for their managerial position. Two names on the list are Sandy Alomar Jr. and Jim Tracy. Alomar has been waiting for a while now to get his first crack at a manager job and has spent the last five years with the Cleveland Indians as a first base, third base and bench coach. Two new names to add to Dbacks managerial candidate list: Sandy...
Via Tireball.com
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: September 30, 1988

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...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Sandy Alomar, Jr.

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...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

All-Time Indians: Johnny Romano

  Name: John Anthony Romano Position: Catcher Nick Name: Honey Number: 11 Tribe Time: 1960-1964 DOB: 08/23/1934 Accolades: 2 Time All-Star (1961-1962), Top 25 MVP (1961) Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG Best Season (1961) 142 509 76 152 29 1 21 80 61 60 0 0 .377 .483 .299 Career 580 1831 261 498 83 9 91 294 260 306 6 6 .355 .476...
Via Burning River Baseball
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Local Band ready to put the Rock in Rock n’ Blast

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...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Alomar Homers in 1997 All-Star Game

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 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hoyer throws out first pitch as he looks ahead to training camp

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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 8, 1997

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.
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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