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The Greatest Summer Ever: Bullpen Power

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 awesome power of the ...
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The Greatest Summer Ever: Catching Up With Sandy Alomar

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 we catch up with former catcher Sandy Alomar...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Was Sandy Alomar Jr. overrated or underrated? Depends on who you ask.

Every fan base has a special few players who are held in higher regard than their overall career statistical output might indicate. The shift to harsh quantitative analysis has led to many of these players being “outed” to disprove the former qualitative thoughts of value. Of course, what often is dismissed in these debates is that the qualitative components do have actual...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 8, 1997

1997 – Sandy Alomar plays hometown and All-Star Game hero, as his two-run home run off of Shawn Estes in the bottom of the seventh inning scores the deciding runs and earns him MVP honors in a 3-1 victory for the American League at Jacobs Field. Alomar had been on a tear at the plate, taking an active 30-game hitting streak into the Midsummer Classic, hosted in Cleveland for the...
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25 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...
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Today in Tribe History: July 6, 1997

1997 – Indians catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. extends his hitting streak to 30 games with a second inning single as Cleveland will defeat the Kansas City Royals, 8-7, in front of a packed house at Jacobs Field. Alomar wasted no time in extending his streak with a single to third off of Royals starter Tim Belcher in his first at bat of the ball game. He will go hitless over his final...
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27 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...
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Happy Father’s Day! Famous baseball pro fathers and pro sons

Today’s Father’s Day entry reviews two families where the sons may have gone pro because of the their fathers’ MLB experience. In no particular order: Ken Griffey / Ken Griffey Jr.: Ken Sr. seems to be overshadowed in the modern game by his superstar son, but Ken Sr. was an igniter for the Cincinnati Reds Big Red Machine in the ‘70s. In 1976, he missed a batting title by...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Built From Scratch: The Future of Indians Baseball

There are many ways to go about building a franchise from the big market method of waiting until players hit free agency in their prime and paying big, to scouring the international markets for 16 year old talent or trying to trade veterans for future stars, but the most relied upon method is the MLB June amateur draft. In the past, this has been the least used for the Cleveland...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: June 18, 1966

1966 – Future Indians catcher and coach Sandy Alomar, Jr. is born in Salinas, Puerto Rico. The son of Sandy Alomar, Sr., a 15-year Major Leaguer and longtime coach, both Sandy and his brother Roberto Alomar would reach the professional game as members of the San Diego Padres. The younger Alomar, Roberto, would reach first in April of 1988, but Sandy would play one game in September...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Sandy Alomar, Jr.

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 #17 Sandy Alomar, Jr...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

All-Time Indians: Joe Azcue

Name: Jose Joaquin Lopez Azcue Position: Catcher Tribe Time: 1963-1969 Number: 6 Accolades: 1968 All-Star DOB: 08/18/1939 Stats G AB R H 2B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1963) 94 324 26 91 16 14 46 15 46 1 1 .314 .460 .281 .774 Career 594 1904 141 506 64 45 229 132 231 4 10 .313 .378 .266 .691 One of the first Cuban immigrants to play for the Cleveland Indians,...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Chad Ogea

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 #18 Chad Ogea. Cleveland...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: June 6, 1997

1997 – Deuces are wild for Sandy Alomar today as the Indians backstop ties a Major League record with four doubles in one game as Cleveland defeats the Red Sox in Boston, 7-3. Alomar is perfect at the plate for the Tribe and contributed several runs and nearly added a couple more. Already up 1-0 in the second, Alomar doubled to left to chase Manny Ramirez home after he reached...
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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...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Most Mediocre Summer Ever

Over the past few months, Did the Tribe Win Last Night? has been running a series of articles looking back at the 1995 Indians in conjunction with their 20th anniversary. The series is called “The Greatest Summer Ever” because, unless you’re one of those lucky Tribe fans that remembers 1954 or 1948, it was. It’s a great series that’s only going to get better. But for as...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Catching Up With Dennis Martinez

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 we catch up with former starting pitcher Dennis...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Building a Pennant Winner

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 how the 1995 Indians roster...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: April 25, 1997

1997 – The Indians slug eight home runs on the way to an 11-4 win over the Brewers at Milwaukee’s County Stadium. Matt Williams, who entered the game with one home run on the season in his first as the Indians third baseman, cleared the fence three times while driving in four runs. David Justice hit a pair and Manny Ramirez, Chad Curtis, and Sandy Alomar each left the yard. The...
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April 25, 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...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: April 4, 1994

1994 – The Cleveland Indians open up their new home, Jacobs Field, in exciting fashion with a 4-3 walkoff win in extra innings over the Seattle Mariners. Seattle’s Eric Anthony scored the first run in the Jacobs Field era with a sacrifice fly off of Cleveland’™s Dennis Martinez. After a combined six walks and a hit batsman put runners on base for both clubs, Anthony delivered...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: March 7, 1960

Former slugging outfielder and World Series hero Joe Carter is born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Drafted with the second pick overall in the 1981 draft by the Cubs, Chicago dealt him to Cleveland with outfielder Mel Hall, pitcher Don Schulze, and minor leaguer Darryl Banks for future Cy Young winner Rick Sutcliffe, catcher Ron Hassey, and pitcher George Frazier in 1984. Carter became...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Defiant Angel - Alex Johnson Part 1

With the recent passing of Alex Johnson, the Los Angeles Angels' only batting champion, AngelsWin.com received special permission from Rob Goldman to publish the entire chapter from his book "Once They Were Angels, A History of the Team" dedicated to this fiery and comples member of the team. For ease of publication online, we will be splitting this entire chapter into two separate...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

“Glory Days in Tribe Town” – A Discussion With Author Terry Pluto

Question: Among all of the beloved Cleveland Indians of the 1990s, what in particular do the following players have in common: Omar Vizquel, Manny Ramirez, and Sandy Alomar? Pause and consider if you like, but don’t worry. What follows is a clue, and then the answer. The clue is this: What Omar, Manny, and Sandy do share is what the following players do not- Kenny Lofton, Carlos...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Reinventing the Mets: 1969

The Mets had become contenders in 1968. With what was, statistically, the best pitching staff in the National League, combined with an elite slugger in Dick Allen, surrounded by a group of quality hitters and solid defenders, along with a versatile and productive bench, the Mets had finally risen to the status of being a threat in the National League. Going into 1969, the Mets brain...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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