Today in Tribe History: May 14, 1994

1994 – Making his second career Major League appearance, Cleveland reliever Paul Shuey becomes just the tenth pitcher in American League history to strike out four batters in one inning, doing so against the Detroit Tigers in a 9-3 Indians victory. Shuey, who made his MLB debut on May 8th, came on for the ninth in relief of Jose Mesa. Facing the bottom of the order with a six-run...
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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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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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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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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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Brush Up On Your Indians Knowledge with New Book by Zack Meisel

I laughed, I cried, I cheered, and I was only 10 chapters in. He may have given fans a list of 100 things to do but, with “100 Things Every Indians Fan Should Know and Do Before They Die,” Zack Meisel of has given Indians’ fan their 101st task: Read this book. “100 Things” is, essentially, a Tribe checklist, with 100 chapters, each dedicated to a different...
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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, 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...
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Catching Up With Sandy Alomar

Some baseball players have a special connection with a city because of their outstanding talent. Some players have a special connection because of their outstanding personalities. Former Indians catcher Sandy Alomar had both. Still a fan favorite 15 years after he played for the Cleveland Indians, Alomar currently serves on the Major League coaching staff as the Indians continue...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tribe Fest Provides Fans Relief From Winter Doldrums

A little bit of cold in the air, construction work all around, and plenty of snow covering the field at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario could not keep the legions of baseball fans in Cleveland from coming to the Indians’ home on Saturday to celebrate life as a Tribe fan. The third annual Tribe Fest is well under way, with the Friday night VIP session and two of the three weekend...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Time flies: Indians celebrating '95 AL championship team

CLEVELAND -- This weekend's Tribe Fest marked the beginning of looking back at the 1995 American League championship team. During Saturday's afternoon session Sandy Alomar, Paul Assenmacher, Dennis Martinez and Charles Nagy took part in a roundtable session on the main stage before participating in an autograph session. The big celebration for the team will be on Fathers' Day weekend...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Statues, bobbleheads and jerseys galore: Indians release 2015 promotional schedule

With Opening Day less than 80 days away, the Cleveland Indians have outfitted fans with a wish list of sorts thanks to the release of their 2015 Promotional Schedule. This year will feature 18 different promotional items including five replica jerseys, four bobbleheads and a Larry Doby replica statue. In addition to celebrating the current roster, the team will also pay homage to...
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Cleveland Indians announce 2015 promotional schedule

Cleveland, OH--The Cleveland Indians have released the team's 2015 promotional schedule, which features 18 promotional items including five replica jerseys, four bobbleheads and a Larry Doby replica statue. The Indians are excited to celebrate the roster's young stars, with bobbleheads featuring Corey Kluber and his 2014 Cy Young award (June 6, courtesy of Sugardale), All-Star and...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Catching Up With Lance Parrish

He was among the greatest hitting catchers of all-time, played in eight All-Star Games, won six Silver Sluggers and three Gold Gloves and earned some Hall of Fame votes in 2001—his only year on the ballot. He captained the ship of one of the greatest seasons ever assembled and he is a completely forgotten piece of Tribe history. Wait a second…Lance Parrish played for the Indians...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The Hall of Fame Case for Sandy Alomar Jr.

With the latest crop of Major League Hall of Famers set to be announced later in the day, this will be the last in a series of four making the cases for some Indians greats to be included. All of these players have already missed out on the voting process, but could be considered in the future on the veteran’s ballot, although they are now considered long shots. Today’s version...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Hart Learned the First Step in Building the Indians of 1990s from Peters

The post previously ran on Dec. 22, but it seemed appropriate and timely to re-post with the death of Hank Peters on Sunday. Indians Team President Mark Shapiro released a statement on Sunday. “The Cleveland Indians organization lost a cherished member of the family (Sunday) as former President/General Manager Hank Peters, 90, passed away due to complications of a recent stroke...
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Former Indians team president Peters passes away

Hank Peters, who had two different stints with the Indians and is credited with building the foundation of success the franchise enjoyed in the 1990's, passed away on Sunday after complications from a recent stroke. He was 90. Peters was first with the Indians as vice-president of player personnel from 1966-71. After serving as the general manager in Baltimore from 1976-87, Peters...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Hart Learned the First Step in Building the Indians of 1990s from Peters

While it appears John Hart is disassembling the Atlanta Braves during the twilight of his career in baseball, he may have seen this playbook almost 25 years ago from a different perspective. Hart is the new general manager of the Atlanta Braves, left to cut payroll and rid the organization of bad contracts before a new stadium open north of town in 2017. It’s no guarantee the baseball...
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Twins upgrade outfield and rotation but challenges remain

With the Winter Meetings over and the offseason at the midway point, we begin a series of looks at how the Indians' rivals in the AL Central have fared: MINNESOTA TWINS Last season: 70-92, fifth Indians vs. Twins last two years: 24-14 including going 11-8 last year. What They've Accomplished The Ron Gardenhire era is over after 13 seasons as Paul Molitor takes over as manager. Gardenhire...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: December 6, 1989

The Cleveland Indians, fresh off of a disappointing sixth place 73-89 finish, trade their best offensive weapon, Joe Carter, to the San Diego Padres for Sandy Alomar, Carlos Baerga, and Chris James. Carter is entering the final year of his contract and appears willing to depart the club for free agency. He played in all 162 games of the season, but hit for his lowest average (.243...
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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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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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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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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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