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Napoleon Lajoie: King of Ballplayers
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Napoleon Lajoie was the sixth player, and the first second baseman, to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. During his career, which lasted from 1896 to 1916, he was regularly called the “King of Ballplayers” and was widely … Read More

Joe Benz Throws No Hitter vs Cleveland (On this date in History with Pete Cava)
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ON THIS DATE:  May 31, 1914   Joe Benz of the White Sox threw a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians at Chicago’s Comiskey Park, winning 6-1.  The 28-year-old right-hander shut down a Cleveland lineup that included future Hall of Famers … Read More

Larry Doby: The Struggle of the American League’s First Black Player (Dover Baseball)
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Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, this inspiring tale chronicles the life of the second black player to reach the Major Leagues. In 1947 Larry Doby joined the Cleveland Indians, integrating the American League eleven weeks after Jackie Robinson’s first appearance with … Read More

100 Things Indians Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things…Fans Should Know)
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Most Indians Fans know who Bob Feller is and have attended a game at Progressive Field. Names like Lou Boudreau, Bob Lemon, and Larry Doby are just as familiar as Corey Kluber, Michael Brantley, and Jason Kipnis. But even the … Read More

A Summer to Remember: Bill Veeck, Lou Boudreau, Bob Feller, and the 1948 Cleveland Indians
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While the Cleveland Indians are known lately more for being cellar dwellers than world champions, that wasn’t the case in 1948. Ranked by the Sporting News as the ninth-best team in baseball history, the ’48 Indians were a colorful group … Read More

Glory Days in Tribe Town: The Cleveland Indians and Jacobs Field 1994-1997
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Relive the most thrilling seasons of Cleveland Indians baseball in recent memory! Remember the excitement of those first years at Jacobs Field? When it seemed the Indians could find a way to win almost any game? When screaming fans rocked … Read More

Jacobs Field:: History and Tradition at The Jake (Sports)
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The sports landscape changed in the spring of 1994 when the Cleveland Indians moved into their new stadium at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. No longer the joke of the league, The Jake made them the jewel of baseball … Read More

A Tribe Reborn: How the Cleveland Indians of the ’90s Went from Cellar Dwellers to Playoff Contenders
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For almost 50 years, the Cleveland Indians were a joke. They had won the 1948 World Series with one of the greatest teams of all time, but had not been to the playoffs since 1954 (losing to the New York … Read More

Cleveland Indians Legends
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Forty champions of the Tribe Foreword by Bob DiBiasio Native Clevelander Russ Schneider has reveled in the successes and lamented the failures of the Cleveland Indians from his earliest childhood. After graduating from high school in 1946 and serving two … Read More

The Best They Could Be: How the Cleveland Indians became the Kings of Baseball, 1916-1920
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Since the founding of professional baseball, few teams have risen above years of mediocrity only to see their fortunes interrupted by war and tragedy. Fewer still have then rallied to win the World Series. In the early twentieth century, the … Read More

Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America’s Game
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Batter up for the first-ever children’s book about Larry Doby, the first African-American player to hit a home run in the World Series. The year is 1948, and Homer and his daddy are baseball crazy. Ever since last season, when … Read More

Box Socials
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Here’s the story of how Truckbox Al McClintock, a small-town greaser whose claim to fame was hitting a baseball clean across the Pembina River, almost got a tryout with the genuine St. Louis Cardinals — but instead ended up batting … Read More

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