April 16, 1940
On a cool day, Bob Feller throws an Opening Day no-hitter, beating Chicago at Comiskey Park, 1-0. Each White Sox batter begins and ends the game with a .000 batting average.
April 15, 2007
Cleveland becomes the first team in almost 55 years to notch a victory with their only hit coming in the team’s first at-bat when Grady Sizemore doubles leading off the first inning in Tribe’s eventual 2-1 win over Chicago at Jacobs Field. The last time the Tribe won while getting just one hit or less was in 1992, a 2-1 victory over Boston with the team being no-hit by Matt Young.
March 19, 1957
In what is believed to be the largest offer for a player to date, the Indians reject Boston’s offer of $1 million for Herb Score. Cleveland General Manager Hank Greenberg says that the team is interested in building for the future, not in selling its best ballplayers. Six weeks later Score is struck in the eye by a Gil McDougald line drive.
March 10, 1966
The Orioles trade minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to the Indians for reserve catcher Camilo Carreon, who will play in only four games for his new team before retiring at the end of the season. Piniella will appear in more than 1,700 major league games, but only six games for Cleveland, all in 1968.
February 23, 1997
Ira Berkow’s front page story about Larry Doby appears in the Sunday New York Times. The article spurs much interest about the first African-American to play in the American League, and many believe leads to the outfielder’s election to the Hall of Fame the following year.