Category: Cleveland Indians

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October 11, 1947

The Yankees trade Joe Gordon, a future Hall of Fame second baseman who will leave the Bronx after playing in precisely 1,000 games and collecting exactly 1,000 hits, to the Indians for Allie Reynolds, who is called Superchief by his teammates due to his Creek heritage. The trade works well for both teams when Cleveland’s newest infielder plays a major role in the Tribe’s World Championship next season, with the Yankeess’ recently arrived right-hander compiling an amazing 131-60 (.686) record during his eight years with the team.

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September 24, 1916

At Cleveland’s League Park, Marty Kavanaugh hits the first-ever pinch-hit grand slam in baseball history. The infielder’s historic homer proves to be the difference as the Indians beat the Red Sox, 5-3.

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September 19, 1929

Joe Sewell sets a major league record by playing in his 115th consecutive game without striking out. The Indian third baseman will strike out only four times in 578 at-bats this season.

Satchel Paige.

Satchel Paige.

Indians acquire ’15 MVP Donaldson from Jays

Indians acquire ’15 MVP Donaldson from Jays: undefined

Andrew Miller put on DL with shoulder ailment

Andrew Miller put on DL with shoulder ailment: undefined

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August 24, 1919

In his first start as a member of the Indians since being traded from the Red Sox, right-hander Ray Caldwell is knocked unconscious after being struck by lightning with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. The 31-year-old free-wheeling spitballer, who was was unconscious for about five minutes, refuses to leave the game, needing just one more out for the complete-game victory, and goes on to record the final out for the 2-1 victory over Philadelphia at Cleveland’s League Park.

Indians’ Bauer on DL with stress fracture in l…

Indians’ Bauer on DL with stress fracture in leg: undefined

Indians’ Martin battles life-threatening infec…

Indians’ Martin battles life-threatening infection: undefined

Indians trade for Tigers’ Martin, get OF help

Indians trade for Tigers’ Martin, get OF help: undefined