All-Time Indians: Harry Bemis

Name: Harry Parker Bemis Position: Catcher Tribe Time: 1902-1910 DOB: 02/01/1874 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SB OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1902) 93 317 42 99 12 7 1 29 128 19 3 .366 .404 .312 .770 Indians Career 704 2229 214 569 92 29 5 234 […]

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 30:  Pitching coach Charles Nagy of the Arizona Diamondbacks talks with catcher Miguel Montero #26 in the dugout during the game against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field on August 30, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Diamondbacks 1-0.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Where Are They Now? Former Tribesmen Coaching Around MLB

The Indians have been noted much lately for their prolific production of front office staff members (including Paul DePodesta now of the Cleveland Browns), but the success in leadership extends far beyond the top decision makers. Of course, Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins were recently acquired by Toronto to be their president and GM, but […]


Top 10 Advanced A Indians 1990-2015

Advanced A is the newest level of the minor leagues as the first ever Indians affiliate was created in 1990, the Kinston (North Carolina) Indians. This level allows the Major League team to house another 25 minor leaguers and giving them an extra transitional step between single A and AA. From 1990 through 2011 the […]


All-Time Indians: Addie Joss

Name: Adrian Joss Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1902-1910 DOB: 04/12/1880 Accolades: Hall of Fame (1978)   Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1908) 24 11 .686 1.16 42 35 29 9 325.0 232 42 2 30 130 0.81 .192 Indians Career […]


All-Time Indians: Chris Perez

Name: Christopher Ralph Perez Position: Closer Nick Name: Pure Rage Number: 54 Tribe Time: 2009-2013 DOB: 07/01/1985 Accolades: 2 Time All-Star (2011-12) Stats W L W% ERA G Hld SV SVO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (2010) 2 2 .500 1.71 63 9 23 27 63.0 40 12 4 28 […]

ST PETERSBURG, FL - OCTOBER 4:  Joey Butler #9 of the Tampa Bay Rays rounds third base after a home run during the fifth inning of game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field on October 4, 2015 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Joey Butler: More Than Just a No Hit Spoiler

On July 1st, 2015, Carlos Carrasco pitched as well as any pitcher in Major League baseball history for eight innings. Unfortunately, he began the ninth with a walk and a hit batter before left fielder Joey Butler ended his no hitter with an RBI single to center that ended Carrasco’s day. The Indians still got […]


All-Time Indians: Charles Somers

There is an argument to be made that Charlie Somers is not only an All-Time Indian, but the first and possibly most important as if it weren’t for him, there would not have been a Cleveland based American League franchise in 1901. While baseball may have eventually returned, the years of history of the Cleveland […]

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Caitlin on Thoughts of R.S. Podcast

For those who missed it when it came out earlier this week, our own Caitlin Boron was on the Thoughts of R.S. Podcast on January 4th. During the show they talk a little about the Browns and Lonnie Chisenhall, but mostly about Caitlin’s Mahoning Valley Scrappers beat and the differences between minor league levels. You […]

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Do You Wahoo? Hutchison, Flagner & Guerrieri

The final regular season episode of Do You Wahoo? saw as much drama and intrigue as any of the previous episodes. Joe Coblitz (@JohnArthurHutch), also of Burning River, Josh Flagner (@vinceguerrieri) of Did the Tribe Win Last Night? as they compete for the final two play-off spots. Topics: Opening Round: Postseason Hits & Single Season […]


All-Time Indians: Tony Bernazard

Name: Antonio Garcia Bernazard Position: Second Base Tribe Time: 1984-1987 Number: 4 DOB: 08/24/1956 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG Best Season (1986) 146 562 88 169 28 4 17 73 53 77 17 8 68% .362 .456 .301 Indians Career 518 1794 244 […]


Best of Burning River Baseball in 2015

While Burning River Baseball has been around since 2011, the past year has been a breakthrough one for us. For the first time, we have expanded our full time writers to six, with Kevin Gall joining late in 2014, Caitlin Boron coming on late in the 2015 baseball season to join myself, Mike Melaragno. This […]


All-Time Indians: Napoleon Lajoie

Name: Napoleon Lajoie Position: Second Base/Manager Tribe Time: 1902-14/1905-09 DOB: 09/05/1874 Accolades: Hall of Fame (1937), Top 20 MVP (1911, 1913) Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1904) 140 553 92 208 49 15 5 102 27 19 29 .413 .546 .376 .959 […]


All-Time Indians: Ed Klepfer

Name: Edward Lloyd Klepfer Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1915-1917, 1919 DOB: 03/17/1888 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SV IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1917) 14 4 .778 2.37 41 27 9 1 213.0 208 56 0 55 66 1.23 .246 Indians Career 21 16 .568 2.48 […]