The Case for Mel Harder’s Hall of Fame Candidacy

The latest installment in this series takes us away from the glory days of the 1990’s to the Tribe’s ace during the mid-1930’s and architect of the Tribe’s pitching success during the 40’s and 50’s. Mel Harder pitched with the Indians from 1928-1947, breaking into the big leagues when he was just 18 years old. […]


All-Time Indians: Steve Hargan

Name: Steven Lowell Hargan Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1965-1972 Number: 34 Accolades: 1967 All-Star DOB: 09/08/1942 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1967) 14 13 .519 2.62 30 29 15 6 223.0 180 65 9 72 141 1.13 .212 Career 56 […]

5 Oct 1996:  Centerfielder Kenny Lofton of the Cleveland Indians focuses on the baseball as he makes a running catch off a Todd Zeile hit in the first inning of game four of the Indians match up against the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Divisio

The Case for Kenny Lofton’s Hall of Fame Candidacy

Kenny Lofton played 17 amazing seasons in Major League Baseball, electrifying us all with blinding speed and highlight reel catches. He spent ten seasons in the Forest City, endearing himself to Tribe fans forever. Lofton’s speed and defense truly set him apart and made him one of the best center fielders and lead-off hitters in […]

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 10:  Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Oakland Athletics delivers the ball against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on September 10, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Athletics 2-1.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Circling the Central – December

Apparently, everyone in the AL Central thinks they can compete. Whether it be the addition of another Wild Card spot or the fact that the once lowly Kansas City Royals made it all the way to their first World Series in almost 30 years, AL Central teams are wheeling and dealing with moves that don’t […]


Is Louis Head the Next Indians Relief Ace?

It seems almost every season another rookie reliever comes out of nowhere to make an incredible break through into the Indians bullpen. Last season it was left hander Kyle Crockett, the year before it was Cody Allen and before that Vinnie Pestano and the list goes on. While the current bullpen seems set with depth, […]

The Case for Albert Belle’s Hall of Fame Candidacy

The 2015 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced on January 6th and will inevitably be the topic of heated debate for weeks after. This will be the first in a series of posts making the argument for a number of former Indians’ hall of fame candidacy. Albert Belle is no longer eligible to be […]


All-Time Indians: Pete Hotaling

Name: Peter James Hotaling Position: Outfield Nick Name: Monkey     Tribe Time: 1880, 1883-84, 1887-88 DOB: 12/16/1856 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1887) 126 505 108 151 28 13 3 94 53 46 43 .373 .424 .299 .797 Career 504 2058 […]

Central Salaries

Centralized Spending

Over the past few decades, the Central Division has largely sat by while the American League East and West competed in an arms race of sorts, pushing free agent salaries to ridiculous levels. While the Tigers have always stuck around with the big spenders, a strong 2014 campaign from the Royals, Indians and White Sox […]


Top Ten Indians Outfields

In the past, we have covered the greatest players in Indians history at each position (left field, center field and right field can been seen with the appropriate links) and written more detailed profiles for hundreds of the greatest Indians ever. Now, it is time to recognize when these stars aligned and created something really […]

From Inception to Defection: Cuba’s Baseball History

The Inception In 1860, American sailors and young Cubans returning home from college in America planted the seed of baseball passion in Cuba. Though during the first Cuban War of Independence baseball was banned briefly, baseball has always flourished in Cuba. The organization of the sport began with the formation of the Cuban Baseball League […]


All-Time Indians: Oral Hildebrand

Name: Oral Clyde Hildebrand Position: Pitcher Tribe Time: 1931-1936 Number: 19 Accolades: 1933 All-Star DOB: 04/07/1907 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1933) 16 11 .593 3.76 36 31 15 6 220.1 205 92 8 88 90 1.33 .237 Career 56 46 […]

Thome Statue

The Season Of Giving: Do Promotions Actually Work?

Everybody loves something for free and the Indians are one of the top teams as far as providing their fans with something extra at the ballpark. In the past season, there were 16 give away days (including a Jim Thome statue replica), 13 Dollar Dog nights, ten Kid’s Fun Days and 17 glorious fireworks display. […]


Omar! My Life On & Off the Field – Omar Vizquel with Bob Dyer

In 2002, despite being a decade away from the end of his playing career, Omar Vizquel felt the need to record the details of his career in his official auto-biography, Omar!: My Life On and Off the Field. Whether he was trying to cash in one more time on the success of the 1990’s (which was […]


All-Time Indians: Elmer Smith

Name: Elmer John Smith Position: Hitter Tribe Time: 1914-1916,1917-1921 DOB: 09/21/1892 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1920) 129 456 82 144 37 10 12 103 53 35 5 .391 .520 .316 .911 Career 672 2185 328 615 135 41 46 379 219 […]

Jesus Aguilar

Remembering Jesus This Holiday Season

A long time favorite of, Jesus Aguilar has been on the Indians radar since he knocked in 81 runs in 2011 between Kinston and Lake County. In the minors, he consistently piled up prodigious power numbers including 71 RBI in 2012 and 105 in 2013. Across all levels, he slugged .453 from 2008 through […]