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Jones Wins WAR to Earn Place on All-Time Tribe Team

November 22, 2012 Leave a comment

By Ronnie Tellalian

Many famous closers have sauntered their way through the Indians clubhouse. Jose Mesa was a superhero in 1995. Bob Wickman holds the Indians All-Time saves record. Mike Jackson earned MVP votes for his role as the Indians closer in 1998. Ray Narleski set the clubs saves record in 1959, and held it for nearly 30 years. One closer, however, stood out among the rest. He is the only relief pitcher in Indians history to make three consecutive All-Star appearances, and he held the All-Time and single season saves record for nearly 20 years.

Closer: Doug Jones

Doug Jones toiled in the minor leagues for the Milwaukee Brewers for nine years, pitching in only 2.2 Major League innings before signing with the Cleveland Indians in 1985. He earned a call-up late in the 1986 season, and made his mark in a short stint. In 11 games he pitched 18 innings, winning one game and striking out 12. The following year would be his first full season in the major leagues at age 30.

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Today in Tribe History: November 22, 1971

November 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Cleveland Indians first baseman Chris Chambliss receives 11 of 24 first place votes to win the American League Rookie of the Year Award.

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A Moment With Tribe was a Prelude to a Moment in Time

November 21, 2012 Leave a comment


By Christian Petrila

Is it coincidence that this week’s obscure Indian pitched exactly 216 career innings to match the area code of the greater-Cleveland area? Maybe, maybe not. However, in one of those 216 innings, he would go down in baseball infamy.

This week’s Flash in a Pan is Mike Bacsik.

Bacsik was drafted by the Indians in the 18th round of the 1996 draft. It took him almost five years to make it to the Majors, but he finally made it after putting up a combined 3.03 ERA between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Buffalo in 2001. It was arguably his best season in the minors, good enough for the Indians to promote him to Cleveland for the 2001 playoff push.

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