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October 25, 1995 | By Jayson Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Call off the search dogs. Take their pictures off the milk cartons. Tell the FBI, "Never mind. " The real Cleveland Indians have been found. They were found last night in the same place you always find them - in their own little baseball palace by the lake, Jacobs Field. "Something happens to us in this ballpark," catcher Sandy Alomar said last night. "I think this ballpark is very special for us. We've had a lot of comebacks. We've done a lot of great things in this ballpark.
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September 25, 1999 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Baseball disciplined another umpire yesterday when American League president Gene Budig suspended John Shulock for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount after a blowup in a game between the Anaheim Angels and Tampa Bay Devil Rays earlier this week. Budig acted because of Shulock's "overly aggressive behavior, display of temper, inappropriate remarks, and physical contact" with Tampa Bay catcher Mike DeFelice on Monday night. Working behind the plate in the game at Anaheim, Shulock was struck in the mask in the third inning by a pitch by Wilson Alvarez that sailed past DeFelice.
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October 4, 1996 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Cleveland Indians were remodeled and fine-tuned to win the World Series this year. One more loss to the Baltimore Orioles and they will be gone in the first round. It will all rest with Jack McDowell tonight at Jacobs Field, this long season of trades and turmoil all rolled into one game. Then, if the Indians get past that one, they have to do it twice more. "Sure, we can win three," Jose Vizcaino said yesterday before the Indians held a brief workout at Jacobs Field.
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July 19, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
The way Tim Wakefield's knuckleball was dancing, the Indians were fortunate to make any contact at all. "I'm just glad we at least got a hit off him, he was that good," Cleveland manager Mike Hargrove said. Wakefield (4-10) pitched a six-hitter for his first shutout in two years last night and Jeff Frye had three hits and three RBI to lead the visiting Boston Red Sox over the Cleveland Indians, 7-0. It was only the fifth shutout in 344 regular-season games for the Indians at Jacobs Field.
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September 16, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
"Let's play two" will have a new meaning for the Cleveland Indians on Sept. 25: two games against two teams. Like it or not, the Indians will play both the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox on the same day. After returning to Cleveland from a 12-game, 10-day road trip that includes consecutive day-night doubleheaders in Boston, the Indians will make up Sunday's rainout against the White Sox at Jacobs Field on the afternoon of Sept....
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September 5, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Bob Hamelin, the 1994 American League rookie of the year who was a big disappointment this season, was among four players called up by the Kansas City Royals yesterday as major-league rosters expanded. Hamelin, who hit 24 homers while batting .282 and driving in 82 runs in his rookie season, was sent to triple-A Omaha on July 29 while in a 1-for-28 slump. He batted .294 in 36 games at Omaha, hitting 10 home runs and driving in 36 runs. San Francisco's ninth-inning win yesterday gave the Giants a 17-1 mark in one-run games at home this season.
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April 16, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
A two-month retirement from baseball was all Mark Gubicza could stand. Now the Philadelphia native is ready to go back to work for the Kansas City Royals as a roving minor-league pitching instructor. The righthander, a graduate of Penn Charter School, spent 12 years with the Royals. "It's tough being away from the game," said Gubicza, the Royals' all-time strikeout leader. "I found I couldn't get it out of my system. I love being part of it. I couldn't see myself doing something else right now. " After pitching for the Royals from 1984-96, Gubicza, 35, signed with the Anaheim Angels, then retired in February.
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June 7, 1996 | By Michael Sokolove, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A few minutes before the first pitch of a midweek game against the Seattle Mariners, Albert Belle, slugger and baseball scourge, trots out to his postion in left field and Indians fans along the foul line rise in tribute. Belle soaks it in impassively, like an aloof jazzman; he doesn't tip his cap, or even touch the brim. In front of the Mariners dugout, Ken Griffey Jr., effervescent centerfielder and marketing marvel, waves a bat and awaits his first hacks of the night. The late arrivals are finding their seats in sold-out Jacobs Field, and there is something oddly familiar in the air: Baseball.
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September 24, 1995 | By Brian Leighton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Respect has been a long time coming for the Rodney Dangerfield of American cities. But now Cleveland is getting national attention for its beautiful new baseball stadium, Jacobs Field, and its sizzling major-league team, the Indians. Cleveland, which will celebrate its bicentennial in 1996, has clearly made great strides since the late '70s, when it became the first American city since the Depression to go into default. Sure, you can continue to think of it as the place where the Cuyahoga River once caught fire.
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April 5, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Dante Bichette, upset about losing his role as Boston's full-time designated hitter, wants to be on a team that will make him an everyday player. He would prefer that team to be the Red Sox, but would prefer to be traded if Boston doesn't expand his current role. Bichette, 37, was Boston's regular DH last year after being traded from Cincinnati on Aug. 31. He expected to fill a similar role this year. He figured to bat sixth in a powerful lineup that included Nomar Garciaparra, Manny Ramirez and Carl Everett.
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July 17, 2011 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEVELAND - The Indians sat in first place when, on the cool and pleasant evening of June 20, they opened a series with the Colorado Rockies at Progressive Field. Despite the good record and weather, and even though interleague play typically produces a crowd bump, Northern Ohio's tortured sports fans were unmoved. The Indians, then last in baseball attendance, drew just 15,224 spectators to the 8-7 loss. Perhaps Clevelanders suspected the success was a first-half illusion.
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October 18, 2007 | By PAUL HAGEN, hagenp@phillynews.com
CLEVELAND - This is the way the Indians imagined it. One win away from a chance to win the World Series for the first time since 1948. With Jacobs Field rocking. And their horse, C.C. Sabathia, on the mound. There's only one nagging detail in this dream scenario as the Tribe gets ready for Game 5 of the American League Championship Series tonight (Fox, 8:21), one loose end left untied. And that's the curious fact that their big lefthander just hasn't been very good so far in the postseason.
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August 11, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
The Cleveland Indians hoped to do well by the memory of Larry Doby, the first black player to play in the American League. But Alex Rodriguez had other historical matters on his mind. Rodriguez hit career home run No. 501 to help lead the visiting New York Yankees over the Indians, 6-1, last night. Rodriguez, who became the youngest player to reach the 500-homer plateau last week, connected for his 37th homer in the second inning. Derek Jeter had three hits and Bobby Abreu drove in a pair of runs for New York.
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July 28, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Kenny Lofton's homecoming ended with strawberry pie smeared across his smiling face. His return couldn't have been any sweeter. "It tasted pretty good," he said. "I might have to get some more of those. " Jhonny Peralta homered twice last night and Lofton began his third go-round with Cleveland by getting three hits and playing leftfield for the first time as the Indians beat visiting Minnesota, 10-4. Lofton's return to Jacobs Field - his baseball home for nine seasons - was all he could have asked for. He received several loud ovations and got blasted with a whipped-cream pie by Trot Nixon, Cleveland's resident prankster who has been ambushing teammates during postgame TV interviews all season.
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June 19, 2007 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Cole Hamels has elevated expectations like no Phillies pitcher since Curt Schilling. He entered last night's series opener against the Cleveland Indians at Jacobs Field leading the National League in wins and strikeouts. He could be headed to his first All-Star Game. He could be the franchise's first 20-game winner since Steve Carlton in 1983. But despite so much success so early . . . "He's human," Shane Victorino said. Hamels allowed eight hits and six runs in five innings on the way to a 10-1 loss to the Indians.
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April 11, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Cleveland superfan John Adams pounded out his familiar drum beat in the Miller Park concourse, and curious Milwaukee baseball fans showed up to politely root, root, root for their adopted home team as the Cleveland Indians beat the Los Angeles Angels, 7-6, last night. After sitting through a weekend's worth of snow without playing a game that counted, the Indians finally got to play a home opener of sorts - under a retractable roof some 450 miles away from Jacobs Field. Talk about a getaway day. The Indians' three-game series against the Angels was moved to Milwaukee after a spring storm dumped more than a foot of snow on Cleveland and wiped out four scheduled games against the Seattle Mariners.
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April 7, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
One strike away from being an official game, the Cleveland Indians' home opener against Seattle was postponed when daylong snow wouldn't stop. The Indians were leading, 4-0, last night with two outs in the top of the fifth, when the umpires halted play for the third time. The first pitch had been delayed for nearly an hour because of the winterlike weather. Crew chief Rick Reed called the game at 8:41 p.m. - 4 hours, 36 minutes after the scheduled first pitch - ending a strange day and night when the grounds crew spent more time on the field than any of the players.
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August 30, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Once the Cleveland Indians came back, their fans followed. Jhonny Peralta, Coco Crisp and Ben Broussard drove in two runs apiece as the never-give-in Indians kept up their late-season playoff push by outslugging the visiting Detroit Tigers last night, 10-8. Down, 5-0, before their first at-bat, the Indians rallied for six runs in the bottom of the first, with Casey Blake's RBI double capping the comeback. As the Indians took the field for the top of the second, the small but appreciative crowd gave them a rousing ovation of more than a minute.
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October 31, 2002 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies' courtship of Jim Thome has already begun. And he is just one of many high-profile free agents the team will pursue in an off-season that promises to be unlike any seen in these parts in recent years. As soon as the Cleveland Indians first baseman filed for free agency earlier this week, the Phillies contacted both the player and his agent to let them know they were interested. In fact, the Phillies want to set up a first date during which they can take Thome out on the town and show him what they believe the future of baseball in Philadelphia will look like with the lefthanded-hitting slugger in the middle of their order.
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June 15, 2002 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Three men face felony charges for throwing an explosive device Tuesday night at Jacobs Field in Cleveland that injured two people and disrupted play in the Indians-Phillies game. Donald Kreiger, 22, Clifton Oliver, 22, and Andrew Mendez, 20, all of Elyria, Ohio, were charged yesterday with felonious assault and aggravated arson. Witnesses told police the men tossed the device from the upper deck into the street-level smokers' plaza, yelling "Watch out for the bomb!" an instant before it blew up. Witnesses said the device was about eight inches long.
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