2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
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3d

Eager Bieber set to talk new deal with Cleveland

As the optimistic Indians ponder contract talks with ace and Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber, team president Chris Antonetti said Cleveland is "hopeful that Shane will be here for a really long time to come."

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9d

Bieber slowed by COVID-19, not at Indians camp

Cleveland ace Shane Bieber tested positive for COVID-19 and has "very, very mild symptoms," team president Chris Antonetti said, adding that Bieber is expected back "within the next few days."

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11d

Indians all-time saves leader Allen retires at 32

Cody Allen, the franchise leader in saves (149) and relief appearances (456) for the Cleveland Indians, has retired at age 32, the team said. He did not pitch during the 2020 season.

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18dAlden Gonzalez

MLB updates conduct code in wake of allegations

MLB has enhanced its code of conduct pertaining to harassment and discrimination, has set up an anonymous hotline for those with information about sexual misconduct, and is requiring training for senior leadership on major league teams.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

MLB's press release 50 years ago Tuesday said Satchel Paige "dominated Negro baseball as Babe Ruth dominated the major leagues." But Paige was named that day to a separate Hall of Fame exhibit from other enshrinees, as the first player recognized for Negro Leagues greatness. In the ensuing months, the Hall changed course and on August 9, 1971, inducted him as a full-fledged member — there are now 35 from the Negro Leagues immortalized in Cooperstown.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The Hall of Fame announced 2/9/71 that Satchel Paige would be enshrined, but not in the area with major leaguers. His ex-KC Monarchs teammate Buck O'Neil said in our 1999 interview, "They were thinking about Negro League baseball: a bunch of clowns out there, just a bunch of showmen." The HoF changed its stance & O'Neil said, "Now it's a true Hall of Fame, this is baseball in America...it's a lesson that it was baseball at its finest."

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Negro Leagues legend Satchel Paige was announced as a Hall of Famer 2/9/71, but was to be honored in an area apart from major leaguers. That stance changed & the new inductee's plaque was mounted with the rest. Ted Williams advocated at his induction 5 years earlier for Paige's & Josh Gibson's inclusion & in our 1999 interview said, "Probably as important a thing as I ever said…. you might as well take the whole Hall of Fame out if he (Paige) is not in it -- greatest draw, greatest pitcher."

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Before Satchel Paige's 2/9/71 selection to the Hall of Fame & induction that August, no Negro Leaguers had been so honored. They hadn't played the requisite 10 years in the majors, HoF leadership had said, an argument historian Bill James described in our 1999 interview as: "We're no longer going to exclude you because you're Black, we're now going to exclude you because you're not qualified -- you're not qualified because we excluded you before."

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs248Tied-24th
Batting Average.22823rd
On Base Percentage.31719th
Slugging Percentage.37226th
Earned Run Average3.292nd
Quality Starts371st
WHIP1.112nd
BAA.2234th