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    Oh the times, they are a-changing. And so too could the makeup of the Cleveland Indians next year. Kenny Lofton may have played his final contest in a Tribe uniform. The table setter who batted .261 this season and .105 in the series, leads the Indians in career stolen bases and ranks among the top 10 in runs scored (third) and hits (ninth). He is currently fourth in the Majors in active steals. The 34-year-old center fielder says he has no timetable yet for deciding his future. Juan Gonzalez

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    big game. Being from Cleveland, Mike was sporting all of his Indians apparel. For the next the 3 hours Mike would be my most bitter enemy. Mike was the antichrist. We would swear at each other, hurl projectiles at each other, and possibly even have an outright brouhaha if things got out of control. In the bottom of the second inning, the Indians got 2 hits, which spawned an outrageous reaction from mike. He sprung from his seat, arms failing about, and began to do a mock Indian dance in front of me

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    Native American Symbols and Mascots in Sports

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    major sports teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Florida State Seminoles, Cleveland Indians, and the Washington Redskins. Chicago Blackhawks The founder named his team the “Chicago Blackhawks” in honor of the Sauk Indian chief who sided with the British in the War of 1812. However this team has had it easy, because the major complaints they get involve their logo only, leaving the name and mascot in peace. Joe Podlasek, who runs the American Indian Center in Chicago, says “what makes the Blackhawks a bit better

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    Roger Maris

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    Hibbing, Minnesota to where he grew up in Fargo, North Dakota. His young life was marked with athleticism. He excelled at many sports not just baseball. Roger was affluent in football and track among others. His baseball career began with the Cleveland Indians in 1957 and he was traded to the Kansas City Athletics in 1958. In 1966, he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. Maris retired from baseball following the 1968 season. Roger Maris was born in the small town of Hibbing, Minnesota. He only lived

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    Satchel Paige

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    Paige and Jackie Robinson. Most people know of Robinson more than Paige because of the Brooklyn Dodgers recruiting him from Kansas City Monarchs. Satchel Paige was a pitcher from the Kansas City Monarchs like Robinson but he was recruited to the Cleveland Indians at the time. Paige has changed baseball today because he has shown new ways to pitch, broke the racial barrier with Robinson, and was an influence on many players in todays day. Satchel Paige started his Negro League career at the Chattanooga

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    Native American Mascots Should be Banned

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    bounced up and down while the stupid grin on his face never seemed to dissipate. Those who looked upon the sight of the dancing figure smiled back at him and wondered where the hot dog vendor had gone. It was the seventh inning stretch at a Cleveland Indians baseball game and the crowd, in a somewhat inebriated state, cheered wildly at the team’s mascot. This mascot was not a bull or a bronco, or a giant or a jet, but rather, in my view, was a mean-spirited stereotype of a proud and noble people

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    The Negro Leagues: More Than a Stepping Stone Jackie Robinson was the first African American ever to set foot on a Major League Baseball Field, and he wouldn’t be the last. It was opening day, April 15 1947, at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, Jackie stepped onto the diamond, starting at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Only later that year players like Larry Doby, for the Boston Braves, and Hank Thompson, also for the dodgers, made their way into the big leagues. This flood of African American players

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    What has the game of baseball meant for Americans? For many baseball is a game of integrity, honesty, and without a doubt skill. When one of these factors is allowed to overtake the other it leaves the game unbalanced with lost priorities. Like everything else in life, baseball has rules and regulations which should be followed and enforced. The Baseball Hall of Fame honors persons who have excelled in playing, managing, and serving the sport. Having ten years of experience in the game and five

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    The Dirty Sock in Baseball

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    “The game of baseball is a clean, straight game,” said William Howard Taft. Or is it? The World Series in 1919 started out like any previous year. Two talented teams were to come together and play to determine the better of the two. With that said, let the best team win. However, that may or may not have been the thought of eight team members on the Chicago White Sox team. The numbers show that the Cincinnati Reds won five to three, but was it their playing skills that got them there or was the game

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    Babe Ruth was born on February 6th, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland. He played in ten World Series. Babe Ruth had a .342 batting average. Throughout his baseball career, he hit 714 homeruns. Babe Ruth played in a total of 2,503 games. In 1914, Babe Ruth made a major debut for the Boston Red Sox. Babe Ruth pitched in 4 out of 5 games in the 1914 baseball season. In 1916, The Red Sox won the World Series. In 1918, instead of being the pitcher, Babe Ruth played in the outfield. In the World Series of

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