Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sharing a Birthday With Tribers #indians

Happy Birthday to *ME!* Not only is it my birthday today, but it also happens to be the birthday of a handful of Indians (and former Indians) players as well. So, happy birthday to us all!
*Note: All images are owned/copyright by their respective owners.

JESS TODD (b. 1986):

Jess Todd, former Arkansas Razorback no less, played parts of two seasons with the Indians back in 2009-2010. He pitched a total of 26 games and garnered a 7.45 ERA with 27 strikeouts, 10 walks and 22 earned runs. He bounced around the league and is (at the time of this post) a free agent, most recently having been with the Red Sox.


Hollandsworth played part of the 2006 season with the Tribe. In 56 games, he batted 156 times with 37 hits, 12 doubles, and a single triple. He knocked in 6 home runs and had 27 RBIs. He left Cleveland that same year with a .237 average. He is currently broadcasting for the Marlins.


Perezchica played for the Indians in 1991 and 1992. He served as an all-purpose infielder for the most part. In total, he played in 35 games for the Indians. 1991 saw his highest batting average (.364) followed by his lowest (.100) the next year. He currently serves as third base coach for the Diamondbacks.

MILT WILCOX (b. 1950):
After a two-year stint in Cincinnati, Wilcox spent 3 years with the Indians. He pitched in 99 games, winning 17 and losing 26 with an ERA of 4.55. He had two shutouts, 205 strikeouts, and 164 walks. He is definitely most noted for his 9 years with the Tigers.


Unfortunately, the only image I could find of him comes from Getty and their awful embed mechanism. He played for Cleveland in 1971, pitching in 17 games. He gave up 16 runs on 16 hits with 15 walks. He did, however, have 3 saves.

HAL PECK (b. 1917):

Hal Peck played three seasons with the Indians (1947-49). He hit 8 home runs with 61 RBIs. Wait, that didn't come out right... Haha! He had 142 hits, 22 doubles, and 2 triples. He batted .293 over his time as a Triber. He helped the Indians win the 1948 World Series before retiring in 1949.

FRANK WILSON (b. 1901):

Wilson played for the Indians in 1928. He only had one at-bat and was walked. Little else seems to be known about him.

TED EASTERLY (b. 1885):

Easterly played for Cleveland from 1909-1912. He had 1123 at-bats with 117 runs on 334 hits, 53 doubles, 21 triples and 4 home runs. He brought home 140 RBIs. He had an overall .297 batting average with the Tribe, but in there, he batted over .300 in three seasons. Wow!

CHARLIE SMITH (b. 1880):

Smith played one season in Cleveland: 1902. In 20 innings pitched, he gave up 23 hits, 9 runs, and walked 5. He did get 5 strikeouts, though. He did manage a 7-0 shutout against the Orioles to finish out his rookie season.


Hemphill played for the Spiders in 1899, then the Bronchos with Smith in 1902. Between the two, he scored 37 runs, had 81 hits with 5 doubles, 5 triples, and 2 homers. He also managed to steal 7 bases while he was at it.


  1. Happy Birthday! That is so cool to have players from your fave homie team that share your birthday.