The Tribe overcame a 12-run deficit 13 years ago today


Every Indians fan in the world claims they were there. Well before I was a blogger, I was watching this game (wait for it) in my parents’ basement.

It’s incredible to watch still to this day. Omar Vizquel and Kenny Lofton are your heroes. Lofton had four hits and three runs in the game as well as the game-winning run scoring from second on Jolbert Cabrera’s broken-bat single. The rest of the lineup for that game included Roberto Alomar, Juan Gonzalez, Jim Thome, Ellis Burks, Travis Fryman and even a pinch-hitting Russell Branyan. The starter that day was Dave Burba and John Rocker ended up with the win.

Watch the clip for maximum goose-bumps.

Hat is tipped to Tony Mazur

  • Harv 21

    So Eddie Taubensee picks up Lofton in celebration – didn’t we trade him to get Lofton?

    Crap, Kenny had some serious closing speed. Aside from Drew Stubbs we really haven’t had much of that recently. Bourne isn’t close to either one of them.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Yes to your ? and I can still remember that game to this day.

  • mgbode

    Good to post this right before Tomlin takes the mound.