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KENNY LOFTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Video: Kenny Lofton “runs” the bases as Carlos Baerga

This past weekend saw the reunion and celebration of the 1995 Cleveland Indians, who famously won 100 games in a strike-shortened season before falling to the Atlanta Braves of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz in the World Series. Part of the weekend festivities included a sort of panel program before a live audience moderated by the radio voice of the Indians, Tom Hamilton...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves no longer known for pitching

In 1997, upon his free-agent departure from the Atlanta Braves, Kenny Lofton had this to say about his time with the Braves organization: ‘they don’t care about nothing there except pitching.’ Lofton was right; one season after his comment (in 1998) the Braves pitching staff, consisting of names like John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Kevin Millwood, and Denny Neagle, all...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: May 31, 1967

1967 – In East Chicago, Illinois, future Indians outfielder Kenny Lofton is born. Lofton spent parts of ten seasons manning the outfield for the Indians after being acquired in what would be a lopsided trade for the club with the Houston Astros in 1991. Part of a crowded outfield mix in Texas, the former 17th round draft pick of the 1988 draft was dealt with Dave Rohde to Cleveland...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Case for Kenny Lofton’s Hall of Fame Candidacy

Kenny Lofton played 17 amazing seasons in Major League Baseball, electrifying us all with blinding speed and highlight reel catches. He spent ten seasons in the Forest City, endearing himself to Tribe fans forever. Lofton’s speed and defense truly set him apart and made him one of the best center fielders and lead-off hitters in baseball history. However, the writers did not see...
Via Burning River Baseball
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: September 13, 1992

Kenny Lofton swipes two bases and scores both runs in Cleveland’s 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox in 13 innings at Comiskey Park. Lofton has three hits in six at bats. Eric Plunk earns his eighth win with three and two-thirds innings of one-hit relief and Steve Olin saves his 25th game of the season. The two thefts give Lofton 54 stolen bases on the season, breaking the...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Kenny Lofton Returns

The 2014 season will mark 20 years of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although with the stadium building boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Progressive Field is the 13th oldest facility in the ... Read More
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher and Kenny Lofton are both right in MLB playoff debate

The good news is that the Cleveland Indians are coming off a season in which they made the playoffs! The bad news is that one of the most popular Indians of the past 20 years not only looked to invalidate that in the press this off-season, but might have alienated himself from these new Cleveland Indians in the process. Anthony Castrovince uncovered the tale of playoffs, current...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Nick Swisher confronted Kenny Lofton over comments

The Cleveland Indians technically made the MLB playoffs in 2013, though they only got the chance to play one postseason game. The Indians were one of the two Wild Card teams the MLB’s new format supports, and they wound up losing to the Tampa Bay Rays. Because they were one-and-done, Cleveland legend Kenny Lofton does […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

About Kenny Lofton’s prolonged “Get off my lawn” moment

He may have been a part of one of the best outfield units to ever grace the grass at The Jake, but Tribe Hall of Fame speedster Kenny Lofton is not making many friends with the current crop of Wahoos. Lofton has long been a defender of his era, ensuring that Indians fans remember that, as good as times are today, they were way better back in his day. And, in a column filed by former...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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