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Can They Do It? Can The Tribe Win Seventy Games?

Not to belabor a point that I have made before, but still it is worth noting that the Indians have not had back-to-back seasons of less than 70 wins since the days of the Murderers’ Row Yankees in 1927-28, when the schedule was only 154 games.


A few days ago making it to 70 wins seemed an impossible task. On Friday morning the Indians needed to win eight of nine to reach the mark — suddenly, after a four-game winning streak, they need four of five, with two games remaining with the Tigers before the season ends with three in Chicago.


Can they do it? Can the Tribe win four more games and avoid a slice of dubious history which even their inept cousins of the 70s, 80s and early 90s were able to avoid?


I am pulling for them.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.