Facing only thirty batters, Indians' rookie hurler Gene Bearden five-hits the Braves for a 2-0 victory in front of 70,000 fans in Cleveland. The Tribe takes a 2-1 World Series game lead.
With a 6-4 victory at Yankee Stadium, the Indians advance to the ALCS for the first time since 1995. The Tribe's win ends the Bronx Bombers' season and begins speculation of the impending firing of New York skipper Joe Torre, who was chastised in the press yesterday by owner George Steinbrenner for the team's first-round woes.
A 6-4 defeat to the Indians in Game 4 of the ALDS at the Stadium proves to be Joe Torre's final game with the Yankees. The veteran skipper, who won 1,173 games and made the postseason every year during his 12-year tenure with the team, rejects a $5 million, one-year contract to return as manager, a deal many believe to be structured to oust the popular pilot without upsetting the fans.
Cleveland's season-ending Game 3 loss to the Astros in the ALDS on Indigenous Peoples' Day marks the last time the Chief Wahoo logo appears on the team's uniform. The charactiure, first used in 1954, frequently adorned the Indians' hats and jerseys for over half a century.