Indians Notes: Damon, Contracts, Dolans

April 12 was the date of two very notable trades in Indians history.  On this date in 1916, the Indians acquired future Hall-of-Famer Tris Speaker from the Red Sox after Speaker refused to take a pay cut from Boston.  Speaker spent 11 seasons in Cleveland as both a player and a manager, leading the club to its first World Series title in 1920.  The Tribe weren't so lucky in the trade market on April 12, 1960, however, when they acquired Steve Demeter from the Tigers in exchange for Norm Cash.  Demeter made just five Major League plate appearances after the deal while Cash went on to slug 373 homers in 15 seasons with Detroit.

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