The Indians took a 2-1 lead on Travis Buck‘s two-run homer in the bottom of the 7th inning on Saturday, the first home runs of Bucks Indians career.
It was the Indians 54th go-ahead home run when trailing in the 7th inning or later in the Jacobs Field era, but Buck became just the fourth player to join the list with his first career homer with the Tribe.
And oddly enough, Buck seems to fit right in with the other names on this list. While Ronnie Belliard had a nice, albeit brief, career in Cleveland, Buck’s Tribe career figures to be more in line with Jeff Liefer and Lee Stevens.
While Liefer won’t be remembered by many Tribe fans, his homer was arguably the most meaningful on this list. With the Tribe in the heat of a playoff race on August 11, 2005, the Tribe trailed the Royals 2-0 in the top of the 7th when Liefer belted a go-ahead grand slam – the only home run of his Indians career.
Hopefully there are many more to come for Travis Buck.