Photos: Tribe front office serves Thanksgiving dinner to 300 at Progressive Field

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Members of the Cleveland Indians front office, including owner Paul Dolan, President Mark Shapiro, GM Chris Antonetti and more served Thanksgiving to nearly 300 people on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field.The event was made possible, for the fifth straight year, by the Tribe’s partners at Delaware North Cos.

Folks from five area charities — Our Lady of the Wayside, Shoes and Clothes for Kids, Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Ohio Guidestone and City Misssion — enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal prepared and served by members of the Indians front office. Slider and the hot dogs also made an appearance, as evidenced by their lack of help serving in the video below!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Before becoming #CyKluber, Corey Kluber chats w/fans on Twitter

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Tribe pitcher Corey Kluber took an hour or so to chat with fans on Twitter last Wednesday, about four hours before being named the 2014 American League Cy Young Award winner.

Questions and answers ranged from serious:

… to fun:

Make sure you’re following Corey (@CKluber) to know more about the Cy Young winner!

Tribe staff, Slider lend helping hand at Cleveland Foodbank

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Members of the Cleveland Indians front office, with a little help from sidekick Slider, visited the Cleveland Foodbank on Thursday morning to help the staff sort food and pack backpacks for kids to take home on weekends.

Nearly 30 members of the Indians front office visited on Thursday, sorting vegetables that then would be sent to local food pantries, and preparing backpacks that eventually would end up going home with kids from school on weekends, when they’re most likely to miss meals.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

 

#CyKluber honored at Cavaliers vs. Spurs game — pics, Tweets, video

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Cy Young winner Corey Kluber was honored at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday night as the Cavs took on the Spurs! To watch the Cavs present Kluber with his own Cleveland Cavaliers jersey, check out the highlights by clicking here.

Here are some Twitter highlights, as well; photos above are from the Tribe’s Dan Mendlik.

Progressive Field Team Shop offers great deals on Indians merchandise this Holiday season

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The official Indians Team Shop at Progressive Field is open throughout the Holiday season, and is offering a variety of great deals on Tribe merchandise.

Beginning November 14, an Indians messenger bag will be included with any purchase of $125 or more (while supplies last) from the Progressive Field Team Shop.

Then beginning with Black Friday, the store will be open and have a number of discounts on popular merchandise like jerseys, caps, sweatshirts and more!

You can visit the Indians Team Shop at Progressive Field at 2401 Ontario St.

CLICK HERE for 2014 Team Shop holiday store hours

92 years young, Joe Duncan building model of old ballpark

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92-year-old Joe Duncan presents a great case for “Indians Superfan,” as written in Scout’s feature on the former U.S. Army Corporal.

Duncan, a native of Sharon Center, Ohio, grew up cheering for the Indians and continued doing so throughout his time in the military.

After returning home from serving our country, Duncan got to have some fun with his second passion — the Indians — as he is now building a model of Jacobs Field in his attic. To view photos of his artwork and to read more on Duncan’s passion for his country and for the Tribe, visit: http://www.scout.com/story/1479319-meet-indians-superfan-and-wwii-vet-joe-duncan?s=143#/story/1479319-meet-indians-superfan-and-wwii-vet-joe-duncan?s=143.

Baseball art of CLE native Allen Friedlander to be on exhibit Dec. 13 at Baseball Heritage Museum

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The Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park will host artist Allen Friedlander’s Baseball Art exhibit on Saturday, December 13, 2014.

All fans are invited to attend the event as it is free of charge and open to the public. The event will run from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. that day. Free parking will also be available.

Fans that have not yet had an opportunity to browse through the Baseball Heritage Museum are encouraged to visit the newly-renovated site and check out Cleveland native Allen Friedlander’s work.

“The Baseball Heritage Museum is at home in Cleveland’s historic Ticket House at League Park,” Bob Zimmer, founder of the Baseball Heritage Museum, said. “It is truly a magical place where history was made and the future begins. Imagine all those that walked the hallowed ground: the Babe hitting his 500th home run, the Indians winning the 1920 World Championship, the Buckeyes winning the 1945 Negro League World Championship, and so many more.”

Friedlander, who graduated from Cleveland Heights High School (1971) and Cleveland State University (1979), will be present to show off his artwork.

“Allen Friedlander is a long-time Clevelander and sports fan,” Zimmer said. “Allen’s pencil drawings capture the essence of the player and sport depicted in the photographic images from where Allen bases his work. The detail takes you to a new level of expression and provides an ambiance of its own.”

Friedlander’s artwork includes pencil renderings of Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams, all of whom are Hall of Famers who played at League Park.

For more information on the event, please contact the museum by calling 216-789-1083 or emailing info@baseballheritagemuseum.org.

 

SportsTime Ohio to run two Kluber wins on Indians Rewinds

After a memorable night for the Cleveland Indians and Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber, SportsTime Ohio has announced it will replay two of Kluber’s wins from this past season.

Indians Rewinds will be featured on STO this Saturday (November 15 at 12:00 p.m.) and Sunday (November 16 at 9:00 p.m.).

Saturday’s edition of Indians Rewinds will highlight Kluber’s 11-strikeout performance versus Tampa Bay from Sept. 26.

In honor of Kluber’s 10-point victory over Felix Hernandez in the Cy Young balloting, STO will replay his win over Hernandez from July 30 on Sunday. It was in his matchup versus Hernandez and the Mariners that Kluber turned in a three-hit, complete-game shutout.

For more information on Indians Rewinds, visit foxsports.com/ohio or check out highlights from both featured games below.

Highlights from September 26:

Highlights from July 30:

 

 

Kluber Girls Celebrate with Their Husband, Father after Cy Young Announcement

Following Indians Cy Young Corey Kluber’s historical night on Wednesday, his wife, Amanda Kluber, and daughters, Kendall and Kennedy, were eager to celebrate his achievement.

While Amanda tuned into MLB Network with Corey, their daughters watched their dad on the television at home.

“I don’t think they really knew what was going on leading up to the announcement,” Amanda said, “but Kendall was excited to see her daddy on TV.”

Corey, who finished tied for 1st in the American League in wins (18) and starts (34), 2nd in strikeouts (269), and third in ERA (2.44) and innings pitched (235.2), won the award by just 10 points over Seattle’s Felix Hernandez.

Amanda said she got the “thumbs up” when she found out that Corey had won.

“I was overjoyed with the decision,” she said. “He works so hard, and I was happy that he was recognized for that.”

Once Corey and Amanda had returned home, friends dropped off balloons that Kendall quickly presented to her dad.

Kendall also helped Amanda plan a surprise of her own for Corey as the girls had an Oreo ice cream cake waiting for him at home.

“When asking Kendall what Corey won tonight, she just acted out him pitching—including the shirt pull after he pitches,” Amanda said.

And for those wondering whether or not Corey followed through with that bath he said he would give his daughters?

“I gave him the night off,” Amanda said.

Okay, he probably deserves a break, but just for a night.

–Megan Golden, TribeVibe contributor

#CyKluber countdown: CK finishes 2014 with a bang, dominates Rays for win No. 18

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Date/score: September 26, 1-0

Opponent: Tampa Bay Rays

Pitching line: 8 IP, 0 ER, 11 SO, 2 BB

Record: 18-9

2014 strikeout total: 269

Key at-bat(s): With support mounting for Kluber’s Cy Young candidacy, he turned in a gem – an exclamation point-type outing, limiting the Rays to five hits while striking out the side in the first as a sort of announcement that, “Yep, I’m the Cy Young.” Only once did Kluber have more than one base runner on, and in the fifth, faced a test after a two-out Kevin Kiermaier triple. Yet as he’d done all season, Kluber ended the threat by striking out Ryan Hanigan.

Notable: By striking out 11 overall and allowing no earned runs while walking two, Kluber logged his 11th start of the season with 10 or more strikeouts, two or fewer earned runs and two or fewer walks. Incredible.

Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 81

Highlights:

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