Through Tribe Rewards, Indians Season Ticket Holder has experience of a lifetime

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Think being a Season Ticket Holder pays? Just ask Mike Gersper.

The 35-year-old downtown Cleveland resident, also a Season Ticket Holder of the Cavs, Browns, Charge, Gladiators and Monsters, along with a youth tee-ball coach in Ohio City and a member of Downtown Cleveland Improvement Corp. board, redeemed his Tribe Rewards points for the experience of a lifetime on Tuesday – a ceremonial first pitch.

The Silver Tier Tribe Rewards member won the first pitch in an auction for about 10,000 Tribe Rewards points. Better yet? April 8 was his birthday.

Gersper threw his pitch to Tribe pitcher Danny Salazar, and it was right down the middle – if lobbed a little.

Afterward, he said it was a little intimidating.

“It’s far,” he said with a chuckle. “”I have always been proud to be an Indians Season Ticket Holder. It was truly a special moment to stand on the same pitching mound as countless Indians legends. I sincerely appreciate the Indians allowing me to celebrate my birthday by throwing out the first pitch.  My family will cherish this memory for years to come.”

Not only do Indians Season Ticket Holders save money over the price of Single-Game tickets – in 2013, Season Ticket Holders saved on average 40%– but they also receive Single-Game On-Sale and Postseason ticket priorities, along with access to Tribe Rewards. In Tribe Rewards, points are awarded based on spend and tenure as well as other bonus activities, and can be used on a variety of rewards based on each Season Ticket Holders’ own preference.

For more information on becoming an Indians Season Ticket Holder, visit or call us at 216-420-HITS.

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

1 Comment

It’s great to see a guy so committed to the city of Cleveland get an opportunity of a lifetime. Downtown resident, T-Ball coach in Ohio City, and member of the Downtown Cleveland Improvement Corp. Seems like we need this guy running for office someday. Most impressive? He started the pitch on the rubber, not in front of the mound. Good for you Mr. Gersper!

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