Longtime Indians national anthem singer Rocco Scotti to visit Progressive Field on Monday


One of Scotti’s legendary operatic recordings will serve as pregame Star Spangled Banner on Monday

Rocco Scotti, the well-known former national anthem singer at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, will visit Progressive Field on Monday and be recognized before the game on the field.

A recording of one of his famous operatic renditions of the Star Spangled Banner will serve as the pregame national anthem on Monday before the Indians make up the rained-out game from June 18 vs. the Angels at Progressive Field.

Scotti, who moved to Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood when he was 3, is a Collinwood High School grad. He worked with his father in the construction trades for years while taking singing lessons, and eventually sang across the country. He last sang the national anthem at then-Jacobs Field in 2001, the first year that Larry Dolan owned the team.

Old video footage of Scotti singing can be viewed in this WEWS video: http://tinyurl.com/mul38h5.

WHEN:  Monday, September 8 – 12:45PM ET, prior to Indians-Angels first pitch

WHERE: Field level, Progressive Field

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