100-year-old Chuck Yasenka throws first pitch at Progressive Field Friday night


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Chuck Yasenka, a 100-year-old Broadview heights resident and Indians fan, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday night’s Indians game against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field.

Yasenka is a two-time colon cancer survivor who played golf into his 90s; he last attended an Indians game in person 10 years ago. Over 100 friends and family members were in attendance to celebrate the occasion with him.

After his three great granddaughters sent a birthday card to the Indians with a hand-written note, some members of the organization – including Corey Kluber, Michael Bourn and Sandy Alomar — signed the card for him; that card will be presented to him before the game on Friday.

And now, the night in Tweets:

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