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Is Corey Kluber going to add an Oscar to his Cy Young?

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Corey Kluber won the Cy Young Award in November, but he’s making a strong run at another prestigious award: An Academy Award.

Kluber has shown quite the acting chops over the past 9 months or so. In chronological order:

COREY KLUBER AS RUST COHLE IN HBO’S “TRUE DETECTIVE”:

COREY KLUBER: GROUNDSKEEPER?

COREY KLUBER: TEAM MOM?

From Chile to Tribe Town

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Fan travels over continents to watch Indians baseball

Baseball is a global game – players come from all over the world to play in Major League Baseball and the same can be said for it’s fans. Alex Ratinoff, of Chile, South America made a point to support his favorite team last night. Ratinoff attended his first ever Major League Baseball while the Tribe was in Chicago to play the division rival White Sox.

Ratinoff’s Indians roots come from several places: His two uncles reside in the Metro-Cleveland area and are the main source of his fandom. “I’ve been a long time Indians fan because my uncles gave me an Indians hat when I was younger, I’ve been a fan ever since.”

Like most of us, he remembers the Indians of the 90s very well. In 1997 he stayed up late (4AM) to watch the World Series replay because of it not being played live and in a different time zone in Chile. He now gets to know the Tribe teams of today through technology with his MLBtv App.

Alex came stateside for a trade show & work in Indianapolis, but made sure to plan it out where he could finally see his team play in person. We’re glad we could get a win for him! Gracias, Alex

-TribeVibe contributor, Ryan Delgado

STO’s April in the O-H-I-O

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CLEVELAND, OH – FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio invite you to join in celebrating one of the most action-packed months of the year – April in Ohio. In honor of airing more than 60 live events in just 30 days on the two networks, including Indians, Reds, Cavaliers and Blue Jackets games, FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio are recognizing the dedicated and passionate Ohio fans with the “April in the O-H-I-O” sweepstakes.

Through April 30th, fans can text to win once-in-a-lifetime experience packages. Each week will present a chance to win a new prize. At any point during the weeks outlined below, fans can text“TRIBEonSTO” to 733733 for a chance to win the corresponding prize.

The Indians set of prizes includes:

· Lunch (with a guest) with Indians manager Terry Francona

· Round of golf (with a guest) with SportsTime Ohio’s Jimmy Hanlin and Carling Nolan

· Official rules

 

-TribeVibe Contributor Ryan Delgado

Cleveland Indians Charities “Fields For The Future” at Luke Easter Park

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Today the Cleveland Indians, in partnership with SportsTime Ohio, Benedictine Academy, and John Adams High took to Luke Easter Park to rebuild local fields.

The effort is part of the Cleveland Indians inititive “Fields For The Future” program. The new plan is aimed to rebuild and restore local Cleveland fields in to restore youth baseball.

Front office staff, along with local students refurbished fields, painted and restored player and spectator benches and more!

Yan & Jenna Gomes took part in the repairs and even took the time to speak to the high school students. The event was capped off by a ceremonial unveiling of the inaugural “Fields For The Future” sign hanging behind homeplate.

-TribeVibe Contributor Ryan Delgado/ photos by Sarah Sachs

PHOTO GALLERY: Indians beat White Sox to split two-gamer

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik, Sarah Sachs

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of Bob Feller’s Opening Day no-hitter!

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On April 16, 1940, Bob Feller became the first and only pitcher in Major League History to throw an Opening Day no-hitter. Feller wore this glove when the Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park. He added the extra webbing at a later date when the glove was re-laced.

“Tomorrow’s another day, and I’ll be out there every time I pitch—just trying to win for the Indians.”

-Bob Feller, April 16, 1940

Seventy five years ago, Bob Feller took the mound at Chicago’s Comiskey Park to usher in the start of the 1940 baseball season. Feller, already the ace of the Cleveland pitching staff at only 21 years old, struck out five of the first six recorded outs in the game.

Several innings passed with neither team scoring. The Indians punched in a run when Jeff Heath singled to left field and Rollie Hemsley delivered a two out, triple to right field. That was all the support Feller needed to win.

Ken Keltner, Lou Boudreau, Ray Mack, and Hal Trosky protected Feller’s no-hitter with superb fielding. It was Mack’s play at the end that wrapped up the game and the Indians won, 1-0. Feller told reporters, “I wasn’t sure I had it until Ray Mack threw out that last man. That was the hardest ball hit at me all day. It really was hit.”

If pitching the only Opening Day no-hitter in baseball history wasn’t enough of a thrill for Bob Feller, the fact that both of his parents and sister were in the crowd made the moment extra special. Commenting on the excitement of the game, Bill Feller said, “Well, I didn’t have any trouble keepin’ awake.”

Feller’s feat remains the lone Opening Day no-no in baseball history. The glove he wore during the fateful game is now in possession of the Cleveland Indians and will be on display in the near future.

(source: Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 17, 1940)

– Photo by Sarah Sachs

Cavs center Timofey Mozgov throws the ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday’s game

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Cleveland Cavaliers Center Timofey Mozgov made his way across Gateway Plaza Tuesday night to throw the ceremonial first pitch at Progressive Field.

Mozgov, who is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, joined the Cavs in early January and is now their starting center and key member of the team’s playoff chances. Monday’s Indians vs. White Sox game was just the second baseball game that he has attended, and the first time he has thrown out a ceremonial pitch.

“It’s my first one [first pitch] ever,” said Mozgov. “I practiced a little bit upstairs, but they told me it isn’t that bad.”

Mozgov wasn’t bad at all and after his few warmup throws in the Indians batting cages, he threw a perfect changeup to “catcher” Corey Kluber.

Watching from the warning track were Mozgov’s parents, who were in Cleveland to see their family and catch Timo’s last few regular season games at the Q. Tomorrow, the Cavs will take on the Wizards in their final regular season game before making a playoff run.

“Tomorrow will be a good game for us to get some repetition before the playoffs,” Mozgov said. “I think we are ready.”

 

–TribeVibe contributor Angela Martin/Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

PHOTO GALLERY: Batting practice, April 14 vs. White Sox at Progressive Field

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Tribe finishes off a quick first homestand with a two-gamer against the White Sox!

–Photos by Sarah Sachs

Indians call up Brett Hayes, designate Shaun Marcum, sign Jhoulys Chacin

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The Cleveland Indians today announced the following roster moves relative to the Major League roster:

Purchased the contract of C Brett Hayes (#12) from the AAA Columbus Clippers.

Designated RHP Shaun Marcum for assignment.

Hayes, 31, hit .333 (9-27) this spring with 4 runs, 3 home runs and 7 RBI in 20 games in Major League camp with Cleveland after signing a Minor League free agent contract in December.  He was assigned to AAA Columbus on April 5 and has appeared in 2 games for the Clippers thus far in 2015 (0-for-5).  Hayes split the 2014 season between Kansas City and AAA Omaha.

Indians sign Jhoulys Chacin

The Indians also announced today that the club has signed free agent RHP Jhoulys Chacin (YO-lease chah-SEEN) to a Minor League contract.

Chacin, 27, owns a Major League career mark of 38-48 with a 3.78 ERA in 124 games/109 starts (672.0IP, 619H, 282ER, 280BB, 514SO) over the last six seasons with the Colorado Rockies since 2009.  He was signed by the Rockies in 2004 out of Maracaibo, Venezuela and pitched his entire career in the organization before being released on March 22.   In 2011 and 2013 he topped 190.0 innings pitched with ERA’s below 3.65 and in his career away from Coors Field he owns an ERA of 3.24 (56G/48GS, 297.2IP, 269H, 107ER). He was limited to 11 Major League starts in 2014 due to right shoulder soreness.

He is currently building up volume at the Goodyear Player Development Complex and will join the Triple-A Columbus roster in the coming weeks.

Right Field District/The Corner: FAQs from a hopping first weekend

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The Right Field District and The Corner were hopping all weekend as the pictures above suggest.

Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions from the weekend:

Why were there no District Tickets available for Saturday and Sunday’s games?

There is a finite amount of $13 District Tickets presented by SportsTime Ohio available for each game, and given the incredible value the ticket offers, they’ll go quickly. They sold out before Saturday and Sunday’s games.

District Tickets are available online only; we recommend getting them for future games as far in advance as possible so you’re not shut out! They’re available at Indians.com/District Ticket.

Do you have to have a District Ticket to go to The Corner?

Nope: The Corner is open to everyone, subject to capacity restrictions.

Does the District Ticket guarantee you a spot in the bar?

Nope: When you purchase a District Ticket, you get a $13 standing room only ticket and your first drink on us. Feel free to stand in or sit in The Corner if there’s room, or head to the drink rails outside the bar.

Can anyone stand at the drink rails?

Yep! They’re available on a first-come, first-serve basis once gates open, except for the drink rail labeled #TribeLive.

What is #TribeLive?

#TribeLive is the Indians re-imagined Social Suite: Social media influencers receive a free ticket, their first drink on us (like the District Ticket), a #TribeLive credential and their own dedicated space in the new drink rails outside The Corner.

What time do gates open?

Weekdays: The Right Field Gate opens two hours prior to first pitch and all other gates open one hour prior to first pitch.

Friday-Saturday: All gates open two hours prior to first pitch.

Weekday Noon games: All gates open one hour prior to first pitch.

Bookmark this page as a reminder!

What is the KeyBank Fan Hub?

The KeyBank Fan Hub is where fans who check in on our Ballpark app and win prizes should go to redeem those prizes. Those fans also will periodically be able to enter raffles from KeyBank and other Indians partners.

Be sure to download the Ballpark app for special check-in offers and experiences, plus to learn more about Progressive Field!

Where is the KeyBank Fan Hub?

It’s located next to the East Ninth Street escalator, across from Melt in the Right Field District.

– Photos by Sarah Sachs

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