Bryan Shaw and wife Kristen, Cody Allen and fiancee Mallory visit Providence House

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Indians pitchers Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen and their significant others, Kristen and Mallory, donated clothing and other items to Cleveland crisis nursery Providence House on Wednesday. They also baked and decorated cookies with children that morning!

The Providence House, a crisis nursery on Cleveland’s near West Side, fights to end child abuse and neglect by protecting at-risk children, protecting families in crisis and building safer communities for every child.

Cleveland Indians announce Sept. 29 game vs. Twins postponed

Game will be made up as part of traditional doubleheader on Wednesday, Sept. 30 beginning at 4:10PM

Sept. 29 tickets good for both games of Sept. 30 doubleheader, with exchange at Progressive Field ticket office on Wednesday

Cleveland, OH—The Cleveland Indians announced that Tuesday’s game against the Twins has been postponed.

Tickets dated Sept. 29 are good for both games of Wednesday’s doubleheader, set for 4:10PM. Gates will open at 3:30PM. Fans simply should stop at the Progressive Field Ticket Office on Wednesday to exchange their Sept. 29 ticket for a ticket dated Sept. 30.

The second game will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of Game 1.

SportsTime Ohio and WTAM AM 1100 will broadcast the first game, with WMMS 100.7FM picking up the nightcap.


Cleveland State student Alex Duke named Cleveland Indians/BVU volunteer of the year


Alex Duke, a freshman at Cleveland State University, has been named the 2015 Volunteer of the Year in the Indians Volunteer Challenge, in partnership with BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

Alex has logged nearly 400 hours during the 2015 Indians Volunteer Challenge, a remarkable journey as he managed to continue to volunteer while finishing a demanding schedule as a senior at Brunswick High School and preparing for college.

Alex has logged nearly 1,400 volunteer hours since 2013 as part of the Indians Volunteer Challenge. Alex got his start in volunteering through Volunteer Opportunities For Teens (VOFT) which is run through Brunswick High School.  Alex’s activities include:

  • Four-year participant of the Big Brother/Big Sister mentoring program through United Way Medina
    • He’s committed two hours every week during his tenure at Brunswick High School to the mentoring program.
  • Organized a teacher aide program utilizing high school students in the elementary schools as assistants
  • Holds a part-time job, works on his advanced level classes, volunteers in elementary grade classrooms, attends Big Brother program and manages to fit in volunteer work at community events.

In addition to being a leader in the V.O.F.T. program, Alex has volunteered for many events including Relay for Life (American Cancer Society), Pedal to the Point (National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Buckeye Chapter) Volley for the Cure (Susan G. Komen for the Cure), Halloween Spooktacular, PTA/PTG events, Brunswick middle and elementary schools and Camp Quality (Summer camp and year round support for children with cancer and their families).

Alex is a freshman at Cleveland State University. He is a Business Management major and his goal is to be in management at a nonprofit organization.

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley visits Mantua school in partnership with Learning Heroes

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Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley visited Crestwood Middle School in Mantua on Tuesday, in partnership with Learning Heroes – a national program that helps parents navigate the changes happening in classrooms across the country.

Brantley met with kids at Crestwood Middle School, signed autographs, and helped Learning Heroes present the school with their prize of $5,000.

Cleveland Indians Thank You #TribeTown fan appreciation night set for Saturday Oct. 3 at Progressive Field


The Cleveland Indians annual Thank You #TribeTown fan appreciation night is set for Saturday, Oct. 3, at Progressive Field as the Indians take on Boston.

In addition to fireworks and Sugardale Dollar Dog night, the Indians have thousands of items to give away to fans throughout the evening. Those items include:

  • Trip for two to Spring Training
  • Four Opening Day 2016 tickets
  • Four Indians home white authentic jerseys
  • PS4
  • MLB “The Show” for PS4
  • 32-inch flatscreen TV
  • Four Block C Caps
  • autographed baseballs
  • autographed jerseys
  • autographed bats
  • 2014–2015 promo iteems
  • Indians corporate partner prizes
  • Prizes from/purchased by Indians coaches and players
  • Concession items
  • Team Shop items

Gates will open at 5PM that evening. Due to fan exchanging into the Oct. 3 game from rainouts on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, we are expecting a large crowd. Get your tickets now at!

Indians Homestand Guide: Details on final home games vs. Twins, Red Sox


The Indians close out the 2015 regular season with a seven-game homestand against the Minnesota Twins (September 28- October 1) and Boston Red Sox (October 2- October 4). The Indians – if necessary due to Postseason implications – will make up Sept. 12’s rainout vs. the Tigers on Monday, Oct. 5.


Francisco Lindor, who made his debut in mid-June, not only has been one of the best rookies in the second half, but one of the best players in the American League, period.

Among AL rookies, Lindor ranks:

  • first in average (.320)
  • second in on-base percentage (.358)
  • second in hits (116)
  • fifth in RBI (47)


Carlos Carrasco has been named the Cleveland Indians 2015 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Carrasco, who’s also come into his own on the field – he ranks sixth in the AL in strikeouts this season — has sought out opportunities to make a difference in the lives of Cleveland-area kids and students.

Those efforts include:

  • Luis Munoz Marin School: Carrasco visited kids in grades K-8 at the inner-city school, stressing the importance of reading to the students. He also donated books to the school and students.
  • Indians Youth Baseball Camp: Carrasco has visited summer camps a few occasions to teach children the game’s fundamentals.
  • Oberlin College students: Met with Spanish-as-a-second-language students from the school to detail his challenges in speaking his native tongue in a new country.

Fans can visit to help vote Carrasco as the 2015 Roberto Clemente recipient. Voting ends Friday, October 9.



Monday, September 28 vs. Twins @ 7:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

50/50 Raffle: The 50/50 Raffle will be available for all home games of the 2015 season. The raffle will support Cleveland Indians Charities in its mission to provide softball and baseball programs to the underprivileged youth of Cleveland.


Tuesday, September 29 vs. Twins @ 7:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Visit the Bob Feller Exhibit: Be sure to check out the new Bob Feller Exhibit located on the Terrace Club third floor. Open to all fans, the exhibit features historic items such as Feller’s U.S. Navy jacket, his Opening Day no-hitter glove and much more.
Wednesday, September 30 vs. Twins @ 7:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Business Volunteers Unlimited presentation: The Indians Volunteer of the Year will be honored prior to the game Wednesday. The individual recognized showed great dedication to the community, logging most community service hours through BVU’s Volunteer Center. Our Volunteer of the Year will also be tossing ou the ceremonial first pitch.


Thursday, October 1 vs. Twins @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/ Family Deck opens at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Ballpark app: Download’s Ballpark app presented by KeyBank and stay up to date on all things Tribe. Ballpark features mobile check-in offers from KeyBank, Majestic, New Era and other partners, an interactive concourse map, exclusive team videos and more. Fans can also easily manage their tickets digitally through the app, and gain access to the Indians mobile-only entrance at the Right Field Gate.



Friday, October 2 vs. Red Sox @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/ Family Deck opens at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Postgame Fireworks, presented by Wayside Furniture: Hang out after the game to enjoy fireworks set to Bar Sing-A-Longs.

Alumni autographs: Scott Bailes and Cory Snyder will be on hand for fan autographs in Heritage Park from 6PM-6:30PM.

Authentics auction: Take home a piece of the game! Check out the silent auction table located behind Section 155. Bid on game-used and autographed memorabilia, authenticated by Major League Baseball. Bidding ends at the final out of the 6th inning.
Saturday, October 3 vs. Red Sox @ 7:10PM

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Thank you Tribe Town: This night is dedicated to our fans! As a thank you for coming out and supporting us throughout the season, we will be holding a night filled with special events, promotions and giveaways.

Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: Come down to the ballpark and enjoy the final Sugardale Dollar Dog night of the season.

Postgame Fireworks: Hang out after the game to enjoy fireworks set to 1985 and Back to the Future.

Alumni autographs: Scott Bailes and Cory Snyder will be on hand for fan autographs in Heritage Park from 6PM-6:30PM.

Authentics auction: Take home a piece of the game! Check out the silent auction table located behind Section 155. Bid on game-used and autographed memorabilia, authenticated by Major League Baseball. Bidding ends at the final out of the 6th inning.
Sunday, October 4 @ 3:10PM

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD,

3:10PM start time: In coordination with Major League Baseball, all games throughout the league will have a first pitch start time around 3PM ET.

Kids Run the Bases Presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s: Young Tribe fans will have the opportunity to run the bases like their favorite players after the game! All kids (12 & under) can stay immediately after the game to take part.

Purell post-game sampling: Fans are able to take free samples of Purell hand sanitizer after the game. Samples will be available at all gates.


Day in the life: What it’s like to be a Cleveland Indians bat boy


We know them as part of the game, but do we really know what the life of a bat boy is like? Sure we know they pick up bats and bring them to the dugout but there’s really more to it.

Here, we take you inside the lifestyle of what it’s like to be a Cleveland Indians bat boy on a game day at Progressive Field.

2:00 – Arrival at the ballpark: The nights can be long, but it’s important to show up before most of the team arrives.

2:30 – Tito’s gum: The leader of the team get his gum the way he likes it. Each day the bat boys come in and unwrap the gum Manager Terry Francona famously munches on during games. It’s a tedious task, the bat boys say, but it’s a unique task and one they enjoy doing every day.


3:00 – Odds and Ends, change: This time is used to just be around the clubhouse and take care of whatever is needed from the players. As the players head to the field for stretch and BP, the bat boys will head into their locker room and get ready for BP.

3:45 – Ready for Batting Practice: The bat boys head out to the field for BP in full warmup uniform. After playing catch with a couple coaches to get loose, they head behind the screen in center field to get the balls from the pitchers shagging in the outfield.


4:05  – Batting Practice: Coach is running low on baseballs in his bucket and after a round of BP from Jason Kipnis, one of the bat boys hustles behind the L-Screen with a full bucket for replenishment. After the round is over, he’ll replace the baseballs. This happens anywhere from three to five times in a normal session.


5:30 – Batting Practice ends: The bat boys will handle all the equipment and store it where it needs to go. Most players take their bats and gloves with them, so the main duties after BP are to make sure all the baseballs are put back where they need to be and bring any excess gear to the right spot.


5:35 – Game setup: This is probably the most important role of the day. First, the bat boys will grab the big helmet bag from storage and bring it up. This has every guy’s helmet, padding and batting gloves all stored in a segmented bag.


After the bag is delivered, it’s up to the bat boys to line up the gear in an appropriate way for each player’s needs and likes. Some players like to have their things all in their helmet, but others — Carlos Santana, for example — like to have theirs neatly stacked to the side because he has two helmets as a switch hitter.


5:50 – The pregame clean: After the gear is aligned in the dugout, the bat boys head to the laundry room. Here they’ll clean off any players’ shoes from batting practice and any cleats for the game.


6:00 – Bullpen and dugout setup: The bat boys gather up things to head out to the bullpen and dugout and separate. One bat boy is in charge of setting up all Gatorade coolers in positioned spots in the dugout, while the other two take a clubhouse cart from underneath the ballpark to the bullpen. Out in the bullpen, they set up a water cooler, drink cooler and coffee maker, and line up the chairs with towels for the relievers to sit on for the game.




6:20 – Change: After all items are laid out, the bat boys head to their lockers to get in game uniform. In this time, they are able to change, grab a bite to eat and do whatever else they need to do.


6:45 – Pregame: The bat boys head out to the field to take their spots beside the dugout. On this day, there will be two beside the dugout, and one along the left field line. From this time until first pitch, the bat boys are ready for any last-minute needs from coaches or players at the drop of a hat. Luckily today no one has any pressing issues.


7:10  – The game: Yan Gomes jogs out of the dugout and gives the bat boys high fives and hustles out to home plate  — Michael Brantley takes his spot in left and starts playing toss with the left-field  bat boy.

Top of the first inning: Ben Zobrist fouls off several pitches and the homeplate umpire immediately signals “four” to the bat boy next to the dugout. At the next dead ball, he sprints out to the umpire to deliver him four game balls from a bag specifically prepped by Jack Efta who handles rubbing up the baseballs with mud pregame and assists the umpires every day.


Bottom of the first inning: The Tribe is coming to bat and all the equipment is tossed out on the on deck circle. The weights, the rosin and extra material is out and ready for our guys to use. As soon as the inning is over, it’ll be neatly stacked — only to be thrown back onto the on deck circle next half inning.


Bottom of the second inning: A foul ball goes back onto the protective netting. One bat boy waits patiently for the ball to roll down to the field. He plays the ball on a hop and jogs over and tosses the ball into the crowd, instantly making a fan’s day.

The game continues on……..

Bottom of the seventh inning: The baseballs are running low. The bat boy hustles to the umpire’s room and grabs two dozen baseballs. This happens every game depending on how many baseballs are gone through.

10:15 – End of game: Indians win! Everyone go home happy? Not for these guys yet. For them the night is just beginning!


10:16 – Cleanup: The bat boys get high fives from the coaches and are back to work. First they grab the coolers and bring them back to storage. After the players grab the gear they want from the dugout, it’s up to the bat boys to get the rest.


10:17 – More cleanup: The first things to be put back are the helmets and batting gloves. The gear goes back into that segmented bag that travels with the team and is numbered for each player. The guys put the helmets, batting gloves and padding all back and zip it up and bring it back down to storage.



10:20 – Uniform cleaning: The bat boys head down into the clubhouse’s laundry room after changing into their street clothes; they immediately start cleaning off the shoes and cleats worn by the players. This process takes significantly longer than the pregame round because each guy needs them done. It’s especially long during September call-ups, one bat boy says; next comes the guys’ laundry. This is mostly handled by the clubhouse attendants while the bat boys are cleaning off the shoes. Once the uniforms come out of the washer, they’re hung at each respective player’s locker.


12:30AM – Exit: The work is done, but that’s just one game of 81. It’s back to work tomorrow at 2PM. Let’s just be happy that it’s not a day game the next day…

-TribeVibe Contributor, Ryan Delgado


#CarrascoFacts: All the historic notes from Carlos Carrasco’s dominant outing in one spot


There were so many awesome notes and great stuff from last night’s Carlos Carrasco gem that we decided to put them all in one place for posterity’s sake.

  • With 211 strikeouts on the season, Carlos joins Corey Kluber with 200 or more this year. They’re the first Tribe pair with 200 strikeouts in the same season since Luis Tiant and Sam McDowell in 1967 and 1968.
  • Carrasco’s 15 strikeouts are a career-high, and the game marked the seventh start of his career with 10 or more strikeouts – all since August 2014.
  • He’s the first Indians pitcher to throws a shutout with only one hit allowed and 15 strikeouts.
  • He’s the fourth AL pitcher in history to throw such a start.
  • Carrasco induced a miss on 40 percent of swings, his third-highest rate in a start in his career. Each of his career-high 15 strikeouts was on a swing and miss.
  • Carrasco became only the 11th pitcher (done 16 times) since at least 1914 to have a shutout consisting of at least 15 K’s and no more than one hit surrendered.
  • Carrasco’s Game Score of 98 matches the franchise record for a performance of no more than nine innings. Corey Kluber also reached that mark on May 13 this season in an 18-strikeout, eight-inning classic against the Cardinals. Prior to that, the two other instances came in Len Barker’s perfect game (May 15, 1981) and Dennis Eckersley’s no-hitter (May 30, 1977).

Sources: ESPN Stats & Info, Indians Baseball Information,’s Jordan Basstian

GALLERY: Indians Social Media Night

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Thank you to all those who attended out Social Media Night! We had a great time hosting our loyal #IndiansTwitter fans.

— Photos by Sarah Sachs

Cleveland Indians receive Ohio EPA award for environmental excellence

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The Cleveland Indians are proud to have received Gold Level Member Status in the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Encouraging Environmental Excellence program.

This award recognizes the organization for its significant achievements in improving Ohio’s environment, having a robust green venue program, and implementing innovative energy efficiency and recycling programs.

The award also recognizes the Indians for committing to ongoing environmental stewardship through developing long-term waste, water and energy reduction strategies.

Indians Senior Director of Ballpark Operations Jerry Crabb also was recognized as a Gold Level Member due to his leadership of the Cleveland Indians waste reduction, energy conservation and recycling programs.

“The Cleveland Indians are honored to be recognized as a Gold Level Member of the Encouraging Environmental Excellence Program from the Ohio EPA,” Crabb said. “We as an organization are committed to sustainability and the incorporation of sound environmental practices. It is our vision to improve the quality of life far beyond the walls of Progressive Field but throughout the communities in which each of us live and work, for generations to come.”

A key member of the Indians team, Delaware North, has played a major role in the sustainability programs in place at Progressive Field.

Delaware North’s partnership with local company Quasar and that company’s Grind2energy technology has resulted in organic waste collection and generating:

  • Enough electricity to power 16 single-family homes for one month
  • Enough natural gas to heat 25 single-family homes for one month
  • 6,326 pounds of nutrient rich soil amendmen

The organizations also have eliminated GHG emissions equivalent to 72,707 car miles off the road.

Other items of sustainability include our state-of-the-art fryer oil conversion process, which has processed 2,044 gallons and saved 1,484 gallons of oil, as well as a glass procedure which has recycled 5600 pounds of glass to date.


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