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Cleveland Indians mascot Slider to celebrate milestone birthday Sunday at Progressive Field



Phillie Phanatic, Orbit, Gapper and more on hand for Slider’s 25th

Kid-friendly activities available throughout ballpark, plaza courtesy of Step 2, American Greetings and more

Mascot Hall of Famer Slider turns 25 years old Sunday, and fans are invited to celebrate with Slider and his MLB mascot friends.

Party plans include:

  • Step2 on Gateway Plaza: Step2 will have playhouses, coasters, ride-ons and more on Gateway Plaza before the game
    • Plus, Step2 will give away one grand prize “Big Backyard,” worth over $1,000. Ten second-place winners will get a new WonderBall Fun House and Home Run Baseball trainer.
  • American Greetings Birthday Cards for kids to customize for Slider in the Kids Clubhouse and Family Deck
  • 1,000 mini cupcakes provided by Becker’s Donuts & Bakery and available in the Family Deck
  • Surprise Slider birthday present

Several mascots from around Major League Baseball will be attending the festivities. (All mascots subject to change.)

  • Ace (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Gapper (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Orbit (Houston Astros)
  • Paws (Detroit Tigers)
  • Phillie Phanatic (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Screech (Washington Nationals)
  • Stomper (Oakland Athletics)

A mascot group photo will be held in the Family Deck beginning at 11:30AM.

Family Pricing: The KeyBank Kids Ticket is only $15 and includes a game ticket and all the fun activities for children in the newly renovated Kids Clubhouse. Kids can race against their favorite Tribe mascots, mimic the stances of big leaguers, and much more! Also, every Sunday SportsTime Ohio hosts a Kids TV show in the Kids Clubhouse where kids can do a Q & A with an active roster player.

Plus, KeyBank will offer fans free prizes all throughout the weekend during its Hassle Free Weekend! Tickets are available at

To purchase tickets for Sunday’s game and festivities, click here.

-TribeVibe Contributor, Ryan Delgado

They Say It’s Your Birthday: Indians win 4-3

Carlos Santana and Derek Lowe were the big story this afternoon in the Indians 4-3 win here at Progressive Field. Carlos celebrated his 26th birthday with a pair of home runs off right-hander Joel Carreno, who made his major league debut today.  According to ESPN, he became the first Indians player to hit 2 home runs on his birthday since Albert Belle connected for a pair on August 25, 1995 vs. Detroit (Indians minor league infield coordinator Travis Fryman also went deep in that game).’s Jordan Bastian also dug deep for a few other Santana birthday nuggets in his story HERE. “[birthday] Hats for bats,” as a certain fictional someone might say.

5th inning: Carlos connects for a decisive 2-out, 2-run HR down the right-field line.

Derek made his Indians debut after holding Toronto to a pair of unearned runs over 7.0 innings of work. He has now recorded wins with 5 different major league organizations: – Seattle, Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Cleveland – although today was his first victory as a member of the American League since Sept. 7, 2004 at Oakland (7-1 Boston win). Today was Derek’s first start/appearance at Progressive Field since May 4, 2004 as a member of the Red Sox, as he improved to 4-2 with a 2.47 ERA  in 15 career appearances at this venue. That includes a record of 2-2 with a 2.31 ERA  in 4 starts. In 171 career games as the home starter, Derek’s teams have an overall record of 103-68. His performance lowered the rotation’s ERA to 1.23 and opponents average to .110 (8-for-73) through 3 games. Welcome to Cleveland.

That's a four-seamer grip I see, but the sinker was definitely working today too.


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