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104 year old Tribe fan celebrates Mother’s Day and birthday at Progressive Field

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Birthday girl Emily Serian, also known as Nana, says she’s been a Tribe fan for all 104 years of her life. Serian, who hails from Punxsutawney, Penn. and now lives in Cleveland, attended Sunday’s game with her family to celebrate Mother’s Day and her 104th birthday.

Serian, who is one of 17 kids, has had an interest in baseball since she was young — she grew up around the sport and always attended her brothers’ baseball games. Her love for baseball grew when she married her husband and they started attending Indians games together in the 1940s. Serian recalled her trip to the 1948 World Series saying, “We packed up a picnic and traveled to Cleveland… it was one of the most exciting times of my life.”

Since then, Serian has always been very involved with the Indians. Other than attending as many games as she possibly can, in 2012 she threw out the first pitch to Indians pitcher Zach McAllister for her 100th birthday. Then in 2014, accompanied Indians alumnus Omar Vizquel on the field when he was inducted into the Indians Hall of Fame. Throughout the years, Serian has become acquainted with other greats including legendary Tribe centerfielder Kenny Lofton and has made friends with various Indians Front Office employees.

As for current Indians players, Serian says she cheers for them all, but her favorites include outfielder Michael Brantley and second baseman Jason Kipnis. During Sunday’s game, Serian said, “I still love coming to games and it feels good to see [the Indians] play… I am so thankful to be here.”

-TribeVibe contributor Hailey Ellis

Join us in congratulating RHP Mike Clevinger on the birth of his first child: Penelope Grace Clevinger

Penelope Clevinger

The Tribe family grew a bit bigger last evening as prospect and current Columbus Clippers RHP Mike Clevinger welcomed his first daughter, Penelope Grace, into the world.

Clevinger posted this photo to his Twitter account at 5:21 AM on Monday morning, as the couple awaited the birth of their first child.

Then, about 12 hours later, it was time for Penelope Grace Clevinger to make her debut at 6 lbs, 4 oz.

The first video tweet from new dad Mike this morning took the words right from our mouths: “On a scale from can’t to even, I can’t even.”

Join us in sending our sincerest congratulations to Mike and Monica — she’s very precious.

There’s no doubt she has great genes in the hair department.

Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Clinic celebrate the birth of this year’s Opening Day Baby: Hazel

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Today, in conjunction with Cleveland Clinic Children’s, we introduced this year’s Opening Day Baby — the first baby born at Cleveland Clinic during the Tribe season.

Daniel and Melissa Ingrham are pictured here with Hazel, our 2016 Opening Day Baby!

Hazel and her parents will receive baseball-themed goodies from the hospital in celebration of her birth.

-Photos by Maureen MacGregor

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.