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Tribe fans celebrate AL Champs at 1995 Indians Reunion

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

Cleveland Indians celebrate 1995 AL Championship team at Progressive Field

Friday was an amazing night of celebration for the Cleveland Indians 1995 AL Championship team, with a pregame ceremony on the field, in-game highlights from the magical season and a post-game flag raising ceremony in the Right Field District.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

Carlos Baerga, Alvaro Espinoza to speak Sunday evening at Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

28 Oct 1995: Carlos Baerga #9 of the Cleveland Indians jumps to make a double play as Ryan Klesko of the Atlanda Braves slides into the plate during  game six of the World Series at the Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The Braves defeated the Indians 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr.  /Allsport

Tribe alumni Carlos Baerga and Alvaro Espinoza will participate in an “evening of Latino legends” at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage on Sunday evening, after the Indians series against the Tampa Bay Rays concludes in downtown Cleveland.

From 4PM-6PM, Tribe fans can tour the museum’s “Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American” exhibit, an interactive, artifact-filled exhibition celebrating barrier breakers exploring how societal values have played out through America’s pastime.

At 6PM, Baerga and Espinoza will participate in a moderated discussion hosted by Indians VP Bob DiBiasio; the chat will include the duo’s careers in Cleveland, the 195 World Series team and the prolific career of Roberto Clemente. Clemente, from Puerto Rico like Baerga, died in a plane crash during a humanitarian aid mission to Nicaragua.

Call 216-593-0575 or visit maltzmuseum.org to secure your ticket, which are $12.

Fans guide to Indians Homestand: 8 games vs. Cubs, Rays, Tigers — ’95 AL Champs celebration and more

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A guide to an eight-game homestand begins Wednesday against the Cubs:

1995 Celebration Weekend – June 19 and 20

The Cleveland Indians will honor the 1995 American League Champion team during a weekend celebration June 19 and 20. Thirteen players from the ’95 team — including Jim Thome, Charles Nagy, Kenny Lofton, Dennis Martinez and Carlos Baerga — will be in town throughout the weekend for special events and in-park celebrations.
Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:30PM Friday and Saturday to enjoy pregame celebrations and recognitions that will take place on field. Stick around
postgame Friday for the raising of the ’95 A.L. Champs flag, followed by fireworks set to the music of the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and postgame Saturday fireworks set to music from 1995 presented by CarMax. Also on Saturday, fans are invited to attend the 1995 Indians Reunion event at PlayhouseSquare’s Connor Palace Theatre from 2-5PM. Attendees will enjoy an exclusive Q&A session with members of the team, followed by a screening of “Wahoo! What a Finish!” Tickets can be purchased at Indians.com/1995 for $30.

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Wednesday, June 17 vs. Cubs @ 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 MLB.com’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.

Wendy’s coupon pregame: Upon exiting the gates, fans will receive a coupon for a free small premium beverage from Wendy’s!

Thursday, June 18 vs. Cubs @ 7:10PM
*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/ Family Deck opens at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Blood Drive in Gateway Plaza: The American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive from 11:30AM-6:30PM on Gateway Plaza. Fans can donate for the chance to win Indians tickets and memorabilia and will receive a free gift from Cleveland Clinic! Those interested in donating are encouraged to schedule a time by visiting redcrossblood.org. Appointments will take 45 minutes. Walk-ups are also welcome.

Smucker’s Folgers postgame samples: Ballpark staff will be giving out samples to fans postgame.

Friday, June 19 vs. Rays @ 7:10PM
ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: Come down to the ballpark and enjoy a fan favorite — Sugardale Dollar Dog night, one of 15 this year.

Postgame Fireworks, presented by Wayside Furniture: Hang out after the game to enjoy a spectacular postgame fireworks show set to the music of 2015 Rock Hall Inductees.

1995 20th Anniversary Celebration: Members of the ’95 A.L. Championship team will be in town Friday and Saturday to celebrate and remember the historic season. Pregame ceremonies will take place around 6:30 with on field presentations and Dennis Martinez tossing the ceremonial first pitch to Sandy Alomar. The festivities will continue postgame with the team hoisting the ’95 A.L. Champ flag at the right field flag poles.

Pregame party: Come down to the ballpark early to enjoy pregame activities and a performance by DJ Steph Floss on the RTA Summer Stage and DJ Brent Schmidt at The Corner.

Alumni autographs: Carlos Baerga and Alvaro Espinoza will be on hand for fan autographs in Heritage Park from 6PM-6:30PM.

Uber representatives will be at The Corner: Uber Cleveland will be at The Corner bar passing out tchotchkes and providing fans with a passcode for a free first ride up to $20.

Saturday, June 20 vs. Rays @ 7:10PM
*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

1995 Celebration T-shirt designed by GV Art + Design, courtesy of Pepsi: Upon entering the gates, 12,500 fans will receive an exclusive 1995 Celebration shirt designed by GV Art + Design.

Postgame Fireworks, presented by CarMax: After a scoreboard video celebrating the ’95 team, fans can enjoy postgame fireworks set to music from 1995.

MLB Pitch, Hit and Run: Saturday morning 24 participants ages 7-14 will take the field for MLB’s annual Pitch, Hit and Run competition presented by Scotts. Winners of today’s competition will move on to the National Finals at the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Cincinnati, OH.

1995 20th Anniversary Celebration: Members of the ’95 A.L. Championship team will be in town Saturday and continue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the championship team. Pregame ceremonies will take place around 6:30 with on field presentations and Charlie Nagy tossing the ceremonial first pitch to Sandy Alomar. The festivities will continue postgame with fireworks set to music from 1995.

Pregame party: Fans can enter the ballpark at 5PM and enjoy activities throughout the Right Field District, including a performance from DJ Steph Floss on the RTA Summer Stage and DJ Dennis Bella at The Corner.

Alumni autographs: Carlos Baerga and Alvaro Espinoza will be on hand for fan autographs in Heritage Park from 6PM-6:30PM.

Pepsi photo booth: Stop by section 153 and snap a photo in the Pepsi photo booth! Fans can hop in the booth and take a picture featuring a backdrop from the ’95 season, then email the photo to themselves once done. Enjoy the Pepsi photo booth every game through July.

Smucker’s Folgers postgame samples: Ballpark staff will be giving out samples to fans postgame.

Sunday, June 21 vs. Rays @ 1:10PM
*ALL GATES: OPEN at 11AM
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/ WMMS/IRN

Play catch on the field for Father’s Day: Celebrate Father’s Day by playing catch on the field! Tickets are $15 with all proceeds going to Cleveland Indians Charities, and can be purchased online at Indians.com/PlayCatch or during game day in the Terrace Club lobby. There will be two sessions with 300 people in each session. Spots will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Kids Cap, courtesy of Cleveland Clinic’s Children: Upon entering the gate, 5,000 fans 12 & under will receive a voucher for a cap courtesy of Cleveland Clinic Children’s. Vouchers can be redeemed at the Slider Stage on the Family Deck. Fans can only redeem the offer up to the seventh inning.

KeyBank Kids Fun Day: Back for another season, KeyBank Kids Fun Day will take place every Sunday of 2015. Families can enjoy kid-friendly activities in the newly renovated Kids Clubhouse including performances from Manny The Magician, Great Lakes Science Center, Jungle Terry face painters, caricature artists and a pregame interview with a current Indians player.

Monday, June 22 vs. Rays @ 7:10PM
*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck opens at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

1995 Mike Hargrove replica jersey, courtesy of KeyBank: In the theme of our 1995 weekend, upon entering the gate 10,000 fans will receive a gray 1995 Mike Hargrove replica jersey courtesy of KeyBank.

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 navy jacket, his Opening Day no-hitter glove and much more.

Buy Early and Save: Fans who purchase tickets early and online will always receive the best prices on game tickets. Buying tickets online rather than at the box offices provide fans the best deals.

Dunkin’ Donuts coupon: Upon exiting the gates, fans will receive a coupon courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts.

Tuesday, June 23 vs. Tigers @ 7:10PM
*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/ Family Deck opens at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: Fans can come down to the ballpark and enjoy the great deal of Sugardale Dollar Dogs for the second night of this homestand. Sugardale samples will be available pregame in Gateway Plaza.

Dollar Pepsi: Fans can quench their thirst with dollar Pepsi products throughout the game.

MLB Autism Awareness: In a joint effort with Autism Speaks, MLB is working throughout the season to raise awareness for the disorder.

Ballpark app: Download MLB.com’s Ballpark app presented by KeyBank and stay up to date on all things Tribe. Ballpark features mobile check-in offers from KeyBank, Majestic and New Era, 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.

Wednesday, June 24 vs. Tigers @ 12:10PM
*ALL GATES: OPEN at 11AM
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/IRN

Today’s Getaway Game is presented by the UPS Store: The UPS Store presents today’s getaway travel game. A representative from one of more than 40 local The UPS Store locations will throw out the first pitch.

Topps Giveaway: Upon exiting the gate, fans will receive Topps cards.

 

Cleveland Indians announce schedule of Opening Day festivities for Friday, April 10

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Tribe Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry, the team’s first Cy Young winner in 1972, will throw ceremonial first pitch

Balloon launch set for 2PM as new Right Field Gate opens to unveil Progressive Field’s dramatically renovated Right Field District

The Cleveland Indians announced on Wednesday a full slate of festivities leading up to first pitch at 4:10PM next Friday, April 10, the team’s 2015 home opener at Progressive Field. All gates open at 2PM.

The game, the Tribe’s 22nd Home Opener at Progressive Field, marks the 115th as a charter member of the American League, and the 23rd consecutive Home Opener sellout dating back to the team’s final year at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. This year’s game sold out in 11 minutes on March 3.

Indians Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry, who won the Tribe’s first American League Cy Young award in 1972, will throw the ceremonial first pitch.

A balloon launch will mark the opening of the new Right Field Gate, part of the dramatically renovated Right Field District at Progressive Field. Also featured at the Right Field Gate, as part of a Block Party:

  • Popular local band The Spazmatics
  • Autographs by Carlos Baerga, part of the 1995 Indians team that played in the World Series, will be signing autographs from 3PM-3:30PM (The Indians will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1995 team throughout the 2015 season)
  • Family-friendly activities including Jenga, speed sketch, juggler and more

The national anthem will be performed by Arianna Körting, a pianist who won first prize in the Senior Division of the prestigious Cleveland International Piano Competition’s Young Artists showcase in 2012. Körting, a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, currently is pursuing her degree at Juilliard.

The team also will honor all branches of the United States military, as members of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard will present the colors, while an oversized American flag will be presented by 250 employees of Progressive Insurance, the Presenting Partner of the Opening Series.

SportsTime Ohio, WKYC and WTAM 1100 also will broadcast live from inside the ballpark, including SportsTime Ohio’s live pregame show from its new studio in the ballpark’s Right Field District from 3PM-4PM.

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Photo Gallery: Best of 2014 from Tribe photographers

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Our photographers had another strong year in 2014, which we shared with you throughout the season.

We asked them to pass along their favorites from the season, and you can find those in the gallery above.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and David Cleveland

Photo Gallery: July 29 Batting Practice vs. Seattle

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– Photos By David Cleveland

Photo Gallery: Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame Benefit Luncheon

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—Photos by David Cleveland

Indians Hall of Fame Benefit Luncheon, featuring 2014 HOF inductee Omar Vizquel, returns on June 21

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Fans can hear former Indians greats in roundtable discussion, get autographs as part of Indians Hall of Fame Weekend

Select former Cleveland Indians greats and members of the team’s Hall of Fame will participate in a roundtable discussion at the Indians second annual Hall of Fame Benefit Luncheon on June 21.

The event, which will take place in the Terrace Club at Progressive Field, begins at 11:30AM and is part of Indians Hall of Fame Weekend. Scheduled to appear in the roundtable are 2014 Indians Hall of Fame inductee OMAR VIZQUEL and former teammates KENNY LOFTON, 2014 Hall of Fame inductee CARLOS BAERGA, SANDY ALOMAR and CHARLIE NAGY.

Later that evening, as the Tribe takes on the Detroit Tigers at 7:15PM, the Indians will induct Vizquel into the Indians Hall of Fame.

Tickets for the luncheon are $100 and can be purchased at Indians.com/HOFLuncheon. Included is a ballpark fare buffet and the opportunity to get autographs (one per player per person) from Indians greats in attendance. All proceeds benefit Cleveland Indians Charities.

Of the 1,700-plus players who have worn a Blues, Bronchos or Indians uniform since 1901, Vizquel will be the 40th inductee into the Indians Hall of Fame in an on-field pre-game ceremony.

Vizquel is the current all-time Major League Baseball leader at shortstop in fielding percentage (.985), double plays turned (1,735) and games played at the position (2,709). He won 11 Rawlings Gold Glove awards (nine consecutive from 1993-2001, and 2005- 2006), and is the oldest shortstop to win the award (at age 38 and again at 39). He also made three American League All-Star teams (1998, 1999, 2002).

Vizquel helped the club win two American League Championships (1995, 1997) and six American League Central Division championships (1995-1999, 2001). In 1999, he boasted a .333 batting average and scored 112 runs for an Indians team that scored a league-leading 1,009 runs, marking the most productive offensive lineup in Cleveland Indians baseball history.

The Indians also will posthumously induct radio broadcaster JIMMY DUDLEY into the Indians Distinguished Hall of Fame for non-uniformed personnel.

This year’s Hall of Fame celebration will include an Omar Vizquel replica jersey that 12,500 fans will receive courtesy of Medical Mutual, fireworks (Led Zeppelin tribute) presented by RTA, and Rally Alley presented by RTA, at which fans can access games, live music and other entertainment on Larry Doby Way, north of Progressive Field. Game tickets for June 21 – which are going fast — can be purchased at Indians.com.

Cleveland Indians announce full slate of 2014 Opening Day festivities

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The Cleveland Indians again have a packed schedule of pregame festivities leading up to next Friday’s home opener, set for 3:05PM at Progressive Field vs. the Minnesota Twins.

The game, the Tribe’s 21st Home Opener at Progressive Field, marks the 114th as a charter member of the American League, and the 22st consecutive Home Opener sellout dating back to the team’s final year at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. This year’s game sold out in 15 minutes on March 3.

April 4 is the 20th anniversary to the day of the first game at then-Jacobs Field, and this year’s Home Opener theme will celebrate those 20 years. Progressive Field’s gates will open at 1PM, and the team is encouraging fans to be in their seats by 2:30PM to enjoy a bevy of pregame activities, including:

  • Video tribute to the first game at then-Jacobs Field, on April 4, 1994 vs. Seattle
  • Raising a 20th-anniversary flag, which features eight Postseason pennants
  • Recognition of select Season Ticket Holders who have been with the Indians since 1994
  • Recognition of the 2013 Postseason team
  • Mike Hargrove throwing a ceremonial first pitch to Sandy Alomar Jr.
  • Moment of silence for late broadcaster Mike Hegan

The team also will honor all branches of the United States military, as members of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard will present the colors, while an oversized American flag will be presented by 250 employees of Progressive Insurance, the Presenting Partner of the Opening Series.

The national anthem will be performed by the Cleveland Orchestra Double String Quartet, some members of which performed the anthem on Opening Day in 1994.

Rally Alley presented by RTA will get things started at Noon from Larry Doby Way. Opening Day Rally Alley will feature:

  • Alumni autographs (2-2:30PM)
  • Live music
  • Street performers
  • Live broadcasts from WTAM and SportsTime Ohio
  • Concessions
  • Budweiser Build-a-Bar will be featuring Day-Fresh Drafts, along with the Hot Corner Bar in Section 175 and the Bud Patio
  • Flo’s Rock N’ Rally trailer, presented by Progressive Insurance
  • Chevrolet car display

Additionally, concession stands will offer many options for Catholics in attendance who observe Lenten traditions. They include:
• Veggie Dogs: Sections 162 and 541
• Salads: Sections 108, 162, 550
• Nachos: Sections 121, 154, 162, 171, 181, 311, 529, 556 and 558
• Cheese Pizza: Sections 101, 152, 555
• Fish Sandwich: Sections 101, 152, 164, 562

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