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PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians, Mike Napoli, 108 Stitches donate $120K in proceeds from ‘Party at Napoli’s’ shirts to Cleveland Clinic Children’s
The Cleveland Indians, first baseman Mike Napoli, fan Nate Crowe and T-shirt company 108 Stitches donated a combined $120,000 in proceeds from sales of “Party at Napoli’s” T-shirts to Cleveland Clinic Children’s and VeloSano in a pregame ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
The shirts grew in popularity after Crowe, a Tribe Season Ticket Holder, brought a “Party at Napoli’s” sign to an early season game. The Indians worked with 108 Stitches, Napoli and Crowe to design the shirts, and they’ve been flying off the shelves since – over 9,000 shirts have been sold at the Progressive Field Team Shop and on www.108Stitches.com.Napoli matched a portion of proceeds from T-shirt sales, and Crowe also made a donation, in addition to the Tribe and 108 Stitches’ donations.
Later in the evening, the Tribe hosted an actual Party at Napoli’s at The Corner at Progressive Field, raising more money for the cause.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor
Antonetti headlines PCA’s ‘Breakfast with the Indians’; nominations for area baseball/softball coaches of the year now open
The Positive Coaching Alliance’s Cleveland Chapter will host a Breakfast with the Indians event at Progressive Field on August 16 with the Cleveland Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti headlining an all-star panel.
Other panelists include the Indians director of player development Carter Hawkins and former big leaguer and manager of youth baseball development initiatives Matt Kata with Fox Sports Ohio broadcaster Jeff Phelps moderating the discussions. Panel discussions will help local sports coaches learn how to unleash the power of positive coaching at the youth level with topics including performance benefits derived from positive coaching techniques and how the Indians evaluate and develop talent.
Tickets for the PCA’s Breakfast with the Indians fundraising event can be purchased here – those interested are encouraged to purchase tickets early.
Additionally, the Baseball/Softball Coach of the Year award nominations is open! The award recognizes a dedicated baseball or softball coach who has demonstrated commitment to a positive approach on and off the field. Make your nominations here!
Cleveland Indians outfielders Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier are atop Baseball America’s 2016 list of top prospects in the organization.
The magazine, considered the pre-eminent source of news and analysis in the minor leagues, releases a top 10 list for all organizations. Says BA:
(President of Baseball Operations Chris) Antonetti and (General Manager Mike) Chernoff have a strong farm system to work with as they look to fine-tune the major league roster. Bradley Zimmer, the 21st overall pick in 2014, excelled in his full-season debut and reached Double-A Akron. Bobby Bradley, a third-round pick in 2014, led the low Class A Midwest League with 27 home runs.
The Indians added another premium talent in the 2015 draft, when they selected lefthander Brady Aiken with the 17th overall pick. The No. 1 overall selection in 2014, Aiken failed to work out a deal with the Astros after a post-draft physical led to a disagreement about the health of his elbow. He had Tommy John surgery in March, but the Indians signed him for a little more than $2.5 million.
Check out the rest of the Tribe’s top 10 list by clicking here.
Cleveland Indians President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti, Tribe staff adopt families through Centers for Families and Children
Cleveland Indians President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti and his wife, Sarah, along with Tribe staff members, adopted families this holiday season through the Centers for Families and Children.
Chris is on the Centers’ board, and he, Sarah and Tribe staff purchased gifts for a number of area families — including gas and grocery gift cards, winter clothing and more.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
Event offers Thanksgiving meals to visitors from Our Lady of the Wayside, Shoes and Clothes for Kids, Boys and Girls Clubs, Ohio Guidestone and City Mission
Members of the Cleveland Indians front office and Delaware North Sportservice played host to the club’s annual Thanksgiving Meal at Progressive Field in the Terrace Club on Sunday.
Visitors from area charities, including Our Lady of the Wayside, Shoes and Clothes for Kids, Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Ohio Guidestone and City Misssion enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal prepared and served by members of the Indians front office, including Paul Dolan, Chris Antonetti, Mike Chernoff and others.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
Role changes: Chris Antonetti becomes Cleveland Indians President of Baseball Operations, Mike Chernoff to General Manager, Derek Falvey to Assistant GM
The Indians announced on Tuesday that Chris Antonetti is now the club’s President of Baseball Operations.
Additionally, Assistant General Manager Mike Chernoff has been named the Indians General Manager, and Director of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey is now the Tribe’s Assistant GM.
Antonetti, 41, recently completed his fifth season as Cleveland Indians General Manager after being elevated to the position following the 2010 campaign. Under Antonetti’s leadership the club secured long term agreements with Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco this past spring, joining Cody Allen, Trevor Bauer, Yan Gomes, Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley among players under club control thru at least the 2018 season.
Chernoff, 34, just completed his 12th season with the Indians organization, serving the last five years since October 2010 in the Assistant General Manager role. Chernoff has been involved in all aspects of baseball operations and has played an instrumental role assisting Antonetti in the club’s player and contract procurement.
Falvey, 32, recently completed his eighth season with the Indians and fourth as the Director of Baseball Operations after being named to the position in December 2011. Falvey has worked closely with Antonetti and Chernoff in addition to assisting Terry Francona and the field staff with day-to-day activities involving the Major League club.
These moves will not impact the business operations as Indians Owner and Chairman Paul Dolan will continue to assume those responsibilities related to outgoing Indians President Mark Shapiro’s recent departure.
Francona, Kipnis, Lindor, coaches and more to appear post-game June 24 at The Corner to benefit VeloSano
Paul Dolan, Mark Shapiro, Chris Antonetti scheduled to appear at charity eventC
Cleveland, OH— The Cleveland Indians will play host to a celebrity bartending event to benefit VeloSano following the Tribe and Tigers Noon game on Wednesday, June 24. The event will be held at Progressive Field’s “The Corner” in the Right Field District, which has become one of the hottest spots in Cleveland featuring nearly 40 beers on tap.
The Indians celebrity bartending lineup includes:
- Manager Terry Francona
- President Mark Shapiro
- GM Chris Antonetti
- 2B Jason Kipnis
- RHP Trevor Bauer
- RHP Carlos Carrasco
- RHP Danny Salazar
- RHP Bryan Shaw
- LHP Marc Rzepczynski
- SS Francisco Lindor
- 3B Giovanny Urshela
*All celebrity bartenders subject to change
Fans are encouraged to attend the Noon game vs. the Tigers and stay post-game to support the cause, with tips and 20% of proceeds going directly to VeloSano. The Indians will have a silent auction available to raise additional money. Snack items such as nachos and peanuts will also be available for purchase.
Fans not able to attend the game are still invited without a game ticket to attend the event and enter Progressive Field at the Right Field Gate near the New Era Team Shop off East 9th St. 30 minutes following last out of the game. The event is expected to conclude 3.5 hours (approx. 6:30pm) following the last out.
The Indians partnered once again with Cleveland Clinic to support VeloSano, an annual charity bike ride event, held this summer July 17-19 in Cleveland. The Indians will also field a team of nearly 60 riders, including Indians Chairman and CEO Paul Dolan and other members of the Indians front office.
VeloSano, Latin for “swift cure,” is a major community fundraising initiative, where 100% of dollars raised by VeloSano participants directly benefits cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. At its core, it’s a cycling event where riders commit to raise a pre-determined dollar amount by requesting support from personal contacts.
The Cleveland Indians have received a lot of national attention lately (read about it here), but that hasn’t stopped fans from being slightly critical. Indians players, staff and some special guests decided to fire back to the negative Twitter comments. Their reactions do not disappoint.
(By the way, we still don’t know what JIXES are…)
ESPN Cleveland’s “The Really Big Show” is in Goodyear this week, chatting with Tribe players and front office members. In case you missed their shows live, you can listen to them in podcast form!
Click below to listen to each interview:
ZACH MCALLISTER/MICHAEL BRANTLEY
New to camp today: Bourn, Santana and more!
–Photos by Dan Mendlik