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GALLERY: Cleveland Indians win Game 1 of the #WorldSeries over the Chicago Cubs

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The Cleveland Indians took Game 1 of the World Series last night against the Chicago Cubs with a resounding 6-0 shutout behind a masterpiece by Corey Kluber and some power by catcher Roberto Perez.

-Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor

Cleveland Indians World Series roster has been set

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We have finalized our World Series roster ahead of Game 1. Danny Salazar replaces Cody Anderson, but otherwise it is the same as the ALCS.

37 Allen, Cody
47 Bauer, Trevor
52 Clevinger, Mike
28 Kluber, Corey
53 Manship, Jeff
34 McAllister, Zach
54 Merritt, Ryan
24 Miller, Andrew
61 Otero, Dan
31 Salazar, Danny
27 Shaw, Bryan
43 Tomlin, Josh

10 Gomes, Yan
55 Perez, Roberto

22 Kipnis, Jason
12 Lindor, Francisco
1 Martinez, Michael
26 Napoli, Mike
11 Ramirez, Jose
41 Santana, Carlos

8 Chisenhall, Lonnie
4 Crisp, Coco
20 Davis, Rajai
6 Guyer, Brandon
30 Naquin, Tyler

#RallyTogether tips/info for World Series Games 1 & 2


The American League champion Cleveland Indians share tips for fans to #RallyTogether for World Series Games 1 and 2, which will be held at Progressive Field Tuesday and Wednesday. The 112th Fall Classic between the Indians and the National League champion Chicago Cubs will be aired live beginning at 7:30PM ET on FOX.

Fans are encouraged to #RockRed to all World Series games at Progressive Field, and will receive a #RallyTogether towel upon entry to World Series home games.

Due to the large crowds expected both at Progressive Field and in downtown Cleveland due also to the Cavaliers home opener and ring ceremony, the Indians recommend fans arrive as early as possible.

The club also highly recommends taking Greater Cleveland RTA to avoid traffic issues and potentially costly parking charges. Please check with RTA for complete schedules and to make your transportation plans. All Rapid lines will run an hour after final pitch, even if games go to extra innings. Additionally, the RTA walkway to Tower City will open at 2PM prior to each game’s first pitch.

Gates for Tuesday and Wednesday night’s game will open at 5:30PM. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 7:30PM to enjoy all pregame festivities.

Ceremonial first pitches:

A pair of Indians Hall of Famers and teammates on the 1995 American League champion team will throw out this week’s first pitches.

  • Tuesday, Game 1: Former Indians outfielder Kenny Lofton
  • Wednesday, Game 2: Former Indians second baseman Carlos Baerga

National anthems:

  • Tuesday, Game 1: International pop star Rachel Platten
  • Wednesday, Game 2: LOCASH

Ceremonial first ball deliveries:

  • Tuesday, Game 1: Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Youth of the Year Jocelyn Woods, from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley in Dan Jose, Calif., will deliver the first ball with former Indians manager Mike Hargrove.
  • Wednesday, Game 2: Zaylianny Mojica Mendez, a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, will deliver the first ball with Indians legend and 1980 American League Rookie of the Year Joe Charboneau.

“God Bless America” performers:

  • Tuesday, Game 1: Alyson Jones, a United States Air Force Master Sergeant and vocalist with the “U.S. Air Force Band of Flight”
  • Wednesday, Game 2: Eric Sullivan, a former United States Air Force Master Sergeant and baritone vocalist with the “Singing Sergeants”

The Indians will have a number of festivities for fans prior to Game 1 and Game 2.

Game 1, Tuesday, October 25:

  • Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus to present the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award to Red Sox pitcher Brad Ziegler, Hall of Famer Rod Carew and Chief Petty Officer Christopher “Rabbit” Beeding
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District students to hold United States flag
  • Color guards from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard will present the colors
  • “We Are the Radio” to perform on Gateway Plaza 5:30-7:30PM, Destination Cleveland’s “This is CLE” letters also will be on the plaza for photo opportunities
  • Merch tent to be set up on east side of Gateway Plaza
  • SportsTime Ohio stage to be set up between King and Queen sculptures on Gateway Plaza

Game 2, Wednesday, October 26:

  • Color guards from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard will present the colors
  • “Tricky Dick & the Cover-ups” to perform on Gateway Plaza 5:30-7:30PM, Destination Cleveland’s “This is CLE” letters also will be on the plaza for photo opportunities
  • Merch tent to be set up on east side of Gateway Plaza
  • SportsTime Ohio stage to be set up between King and Queen sculptures on Gateway Plaza

Boston University sends Cleveland Indians dirt from Braves Field, site of Tribe’s last World Series title in 1948

With the World Series rapidly approaching, you can’t go too long without hearing about droughts. An ever-popular topic of conversation, you see, because the Chicago Cubs have the longest World Series drought in baseball. They haven’t won since 1908. With our latest World Series title coming in 1948, we take second place.

On Monday, October 11, 1948, before a crowd of 40,103 at Braves Field in Boston, Massachusetts, the Cleveland Indians, under player/manager Lou Boudreau, defeated the Boston Braves 4-3 to clinch just the second World Series in club history.

Braves Field is now called Nickerson Field, the current home facilities of the Boston University Terriers. Nickerson Field celebrated its 100th birthday last year, and the stands at the field are still those remaining from the original Braves Field. BU’s digital media department reached out to us offering to send us some of the dirt from the field where we celebrated our last World Series 68 years ago.

Take a look:

We received the dirt today, and shared a photo on our warning track at Progressive Field:

Here’s for hoping this memento from our big win 68 years ago brings some good luck as we look to end the drought with a win over the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 Fall Classic. Even more so, here’s for hoping some different dirt will be just as meaningful to us in the next coming week or so. One thing’s for sure, it should be a match up for the ages.

-TribeVibe contributor Missy Perez

GALLERY: Cleveland Indians work out at Progressive Field on Sunday in preparation for the World Series

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-Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians players work out Saturday at Progressive Field

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–Photos by Maureen MacGregor

Cleveland Indians to host World Series road game Watch Parties presented by Pepsi at Progressive Field


Cleveland Indians Postseason Watch Parties presented by Pepsi will take place at Progressive Field during all three potential World Series away games against the NL Champions. Gates will open one hour before each game.

  • Game 3: Friday, October 28 @ 7PM (first pitch at 8:08PM)
  • Game 4: Saturday, October 29 @ 7PM (first pitch at 8:08PM)
  • Game 5 (if necessary): Sunday, October 30 @ 7PM (first pitch at 8:15PM)

Tickets will go on sale to Season Ticket Holders at 9AM Monday morning, and at Noon for other fans.

GALLERY: 2016 Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, will play in World Series

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The Cleveland Indians advanced to their first World Series since 1997 with a win over the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 5 at Rogers Centre yesterday. They will host Game 1 of the World Series in Cleveland on Tuesday October 25th.

-Photos by Dan Mendlik

Ryan Merritt’s teammates confident in him for ALCS Game 5


Tribe pitcher Ryan Merritt will make his second career start today in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays. reporter Anthony Castrovince sets the scene for Game 5 and shares the Indians thoughts on Merritt’s start.

Merritt, a 16th-round pick in the 2011 MLB Draft out of McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, is not a big guy, at least not for a big league pitcher. He stands 6 feet and weighs 180 pounds. He’s much more a strike-thrower (108 walks in 684 1/3 Minor League innings) than a strikeout artist (471 Ks, or 6.2 per nine innings). He throws an assortment of pitches — primarily a fastball in the high 80s and a changeup, as well as a cutter and a curveball. He profiles for all the world like an old-school crafty lefty, the kind who won’t overpower you but sure can frustrate you.

Even though Merritt has only pitched eleven innings in the big leagues, he is unfazed by the magnitude of today’s game — he isn’t worried about the pressure or how long he’ll have to pitch. Not only is Merritt confident in himself, but his teammate’s are confident in him as well.

“It’s not that he’s naïve,” reliever Dan Otero said. “It’s just that he’s not really into baseball history or anything like that. None of what’s going on fazes him.”

“I think it would be awesome,” Otero said, perhaps stating the obvious. “Remember, he was a big part of us getting home-field advantage. He won that big game for us in Kansas City, when home field was kind of on the back burner for us. He gave us those five good innings against Kansas City and we started to think, ‘OK, maybe we can get the home field, after all.'”

“He’s our secret weapon,” backup catcher Chris Gimenez insisted. “Just because he’s unknown. If there’s one guy that’s not going to be rattled by the situation, it’s him. To him, it’s just another day.”

Maybe Merritt will be the Tribe’s secret weapon.

To the Indians, at this point, this really is just another day. Eleven career innings? Whatever. It’s an appropriately ridiculous arrangement on a team that has routinely turned the ridiculous into the sublime.

Read the full article here.


-TribeVibe contributor Hailey Ellis

GALLERY: Cleveland Indians take Game 3 in Toronto, 3-0 ALCS lead over Jays

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We took a 3-0 ALCS lead last night at Rogers Centre in Toronto after losing Trevor Bauer after just four batters due to his pinkie injury. With a combined mastery from the bullpen, two big blasts from Kipnis and Napoli and some smart base-running, the Tribe came out on top 4-2.

We look to sweep the series and punch our ticket to the Fall Classic this afternoon at 4:00PM.

-Photos by Dan Mendlik