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PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians win sixth straight, sweep Cincinnati Reds

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik, Sarah Sachs

To celebrate Majestic’s #JerseyDayCLE we took to Snapchat

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Majestic Athletic and Major League Baseball have partnered up to launch a jersey day promotion that encourages people to wear their favorite team’s jersey on their team’s designated day.

Today, 5/22 is our day and titled #JerseyDayCLE – We asked all of our friends on Snapchat to do their best, and draw their edition of an Indians jersey. The submissions did not disappoint!

-TribeVibe Contributors Ryan Delgado & Angela Martin

Cleveland Indians team up with Louisville Slugger, Dick’s Sporting Goods to donate new gear to Garfield Heights Baseball League

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The Cleveland Indians donated new catchers’ gear to the Garfield Heights Baseball League on Thursday night, after the league was a victim of theft from its storage facility last week.

The Indians, thanks in part to Louisville Slugger, presented the new gear to the league – including players and coaches – on Thursday night.

“One of our organization’s guiding commitments is to our community, and we’re proud to assist in the league’s time of need,” said Rebecca Kodysh, the club’s Executive Director of Community Impact.

Each of five divisions – Pee Wee, Minor, Major, Colt and Pony – will get new catchers’ gear. The teams have been practicing, but the league was in danger of not being able to begin without the stolen gear being replaced.

From Esquire: ‘Tough Jobs: Cleveland Indians Catcher Yan Gomes’

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Photo Mark Lipczynski, Esquire

 

Catching is a dirty job, and Tribe backstop, Yan Gomes knows it all too well. Esquire magazine has been interviewing big-league catchers on the rigors of what it takes to do their job – day in and day out. Yan fit well for this piece given his unfortunate injury early this season, and even touched on the collision aspect of being a catcher. The Silver Slugger Award winner will be back soon, and we can’t wait to see him in action. (Esquire’s full article can be read by clicking here)

Here’s an excerpt from the story:

“The 2015 season was barely a week old when Yan Gomes became the year’s first catcher casualty. Gomes, 27, was protecting the plate in the ninth inning of a close game when Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis slid into his leg, spraining Gomes’ medial collateral ligament.

He didn’t grow up dreaming of playing baseball, let alone becoming a catcher. But a Cuban coach introduced his father to the game and when the family moved to the U.S. when Gomes was 12

What’s the hardest part of being a catcher? Getting 12 to 13 pitchers through the games. It’s a lot of personalities, so you have to be able to compromise with a lot of guys. There’s also a lot studying, to understand the different hitters and different environments — and you have to be able to have your pitchers trust you.

What’s it like to get hit by the ball? Getting hit on the inside of the legs is a tough one; those are the least expected, like a sinker that gets fouled off. Or a hit right off the mask. Those give you a nice smack in the face. But as catchers we all appreciate that it’s something that’s going to happen, so we’ve got to be able to have some pain tolerance.

Cleveland Indians to donate equipment to Garfield Heights Baseball League, victim of theft last week

Yan Gomes works on drills while the rest of the catchers are busy catching bullpen sessions.

Yan Gomes works on drills while the rest of the catchers are busy catching bullpen sessions.

In conjunction with Louisville Slugger, Tribe to replace catchers’ gear taken by thieves earlier this month

Cleveland, OH—The Cleveland Indians will donate new catchers’ gear to the Garfield Heights Baseball League on Thursday night, after the league was a victim of theft from its storage facility last week.

The Indians, thanks in part to Louisville Slugger, will present the new gear to the league – including players and coaches – on Thursday night. At least one Indians player, and Slider, will be on hand to present the donation at Donovan Park at 6PM Thursday. (The park is located on Warner Road in Garfield Heights, between Garfield Boulevard and Canal Road.)

“One of our organization’s guiding commitments is to our community, and we’re proud to assist in the league’s time of need,” said Rebecca Kodysh, the club’s Executive Director of Community Impact.

Each of five divisions – Pee Wee, Minor, Major, Colt and Pony – will get new catchers’ gear. The teams have been practicing, but the league was in danger of not being able to begin without the stolen gear being replaced.

Cleveland Indians Fan Designed T-shirt contest: Honorable mention

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Voting for this year’s Fan Designed T-shirt contest is now live — click here to vote!

Like last year, we had some great, creative submissions that just missed the cut. They’re above. Nice work as always, Tribe fans!

 

From Cleveland.com: A 100-year-old and his love of family, golf and the Cleveland Indians

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Surely you remember our post about Chuck Yasenka, the 100-year-0ld who recently threw out the first pitch at Progressive Field.

Cleveland.com’s Zack Meisel wrote a more in-depth profile of , and if possible, Chuck became even cooler. Read the full profile by clicking here.

An excerpt:

Rich Yasenka sat with his father in a car on Ontario Street in the shadow of Progressive Field.

As the two waited for Chuck’s wheelchair, Rich told his father he would be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before that evening’s affair.

“You have to be kidding me,” Chuck replied.

By the time he emerged from the opening in the left-field wall and reached the track between the Indians’ dugout and the infield, Chuck had conquered any anxiety he felt, or any anxiety a 100-year-old can possibly experience. After all, this man has twice survived colon cancer, out-lived the 10-year warranty on the Hyundai Sonata he purchased at the age of 90 and maintained an impressive handicap on the golf course until the age of 91. How much could a ceremonial first pitch actually accelerate his heart rate?

Not much, as Rich quickly learned. Chuck turned toward his son and shared a secret.

“I’m going to throw a spitball,” he said.

Corey Kluber’s incredible night: Photos, historical context

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Some historical context on AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber’s start on Wednesday night:

  • Tossed 8.0 inning (6.2 no-hit innings), striking out a career-high 18 batters (8.0IP, 1H, 18SO, 1HB, 113 pitches/74 strikes)…marks the most strikeouts by a pitcher in a MLB game this season (see note below for more).
  • Struck-out a career-high 18 batters, the first Tribe pitcher to record 18-or-more strikeouts in a game since Bob Feller punched out 18 in game one of a doubleheader on Oct. 2, 1938 against Detroit…marks the most strikeouts in a MLB game since Milwaukee’s Ben Sheets 18 K’s on May 16, 2004 against Atlanta…most in an A.L. game since Toronto’s Roger Clemens struck out 18 on Aug. 25, 1998 against Kansas City…Kluber fanned 6 consecutive batters for the sixth time in Indians history…holds the team record with 7 consecutive strikeouts (May 4, 2014 against Chicago-AL).
  • Becomes 1 of 5 different pitchers in Major League history to strike out 18-or-more batters without allowing a walk, joining Luis Tiant (1x), Roger Clemens (3x), Randy Johnson (2x) and Kerry Wood (1x)…Kluber is the first Major League pitcher with 18+ K’s/0 BB since Arizona’s Randy Johnson struck out 20 and did not allow a walk on May 8, 2001 against Cincinnati…the first A.L. pitcher to pull the trick since Toronto’s Roger Clemens did so on Aug. 25, 1998 against Kansas City (18 SO, 0BB)…first Indians pitcher to do so since Luis Tiant on July 3, 1968 against Minnesota (19SO, 0BB, 10.0IP).
  • Was given a 2-run cushion for just the second time this season, as the Indians led Minnesota 2-0 in the 6th inning on April 17…has had a one-run lead in two separate games: April 11 against Detroit in the 7th, May 2 against Toronto in the 3rd.
  • Recorded double-digit strikeouts for the 15th time in his career, good for 6th all-time in Indians history breaking a tie with Bartolo Colon (14 double-digit SO games)…is 9-0 when recording 10-or-more punchouts in a game…Kluber joins Dean Chance (18-0 in 20G) and Denny McLain (17-0 in 18G) as the only pitchers since 1914 to record double-digit strikeouts and not lose a game in at least 15 starts.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs/Notes from Indians Baseball Information Department

Indians unveil Bob Feller exhibit in Terrace Club at Progressive Field

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Exhibit features items from former museum in Feller’s hometown in Iowa, including glove from Opening Day no-hitter, Navy jacket and more

The Cleveland Indians today unveiled a new Bob Feller Exhibit in the Terrace Club at Progressive Field, a celebration of the life and career of one of the most storied baseball players in history.

The exhibit features items from the former museum in his hometown of Van Meter, Iowa, including:

  • Feller/Ruth bat from Pulitzer Prize winning photograph “The Babe Bows Out”
  • Feller’s opening day no-hitter glove
  • Feller’s father’s catcher’s mitt
  • “Gopher Ball” signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
  • One of Bob’s Navy jackets
  • Bob Feller Act of Valor Award

Also included in the exhibit are a timeline of Bob’s life and a touchscreen monitor where fans can see videos and photos of Feller.

“This exhibit is another way we can remember and honor Bob’s life and accomplishments for current and future generations of Tribe fans,” said Indians Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Bob DiBiasio.

The Terrace Club is free and open to all ticket holders again in 2015, and fans can either visit the club to view the new Feller exhibit or make reservations to dine in the Terrace Club, which offers some of the best views of the playing field in the ballpark.

Reservations can be made by visiting OpenTable.com and searching for Terrace Club.

You’re invited: Free Cleveland Indians Watch Party at The Corner, Friday May 15

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The Indians invite you to check out all the great new parts of the Right Field District at an exclusive Watch Party at The Corner, the ballpark’s cool new bar.

Who: You and a guest (but you MUST RSVP at the link below)

When: Friday, May 15 – 6PM-final pitch

Where: The Corner at Progressive Field (enter at new Right Field Gate near East 9th)

What: Half-price drinks, half-price food from Melt, Barrio and more (admission is free)

Must RSVP: Click here!

*Must be 21 to attend. Photographers/videographers will be documenting event; images/videos may appear in future advertisements

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