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Members of the Cleveland Indians front office, including owner Paul Dolan, President Mark Shapiro, GM Chris Antonetti and more served Thanksgiving to nearly 300 people on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field.The event was made possible, for the fifth straight year, by the Tribe’s partners at Delaware North Cos.
Folks from five area charities — 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. Slider and the hot dogs also made an appearance, as evidenced by their lack of help serving in the video below!
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
Tribe pitcher Corey Kluber took an hour or so to chat with fans on Twitter last Wednesday, about four hours before being named the 2014 American League Cy Young Award winner.
Questions and answers ranged from serious:
… to fun:
Make sure you’re following Corey (@CKluber) to know more about the Cy Young winner!
Members of the Cleveland Indians front office, with a little help from sidekick Slider, visited the Cleveland Foodbank on Thursday morning to help the staff sort food and pack backpacks for kids to take home on weekends.
Nearly 30 members of the Indians front office visited on Thursday, sorting vegetables that then would be sent to local food pantries, and preparing backpacks that eventually would end up going home with kids from school on weekends, when they’re most likely to miss meals.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
Cy Young winner Corey Kluber was honored at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday night as the Cavs took on the Spurs! To watch the Cavs present Kluber with his own Cleveland Cavaliers jersey, check out the highlights by clicking here.
Here are some Twitter highlights, as well; photos above are from the Tribe’s Dan Mendlik.
92-year-old Joe Duncan presents a great case for “Indians Superfan,” as written in Scout’s feature on the former U.S. Army Corporal.
Duncan, a native of Sharon Center, Ohio, grew up cheering for the Indians and continued doing so throughout his time in the military.
After returning home from serving our country, Duncan got to have some fun with his second passion — the Indians — as he is now building a model of Jacobs Field in his attic. To view photos of his artwork and to read more on Duncan’s passion for his country and for the Tribe, visit: http://www.scout.com/story/1479319-meet-indians-superfan-and-wwii-vet-joe-duncan?s=143#/story/1479319-meet-indians-superfan-and-wwii-vet-joe-duncan?s=143.
The Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park will host artist Allen Friedlander’s Baseball Art exhibit on Saturday, December 13, 2014.
All fans are invited to attend the event as it is free of charge and open to the public. The event will run from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. that day. Free parking will also be available.
Fans that have not yet had an opportunity to browse through the Baseball Heritage Museum are encouraged to visit the newly-renovated site and check out Cleveland native Allen Friedlander’s work.
“The Baseball Heritage Museum is at home in Cleveland’s historic Ticket House at League Park,” Bob Zimmer, founder of the Baseball Heritage Museum, said. “It is truly a magical place where history was made and the future begins. Imagine all those that walked the hallowed ground: the Babe hitting his 500th home run, the Indians winning the 1920 World Championship, the Buckeyes winning the 1945 Negro League World Championship, and so many more.”
Friedlander, who graduated from Cleveland Heights High School (1971) and Cleveland State University (1979), will be present to show off his artwork.
“Allen Friedlander is a long-time Clevelander and sports fan,” Zimmer said. “Allen’s pencil drawings capture the essence of the player and sport depicted in the photographic images from where Allen bases his work. The detail takes you to a new level of expression and provides an ambiance of its own.”
Friedlander’s artwork includes pencil renderings of Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams, all of whom are Hall of Famers who played at League Park.
For more information on the event, please contact the museum by calling 216-789-1083 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date/score: September 26, 1-0
Opponent: Tampa Bay Rays
Pitching line: 8 IP, 0 ER, 11 SO, 2 BB
2014 strikeout total: 269
Key at-bat(s): With support mounting for Kluber’s Cy Young candidacy, he turned in a gem – an exclamation point-type outing, limiting the Rays to five hits while striking out the side in the first as a sort of announcement that, “Yep, I’m the Cy Young.” Only once did Kluber have more than one base runner on, and in the fifth, faced a test after a two-out Kevin Kiermaier triple. Yet as he’d done all season, Kluber ended the threat by striking out Ryan Hanigan.
Notable: By striking out 11 overall and allowing no earned runs while walking two, Kluber logged his 11th start of the season with 10 or more strikeouts, two or fewer earned runs and two or fewer walks. Incredible.
Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 81
Date/score: September 21, 7-2
Opponent: Minnesota Twins
Pitching line: 8 IP, 2 ER, 14 SO, 1 BB
2014 strikeout total: 258
Key at-bat(s): Minnesota cut its deficit to 5-2 in the fifth on doubles by Chris Hermann and Danny Santana, but Kluber struck out Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer to end the frame. He did the same (to Oswaldo Arcia and Josmil Pinto) in the sixth after a one-out single by Trevor Plouffe.
Notable: Kluber had at least two strikeouts in each of the first six innings as he matched his career high for strikeouts in a game with 14 – set in his previous start, a Sept. 16 win over the Astros in Houston.
Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 73
The Cleveland Indians have a host of activities planned for Wednesday and Thursday ahead of the announcement of the American League Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards, for which Corey Kluber and Michael Brantley are finalists.
Kluber, 28, is coming off one of the best seasons in Indians history by a starting pitcher, going 18-9 with a 2.44 ERA and 269 strikeouts, sixth-most in club history for a single season. He finished tied for first in the American League in wins (18) and starts (34), second in strikeouts and third in ERA (2.44) and innings pitched (235.2).
Brantley earned his first American League All-Star selection in 2014 and led the club and set career-bests in virtually every offensive category. He became the first Indians player to amass 200 hits, 45-plus doubles, 20-plus home runs and 20-plus stolen bases in the 114-year history of the franchise (and the ninth overall player in MLB history to do it). He also won an AL Silver Slugger Award.
Among the activities planned are:
- Kluber Q&A: Fans will have the opportunity to ask Kluber questions on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon; fans should follow @Indians and @CKluber to participate.
- Callaway conference call: Tribe Season Ticket Holders and social media followers can chat live with the man who works most closely with Kluber during the season, Tribe pitching coach Mickey Callaway, at 4PM Wednesday.
- Business/school support: The Indians are asking Cleveland-area businesses and schools to wear Tribe colors to support Kluber and Brantley on Wednesday and Thursday; those that do, and tweet photos of their workplace or school in Tribe gear using the hashtag #CyKluber, will be eligible to win Indians prize packs. (Click here for contest rules.)
- Social media contests: The Indians will offer prizes for fans on social media who enter a Kluber look-a-like contest and others.
- #CyKluber countdown, #SmoothMVP highlights: On social media, the Indians will wrap up their month-long countdown of Kluber’s AL-high 18 wins with recaps of each start, including pitching lines, highlights and more. On Thursday, the club’s social media accounts will focus on highlights of Brantley’s historic season.
- Cy Young announcement: Kluber, along with the other finalists, will be interviewed on MLB Network starting at 6PM Wednesday ahead of the announcement.
- MVP announcement: Brantley will be interviewed, along with the Angels’ Mike Trout and the Tigers’ Victor Martinez, on MLB Network starting at 6PM ahead of the award unveiling.
Date/score: September 16, 4-2
Opponent: Houston Astros
Pitching line: 7 IP, 1 ER, 14 SO, 2 BB
2014 strikeout total: 244
Key at-bat(s): Kluber found himself in rare trouble in the fourth – Marwin Gonzalez singled, Jon Singleton walked and Max Stassi singled to load the bases. Kluber once again locked in, striking out Alex Presley and Gregorio Petit to end the inning.
Notable: Kluber’s previous career-high in strikeouts was 13, on May 4 vs. the White Sox at Progressive Field; he pitched 8 innings that afternoon but got a no-decision.
Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 71