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Indians Homestand Guide: $2 beer, $1 hot dogs, Rock ‘N’ Blast and promo items vs. Twins, Yankees

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CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Indians return home for a six-game homestand against Minnesota Twins (August 7-9) and New York Yankees (August 11-13).

ROCK ‘N’ BLAST

Rock ‘N’ Blast is back and we’re celebrating the 10-year anniversary of this spectacular show! Rock ‘N’ Blast 10, presented by FirstEnergy, will take place Friday and Saturday night, giving fans two chances to catch the award-winning display. The theme is The Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

The show — complete with lasers, on-field pyrotechnics, scoreboard video and roof-top fireworks –will take fans through all of the elements that make up rock ‘n’ roll: rebellion, the MTV age, freedom and injustice, and love.

Additional promotions happening over the weekend include:

  • Friday:  Sugardale Dollar Dog night and $2 domestic beer pregame (5-7PM) in the Right Field District
  • Saturday: Michael Brantley Bobblehead courtesy of Progressive (15,000 fans)

PREGAME AT THE PARK

Fans can pregame at the park on Friday and enjoy $2 domestic cans, featuring Budweiser and Bud Light, from 5-7PM in the Right Field District. This offer features 12-ounce domestic cans and is available for those 21 and older. Other pregame activities include batting practice, Sugardale Dollar Dog Night and live music from local bands on the RTA Summer Stage and at The Corner.

 

INDIANS VS. TWINS — AUG. 7-9

Friday, August 7 vs. Twins @ 7:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

$2 domestic cans: Pregame at the park Friday from 5-7PM with $2 12 ounce domestic cans. Deal is only available in the Right Field District.

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

Rock ‘N’ Blast Fireworks, presented by FirstEnergy: Hang out after the game to enjoy the award-winning fireworks display, Rock ‘N’ Blast 10! Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the spectacular display set to the elements of rock ‘n’ roll– rebellion, the MTV age, freedom and injustice, and love.

Pregame party: Come down to the ballpark early to enjoy pregame activities and performances by local artists on the RTA Summer Stage and at The Corner.

Alumni autographs: Jody Gerut and Jason Stanford will be on hand for fan autographs in Heritage Park from 6PM-6:30PM.

50/50 Raffle: The 50/50 Raffle will be available for all home games of the 2015 season. The raffle will support Cleveland Indians Charities in its mission to provide softball and baseball programs to the underprivileged youth of Cleveland.

Uber postgame couponing: Upon exiting the gates, fans will receive a special offer from Uber Cleveland.

 

Saturday, August 8 vs. Twins @ 7:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Michael Brantley bobblehead, courtesy of Progressive Insurance: Upon entering the gate 15,000 fans will receive a Michael Brantley bobblehead courtesy of Progressive Insurance.

Rock ‘N’ Blast Fireworks, presented by FirstEnergy: Hang out after the game to enjoy the award-winning fireworks display, Rock ‘N’ Blast 10! Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the spectacular display set to the elements of rock ‘n’ roll– rebellion, the MTV age, freedom and injustice, and love.

Pregame party: Come down to the ballpark early to enjoy pregame activities and performances by local artists on the RTA Summer Stage and at The Corner.

Alumni autographs: Jody Gerut and Jason Stanford will be on hand for fan autographs in Heritage Park from 6PM-6:30PM.

Blue Star Mothers Inc. presentation: Blue Star Mothers Inc. Chapter 2 will be recognized on-field pregame. This group is made up of women who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans.

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 U.S. Navy jacket, his Opening Day no-hitter glove and much more.

 

Sunday, August 9 vs. Twins @ 1:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 11AM

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/ WMMS/IRN

W.B. Mason Truck, courtesy of W.B. Mason: Upon entering the gate, 5,000 young fans (12 & under) will receive a toy truck courtesy of W.B. Mason.

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.

Kids Run the Bases Presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s: Young Tribe fans will have the opportunity to run the bases like their favorite players after the game! All kids (12 & under) can stay immediately after the game to take part, and 100 participants will receive an item from Cleveland Clinic Children’s when they’re finished.

Purell post-game sampling: Fans are able to take free samples of Purell hand sanitizer after the game. Samples will be available at all gates.

Win a Step2 gift package: Head to the Kids Clubhouse and enter to win a summer fun gift package from Step2; winner drawn in the 8th inning.

 

INDIANS VS. YANKEES — AUG. 11-13

Tuesday, August 11 vs. Yankees @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/ Family Deck opens at 5PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Bob Feller 1948 replica jersey, courtesy of SportsTime Ohio: Upon entering the gate 12.500 fans will receive a Bob Feller 1948 replica jersey courtesy of SportsTime Ohio.

Rust-Oleum Championship Pro-Am donation to Cleveland Indians Charities: Representatives from the Rust-Oleum Championship will be presenting Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC) a donation pregame. Indians players, coaches, front office staff, and alumni attended the event in June with all charitable proceeds of the day supporting CIC.

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 postgame coupons: Upon exiting the game, fans will receive a coupon courtesy of Dunkin Donuts.

 

Wednesday, August 12 vs. Yankees @ 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

50/50 Raffle: The 50/50 Raffle will be available for all home games of the 2015 season. The raffle will support Cleveland Indians Charities in its mission to provide softball and baseball programs to the underprivileged youth of Cleveland.

 

Thursday, August 13 vs. Yankees @ 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: Come down to the ballpark and enjoy a fan favorite — Sugardale Dollar Dog night, one of 15 this year. Fans can also enjoy Sugardale samplings pregame at Gateway Plaza.

MCPc Community Leaders presentation: The Cleveland Indians Community Impact department is partnering with local community leaders and businesses to make a difference in the lives of Clevelanders and the community. MCPc is a proud inaugural partner to the Community Leaders Program. MCPc Family Charities supports families and children in need and causes that help fight disease, and has worked with MCPc, Inc. to support youth rowing and sailing programs across Northeast Ohio and the Midwest, including the Cleveland Youth Rowing Association and the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Association. We’ll celebrate some of these efforts during throughout the game.

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 U.S. Navy jacket, his Opening Day no-hitter glove and much more.

#CarrascoFacts: Carlos Carrasco and Indians starters are on a roll

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 04:  Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 4, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 04: Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 4, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Carlos Carrasco allowed one hit in nine innings on Tuesday night in the Tribe’s eventual 2-0 win over the Angels in 12 innings.

That followed a complete-game win over the A’s on Thursday in his last start, in which he allowed two hits and a run in nine innings.

He retired the last 16 batters on Thursday and the first 11 on Tuesday, marking 27 straight batters retired – a pseudo-perfect game. He also went 38 batters without allowing a hit over those two outings.

More #CarrascoFacts:

  • He tied an Indians club record with back-to-back starts with 9+ IP and no more than 2 hits allowed, joining Sam McDowell (3x: ’65, ’66, ’70) and Early Wynn (1954). (hat tip to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com)
  • Carrasco is the first AL starter to pitch 9 innings and allow two or fewer hits in consecutive starts since Oakland’s Bobby Witt in 1994 (h/t Elias)
  • The 27 straight batters retired tied the third-most in club history. The list:
    • Len Barker/ Bert Blyleven, 31
    • Carrasco/Dennis Eckersley/Greg Swindell/Jake Westbrook, 27 (h/t to SportsTime Ohio)

Over the Tribe’s last eight games – including a minor hiccup from Corey Kluber on Monday – the team’s rotation has a 1.29 ERA (12 ER/63 IP).

Bobby Bradley named ML Player of the Week; Frazier, Johnson take home Tribe POTM honors

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The Midwest League and the Lake County Captains, the class A-affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, have announced that Captains Infielder Bobby Bradley has been named the Midwest League Player of the Week for the week of July 27 – August 2.

Over the past week, in six games, Bradley hit .381 with 4 HR, 9 RBI, 2 2B, 9 R, 6 BB and had an SLG % of 1.048.

Bradley, 19, from Gulfport, MS, was a third-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians in 2014. On the season, Bradley is batting .253 with 18 HR and 58 RBI in 79 games played.

Frazier, Johnson named Tribe Minor League Players of the Month

The Cleveland Indians today announced Akron RHP JEFF JOHNSON has been named the Indians Minor League Pitcher of the Month for July, while Lynchburg OF CLINT FRAZIER has been named the Indians Minor League Player of the Month. The Indians Player of the Month award recognizes individual performances from within the Indians Player Development System and is announced at the conclusion of each month through the end of the Minor League season.

Johnson, 25, did not surrender a run over 9.0 innings of work in the month of July (0.00 ERA), registering 6 saves and 10 strikeouts in 9 appearances. The right-hander held opponents to just a .103 (3-for-29) average against and a .212 on-base percentage, allowing just one extra-base hit (double). His 6 saves in the month of July were tied for sixth-most amongst Eastern League relievers.

Johnson was the Indians 10th round selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The Thousand Oaks, California native has spent the entire season with Double-A Akron, going 1-1 with a 1.13 ERA (5ER/39.2IP) and 19 saves (19-for-19 in save opportunities) over 38 appearances. The 2015 Eastern League All-Star ranks among league-leaders in saves (T3rd), games finished (3rd, 32) and appearances (6th).

Frazier, 20, hit .363 (37-for-102) with 7 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 17 RBI across 28 games played in July. He also drew 16 walks, stole 6 bases and scored 21 runs. The Loganville, Georgia native ranked among Carolina League-leaders during July in average (1st, .363), hits (1st, 37), on-base percentage (2nd, 442), extra-base hits (T3rd, 12), runs (3rd, 21), walks (4th, 16) and RBI (T5th, 17). Frazier tallied an 11-game hit streak from July 12-22 and reached base safely via a hit or walk in 27 of 28 games played.

Frazier was the Indians 1st round selection (5th overall) in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Loganville High School. He has spent the entire season at Advanced-A Lynchburg, hitting .278 (108-for-388) with 56 RBI and 39 extra-base hits. Frazier ranks among league leaders in hits (2nd, 108), runs (2nd, 67), home runs (T2nd, 12), walks (3rd, 52), on-base percentage (4th, .371) and RBI (4th, 56).

 

 

From Cleveland.com: CLE native Jim Kluber enjoying his son’s success similarly to Corey — calmly

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Zack Meisel from Cleveland.com checked in with Cleveland native Jim Kluber — yes, Corey’s dad — who’s been enjoying Corey’s success.

And yes, Jim is just like Corey — stoic and calm.

From Zack’s story — the full version of which you can read here:

So, Kluber’s parents trek to Fenway Park to watch the Indians when they battle the Boston Red Sox. If Kluber is slated to pitch when the Indians play at Yankee Stadium, his parents will journey to New York. Jim enjoys watching his son operate. He also enjoys watching him walk off the field, his face motionless, his mind still fixated on what just happened.

Like father, like son.

“His mother is outgoing with just about anybody she sees, whether in a store or walking down a street,” Jim said. “She’s very outgoing. I’m definitely not like that. I’m probably more like Corey.”

Jim was at Progressive Field last August when his son exited after 7 1/3 innings of a start against Cincinnati. He limited the Reds to one run and he struck out seven. Francona collected the baseball and Kluber retreated to the dugout as fans showered him with praise. Kluber, of course, didn’t notice the 18,000 in attendance offering their appreciation.

Cleveland, Mayor Frank Jackson taking part in 32nd Annual ‘Night out Against Crime’ with CPD officers, Cleveland Youth; part of Major League Baseball’s ‘Play Ball’ Initiative

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On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, Cleveland residents are invited to participate in Mayor Jackson’s 32nd annual “Night out Against Crime”. The “Night out Against Crime” is an opportunity for Clevelanders to come together as One Cleveland and strengthen their communities. “Night out Against Crime” events will occur in each of the city’s four police districts with the main event taking place at League Park on 6601 Lexington Ave from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm on August 4.

Highlighting this year’s “Night out against Crime” event will be an exhibition baseball game played at the historic League Park between Cleveland Police Officers and youth from the City of Cleveland’s youth baseball league with support from the Cleveland Indians. The exhibition game is being played as a part of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) support of Major League Baseball’s “Play Ball” initiative. The month of August has been designated as “Play Ball Month” in cities nationwide. US Mayors are implementing the initiative in their respective city with the goal of strengthening bonds between families and communities with baseball through baseball-related activities.

Neighborhood District events will be held from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at each of the locations listed below and will feature police and public safety vehicles, free health screenings, refreshments and activities for the entire family!

Additional Neighborhood Event Locations:

  • 1st District – Jefferson Park, W. 132nd & Lorain
  • 2nd District – Steelyard Commons, I-71/Jennings Freeway
  • 3rd District – King Kennedy, E. 64th & Bundy Dr.
  • 4th District – Life Skills (Parking lot), 12201 Larchmere Rd.

For more information, call 216-664-3290. The “Night out Against Crime” events are sponsored by Cleveland Public Power (CPP), City of Cleveland Community Relations Board, Cleveland Airport System and Cleveland Water.

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More Background on MLB ‘PlayBall’

Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball, in conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), today announced that more than 125 cities, covering 34 U.S. States, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, have signed on as designated PLAY BALL Cities for the inaugural “PLAY BALL Month” of August 2015. The cities are being designated based on the commitment by each city’s Mayor to sponsor a baseball or softball-related activity during August. Mayors will report their activities to http://www.usmayors.org/playball.  Major League Baseball and the U.S. Conference of Mayors announced their PLAY BALL partnership at USCM’s 83rd Annual Meeting in June.

“For decades, baseball has had a unique ability to bring communities together, and today, Major League Baseball is seeking to strengthen that connection between our sport and cities across the country through our new PLAY BALL initiative,” said Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr.  “We are thrilled to begin this new and innovative partnership with Minor League Baseball and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and I thank all the mayors who have stepped up to support this effort to provide fun experiences for kids and families during PLAY BALL Month.”

“The PLAY BALL initiative is baseball in its purest form, building relationships between the game and its future generations,” said Pat O’Conner, Minor League Baseball President & CEO. “It is incredibly important for us to encourage participation at the grassroots level and Minor League Baseball fully supports these efforts.”

“Mayors are pleased to join Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball in bringing fun baseball and softball activities to our cities,” said USCM President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “I am proud to have already participated in a PLAY BALL event in my community and look forward to hearing how other mayors across the country celebrate baseball – our Great National Pastime.”

During this month, mayors across the country will host activities to engage children, citizens, families and city departments to organize individual and community-based, baseball and softball-related events, such as playing catch, running bases and more. The activities will be focused on strengthening bonds between families, communities and the game.

PlayBall.org serves as the initiative’s online home and is accessible via MLB.com, USABaseball.com and other partner websites. Coaching tips and parent resources are prominent components of the site.  PlayBall.org also gives parents, coaches and kids information on how to participate in PLAY BALL activities, links to youth-related news and events, and searchable maps to help find local community leagues. Health and safety information, including the Pitch Smart and Play Sun Smart programs, also are available.

“The Conference of Mayors is honored to have joined Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball in helping to inspire a renewed enthusiasm for the game,” said USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran. “We are pleased with the number of mayors who have made commitments to sponsor a Play Ball activity, and look to involving more mayors in the future.”

Below is a list of 2015 PLAY BALL cities so far.  The list is subject to change and additional cities may be added.  For details on each city’s event, please visit http://www.usmayors.org/playball/registrymonitor.asp

 

Cleveland Indians announce theme for 2015 Rock ‘N’ Blast: Rock ‘N’ Blast 10 — The Roots of Rock ‘N’ Roll

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Two-night show, presented by FirstEnergy and scheduled for August 7 and 8, and will celebrate 10 years of spectacular event 

Cleveland, OH— The Cleveland Indians announced today that the theme of the annual two-night Rock ‘N’ Blast fireworks show, this year presented by FirstEnergy, will be Rock ‘N’ Blast 10 – The Roots of Rock ‘N’ Roll.

This year marks Rock ‘N’ Blast’s 10th anniversary, and the shows will take fans through the elements that rock ‘n’ roll is made of – rebellion, the MTV age, freedom and injustice, and love.

The award-winning display, which features music and video synchronized to pyrotechnics, is one of the highlights of the summer at Progressive Field. In all, fans will be treated to more than 20 minutes worth of entertainment each night.

To go along with each respective show and the Tribe’s series against the Minnesota Twins, the Indians will offer additional promotions:

  • Aug. 7: Sugardale Dollar Dog night and $2 domestic beer pregame (5-7PM) in the Right Field District
  • Aug. 8: Michael Brantley Bobblehead courtesy of Progressive (15,000 fans)

Rock ‘N’ Blast is one of five fireworks shows remaining this season; remaining fireworks dates this season include:

  • Aug. 28: Garage Rock Nuggets presented by Wayside Furniture
  • Aug. 29: Toga! Toga! Toga! presented by Brilliant Electric Sign Co.
  • Sept. 11: presented by Wayside Furniture
  • Sept. 12: Bar Sing-A-Longs
  • Oct. 3: Back to the Future/1985

Shirtless Cleveland Indians fan an instant Internet celebrity

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So on Wednesday afternoon, it was hot at Progressive Field — 90 degrees and humid. So you can understand how fans might want to try to find ways to cool down.

One fan in particular was easily identifiable in his search for relief from the heat: The fan pictured above, who made it on to the SportsTime Ohio telecast of the game due to his seat — in the dugout suite behind the plate, caught by the TV cameras throughout the game.

When our photographer, Dan Mendlik, caught a shot of the gentleman, we Tweeted:

But, we thought: We had to know more, and we thought we owed it to our fans to tell this man’s — this LEGEND’s — story.

His name is Matt, but jokingly said he didn’t want to give us his last name because his boss might find out. (Too late, we told him — he was already an Internet superstar.) He and his friends were at the ballpark for his pal Mark’s bachelor party; Mark is getting married this weekend.

The crew came down from Toronto, and Matt said he’d been a fan of Cleveland for many years, and the town’s sports teams. He and his buddies rented a dugout suite for Mark’s big bash, and the group was headed back to Canada on Thursday.

After the game, we took the crew on the field for another picture.

Chances are Matt will be a bit more famous after his brush with Internet fame. Good on ya, Matt. –TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

Trevor Bauer a finalist for 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award

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The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation today announced its Major League Baseball and Hall of Fame nominees for the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award (full list below, full release attached).

The Foundation also announced the creation of a companion Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Award and of the Jerry Coleman Award presented by The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation, honoring a Staff Noncommissioned Officer of the United States Marine Corps. The Foundation honors a current MLB player, a United States Navy Chief Petty Officer, and a Baseball Hall of Fame member who possess the values, integrity and dedication to serving our country that Bob Feller himself displayed.

Previous Act of Valor award winners include Justin Verlander, Nick Swisher, Yogi Berra, Tommy Lasorda, Senior Chief Petty Officer Garth Sinclair, and Senior Chief Petty Officer Carl Thompson. Finalists for the active player award will be announced later this season and the winners in all four categories will be honored in a Veterans Day ceremony in Washington, DC at the United States Navy Memorial.
The 2015 MLB Player and Hall of Fame Member Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Nominees

NOMINATING CLUB: MLB PLAYER

  • Arizona Diamondbacks: Brad Ziegler
  • Baltimore Orioles: Darren O’Day
  • Boston Red Sox: Dustin Pedroia
  • Chicago White Sox: Adam LaRoche
  • Cincinnati Reds: Jay Bruce
  • Cleveland Indians: Trevor Bauer (see nomination letter below)
  • Kansas City Royals: Wade Davis
  • Miami Marlins: Steve Cishek (traded to St. Louis Cardinals 7/24/15)
  • Milwaukee Brewers: Jonathan Lucroy
  • Minnesota Twins: Brian Dozier
  • New York Mets: Curtis Granderson
  • Oakland Athletics: Sean Doolittle
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Charlie Morton
  • San Diego Padres: Ian Kennedy
  • Washington Nationals: Craig Stammen

NOMINATING CLUB: HALL OF FAMER

  • Cleveland Indians: Bob Lemon
  • Cincinnati Reds: Johnny Bench
  • Kansas City Royals: George Brett
  • Miami Marlins: Andre Dawson
  • Minnesota Twins: Rod Carew

BAUER’S NOMINATION LETTER:

It’s with pleasure and honor that the Cleveland Indians nominate Trevor Bauer for the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. As a top right-handed pitcher for the Indians, Trevor’s intensely dedicated and prepared for every game. Above all, he protects the values of the game and the integrity of his team.

Trevor’s passion has recently extended beyond the game of baseball to helping wounded veterans. After reading Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor – a firsthand account of the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10 – Trevor felt compelled to get involved with the Lutrell’s Lone Survivor Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to providing education, rehabilitation, recovery and wellness opportunities to members of the U.S. Armed forces and their families.

Trevor then found a way to bring together the military and baseball communities, which he explains are both American institutions. He worked with Athletes Brand to design a t-shirt in which proceeds benefit the Lone Survivor Foundation. Athletes Brand is a 100 percent current and former pro and elite athlete ran company. Trevor’s goal for this t-shirt initiative is to reach 20 million people and raise at least $7,000 in two weeks. Not only is he working to raise money for the Lone Survivor Foundation, but Trevor hopes this educates people on the struggles wounded vets are faced with after sacrificing their lives for our country and freedom.

When asked why he decided to get involved with The Lone Survivor Foundation, Trevor replied, “I have a lot of respect for the men and women who choose to protect our country, especially elite warriors who are sent on the most dangerous missions. I draw a lot of inspiration from Marcus Luttrell’s story and want to be a part of the effort to help the men and women who have served establish a happy, healthy and productive life.”

It’s drive, passion and dedication – for U.S. service men and women, and for baseball – that make Trevor Bauer an exemplary candidate for the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award.

PHOTO GALLERY: Indians unveil new Larry Doby statue at Progressive Field

The Indians unveiled the new Larry Doby statue on Saturday outside Progressive Field’s Right Field Gate; guests included Larry Doby Jr. and other members of the Doby family, former friend and teammate Mudcat Grant, former Negro League Ted Toles, former teammate Gary Bell and more.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

7-year-old Jack Donohoe rewarded for good deed with trip to Cleveland Indians BP at Progressive Field

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Jack Donohoe is 7. At an Indians game earlier this season, though, he showed maturity beyond his years.

His dad, Jeff – a Tribe Season Ticket Holder – emailed Cleveland.com’s Terry Pluto recently with the story of how young Jack made another young fan’s day:

“My wife (Michelle) and young son (Jack) attended a recent Tribe game. We are in a group of Season Ticket Holders.

“Our seats are in the first row behind the plate. We noticed a little girl who had obvious health challenges at a way, way too early age.

“We struck up a conversation with her family in the row directly behind us. She was from Georgia. Her dad was sitting several more rows back. Since we had an empty seat, the family asked if it would be OK if she sat there. They thought she would love being in the first row! Of course we said yes.

“At first my wife was sitting next to her. But then my wife switched seats so the kids could sit next to each other. The kids struck up a conversion and quickly developed a friendship.

“My son was oblivious that she looked a little different without hair. Or maybe he noticed but just didn’t give it a second thought.

“They started swapping stuff. My son shared his candy and American flag pins that we were given for making a donation to a veterans group before the game, and the little girl shared her grapes and smiles.

“In the ninth inning a ball came loose. A Tampa coach or player picked up the ball and turned to toss the ball to the fans. He scanned the crowd. His eyes met mine. I pointed to the little girl who was standing next to me.

“He gave me a big nod of the head and tossed me the ball! Thankfully I caught it with one of the mitts my son and I brought. My son squealed with joy as I caught the ball. There was no way I could just give the ball to this girl we just met.

“I put the ball in his glove, but I suggested we should give the ball to our new friend. He asked why. I said this was her only game for the season. … He shrugged his shoulders and put the ball in her hands!

“People in the first row or two cheered and clapped! When we got back to our seats, the woman who was taking her grandson to the ballparks also clapped and cheered. She was so happy she got a ball too!”

You can read Jeff’s entire story about his son in Terry’s recent column by clicking here. (http://www.cleveland.com/pluto/index.ssf/2015/07/cleveland_indians_have_terry_t_10.html)

We hosted Jeff, his wife and Jack on Friday afternoon; the trio took in batting practice from the field and got to meet a few of the Indians players, including Mike Aviles, who chatted with Jack for five minutes before shagging some fly balls.

How did Jack like it?

“This is cool,” he said.

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

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