Results tagged ‘ Progressive Field ’

Download At the Ballpark app, check in on regular season’s final weekend for great offers!

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Fans visiting Progressive Field for this weekend’s series with the Rays will have the opportunity to take advantage of great check-in offers on the MLB.com At the Ballpark app. (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.)

In addition to check-in offers for promotional items, concessions and merchandise, fans using At the Ballpark can watch game highlights directly on their phone, find a comprehensive ballpark map, track 50/50 raffle results and more!

Check out a preview of this weekend’s offers below:

FRIDAY

  • Free Dunkin Donuts Iced Tea coupon (all fans) – Booth at Section 107
  • 20% Off next order at MLB.com/shop (all fans)
  • Michael Bourn Bobblehead, courtesy of Shearer’s (First 25 Fans) – Booth at Section 107

SATURDAY

  • Indians phone cases (all fans, while supplies last) – Booth at Section 107
  • Free Dunkin Donuts Iced Tea coupon (all fans) – Booth at Section 107
  • 20% Off next order at MLB.com/shop (all fans)
  • Free Subscription to MLB.com At Bat for 2014 and 2015  (ONE FAN)
  • $50 Gift card to MLB.com Shop (ONE FAN)

SUNDAY

  • Free Dunkin Donuts Iced Tea coupon (all fans) – Booth at Section 107
  • 20% Off next order at MLB.com/shop (all fans)

At the Ballpark is available for both Apple (iOS 7.0 or later) and Android devices. Visit http://www.Indians.com/BallparkApp for more details.

#CyKluber: Our next-to-last best case for Corey Kluber as the AL Cy Young

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Kluber went 5-0 with a 1.12 ERA (5 ER/40.1 IP) and 54 strikeouts over his final 5 starts of the season…he becomes just the 4th pitcher in baseball’s Modern Era (since 1900) to win each of his final 5 starts in a season while recording 50+ K’s in that span, joining Herb Score for the 1956 Indians (5-0, 1.60 ERA, 52 K’s), Nolan Ryan for the 1973  Angels (5-0, 2.49 ERA, 57 K’s) and Randy Johnson for the 1998 Astros (5-0, 1.41 ERA, 55 K’s)…courtesy of Elias.

Owns the highest Wins Above Replacement (“WAR”) figure of any pitcher in the American League according to FanGraphs (7.3), ESPN Stats & Info (7.41), Baseball-Reference (7.4) and Baseball Prospectus (6.09).

By the numbers:

  • 18: Tied for highest AL win total
  • 44: 3rd-best AL ERA
  • 269: 2nd-most strikeouts in MLB
  • 2: 3rd-most innings in AL
  • 3: 2nd-most complete games
  • 27: 2nd-best AL SO/game total
  • 26: 3rd-most AL quality starts

More:

  • 18: Most wins by Tribe starter since 2008
  • 269: First Tribe pitcher to reach 250 strikeouts since 1970 (Sam McDowell)
  • 5: Number of CLE pitchers to reach 250 Ks in a season
  • 14: Career-high strikeout total in consecutive starts (9/16, 9/21)
  • 1.88: second-half ERA (third-lowest in MLB)
  • 1.10: Run support while pitcher of record in his 9 losses
  • 25: Career-high consecutive innings without allowing an earned run (7/24-8/4)
  • 60: MLB-leading strikeout total in May
  • 1970: Last time a Tribe starter had at least 10 double-digit strikeout games

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Couple pushing for support of baseball’s return to Montreal visit Progressive Field on ballpark tour

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The Indians will play host to a couple special guests who will be attending the team’s game vs. the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field this Friday. Gabriel and Adry are a young couple from Montreal who have spent the summer visiting all 30 MLB ballparks in hopes of promoting the return of baseball to Montreal.

They are learning as much about the history of each team and the MLB as possible while documenting their experiences from every ballpark. They’ve made many friends along the way at each stop and via social media, many of whom have provided shelter to spare them from spending the night in their mini-van.

They’ve saved the best for last – Cleveland will be their last stop in the U.S. before returning to Canada. Be sure to give them a warm Tribe welcome if you see them around the ballpark on Friday! Plus, you can follow along on their journey on their website and on their Twitter account.

#Smooth200: The case for Michael Brantley as AL MVP

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You may have seen us tweeting #Smooth200 recently. Why? Because Tribe left fielder Michael Brantley has quietly built a case for AL MVP consideration after signing an extension with the Indians this past offseason.

With one game remaining, Brantley now has 200 hits, 45 doubles, 20 homers, 97 RBI and 20 stolen bases — he’s the only player with 200 hits, 40 doubles, 20 steals and 20 homers in a season in club history.

Among AL position players, he ranks:

  • 2nd in hits (200)
  • 3rd in WAR (7.0)
  • 3rd in average (.327)
  • 4th in OBP (.385)
  • T-6th in runs (94)

Meanwhile, to put Brantley’s 2014 figures into historical perspective:

  • Only six other players in MLB history have posted 200 hits, 40 doubles, 20 homers, 20 steals and 97 RBI over a full season: Larry Walker (1997), Ellis Burks (1996), Alfonso Soriano (2002), Chuck Klein (1932), Jacoby Ellsbury (2011).

More historical figures on Brantley’s season:

  • The only other Indians player with 200 hits, 20 homers and 20 stolen bases in a season was Joe Carter, who hit 29 homers, stole 29 bases and had 200 hits in 1986.
  • The last Indians player with 200 hits in a season was Kenny Lofton (210, 1996)

He’s also been clutch, with two walk-offs this year… May 19 vs. Detroit (to start a sweep):

And Aug. 3 vs. Texas to FINISH a sweep:

CLE native Kid Cudi meets boyhood idol, Slider, throws 1st pitch

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Who was Kid Cudi most excited to meet at Progressive Field on Tuesday?

Slider, the beloved fuchsia mascot for the Tribe.

“He’s been doing this for so long!” Scott Mescudi said with a smile. He recalled seeing Slider back when he was a kid — something you never forget.

Slider, always in a divalicious mode, struck some crazy poses with Cudi on the field.

When asked afterward if he had done any preparation for the impending first pitch, Cudi exclaimed, “That was it, right there!”

The pitch may have had a bounce, of which outfielder Tyler Holt assured Cudi that his pitch was much better than 50 cent’s — a bit of a backhanded compliment — but all of the Tribe fans cheered for the artist/actor that proudly represents this city.

Photo Gallery: Batting Practice, Sept. 9

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–Photos by David Cleveland

Details for makeup of suspended Indians-Royals game on Sept. 22

The Indians rain-suspended game vs. Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium will be made up on Monday, Sept. 22 at Progressive Field at 6:05PM, before the teams’ regularly scheduled game that evening.

Gates will open at 5PM. Ticket holders for the originally scheduled 7PM game on Sept. 22 can enter and watch the conclusion of the suspended game.

Between the conclusion of the suspended game and the originally scheduled 7PM game, normal pregame ceremonies, including the national anthem, will take place.

The game was suspended due to heavy wind and rain in Kansas City and the Indians needing to fly home due to a home game at 4PM the next day.

More details:

  • The Indians lead, 4-2, after Lonnie Chisenhall’s two-run double in the top of the 10th.
  • All players used in the game and subsequently removed — i.e. the starting pitchers and any relievers used and removed — are unavailable as the game picks up in the 10th. Kyle Crockett, who was announced as the Indians pitcher in the 10th inning before throwing a pitch, can pitch to start the 10th – or he can be relieved by Tribe manager Terry Francona.
  • Players added to the teams’ respective rosters after Aug. 31 can be used; those used and removed from original game (Tribe starter TJ House, for instance), cannot be used.

 

‘Thirty Base Tour’ comes to Progressive Field this week

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This is pretty cool: A set of bases is making its way through the Major Leagues on what Major League Baseball is calling the “Thirty Base Tour.”

The tour started June 13-15 in Pittsburgh, where a set of bases spends a series in each MLB city. The bases will be in Cleveland this week for the Twins series.

After the tour is completed, the bases will be auctioned off by MLB, with proceeds benefiting the league’s Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program. CLICK HERE to visit the auction site, and CLICK HERE to visit the tour’s home page.

 

 

Longtime Tribe anthem singer Rocco Scotti returns, shows he’s still got it

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Longtime Tribe national anthem singer Rocco Scotti was back at the ballpark, along with many family members, to be recognized for his many years of performing a legendary operatic national anthem.

As a recording of one of his anthems — accompanied by the music of the Rome Orchestra! — played, Rocco belted it out on his own, with a little help from his grandson, Nick, with whom he lives. City of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson also proclaimed Monday Rocco Scotti Day, and Dan Ball, from the mayor’s office, was on hand to present Rocco with the proclamation. Pretty cool.

Check out video of the special recognition below:

Indians, Twins compete to register most Designated Drivers at ballparks for 2nd straight year

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The Indians and Twins are competing to register the most fans through Budweiser’s Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge.

The challenge is coordinated by Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management, and its goal is to increase awareness of the DD program.

Indians fans can sign up at the TEAM Coalition booth on the Progressive Field concourse near Section 153 … Fans pledge to not purchase or consume alcohol at this week’s games and provide safe transportation home for their groups.

Let’s beat the Twins and support a worthwhile cause – if we win, we get to retain this cool trophy.

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

 

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