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KeyBank Main Stage schedule: 2015 Tribe Fest at Progressive Field

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This year’s Tribe Fest has a full slate of fun activities on the KeyBank Main Stage! Here’s a schedule:

SUNDAY

10:10AM-10:40: “Chat with the President,” with Mark Shapiro, hosted by Tom Hamilton

10:40-11:10: Noon-12:35PM: “Progressive Field Evolution,” with VP Andrew Miller

11:25-12:25PM: “Minute to Win It,” with players and hosted by Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus

12:40-1:40: “Glory Days in Tribe Town,” with Tom Hamilton and Terry Pluto

1:55-2:55: “Toeing the Rubber,” with players, pitching coach Mickey Callaway and hosted by Jim Rosenhaus

#12DaysofTribe is back for 2014!

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Last year’s #12DaysofTribe contests were a big success – thanks in large part to the great participation of our loyal social media followers!

Given last year’s success, we’re back this year! We’ll start on Monday, Dec. 8, and here’s a preview of what fun we have in store for you this year!

Monday, Dec. 8: Record your best Tom Hamilton home run call impression.

Tuesday, Dec. 9: Hashtag contest

Wednesday, Dec. 10: Haiku

  • We’ll give you a theme on Wednesday, and if you know us, you know we love haikus … You’ll have to get creative here.
  • Prize: Terry Francona replica jersey
  • Winner:

Thursday, Dec. 11: Vine contest

Friday, Dec. 12: Batting stance impression

Saturday, Dec. 13: Walk-off homer re-creation

Sunday, Dec. 14: Recreate a magical Tribe photo

Monday, Dec. 15: Meme!

Tuesday, Dec. 16: Photo caption contest

  • Prize: Four tickets to a 2015 game at Progressive Field
  • Winner:

Wednesday, Dec. 17: Trivia!

Thursday, Dec. 18: Guess the Corey Kluber faces

  • We’ll give you a jar full of Kluber faces and you have to guess how many are in it.
  • Prize: Kluber autographed ball
  • Winner:

Friday, Dec. 19: Favorite ballpark photos from 2014

  • Post to Instagram your favorite photos from Progressive Field in 2014.
  • Prize: Lofton jersey/ “ClevelandLAND that I Love” shirt
  • Winner:

 

2014 Season in Review: August — Hammy/Thome honored, ballpark renovations, Carrasco’s return, and walk-offs

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We’ll review the 2014 season with monthly recaps on TribeVibe throughout the next month or so … Past installments:

Aug. 1 – Tom Hamilton honored: Hammy was celebrated before the game for 25 years in the Tribe radio booth, and shared the night on the field with his family.

Aug. 1 – David Murphy goes off in 12-2 win: Murphy went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two singles in the Tribe’s win over his former team.

8/2 – Giambi gives up No. 25 for Thome: At the end of a pregame ceremony honoring Jim Thome – statue unveiling, Thome retiring as a member of the Indians and more – Jason Giambi gave up his No. 25 as an homage to Thome. Pretty cool.

8/3 – Brantley hits second walk-off homer of the year: The Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Rangers on Brantley’s walk-off in the 12th, his 16th homer to that point.

Aug. 7 – Indians unveil Progressive Field renovations: Indians President Mark Shapiro unveiled major enhancements to Progressive Field aimed at improving the fan experience. The project includes an expanded Kids Clubhouse, new social spaces and better connection to the city and players.

Aug. 10 – Carlos Carrasco returns to rotation, starts amazing second half: Carrasco, who started the year in the rotation but moved to the bullpen, returned to the rotation and pitched five scoreless innings to start a remarkable second half of the season. (more…)

2014 Season in Review: July — Triple play, military salute, Brantley All-Star, #VoteKluber & more

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We’ll review the 2014 season with monthly recaps on TribeVibe throughout the next month or so … Past installments:

July 2 – Indians turn double replay triple play: The Indians did something teams had a hard time doing this year – getting the speedy Yasiel Puig and Dee Gordon out on the basepaths. The Tribe triple play in LA went F7-2-4, Brantley to Gomes to Kipnis. With two instant replay reviews thrown into the mix, this became a first-of-its-kind play.

July 4 – Indians honor military with Homestand Heroes: The Indians played host to branches of the military on our nation’s birthday, with the club’s first Homestand Heroes military tribute — during which the Indians paid tribute to fallen, current and future military heroes before and after the game.

July 6 — Brantley named to first All-Star team: Michael Brantley was named to his first AL All-Star team after a stellar first half.

July 6 — #VoteKluber madness begins: We thought Tribe pitcher, after a stellar May and first half generally, would also be named an AL All-Star. Instead, he was part of the Final Vote, which meant we had to get creative on social media. The result was a wild four days of #VoteKluber. Sorry again for filling up your timelines.

July 6 — Big Yan and Little Yan: 6-year-old Yan Perez got to meet Tribe catcher Yan Gomes before the Tribe’s game against the Royals, and Yan even hit a homer later for the little guy. Yan Perez was undergoing treatment for a serious illness, and was treated to a trip to the ballpark by the Ronald McDonald House.

July 7 — Hegan remembered: Late Tribe broadcaster Mike Hegan was honored before the Tribe’s game against the Yankees, and it was quite the touching tribute, led by his former partner, Tom Hamilton. (more…)

Top 10 most popular TribeVibe posts of 2014 (so far)

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No. 10: Indians, All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis agree to long-term contract

  • On Opening Day, the Indians announced that Jason Kipnis had agreed to a six-year contract extension through the 2019 season with a club option for 2020. The first-time All-Star in 2013 struggled with an injured oblique muscle throughout the 2014 season, and will be looked to to rebound in 2015 and continue to be a clubhouse leader for the team.

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No. 9: Taking a trip down memory lane: Ballpark construction photos

  • While looking at some old files in February, we found these photos of the original construction of then-Jacobs Field. Great memories, especially as we embark upon the current ballpark renovation project!

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No. 8: Exclusive interview with the Progressive Field squirrel

  • Sometimes, in a long season, you have to have some fun … So when a random squirrel showed up and stayed a while during an April series with Kansas City, we posted a fake/sarcastic interview with said squirrel. It was a hit.

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Fan Forum conference call with Tom Hamilton takes place Wednesday at 3:00pm

The Indians will be holding a Fan Forum conference call with Indians Radio Broadcaster Tom Hamilton on Wednesday afternoon, beginning at 3:00pm ET. Fans will have the opportunity to submit questions to the long-time voice of the Tribe, and Season Ticket Holders will have priority access to asking questions to Hamilton.

Fans interested in joining the call will have several options available to participate. Season Ticket Holders will receive a call at their primary phone number with an option to opt-in to the call. Alternatively, all fans will have the option to dial in around 3:00pm, using the information below:

Dial: 877-229-8493
Enter Pin-code: 13595
Date: Wednesday, September 3
Time: 3:00pm ET

The Indians are in the midst of a key 11-game homestand, with 4 games vs. Detroit, a weekend series against the White Sox, then one game vs. LA and a 3-game series with Minnesota. Visit Indians.com for complete details on the upcoming schedule, and where the Indians stand in the postseason race.

20th anniversary weekend shines spotlight on generations of Tribe fans

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We talk a lot about Creating Memories, Connecting Generations and Celebrating Families, and we do so because through the game of baseball, we’re able to accomplish those three things every day and every season for Cleveland Indians fans.

This weekend, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Progressive Field, 25 years of Tom Hamilton as the voice of the Indians and unveil Jim Thome’s statue, those three goals are even more evident.

That’s why we leapt at the opportunity to connect Jim, Kyle and Trevor Dunn with The Plain Dealer: Kyle, then 11, was featured on the front page of The Plain Dealer on April 5, 1994, the day after the first game at then-Jacobs Field.

Kyle was connected to the game by his dad, Jim, when Kyle was a kid; on Friday, another generation of the Dunn family was on hand – 1-year-old Trevor. Read Mike McIntyre’s piece on Kyle’s big moment re-created, over 20 years later.

Creating Memories, Connecting Generations and Celebrating Families is also why we invited Brent Betts and his son, Jacob, to the ballpark on Friday. Jacob, who turns 20 today, was born in 1994, the club’s first year at Jacobs Field. (Take a guess at why he was named Jacob.)

Brent and Jacob have visited every ballpark in the majors, a tour that started when Jacob was 9 – and ended in June as the pair finished at Marlins Park in Miami.

Jacob said his first memory of then-Jacobs Field, as a little guy, was that he didn’t really like fireworks – and of the team making the playoffs. (Don’t worry: He loves

Also cool – and here comes that Connecting Generations thing again – Brent said Jacob grew up a big Thome fan.

“I have pictures of Thome all over the country from our trip,” Brent Betts said.

And Jacob was politically correct when asked what his favorite ballparks in the bigs were: “I like Boston … but I like it here (in Cleveland ) the best.”

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

Indians Homestand Notes: Fans’ guide to 8 games vs. SEA, TEX, CIN

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The Indians return home for eight games, including three game series vs. the Mariners (July 29-31) and the Rangers (Aug. 1-3) and a two-game series vs. the Reds (Aug. 4-5).

  • KeyBank Hassle-Free Weekend: August 1-3
  • Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: Friday, August 1
  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Friday, August 1
  • Fireworks (Hits of 1994), presented by Wayside Furniture: Friday, August 1
  • Jim Thome statue unveiling: Saturday, August 2
  • Thome replica statue (12,500 fans), courtesy of KeyBank: Saturday, August 2
  • Fireworks (Thome celebration), presented by J.M. Smucker Co.: Saturday, August 2
  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Saturday, August 2
  • Slider’s birthday: Sunday, August 3
  • KeyBank Kids Fun Day: Sunday, August 3
  • Kids Run the Bases, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s: Sunday, August 3
  • Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: Tuesday, August 5
  • Indians Duck Tape (10,000 fans), presented by ShurTech Brands: Tuesday, August 5

Don’t miss a minute of 20th anniversary weekend festivities!

The Indians are celebrating 20 years at Progressive Field throughout the weekend with special events. The schedule includes:

  • Friday, Aug. 1: A celebration of Tom Hamilton’s 25 years as the Voice of the Indians, with a pregame ceremony and his calls played throughout the game.
  • Saturday, Aug. 2: The unveiling of Jim Thome’s statue in center field before the game. Note: The ceremony will begin at 5PM, and all gates open at 4:30PM. Fans can watch the ceremony on the scoreboard.

The weekend also is KeyBank Hassle Free weekend, during which KeyBank will have many special offers through the At the Ballpark app. Fans should take advantage of the new public Wi-Fi at Progressive Field and download MLB.com’s At the Ballpark, then check in for special offers from Key. Plus, Key will be delivering seat upgrades, hot dogs, popcorn, water and ice cream, all courtesy of the bank’s “Hassle-Free” checking account.

Fans can guarantee themselves a Thome statue by using Promo Pass!

Fans can guarantee themselves a Jim Thome replica statue, courtesy of KeyBank, with Promo Pass! By purchasing game tickets at Indians.com/PromoPass, fans can ensure a promotional item will be waiting for them inside the gates, even if the items are gone at the gate.

Tribe Park and Ride, presented by SportsTime Ohio, is back!

Fans can leave the transportation to the Indians and SportsTime Ohio on 4 dates from area suburbs with the return of Tribe Park and Ride for a second season! Tickets are only $5! Full Tribe Park and Ride details, including dates and pickup locations, along with tickets, are available at Indians.com/ParkandRide.

Upcoming TPAR schedule:

  • Aug. 2: Westlake(Dave and Buster’s) and Independence (Doubletree Hotel)

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Remembering Mike Hegan: July 7 pregame ceremony

The Indians honored the late Mike Hegan, an Indians TV/radio personality from 1989-2011, in a special pregame ceremony on Monday, July 7.

Hegan spent 23 seasons as a Tribe broadcaster, 14 in the Indians radio booth with Tom Hamilton. He also spent 18 seasons providing analysis on television for WUAB-TV43, FSN Ohio and SportsTime Ohio. Prior to his time as a broadcaster in Cleveland, he spent 12 seasons on Milwaukee Brewers broadcasts.

Hegan also played in the Major Leagues for 12 seasons, with the Yankees, Seattle Pilots, Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland Athletics. He played in the 1969 All-Star Game while a member of the Pilots, and won a World Series title with the A’s in 1972.

Hegan, a Cleveland native who was a star athlete at St. Ignatius High School, was inducted into the Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame in 2011. He died in December. His father, Jim, was a longtime great Indians catcher, and played on the franchise’s 1948 World Series championship team.

His grandsons and granddaughter threw out first pitches before the game.

Indians to honor Tom Hamilton’s 25 years as voice of the Indians, ballpark’s 20th anniversary August 1-3

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Hamilton’s legendary calls to be celebrated as part of 20th anniversary weekend

Players from ballpark’s rich first 20 years will be on hand for celebration; group includes Jim Thome, whose statue will be unveiled near Heritage Park

The Cleveland Indians have a bevy of festivities planned for the upcoming 20th anniversary celebration at Progressive Field, August 1-3 with the Texas Rangers in town.

The club will honor the Voice of the Indians, Tom Hamilton, during a pregame ceremony on Friday, August 1. Throughout the game, Hamilton’s calls for his all-time Top 10 ballpark moments – listed at Indians.com/ProgressiveField – will be played throughout the ballpark. Those calls will lead into the evening’s Fireworks show, presented by Wayside Furniture, featuring the Hits of 1994.

On Saturday, August 2, the Indians will unveil the new Jim Thome statue – designed by David Deming of Lakewood — near Heritage Park in the center field area of Progressive Field. Plus, 12,500 fans will receive a Thome replica statue courtesy of KeyBank, Fireworks will have a Jim Thome celebration theme, and fans can enjoy Rally Alley, presented by RTA, before the game on Larry Doby Way.

Sunday, August 3 features Slider’s birthday, in addition to regularly scheduled KeyBank Kids Fun Day, Kids Run the Bases presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s and a new SportsTime Ohio kids TV show, at 11:45AM in the Kids Clubhouse area.

20th ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

Friday, August 1 vs. Texas, 7:05PM

  • Sugardale Dollar Dog Night
  • Fireworks (Tribute to Hits of 1994), presented by Wayside Furniture
  • Rally Alley presented by RTA
  • KeyBank Hassle Free Weekend

Saturday, August 2 vs. Texas, 7:05PM

  • Jim Thome statue unveiling
  • Jim Thome replica statue (12,500 fans), courtesy of KeyBank
  • Fireworks (Jim Thome Celebration)
  • Rally Alley presented by RTA
  • KeyBank Hassle Free Weekend

Sunday, August 3 vs. Texas, 1:05PM

  • Slider’s birthday
  • KeyBank Kids Fun Day/ KeyBank Hassle Free Weekend
  • Kids Run the Bases presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s

Tickets will go fast for this action-filled weekend, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save at Indians.com. This season, tickets purchased online will be cheaper than tickets purchased at the Progressive Field Ticket Office/Team Shop.

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