Cleveland Indians

photo of Frank Robinson, Hank Aaron
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The Cleveland Indians unveiled a statue honoring Hall-of-Fame oand the Major League's first black manager this weekend. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia has more on Frank Robinson's time in the majors and his moment on Saturday.

Robinson spent much of his career playing for the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles before coming to Cleveland in the September 1974 season. In October, he was named player-manager of the team and compiled a record just below .500 over two seasons.

wingfoot logo
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

The NBA is the first pro sports league in the U.S. to OK corporate logos on uniforms. And the Cavs have followed through with what Cleveland.com reports is a $10-million-a-year deal with Goodyear.

Cleveland Indians Vice President Bob DiBiasio says he expects more teams will follow, and that the Cavs were fortunate to find a logo that fits the team’s character.

“The Goodyear logo is pretty cool, with the winged foot, just sitting up there on the left. So it’s not like SOHIO. … It just really looks cool and I think they lucked out on that look.”

KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

The Cleveland Indians home opener yesterday marked the 24th consecutive time the event has sold out at Progressive Field. But the fans expectations for the season are higher after the team nearly won the World Series last year. 

A brass band welcomed fans to the home opener at Progressive Field, where the Tribe lost game seven of the series last season. Maria Contini of Dover says this season’s goal is simple.

The Cleveland Indians Open 2017 As AL Champs

Apr 10, 2017
AMANDA RABINOWITZ / WKSU

The defending American League Champion Cleveland Indians’ home opener is tomorrow afternoon against the Chicago White Sox. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier takes a look at some what fans can expect.

Indians World Series bound
Cleveland Indians

There are high expectations for the Cleveland Indians this season, following their World Series run last year. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto reflects on the team and what makes the length of a baseball season special...and important.

It was just a little more than fives month ago the Indians lost the World Series in a dramatic Game 7 against the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field.

"[Baseball season] starts in the cold weather in April and it ends in the cold weather in November -- if you play long enough," Pluto says. 

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