Owners of the New York Yankees Baseball Club, Hal and Hank Steinbrenner, are descendants of a Civil War soldier from Cleveland who later built a financial empire.
CLEVELAND - Indians' pitching great Bob Feller threw out the first pitch and the venerable Rocco Scotti sang the national anthem as the Cleveland Indians held their final home opener April 5, 1993.
The final home opener at Cleveland Stadium was intended to be a glorious celebration, but tears were mixed with the cheers following the deaths of two pitchers.
Steve Olin and Tim Crews were killed in a boating accident during the team's spring training in Florida. The two men were remembered at the opener, their wives given their husbands' uniform and a moment of silence was observed.
WEWS reporter Lou Maglio covered the ceremonies and talked to Scotti after he sang. Scotti would not sing for an Indians game again while Dick Jacobs owned the team.
The team moved to Jacobs Field in 1994. Jacobs sold the team to Larry Dolan, who invited Scotti to sing the national anthem at the 2001 opener. Click here to see Scotti's April 2001 accident that nearly caused him to miss singing at Jacobs Field.
Charlie Nagy pitched the 1993 Opening Day game and would be the loser, giving up three home runs, as the Tribe lost to the Yankees 9-1 in front of 73,290.
I've added a bit of a pre-game parade presenting the different decades of Indians baseball. You'll see Rick Manning and an interview with Mel Harder. Harder pitched the very first game at Municipal Stadium July 31, 1932. Harder died in 2002.
The Cleveland Indians said it studied fan surveys and decided to give fans what they wanted, lower prices at the concession stand.
When you typically think of baseball game treats, it's usually the hot dogs, peanuts and beer. Well this year, the cupcakes may be stealing the show.
Before you head out to Progressive Field for the Indians' home opener against the Yankees, here are five things you should know.
The 2013 baseball season at Progressive Field holds plenty of options for fans looking for affordable ways to get to the ballpark.
As the Cleveland Indians embark on their 20th consecutive Opening Day sellout at Progressive Field, here's a look back at some of the most memorable Opening Day moments for the Tribe.
Bob Feller threw out the first pitch and Rocco Scotti sang the national anthem as the Indians held their final Stadium home opener April 5, 1993.
WEWS reporter Paul Kiska has a saying he uses year-round no matter the Cleveland weather: "This could be Opening Day."
The Cleveland Indians home opener is just a week away and the team has a day packed with traditions planned for fans.
Before today's final cactus league game against the Cincinnati Reds, Indians manager Terry Francona announced his starting lineup for Opening Day on Tuesday night against the Blue Jays in Toronto.