Today in Tribe History: November 25, 1980

Current Indians designated hitter, first baseman, and occasional outfielder Nick Swisher is born in Columbus, Ohio.

Swisher, the animated clubhouse presence, joined the Cleveland roster early in 2013 on a four-year, $56 million contract with a vesting option for a fifth year. He had previously spent his first four seasons in Oakland before a one year layover in Chicago with the White Sox. He was dealt by the White Sox to the New York Yankees in a five player trade and spent four years in the Big Apple, supplying the club with a .268 average and 105 home runs in his stay. His run in pinstripes also included a trip to the 2010 All-Star Game, the only one of his career.

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