Today in Tribe History: April 25, 1997

1997 – The Indians slug eight home runs on the way to an 11-4 win over the Brewers at Milwaukee’s County Stadium.

Matt Williams, who entered the game with one home run on the season in his first as the Indians third baseman, cleared the fence three times while driving in four runs. David Justice hit a pair and Manny Ramirez, Chad Curtis, and Sandy Alomar each left the yard. The first place Indians won their third straight, providing starting pitcher Orel Hershiser with all of the support he would need on the night.

Williams would not be done, as he will hit a pair of home runs the very next night while driving in four more runs. For good measure, he will add another shot three days later. He will finish the season with 32 home runs and 105 RBI in his first and only season in Cleveland and in the American League.

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