We are just days away from the return of Major League Baseball in Cleveland, as the Indians are set to host the Kansas City Royals in game one of 60 in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season on Friday, July 24. Follow along as Did The Tribe Win Last Night counts down the days to Opening Day. – BT
Countdown to Opening Day – 3 days
Former Indians center fielder Earl Averill may have gotten a late start to his Major League career, but it did not prevent him from putting together one of the better careers of any player to wear a Cleveland uniform on the baseball diamond, let alone the number three.
Cleveland plays host to the third official Major League Baseball All-Star Game, as the American League team defeats the National League team at Cleveland Municipal Stadium by a score of 4-1. It marked the third straight victory in the now annual exhibition for the junior circuit.
A familiar name usually penciled in on the Cleveland Indians scorecard is notably absent for the first time in 673 games, as outfielder Earl Averill misses the day’s game after being injured by fireworks in a pre-Fourth of July celebration.
Baseball and Father’s Day have often gone hand in hand, but this year, the former is nowhere to be found as fathers across the country celebrate the day without the presence of the national pastime.
A total of 240 fathers with Major League Baseball experience have welcomed their own sons into the Show, including 16 fathers who had a pair of sons expand the baseball family tree. Quite a few of those names have spent time in the city of Cleveland during their playing careers.
In honor of the holiday, we take a look at the six proud father-son duos to both wear an Indians’ jersey during their times on a Major League diamond (also, this serves as a good piece of Cleveland Indians trivia to boot).