January 29, 1992 |
The Cleveland Indians announced that they will move the center-field fence 11 feet closer to home plate, and the distances to the fences in left and right fields will be reduced by as much as 30 feet in Cleveland Stadium.
August 8, 1996 |
Huber, Hunt and Nichols Inc., an Indianapolis company that managed construction of Jacobs Field, home of the Indians, was hired to direct construction of a $250-million Cleveland Browns stadium. The stadium, to be built on the site of Cleveland Stadium, will become home of the franchise promised to Cleveland by the NFL by 1999. Demolition of Cleveland Stadium will begin in November. * Kordell Stewart will make his first start at quarterback as a pro Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. . . .
June 28, 1988 |
The Indians are battling for first place in the American League East as the All-Star break approaches, but fans at Cleveland Municipal Stadium will get something extra with Friday's game against the Seattle Mariners: a Hollywood film crew. The film folks will be on hand to get crowd and establishing shots for "Major League," a picture written by Cleveland native David S. Ward--who also wrote or co-wrote "The Sting" and "The Milagro Beanfield War"--and starring Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger.
November 9, 1995 |
The city of Cleveland delivered to the Browns a proposal for a $175-million stadium renovation meant to keep the team from moving to Baltimore or to attract a new NFL club, but didn't get to see any team officials. Mayor Michael R. White said the sweetened package included enhanced team revenues in the form of excise and parking taxes, state support and a voter-approved alcohol and tobacco tax extension. All but the tax extension are new incentives.
March 8, 1987 |
For most of the past 30 years, Cleveland Stadium has held echoes of past glory rather than cheers for ongoing success. The stadium, which opened in 1933 and became the Indians' permanent home in 1947, seats 74,208. The 1948 World Series-winning campaign drew a club record 2,620,627 fans, highlighting 10 straight years of 1 million-plus attendance from 1946-55. But the turnstiles grew silent and eventually rusty after 1,497,976 passed through in 1959.
May 17, 1991 |
Yankee outfielder Jesse Barfield became the latest player to throw a ball in anger, hitting the elevated subway tracks that stand behind the right-field fence at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. After fans in the right-field seats threw Wally Joyner's fifth-inning home run back onto the field, Barfield picked it up and threw it out of the stadium. "It was a culmination of me not doing my job offensively and them doing the job of kicking our butts," Barfield said after the Angels' 7-0 victory.