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October 11, 1997 | ROSS NEWHAN
The American League's championship series resumes tonight with the Bulldog opposing the Moose. That may sound like the Bronx Zoo, but then the New York Yankees have been put to bed for the winter. It's Orel Hershiser of the Cleveland Indians, one of baseball's most renowned big-game pitchers, opposing Mike Mussina of the Baltimore Orioles, one of baseball's emerging big-game pitchers, with the best-of-seven series tied at a game apiece. Emerging?
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January 12, 2008 | Jim Peltz, Times Staff Writer
The Cleveland Indians are the latest to prove the adage that you can't stop progress. The team's stadium, called Jacobs Field for the last 14 years, will now be called Progressive Field after the Indians signed a naming-rights agreement with the Cleveland-based insurance company Progressive Corp. The "Jake," with a seating capacity of 43,000, opened in 1994 and was named after former owners Richard and David Jacobs. Progressive said it would pay an average of $3.
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October 18, 2007 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
CLEVELAND -- Some strange stuff going on in Jacobs Field, and it has nothing to do with bugs swarming the American League Championship Series. Tuesday night in Game 4, Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, who hadn't made an error all season, missed Jon Lester's routine pick-off throw and was charged with an error.
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October 18, 2007 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
CLEVELAND -- Some strange stuff going on in Jacobs Field, and it has nothing to do with bugs swarming the American League Championship Series. Tuesday night in Game 4, Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, who hadn't made an error all season, missed Jon Lester's routine pick-off throw and was charged with an error.
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October 23, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Update--Hershiser's reputation as one of baseball's best playoff performers took a beating Saturday night when he was ripped for seven runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings in Cleveland's 7-4 Game 1 loss. And Hernandez wasn't happy with his 5 2/3-inning, three-run, eight-hit performance because he couldn't get his curve over the plate. Hernandez, a Cuban native, will face another obstacle tonight: freezing temperatures. "To be honest with you, I don't like the cold," Hernandez said.
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October 11, 1998 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
YANKEES' DAVID WELLS (18-4, 3.49 ERA) vs. INDIANS' CHAD OGEA (5-4, 5.61 ERA) Jacobs Field, Cleveland, 1 p.m. TV--Channel 4. * Update--Wells has been phenomenal in the playoffs, going 2-0 with a 1.10 ERA, but Ogea also has performed well under pressure, winning two games in the 1997 World Series against Florida.
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October 16, 1995 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Enough about the injuries to Cleveland designated hitter Albert Belle and catcher Sandy Alomar. What the media really wanted to know before Game 5 Sunday was: How is Slider, the Indians' furry, fuchsia-colored mascot who fell off the outfield fence Saturday and blew out his knee?
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May 23, 1999 | Associated Press
Retaliation and reputation were the buzz words Saturday after the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers engaged in a one-inning beanball war at Jacobs Field. Players, coaches and the managers for both teams all offered theories as to what prompted a bench-clearing incident in the sixth inning that came after Manny Ramirez and Tony Clark were each hit in the head with pitches.
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October 5, 1997 | ROSS NEWHAN
Orel Hershiser, who struggled in Game 1, will try to keep the Indians alive tonight when he starts Game 4. It could be his last start of 1997. Could it also be his last start, period? Hershiser said he hopes to pitch again next year, when he will be 40. "I'm not thinking of retiring physically or mentally," he said. "It's just a matter of finding the right situation. I want to pitch, and I think the Indians will give me the opportunity.
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September 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
As the ball sliced through the thick summer air, Ben Broussard's mind cleared. For a moment, he forgot about his two errors and the batting slump that wouldn't go away. And when Broussard's second homer finally cleared the right-field wall, landing in the first row of seats, Cleveland's first baseman allowed himself a moment to celebrate. The Indians may remember their victory a lot longer.
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September 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
As the ball sliced through the thick summer air, Ben Broussard's mind cleared. For a moment, he forgot about his two errors and the batting slump that wouldn't go away. And when Broussard's second homer finally cleared the right-field wall, landing in the first row of seats, Cleveland's first baseman allowed himself a moment to celebrate. The Indians may remember their victory a lot longer.
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May 30, 2000 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Troy Percival save in Jacobs Field, a game-winning homer by Troy Glaus, five no-hit innings by Jarrod Washburn against one of baseball's most potent lineups, two runs batted in by .189-hitting shortstop Benji Gil and an emotional reunion with death-defying pitcher Kent Mercker, all in the same afternoon?
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May 23, 1999 | Associated Press
Retaliation and reputation were the buzz words Saturday after the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers engaged in a one-inning beanball war at Jacobs Field. Players, coaches and the managers for both teams all offered theories as to what prompted a bench-clearing incident in the sixth inning that came after Manny Ramirez and Tony Clark were each hit in the head with pitches.
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October 11, 1998 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
YANKEES' DAVID WELLS (18-4, 3.49 ERA) vs. INDIANS' CHAD OGEA (5-4, 5.61 ERA) Jacobs Field, Cleveland, 1 p.m. TV--Channel 4. * Update--Wells has been phenomenal in the playoffs, going 2-0 with a 1.10 ERA, but Ogea also has performed well under pressure, winning two games in the 1997 World Series against Florida.
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October 1, 1998 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Indians barely stepped onto the field Wednesday before home plate umpire Joe Brinkman started tossing them, one by one, right off it. Three pitches into Game 2 of this American League divisional series, Brinkman ejected Cleveland Manager Mike Hargrove for arguing balls and strikes.
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October 23, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Update--Hershiser's reputation as one of baseball's best playoff performers took a beating Saturday night when he was ripped for seven runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings in Cleveland's 7-4 Game 1 loss. And Hernandez wasn't happy with his 5 2/3-inning, three-run, eight-hit performance because he couldn't get his curve over the plate. Hernandez, a Cuban native, will face another obstacle tonight: freezing temperatures. "To be honest with you, I don't like the cold," Hernandez said.
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October 12, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
The ruling that Omar Vizquel did not foul off a squeeze bunt attempt, which bounced off catcher Lenny Webster's glove and allowed Marquis Grissom to score the winning run in the 12th inning, wasn't Baltimore Manager Davey Johnson's only beef with home-plate umpire John Hirschbeck. "I asked for an appeal from the second-base umpire and didn't get it," Johnson said. "I was about ready to go crazy because [Hirschbeck] made the call and began walking off the field. Then he came back to hear me out."
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October 1, 1998 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Indians barely stepped onto the field Wednesday before home plate umpire Joe Brinkman started tossing them, one by one, right off it. Three pitches into Game 2 of this American League divisional series, Brinkman ejected Cleveland Manager Mike Hargrove for arguing balls and strikes.
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October 12, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
The ruling that Omar Vizquel did not foul off a squeeze bunt attempt, which bounced off catcher Lenny Webster's glove and allowed Marquis Grissom to score the winning run in the 12th inning, wasn't Baltimore Manager Davey Johnson's only beef with home-plate umpire John Hirschbeck. "I asked for an appeal from the second-base umpire and didn't get it," Johnson said. "I was about ready to go crazy because [Hirschbeck] made the call and began walking off the field. Then he came back to hear me out."
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October 11, 1997 | ROSS NEWHAN
The American League's championship series resumes tonight with the Bulldog opposing the Moose. That may sound like the Bronx Zoo, but then the New York Yankees have been put to bed for the winter. It's Orel Hershiser of the Cleveland Indians, one of baseball's most renowned big-game pitchers, opposing Mike Mussina of the Baltimore Orioles, one of baseball's emerging big-game pitchers, with the best-of-seven series tied at a game apiece. Emerging?
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