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Plain Dealer Aug 8, 2014
Which Cleveland Indians-related statues should join Bob Feller, Jim Thome and Larry Doby one day?

Which Cleveland Indians-related statues should join Bob Feller, Jim Thome and Larry Doby one day?

Here are a handful of ideas for immortal structures to one day stand alongside Feller, Doby and Thome.
Akron Beacon Journal Aug 3, 2014
Indians 4, Rangers 3, 12 innings: Michael Brantley hits walk-off homer to complete sweep

Indians 4, Rangers 3, 12 innings: Michael Brantley hits walk-off homer to complete sweep

CLEVELAND: The Indians’ three-game series sweep of the Texas Rangers undoubtedly belonged to right fielder David Murphy.But it was center fielder Michael Brantley who stole the show Sunday with a 12th-inning leadoff home run that propelled the Tribe to a 4-3 victory that capped a weekend of wins and put them back over the .500 mark.During a weekend that celebrated former Indians slugger Jim Thome with a statue, it was fitting that Brantley became the first Indians player with two extra-inning walk-off home runs in the same season since Thome, who first managed the feat in 2001.In his...

Murphy rules series, but Brantley steals show in Indians 4-3, 12-inning win over Rangers

The Indians three-game series sweep of the Texas Rangers undoubtedly belonged to right fielder David Murphy. But it was his outfield mate – centerfielder Michael Brantley - who stole the show Sunday with a 12th-inning leadoff home run that propelled the Tribe to a 4-3 victory that capped the weekend of wins and put them back over the .500 mark.  During a weekend that celebrated former Indians slugger Jim Thome with a statue, it was fitting that Brantley became the first Tribe player with two extra-inning walk-off home runs in the same season as Thome - who first managed the feat in...
Plain Dealer Aug 3, 2014

Jim Thome statue unveiled at Progressive Field: More video, photos and reaction

Check out video highlights from the Jim Thome statue unveiling, plus photos posted on social media.
Plain Dealer Aug 3, 2014

Jim Thome's No.25 "unofficially' retired thanks to Jason Giambi: Cleveland Indians quick hits

Jason Giambi gave his No.25 to Thome before Saturday night's game because "the universe spoke to me."
Columbus Dispatch Aug 3, 2014

Bob Hunter commentary: Statue for Jim Thome OK, but was it his turn?

CLEVELAND — After Jim Thome hit his 600th home run in 2011 as a member of the Twins, Minnesota closer Joe Nathan described him as “the world’s nicest man.” It might be true. When the Cleveland Indians decided to honor their former star with a statue in Heritage Park at Progressive Field, that was probably the first thought of anyone who has ever come into contact with him: Good for him. What a great guy.
Akron Beacon Journal Aug 2, 2014
Indians 2, Rangers 0: House, bullpen combine for win

Indians 2, Rangers 0: House, bullpen combine for win

CLEVELAND: On a night that included the unveiling of Jim Thome’s statue — and his surprise announcement of signing a one-day honorary contract with the Tribe so that he could retire as an Indian — the crowd of 28,285 was treated to one more thing to celebrate on a cool August evening at Progressive Field.This 2014 Indians team might not be as exciting as Thome’s 1990s teams, but they are a scrappy bunch. With Thome and his family and guests watching from one of the suites above, Indians rookie left-hander T.J. House led the Tribe to a 2-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on...
Akron Beacon Journal Aug 2, 2014

Indians shuout Rangers with 2-0 victory on Jim Thome's big return to Cleveland

On a night that included the unveiling of Jim Thome’s statue – and his surprise announcement of signing a one-day honorary contract with the Tribe so that he could retire as an Indian – the crowd of 28,285 were treated to one more thing to celebrate on a cool August evening. This 2012 Indians squad may not be as exciting as Thome’s 1990’s teams, but they are a scrappy bunch that rode a rookie starting pitcher and one of the best bullpens in the major leagues to a well-played 2-0 victory over the Texas Rangers. With Thome and his family and guests watching from one of the suites...
Chronicle-Telegram Aug 2, 2014

Chris Assenheimer: Get over it, Jim Thome deserves a statue

CLEVELAND — Not sure I understand all the grousing from fans and the majority of my fellow comrades in the media over erecting a statue for longtime slugger Jim Thome, one of the greatest and most beloved players in Indians history. The guy was drafted by the team, spent the first 11½ seasons of his Read More...The post Chris Assenheimer: Get over it, Jim Thome deserves a statue appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County News.

Jim Thome had more than a statue to celebrate Saturday - announcing his retirement as well

Jim Thome slipped in a couple surprises in on the day his statue was unveiled at Progressive Field – as if the exciting day needed any more fanfare. After pulling off the red drape that covered the towering statue, Thome stood a few feet away from his likeness posed with his trademark raised bat pointed out to center field pose and announced he was signing a one-day honorary contract with the Indians “so that I could retire as a Indian and make my dream come true.” A half hour later in a pressroom in the bowels of Progressive Field, Thome took a few questions from the media,...
News-Herald Aug 2, 2014
Cleveland Indians unveil 12-foot Jim Thome statue before Aug. 2 game

Cleveland Indians unveil 12-foot Jim Thome statue before Aug. 2 game

Don't ask Jim Thome to go too in depth on his statue. "How do you critique a statue?" he said with a laugh. "It's for sure bigger than me." In ceremonies prior to the game Aug. 2 at Progressive Field the Indians unveiled the statue, a 12-foot bronze likeness of the big left-handed slugger, cast in his classic pose, with his right arm extended, holding the bat, in the direction of the opposing pitcher.
KFFL Aug 2, 2014

Indians | Jim Thome retires with team

Chicago White Sox special assistant Jim Thome signed an honorary one-day contract with the Cleveland ...
Rotoworld Aug 2, 2014

Thome signs one-day contract with Indians - Jim Thome (DH) Baltimore Orioles

Jim Thome signed a one-day contract with the Indians on Saturday.
Plain Dealer Aug 2, 2014

Indians to unveil Jim Thome statue tonight at Progressive Field

The unveiling ceremony will take place at 5 p.m., a full two hours before first pitch between the Indians and Texas Rangers.

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