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Cleveland Indians Opening Day 2011

Bob Feller

Opening Day 2011 at Progressive Field, the Indians 111th Opening Day in Cleveland as a member of the American League, will feature a special tribute to the life of Indians great Bob Feller who passed away this past offseason on December 15, 2010.

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Bob Feller Tribute pregame ceremony on Opening Day will feature the following:

  • Video Tribute
  • Special Banner Presentation
  • Anne Feller will present the "Silent" Ceremonial First Pitch
  • Players will all wear #19 jersey's during pregame introductions
  • #19 on back of Pitcher's Mound

The Indians will also honor Bob Feller during the 2011 season in the following manner:

  • Special uniform patch commemorating famous leg kick windup and #19 on all game uniforms
  • #19 patch on Batting Practice Jerseys
  • July 4 celebration including Replica Bronze Feller Statue giveaway, courtesy of KeyBank (all fans)
  • Signage at Gate C near Bob Feller statue
  • Black band above retired number
  • Street Pole Banners
  • Heritage Park Mural
  • Upper Deck Seating Bowl Mural
  • Memorial Press Box Seat
  • Covers of 2011 Yearbook and 2011 Information & Record Book

The tradition and pageantry of Opening Day in Cleveland, including the giant flag in the shape of the Continental United States, balloons, special video presentations, and starting lineups, will also be featured once again as the Indians usher in another season at Progressive Field. The giant flag will be unfurled and presented by 200 Progressive employees who have been selected in an essay contest.

The National Anthem will be performed by the Massillon High School Choir and the Play Ball Kid will be Jack Wessel on Broadview Heights, an active member of the KeyBank High Achievers Kids Club.

Gates will open at 1:00PM, with ALL FANS receiving a 2011 Indians Magnet Schedule and Car Magnet, courtesy of Progressive Insurance.

The Indians encourage fans to be in their seats by 2:30PM to enjoy the Opening Day festivities.