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7/1/2014 1:40 P.M. ET

Cleveland ndians to honor Tom Hamilton's 25 years as voice of the Indians, ballpark's 20th anniversary August 1-3

Hamilton's legendary calls to be celebrated as part of 20th anniversary weekend; Players from ballpark's rich first 20 years will be on hand for celebration; group includes Jim Thome, whose statue will be unveiled near Heritage Park

Cleveland, OH-The Cleveland Indians have a bevy of festivities planned for the upcoming 20th anniversary celebration at Progressive Field, August 1-3 with the Texas Rangers in town.

The club will honor the Voice of the Indians, Tom Hamilton, during a pregame ceremony on Friday, August 1. Throughout the game, Hamilton's calls for his all-time Top 10 ballpark moments - listed at Indians.com/ProgressiveField - will be played throughout the ballpark. Those calls will lead into the evening's Fireworks show, presented by Wayside Furniture, featuring the Hits of 1994.

On Saturday, August 2, the Indians will unveil the new Jim Thome statue - designed by David Deming of Lakewood -- near Heritage Park in the center field area of Progressive Field. Plus, 12,500 fans will receive a Thome replica statue courtesy of KeyBank, Fireworks will have a Jim Thome celebration theme, and fans can enjoy Rally Alley, presented by RTA, before the game on Larry Doby Way.

Sunday, August 3 features Slider's birthday, in addition to regularly scheduled KeyBank Kids Fun Day, Kids Run the Bases presented by Cleveland Clinic Children's and a new SportsTime Ohio kids TV show, at 11:45AM in the Kids Clubhouse area.


Friday, August 1 vs. Texas, 7:05PM

  • Sugardale Dollar Dog Night
  • Fireworks (Tribute to Hits of 1994), presented by Wayside Furniture
  • Rally Alley presented by RTA
  • KeyBank Hassle Free Weekend

Saturday, August 2 vs. Texas, 7:05PM

  • Jim Thome statue unveiling
  • Jim Thome replica statue (12,500 fans), courtesy of KeyBank
  • Fireworks (Jim Thome Celebration)
  • Rally Alley presented by RTA
  • KeyBank Hassle Free Weekend

Sunday, August 3 vs. Texas, 1:05PM

  • Slider's birthday
  • KeyBank Kids Fun Day/ KeyBank Hassle Free Weekend
  • Kids Run the Bases presented by Cleveland Clinic Children's

Tickets will go fast for this action-filled weekend, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save at Indians.com. This season, tickets purchased online will be cheaper than tickets purchased at the Progressive Field Ticket Office/Team Shop.

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