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Indians to celebrate Colavito's 80th birthday

Indians to celebrate Colavito's 80th birthday

Indians to celebrate Colavito's 80th birthday

SEATTLE -- The Indians are planning a birthday celebration for one of the franchise's most famous names.

Indians Hall of Famer Rocky Colavito will be the guest of honor for a special luncheon for his 80th birthday on Aug. 10. The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. ET and will be held in the Terrace Club at Progressive Field.

"Rocky is one of the all-time great Indians players," said Bob DiBiasio, the Indians' senior vice president of public affairs, in a press release. "We know fans of many generations cherish memories of him in a Tribe uniform. We're honored to have him back in Cleveland."

The luncheon will include a roundtable discussion led by DiBiasio and featuring Colavito and Indians alumni Max Alvis and Gary Bell. The team will also hold a silent auction, autograph session and ballpark fare buffet.

Tickets to the luncheon cost $75 and can be purchased at Indians.com/Catch25.

For the Aug. 10 game against the Angels, the first 10,000 fans will receive a replica of Colavito's Indians Hall of Fame plaque. That game will also feature the second part of the Indians Rock N' Blast two-night fireworks special. Tickets are available on Indians.com.

In parts of eight seasons with the Indians, Colavito hit 190 home runs with 574 RBIs.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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