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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.

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"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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