Cleveland -- Indians first baseman Nick Swisher has one final thank you for Tribe fans for the 2013 season: a newly added fireworks display on Saturday, September 21.
Swisher's outgoing personality and ties to Ohio -- he spent his childhood in Columbus and just over the state line in Parkersburg, W. Va. -- have played a role in him becoming an instant fan favorite among the Tribe faithful. He picked the Ohio- and Cleveland-themed music to which the fireworks will be set.
"It's been an exciting season and I hope fans have had as much fun at the ballpark as I have," Swisher said. "I definitely appreciate fans' support, and to thank them, I'm giving them one last fireworks show during the Tribe's Fan Appreciation Weekend!"
Swisher, who long has been involved in community efforts wherever he's played, also has donated $75,000 to the Providence House, a Cleveland-area crisis nursery, and $25,000 to the FBI Citizens Academy Foundation to assist in the distribution of Child Identification kits in the Cleveland area.
The fireworks will be set to music featuring artists and songs with Cleveland and Ohio ties, including:
• OSU Band: "OSU Battle Cry Fight Song," "Neutron Dance"
• Black Keys: "Howlin For You," "Ohio," "Gold on the Ceiling," "Everlasting Light"
• White Stripes: "Seven Nation Army"
• McCoys: "Hang On Sloopy"
• Michael Stanley: "My Town"
• Presidents of the United States of America: "Cleveland Rocks"
The show will be the 17th and final fireworks display to be held at Progressive Field this season. Tickets are available for the game by visiting Indians.com.