Four bobbleheads, four jerseys and a Jim Thome replica statue highlight the Cleveland Indians 2014 promotional schedule, which the team released Saturday morning at Tribe Fest at Progressive Field.
Bobbleheads include a "Brohio" item featuring Nick Swisher (courtesy of Sugardale, May 31), plus individual bobbleheads depicting Jason Kipnis (July 8), Michael Bourn (courtesy of Shearer's, June 3) and former Tribe pitcher Orel Hershiser (courtesy of Meritech, May 3).
Replica jerseys available include Manager Terry Francona's No. 17 (August 23), plus Kenny Lofton (courtesy of KeyBank, July 12), Omar Vizquel (courtesy of Medical Mutual, June 21) and civil rights pioneer and MLB Hall of Famer Larry Doby (July 5).
Meanwhile, as part of the team's celebration of 20 years at Progressive Field and the unveiling of the Jim Thome statue, fans can receive a replica Thome statue on Aug. 2.
The jerseys and bobbleheads lead another robust promotional schedule, which starts with a magnet schedule giveaway courtesy of Progressive Insurance to all fans on Opening Day, April 4, against the Minnesota Twins.
Select promotional items distributed in higher quantity
Four promotional items - Brohio and Kipnis bobbleheads, Vizquel jersey and Thome statue - will be given to 12,500 fans. Most other promotional items will be distributed to 10,000 fans, with the exception of the Opening Day magnet schedule, which will be given to all fans.
Vizquel becomes 40th member of Indians Hall of Fame
The Indians' annual Hall of Fame weekend is set for June 21, with Omar Vizquel becoming the 40th member of the team's Hall of Fame. Vizquel, the owner of 11 Gold Glove awards, made three American League All-Star teams and helped the club win two American League Championships and six American League Central Division championships.
Fan T-shirt design contest new for 2014; traditional, family friendly events return
Aside from player jerseys, fans will have two other opportunities to pick up Tribe gear: Popular local T-shirt designer GV Art + Design will produce a new T-shirt design for Tribe fans on June 18, while fans also will receive a T-shirt designed by a fellow fan on Sept. 6, courtesy of Cleveland Clinic.
That contest, which begins Monday morning, January 27, allows fans to submit ideas for the final promotional night of the season, on Sept. 6 vs. the White Sox. Ideas will be voted on by fans and the winning design will be used on the T-shirt available to fans on Sept. 6. Fans should visit Indians.com to submit their ideas for the shirt.
Popular promotional staples also will return for 2014: Rock N' Blast, a two-night fireworks spectacular and part of a 17-night fireworks schedule, is set for Aug. 15 and 16. Fans' canine friends, meanwhile, can watch the team take on the Los Angeles Angels on June 17 for the Indians Puppypalooza event.
The Indians' Rally Alley presented by RTA returns for 15 dates, including Opening Day. Fans will have access to games, live music, concessions and more on Larry Doby Way, which runs behind the left-field bleachers.
The Indians once again will partner with KeyBank on 10 KeyBank Kids Fun Days on Sundays beginning May 4. Meanwhile, Sugardale will present 13 Dollar Dog Nights, the first on Friday, May 2 with the Chicago White Sox in town. Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores again will present Crafting at the Ballpark, this year on June 22.
For the complete promotional schedule, which also is listed below, visit Indians.com/Promos. All promotions are subject to change. Single-game tickets for the 2014 season will go on sale in early March; more details on that opportunity will be released next month.
Complete Promotional schedule (subject to change):
April 4: Magnet schedule* courtesy of Progressive Insurance/Rally Alley presented by RTA
May 2: Sugardale Dollar Dog
May 3: Orel Hershiser Bobblehead** courtesy of Meritech
May 4: KeyBank Kids Fun Day
May 16: Sugardale Dollar Dog/Fireworks presented by Wayside Furniture
May 17: Fireworks/MLB Network bag**
May 18: KeyBank Kids Fun Day
May 20: 20th Anniversary Commemorative poster**
May 21: Weather Education Day/Weather Education booklet (all Weather Ed Day participants)
May 30: Sugardale Dollar Dog/Fireworks presented by Wayside Furniture/Rally Alley presented by RTA
May 31: Brohio Bobblehead*** courtesy of Sugardale/Rally Alley presented by RTA
June 1: KeyBank Kids Fun Day
June 3: Michael Bourn Bobblehead** courtesy of Shearer's
June 4: Sugardale Dollar Dog
June 17: Puppypalooza
June 18: GV Art + Design T-shirt**
June 20: Sugardale Dollar Dog/Fireworks presented by Wayside Furniture/Rally Alley presented by RTA
June 21: Hall of Fame Inductions/Omar Vizquel jersey*** courtesy of Medical Mutual/Fireworks/Rally Alley presented by RTA
June 22: KeyBank Kids Fun Day/Crafting at the Ballpark presented by Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
July 4: Sugardale Dollar Dog/Extended Fourth of July Fireworks presented by Wayside Furniture/Rally Alley presented by RTA
July 5: Larry Doby jersey** courtesy of Sherwin-Williams/Fireworks/Rally Alley presented by RTA
July 6: KeyBank Kids Fun Day
July 8: Jason Kipnis Bobblehead***
July 10: Sugardale Dollar Dog
July 11: Fireworks presented by Discount Drug Mart/Rally Alley presented by RTA
July 12: Kenny Lofton jersey** courtesy of KeyBank/Rally Alley presented by RTA
July 13: KeyBank Kids Fun Day
August 1-3: KeyBank Rewards Weekend
August 1: Sugardale Dollar Dog/Fireworks presented by Wayside Furniture/Rally Alley presented by RTA
August 2: Jim Thome Statue*** courtesy of KeyBank/Progressive Field 20th Anniversary celebration/Fireworks/Rally Alley presented by RTA
August 3: Slider's Birthday/KeyBank Kids Fun Day
August 5: Sugardale Dollar Dog
August 13: Aviator sunglasses courtesy of SportsTime Ohio**
August 15: Rock n'Blast/Sugardale Dollar Dog/Rally Alley presented by RTA
August 16: Rock n'Blast/Rally Alley presented by RTA
August 17: KeyBank Kids Fun Day
August 22: Sugardale Dollar Dog/Fireworks presented by Wayside Furniture/Rally Alley presented by RTA
August 23: Terry Francona jersey**/Fireworks/Rally Alley presented by RTA
August 24: KeyBank Kids Fun Day
September 5: Sugardale Dollar Dog/Fireworks
September 6: Fan Design T-shirt** courtesy of Cleveland Clinic/Fireworks
September 7: KeyBank Kids Fun Day
September 27: Sugardale Dollar Dog/Fireworks/Fan Appreciation Night