10 Most Memorable Cleveland Indians Games In Progressive Field History

10 Most Memorable Cleveland Indians Games In Progressive Field History

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There have been plenty of memories at Progressive Field -- formerly known as Jacobs Field -- since it opened in 1994. The team has played in two World Series, had plenty of comeback wins and some great heroics by the Tribe as well as visiting teams coming in. Today I'll take a look at the 10 most memorable Cleveland Indians games in Progressive Field history.

10. Wild Card Game Loss To The Rays (10/2/2013)

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10. Wild Card Game Loss To The Rays (10/2/2013)

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The Indians were back in the postseason for the first time since 2007, but they were unable to take advantage of it with a tough 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The crowd was as loud as it had been in years, but rookie pitcher Danny Salazar was unable to hold the Rays down as the Tribe offense was held scoreless in the wild card setback.

9. Manny Ramirez's "Wow" Game-Winning HR Vs. Dennis Eckersley (7/16/1995)

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9. Manny Ramirez's "Wow" Game-Winning HR Vs. Dennis Eckersley (7/16/1995)

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Down 4-3 going into the bottom of the 12th, Indians slugger Manny Ramirez sent the crowd home happy with a game-winning blast off one of the greatest closers of all time, A's reliever Dennis Eckersley. The blast was such a stunner to Eckersely that he mouthed the word "wow" as he walked off the field.

8. Josh Beckett Shuts Down The Indians In Game 5 Of The 2007 ALCS (10/18/2007)

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8. Josh Beckett Shuts Down The Indians In Game 5 Of The 2007 ALCS (10/18/2007)

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With a trip to the World Series in the balance, Red Sox starter Josh Beckett reached back and shut down the Indians in a 7-1 win which forced the ALCS back to Boston. The loss put the series to 3-2 in favor of the Indians, but heading back to Beantown the Indians were doomed. They dropped the next two as Boston spoiled the party of the team heading to the Fall Classic.

7. Albert Belle Slams A Grand Slam Off Lee Smith To Top The Angels (7/18/1995)

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7. Albert Belle Slams A Grand Slam Off Lee Smith To Top The Angels (7/18/1995)

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Albert Belle was pure muscle on most nights and none more than on July 18, 1995 as he crushed a Lee Smith pitch to center for a grand slam and a memorable 7-5 win. The Tribe entered the 9th down 5-3, but as they did so many times that season, they got a rally going and Belle finished it off with a crushing blow off one of the great relievers of all time.

6. Sandy Alomar Leads The AL To A 3-1 Win In the 1997 MLB All-Star Game (7/8/1997)

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6. Sandy Alomar Leads The AL To A 3-1 Win In the 1997 MLB All-Star Game (7/8/1997)

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It was a magical night on July 8, 1997 as Cleveland hosted the MLB All-Star game, and it was even more special for Indians catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. He slammed a homer to give the American League the lead for good, and he walked out of the game with the MVP award. lomar had his best season in 1997, and the All-Star game was just another memorable moment.

5. Indians Rally From Down 14-2 To Beat Seattle 15-14 (8/5/2001)

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5. Indians Rally From Down 14-2 To Beat Seattle 15-14 (8/5/2001)

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In possibly the most amazing comeback in Indians history, the Tribe came back from down 14-2 heading into the 7th inning. The offense came to life as they scored three in the 7th, four in the 8th and five in the 9th to tie the game at 14 all. The Indians capped off the amazing night with a run in the bottom of the 11th to take home a 15-14 win. 29 runs, 40 hits and four hours and 11 minutes later it was a game that will always be remembered.

4. Indians Beat Yankees 4-3 To Advance To ALCS (10/6/1997)

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4. Indians Beat Yankees 4-3 To Advance To ALCS (10/6/1997)

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The Indians rallied for a huge win in Game 4 of their ALDS with the Yankees. They then turned to rookie Jaret Wright in Game 5, and the team delivered a 4-3 win to advance to the ALCS. The team started fast with three off Yankees starter Andy Pettitte in the 3rd, and Wright and the pen made it stand as they took home a sweet series win over their rival and the hated Yankees.

3. Indians Beat The Braves 5-4 In Game 5 Of The World Series (10/26/1995)

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3. Indians Beat The Braves 5-4 In Game 5 Of The World Series (10/26/1995)

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Down 3-1 in the World Series and led by a first inning homer by Albert Belle off Braves starter Greg Maddux, the Indians topped Atlanta 5-4 in Game 5 of the Fall Classic. The win was the last by the Indians in the series which Atlanta won in six, but it was memorable in the drama that it provided. At the time the Indians appeared to be a dynasty in the making.

2. Indians Clinch The AL Central In 3-2 Win Over Orioles (9/8/1995)

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2. Indians Clinch The AL Central In 3-2 Win Over Orioles (9/8/1995)

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Up 23.5 games in the AL Central, the Tribe took home their first AL Central title with a win over the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 at Progressive Field. The team celebrated when Jim Thome caught at popup to end the game and clinch the division just eight days into September. The club hoisted the flag to the delight of the sold out crowd, which ensured playoff baseball in Cleveland for the first time in 41 years.

1. The First Game at Progressive Field (4/4/1994)

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1. The First Game at Progressive Field (4/4/1994)

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It was the first of many memorable wins for the Indians in their new digs with a comeback 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners in 11 innings. President Bill Clinton threw out the first pitch and baseball in Cleveland began a new era. The team rallied from down 2-0 with a pair of runs in the 8th, and Wayne Kirby's RBI single in the 11th started what would be a the first of many great moments in Progressive Field.

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