FanPost

New book looks back at the first 20 years at Jacobs/Progressive Field

Jacobs Field, a new book by Vince McKee looks back at the first 20 years of Indians baseball at Jacobs/Progressive Field. Roughly half the book details the early years when a new stadium and great baseball teams came together to draw fans in record numbers, leading to 455 consecutive sellouts (an MLB record, at the time). McKee spoke with some of the keys figures from those years, including John Hart, Mike Hargrove, Jim Thome, Kenny Lofton, and Carlos Baerga. The 2000s are also covered, though in less detail, as both play on the field and numbers in the stands became somewhat less inspiring for much of the last dozen years or so.

McKee, a Cleveland native, will be appearing at three local bookstores this week:

Thursday, April 10, 6-8:00 p.m.: Books-a-Million, 3230 Westgate Mall, Fairview Park.

Friday, April 11, 7-9 p.m. : Visible Voice, 1023 Kenilworth Ave., Cleveland.

Saturday, April 12 2-4 p.m. : 198 Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake.

If you're looking for a stroll down memory lane, or know a younger reader who'd enjoy learning more about the recent history of their favorite team, the book is on sale now, in stores and online (such as at Amazon).

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Let's Go Tribe

You must be a member of Let's Go Tribe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Let's Go Tribe. You should read them.

Join Let's Go Tribe

You must be a member of Let's Go Tribe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Let's Go Tribe. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker