Three Killed in Youngstown Fire, Getting Warmer, Indians Honor Al Rosen

Three Killed in Youngstown Fire, Getting Warmer, Indians Honor Al Rosen

YOUNGSTOWN, OH (WOIO) - An early morning fire on Powers Way in Youngstown


According to officials, just after 3 a.m., firefighters responded to the 3600 block of Powers Way for a report of a house fire with people inside.

The first firefighters who arrived on the scene confirmed there were at least three people inside the burning home. A search is underway for a fourth.

The names of the victims have not been released. Neighbors say the victims were grandparents and their granddaughter.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation though it may have been sparked by some type of explosion in the basement.

Promise of temperatures

.  These quick moving spring systems will bring another round of rain post-midnight tonight as temperatures dip into the upper 30s.  The showers will be moving through here tomorrow morning but another clearing trend will be underway tomorrow afternoon as the mercury recovers into the upper 40s.  April arrives on Wednesday and (no foolin'), we'll be treated to sunshine and seasonable temperatures in the low 50s.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Indians will wear a No. 7 patch on their right jersey sleeves during the 2015 season

Rosen, the 1953 American League Most Valuable Players, died March 13. Rosen played his entire 10-year Major League career in an Indians uniform (1947-1956).

“It is our honor and privilege to remember and pay tribute to Al all year long,” said Indians Vice President of Public Affairs Bob DiBiasio.

He was voted unanimously as the American League MVP in 1953, a season in which he narrowly missed winning the Triple Crown. Rosen led the A.L. in '53 with 43 HRs and 145 RBIs. He lost the batting crown to Washington's Mickey Vernon by .001. Vernon hit .337 while Rosen hit .336. Rosen was the first unanimous MVP since his boyhood idol Hank Greenberg in 1935. He was a 4-time A.L. All-Star and drove in 100 runs five straight seasons.

Rosen is the only person in baseball history to have earned the honors of MVP as a player and Executive of the Year as a member of a front office. Rosen was named Executive of the Year in 1987 as President and General Manager of the San Francisco Giants.

In the DVD titled “Beating The Odds- the Al Rosen Story”, when asked about his own legacy in the game of baseball, Rosen stated simply “he was a man who played hard and worked hard.”

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