Tribe's home openers by the numbers

Tribe's home openers by the numbers

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Tuesday marks the Cleveland Indians 117th home opener in the team's history, which includes 24 games played at Progressive Field. The Indians are close to a .500 winning percentage in their home opening games with a record of 59 wins and 57 losses. The game will be the 22nd time the Indians have played the division rival Chicago White Sox in their history at home opener games. Other odd-and-end statistics include:

  • The Indians have sold out all 24 home openers at Progressive Field.
  • As mentioned above, the Indians have played the White Sox 22 times in the home opening series. The only other team that has played the Indians more in Cleveland is the Detroit Tigers, with 33 home opening games.
  • In 2012, the highest recorded attendance for home openers at Progressive Field was set with 43,190 attendees.
  • The Indians own the top three all-time crowd attendance records in American League history home opener history, all played at Cleveland Municipal Stadium:
    • 1) 74,420 versus the Detroit Tigers on April 7 1973.
    • 2) 73,290 versus the New York Yankees on April 5, 1993.
    • 3) 73,163 versus the St. Louis Browns on April 20, 1948.
  • The longest home opener winning streak is five games from 1920 through 1924. The longest losing stream is six games from 1906 through 1911.
  • Bob Feller has the most wins (4) on home opener games.
  • The last grand slam by a Cleveland Indians player during a home opener game was hit by Casey Blake on April 7, 2006.
  • The most home opener wins by decade was from 1920-1929 with nine wins and one win. So far, the Tribe has one win and six losses during the current decade from 2010 to 2016.

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