CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Indians' seventh annual Tribe Fest hit it out of the park with the multitude of activities for all ages to see and do.
The Cleveland Indians said this year was the biggest yet in the history of the event.
Tribe fans also go to get a sneak peak of the 2019 All-Star Week the Cleveland Indians is hosting in July.
Indians alumni and new additions to the roster were sprawled throughout the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland coaching kids, playing games, and interacting with fans young and old.
Take a look at the action fans got to get in on throughout the day, including the training diamond, batting cages, and performance training:
Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona and Executive Mike Chernoff took to the Main Stage for the State of the Franchise address to give fans a glimpse into what’s going on behind the scenes and what to expect in the 2019 season.
A few inside jokes from the clubhouse were also shared, causing an outburst in laughter throughout the audience.
After the State of the Franchise, Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, Jake Bauers, Kevin Plawecki, and Carlos Santana took over on the main stage for a fan Q & A.
Two standout answers from the players touched on the theme of what Cleveland means to them.
After Carlos Carrasco was asked why he wanted to sign an extension with the Indians, he gathered a round of applause with his response, “This is home for me, this is family. I know the fans and I know the community.”
Similarly, Carlos Santana was asked how he felt about coming back to the Tribe, he said “I’m so happy to come back to my house.”
Although the first game of Spring Training is not until Feb. 23, the Tribe Fest unofficially kicked off the 2019 season with that little bit of baseball needed to hold fans over through the winter.