Captains celebrate Cleveland Sports History Night on August 5th
BY TIM SHIRER
CAPTAINS BEAT WRITER
Don't miss Cleveland Sports History tomorrow night (Aug 5) at Classic Park as the Lake County Captains take on the West Michigan Whitecaps at 7 p.m. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. The Captains will be wearing special jerseys commemorating 15 years of Captains baseball at Classic Park. The Jersey will feature logo's from throughout the 15 seasons and will be auctioned off after the game.
Also, there will be many Cleveland Sports Legends in attendance. Former Cleveland Browns greats Greg and Mike Pruitt. Greg played for the Browns from 1973 to 1981 and Mike was a member of the Browns from 1976 to 1984. Both Pruitt’s were part of the Browns memorable 1980 "Kardiac Kids" team.
Cleveland High School and College coaching legend Mike Moran. Moran coached for 11 seasons at St. Joseph (currently VASJ) High School before coaching for 25 years at John Carroll University before retiring after the 2016-17 season. Moran has 667 wins as a high school and college coach and was inducted into the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame in 2016. Current Cleveland State Basketball coach Dennis Felton.
Former Cavaliers players greats Jim Chones and Campy Russell will be in attendance. Chones played for the Cavaliers from 1974 to 1979. Russell played for the Cavaliers from 1974 to 1980, both players were part of the Cavaliers improbable "Miracle of Richfield" run in 1976.
To round out the legends former Indians Ellis Burks and Len Barker will be part of the festivities. Burks played for the Indians for the Indians for three seasons from 2001 to 03. Barker pitched for the Tribe from 1979 to 83 and was the last Indians pitcher to pitch a no-hitter when he pitched the 10th perfect game in Major League history on May 15th, 1981.
Making a special appearance will be The William Harridge Trophy, which is awarded to the Cleveland Indians when they won the 2016 American League Championship. Harridge was the president of the American League from 1931 to 59. Fans will have an opportunity to take pictures with the trophy.
Finally, the Captains will be unveiling their new Wall-Of-Fame outside the main gate at 4:30 p.m.
POSTED 08/04/2017 18:40