Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Lofty Bobble

A bright,sunny evening at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.

It's Cleveland HOF induction day.

One empty chair awaits the arrival of a new inductee.

But first, a new member for the Distinguished HOF.
Cy Slapnicka, who is most remembered as a scout, for his signing of Bob Feller, Bob Lemon and Lou Boudreau.

Yes! It's Kenny Lofton !
The newest member of the Cleveland Indians HOF.

Here, Kenny makes his way to the ceremony.

Helping Kenny into his jacket were other HOF members Charley Nagy Sandy Alomar Jr.

Kenny takes a try at pitching as he throws out the ceremonial first pitch.

Then the game began.
Not exactly the the bast game of the year.
The young Cleveland team has a lot of potential and if they stay together.
Next year should be better !

This was another bright spot of the evening.
All fans received this great Kenny Lofton bobblehead
honoring his "catch" on Aug. 4, 1996.
I wonder if B. J. Surhoff was there to get one ?!!
This gives me at least 15 Cleveland Indian bobbles.
Another post.


  1. Which Cleveland Indian HOFers attended the ceremony?

  2. That's a great bobblehead. I love the ones that recreate a specific instance in time.

  3. I love this bobblehead. Which other Indians bobbles do you have?

  4. Matt : oops! I knew I forgot something! Besides Charlie and Sandy, there was Andre Thornton,Sam McDowell,Mike Hargrove and Bob Feller. Jim "Mudcat" was also in the stands.Both teams were honoring the Negro Leagues. The Twins wore 1909 St.Paul Gophers uniforms while Cleveland wore 1946 Cleveland Buckeyes (1945 Negro League World Champions) uniforms. Other than the end result it was a great game.
    Thorzul : I agree.
    dodgerbobble : I will put a post together on them ! Thanks all !

  5. Oh, come on - the end result was good, too! ;)