This Week In Indians Baseball: Week 27

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Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

NEWS:

  • The front office interviewed for the open managerial position in the last week. Terry Francona and Sandy Alomar both met with with the front office.
  • On Saturday, it was reported that Francona would become the Indians’ next manager. The club is set to make an official announcement on Monday. 

WAHOO’S ON FIRST HIGHLIGHTS:

WEEKLY TRIVIA:

  • The Indians finished the 2012 season with 110 stolen bases, the most for the club since 2000, when they had 113.
  • Travis Hafner’s home run on Tuesday was the 200th of his career as a Cleveland Indian. He has 201 career home runs.
  • The Indians had the second highest winning percentage of one-run games in the majors with a record in those games with 24-12.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Shin-Soo Choo

Building of his success last week, Choo brought the 2012 season to a close on a good note. In a week when the Indians struggled to get hits, Choo had a hit in each of the three games, to help give the Tribe a chance. On Tuesday, he had a home run.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

“It was a special moment to have the fans do that. It was a great moment. It’s something I’ll remember forever. I kind of wanted to acknowledge it. They’ve been great to me. This city has been great to me. I kind of wanted to thank them for everything.” – Travis Hafner on the standing ovation he received on Wednesday in what was likely his final at-bat with the Tribe

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