Progressive Field
aka Jacobs Field; The Jake

1994 - Present

Cleveland, OH
Historic Aerials
What Was There

Team Years Games
(1994 - 2020)
First Game
Indians vs. Mariners: 4/4/1994
Starting Pitchers: Dennis Martinez (CLE) vs Randy Johnson (SEA)
Score: 4-3 (SEA), 11 innings
Attendance: 41,459
First Batter: Rich Amaral (SEA) (Grounded to 2B)
David Bell hit the first inside-the-park home run at then-Jacobs Field in the bottom of the first inning against Seattle's Randy Johnson. Two innings later Johnson threw two pitches at Kenny Lofton's head and touched off a bench-clearing brawl, after which Johnson, Lofton, and Indians catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. were ejected from the game. The first no-hitter was thrown 17 years after the park opened, the longest gap among active parks in which a no-hitter has been thrown. Interestingly, Cleveland's League Park boasts the longest gap---21 years---among inactive parks in which a no-hitter was thrown. Washington's Griffith Stadium went 20 years before the first no-hitter was thrown and Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium went 19 years.

Event First Last
Hit Eric Anthony (SEA) - Homered to RF (3rd) -
Run Scored Edgar Martinez (SEA)
Run Batted In Eric Anthony (SEA)
Home Run Eric Anthony (SEA) vs. Dennis Martinez (CLE) on 4/4/1994 (3rd inning)
Strikeout Dennis Martinez (CLE)/Ken Griffey Jr. (SEA)
Win Eric Plunk (CLE)
Loss Kevin King (SEA)
Grand Slam Paul Sorrento (CLE) vs. Doug Linton (KCA) on 5/9/1995 (1st inning)
Inside-the-Park HR David Bell (CLE) vs. Randy Johnson (SEA) on 4/15/1998 (1st inning)
No-Hitter Ervin Santana (LAA) vs. Indians on 7/27/2011