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Major League Turns 25: Tuesday Tribe News & Notes

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Major League turned 25 yesterday, and Hammerin' Hank overcame Babe Ruth 40 years ago today.

Brad White

Happy Anniversary, Major League

‘Major League’ turns 25 — here are 15 things you didn't know about the movie | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports - From Yahoo Sports: In honor of "Major League’s" 25th anniversary, Big League Stew talked to writer/director Ward and actors Corbin Bernsen and Dennis Haysbert to collect their reflections on the movie all these years later.

5 things ‘Major League’ taught us about baseball (and life) | New York Post

'Major League' anniversary brings special memories for director and Northeast Ohio native David S. Ward - On April 7, the movie, "Major League," about a rag-tag group of fictional Cleveland Indians players that rise up to win the American League pennant, enjoyed its 25th anniversary.

Happy Anniversary, Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron reflects on 40 years since breaking Babe Ruth's career home run mark | braves.com: News - Forty years later, Hank Aaron appreciates the opportunity to reminisce without having to deal with the anger, fear and unwanted pressure that consumed him as he created what still stands as one of the most celebrated moments in baseball history.

Lyle Spencer: Hank Aaron's 715th homer still wonderful 40 years later | braves.com: News - With today being the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron connecting on career homer No. 715 to pass Babe Ruth as the game's all-time home run leader, Hammerin' Hank's former teammate Dusty Baker and former opponents Davey Lopes and Al Downing, who gave up the homer, fondly recall bearing witness to the record-setting event.

Tribe-Related News

Cleveland Indians notes: Yan Gomes up and down since contract extension - It’s been full speed ahead for Indians catcher Yan Gomes since he signed his six-year, $23 million contract extension. Full speed ahead — good and bad.Gomes is only hitting .222 (4-for-18), but two of those four hits are home runs.

Yan Gomes tried to make something out of nothing: Cleveland Indians notes | cleveland.com - Yan Gomes' quick reactions from behind the plate on Sunday might have been too quick.

Indians asked professor where to locate Home Run Porch - Most home runs last less than six seconds. But the thrill of getting one over the fence can make it feel like forever.

Akron RubberDucks reveal new mascot's name - Webster. Really. It's Webster. I'm not making this up. Thousands of names to choose from and they went with Webster.