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Sunday News and Notes: Kluber receives AL Cy Young; First day highlights from Tribe Fest

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Corey Kluber appeared at Tribe Fest on Saturday, then hopped a plane to receive his AL Cy Young award.

Corey Kluber
Corey Kluber
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Indians News

Doby celebration, giveaway highlight promo schedule | indians.com

The big news from the article was that the Indians have set July 25th as when they'll reveal the Larry Dody statue at Progressive Field. Doby's statue will be the third at Progressive Field, joining likenesses of Bob Feller (1994) and Jim Thome (2014). Fans attending that game will get a replica of the statue, and I'm assuming there will be a pre-game ceremony to celebrate the man who not only had a Hall of Fame career, but integrated the American League and dealt with all the difficulties that came with that distinction.

We'll have more on the promotional schedule tomorrow.

Players, staff get up close with fans at Tribe Fest

Interviews from Tribe Fest 2015: Terry Francona, Trevor Bauer, Chris Antonetti and more | cleveland.com

Yesterday was the first day of Tribe Fest, a two-day event held at Progressive Field. Fans get to meet players, coaches, and other people in the organization, take clubhouse tours, and do other fun stuff. There will be another session today, so those of you in the Cleveland area still have a chance to attend.

Corey Kluber receives AL Cy Young Award | MLB.com

Corey Kluber's Cy Young trip to New York includes catcher Yan Gomes | cleveland.com

Yesterday at the annual BBWAA dinner Corey Kluber was officially awarded the AL Cy Young. John Smoltz, who earlier this month elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, introduced Kluber. It is a bit surreal to see a pitcher that a couple years ago was known only to Indians fans be introduced for an award by John Smoltz and appear on the same stage as Sandy Koufax (who you'll see in the clip below).

From the cleveland.com article:

Kluber was asked if he'd picked a place in his home to display his Cy Young award.

He said he hadn't really thought about it.

"I'm sure I'll pick a good spot for it at the house somewhere," said Kluber, "but I haven't been sitting around planning things out in my mind."

MLB News

Banks lauded for infectious personality, love of game | MLB.com

Ernie Banks, legendary 'Mr. Cub,' dead at 83 - Chicago Tribune

Ernie Banks, former Chicago Cubs great, dies at age 83 - ESPN Chicago

Ernie Banks tops list of Chicago athletic idols - ESPN Chicago

Banks' smile and warmth will live on forever | MLB.com

Ernie Banks passes away at age 83 - Let's Go Tribe

One of baseball's great ambassadors died Friday night.  Just some of the tributes to a great player and a great man.