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Friday, December 28, 2007

The Indians' move to "The Jake" coincided with the coming of age of an outstanding young team, and the Indians soon became the hottest ticket in Cleveland. The ballpark set a major league record between 1995 and early 2001 by selling out 455 straight games. Demand for tickets was so great that they sold out all 81 home games before opening day on three separate occasions. The Indians "retired" the number 455 in honor of this outstanding record. "455 THE FANS" has been placed in lettering on a wall in the right field GA in commemoration.

Ballpark firsts
A look at the front of Jacobs field in April, 2003.
Jacobs Field The scoreboard at Jacobs Field, featuring one of the largest video screens in the world.
Jacobs Field Looking in from behind the right-center field bullpen at Jacobs Field.

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