Few athletes in Cleveland sports history are as beloved as Omar Vizquel.
Look no further than the complete sellout at Progressive Field on Saturday evening, as over 40,000 fans packed in to watch one of their all time favorites go into the Indians Hall of Fame.
Sure, plenty were there for the post-game fireworks and to see a good Indians-Tigers matchup. But more than a few were there...
CLEVELAND -- It felt like the late '90s again at Progressive Field on Saturday night -- packed house, most of the stars from those great Indians teams on the field and Omar Vizquel receiving a standing ovation.
Before the game against the Tigers, Vizquel became the 40th player inducted into the Indians Hall of Fame, capping off a day of activities.
Of all the Indians greats of...
There certainly is a special connection between Omar Vizquel and the Cleveland Indians fans.
Not since Rocky Colavito in the 1950’s and 60’s have Tribe fans gravitated toward one player in the way that they did to Vizquel during his tenure in Cleveland that ran from 1994-2004. The slick-fielding, always smiling shortstop had an amazing, special connection with the Cleveland...
CLEVELAND -- It is Indians Hall of Fame Weekend but for Omar Vizquel it could be called something else -- Back to the Future.
The Indians will honor Vizquel for his 11 seasons here before Saturday's game against Detroit. It comes as he is embarking on a new career as the first-base coach for the Tigers. This is Vizquel's first season with Detroit after one season as a roving...
On Opening Day 1994, Omar Vizquel could be seen on the grass at new Jacobs Field talking to members of the Seattle Mariners. Six months earlier, he had been one of their teammates, but now he was wearing an Indians uniform.
It was, by his own admission, the turning point of his career.
Vizquel played 24 season, including 11 with the Indians, from 1989-2012. At 45, he was the oldest...
Omar Vizquel remains a Cleveland Indians fan favorite. Fans appreciated Vizquels on-field wizardry, and that he was one of them in the teams era of greatness in the 1990.s To this day, Vizquel seems to have a tough time coming to grips with how beloved he is in the eyes of Indians fans. Vizquel recently was in town for his bobblehead night. He threw out two first pitches, joked that...
One of the greatest defensive shortstops in baseball history, a potential Hall of Famer with 24 years of big-league experience, will be in camp when the Angels begin spring training in two weeks.
As a coach.
The team has hired Omar Vizquel as its new roving infield instructor to succeed Dick Schofield, whose contract was not renewed after last season.
The Angels were in the final...
RAIN DELAY DISCO
During the rain delay of last night's Toronto Blue Jays eventual 9-6 win over the Boston Red Sox, 45-year old infielder Omar Vizquel showed off his best dance skills in the dugout.
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Omar Vizquel and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms on a one-year contract Monday.
Vizquel's agent, Adam Katz, declined to provide further details, such as whether Vizquel would be on a major league or minor league deal. ESPN first reported the sides had agreed to a contract.
Vizquel tweeted: ''I'll be with the Toronto Blue Jays in spring training this year to...
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January 23, 2012