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OMAR VIZQUEL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Today in Tribe History: December 20, 1993

Cleveland and Seattle swap shortstops, with a few other pieces thrown in, as the Indians acquire Omar Vizquel from the Mariners for Felix Fermin, Reggie Jefferson, and cash. Vizquel became a fan favorite in Cleveland most notably for his impressive displays with the glove (and sometimes without!) in the field. After winning his first Gold Glove during the 1993 season with the Mariners...

Omar Vizquel takes place in Indians History

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...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vizquel takes place in Indians Hall of Fame

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 the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching Up With Omar Vizquel

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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Now part of division rival, Vizquel reflects on career as Indians HOF shortstop

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 instructor...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Vizquel’s Legend Created at the Jake

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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers' Venezuelans show support for their people

LAKELAND, Fla. -- The situation in Venezuela is serious and never far from the minds of the many Venezuelans on the Detroit Tigers. Friday morning in the clubhouse, the Venezuelan players and first base/infield coach Omar Vizquel posed for a photo with the Venezuelan flag and messages of support for their people. Vizquel, Miguel Cabrera and others sent out the photo via Twitter. ...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Omar Vizquel to be inducted into Indians Hall of Fame

The Cleveland Indians announced Tuesday morning Omar Vizquel will be inducted into the team's hall of fame June 21. Vizquel, a shortstop who won 11 Gold Gloves and made the American League All-Star team three times, played for the Indians from 1994-2004 as part of a 24-year major league career. "I never thought that I could belong to a prestigious group of players that have given...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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