From left, Cleveland Indians players Early Wynn, Don Mossi, Bobo Lemon Hal Narango, Jim Hegan, George Strick land, Bobby Avila, Hank Aguirre and Hoot Evers with John Ireland at Old Tucson movie studios, ca. 1950s.
Bob Hope (right) at Cleveland Indians spring training at Hi Corbett Field, March 5, l949. Man at left is Lou Boudreau, Indians manager, at center is Hank Greenberg, Indians vice president. Hope is showing the muscles of his pitching arm.
In the stands for the final game of the Cleveland Indians in Tucson on March 31, 1992 was Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson, and on the field, as a Cleveland Indian outfielder, was one of Olson's former players, Kenny Lofton. Lofton played guard for the Wildcats from 1986 to 1989 but switched to professional baseball when his UA days were over.
February 27, 1956: But Can They Hit? The Cleveland Indians' opening day of spring training at Hi Corbett Field this morning found eight eager catchers on hand to battle for the starting role. But, the big question was whether any of the seven challengers can wield a heavy enough bat to displace regular receiver Jim Hegan, a defensive star. Left to right, kneeling, are Hank Foiles, Heagan and Hal Naragon. Standing, Lavern Grace, Allan Jones, Dick Brown, Russ Nixon and Earl Averill Jr.
February 27, 1956: Babe and his Boy Babe Herman (left), one-time hitting star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and his son Don (center) watched proceeding this morning at Hi Corbett Field with Cleveland Indian Manager Al Lopez. Hi Corbett was the site of the opening day of the Tribe's 1956 training season, and young Don, a free agent, was on hand with his dad to try out for an Indian job.
Tom McCraw of the Cleveland Indians in the empty locker room at Hi Corbett Field during the 1980 player's boycott . The last six Indians games of the spring season were cancelled due to the boycott over a contract dispute over free agency.
Brewers Robin Yount scores from second base on a single by Mark Brouhard, #29, with two outs in the 6th inning. Ron Hassey defends at the plate with Larry Hisle telling Yount to hit the dirt. March 30, 1982.