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.