Heritage Park, the newly completed Hall Of Fame section at Jacobs Field will welcome four players from the Class of 2007. This year's inductees will be slugger Andre Thornton and pitchers Jim Bagby Sr., Mike Garcia and Charles Nagy.
After a 30 year hiatus the Indians again started to enshrine players last year. The 2006 class included Rocky Colavito, Al Lopez, Al Rosen, Ray Chapman and pitchers Addie Joss, Herb Score and " Sudden Sam " Mc Dowell. The four 2007 inductees will bring the Hall Of Fame total to 31.
Bagby played seven years for the Indians. He went 31-12 the year the Indians won it all in 1920. He was 127-88 for his total career.
Mike Garcia appeared in one game in 1948 and he went on to be an Indian for 12 years. He was 19-8 for the AL pennant winning Tribe of 1954. His career ledger was 142-97.
Charlie Nagy was a mainstay in the Tribe rotation during the 1995 and 1997 AL pennant winning seasons. He went 16-6 in 1995 and 15-11 in 1997. In all he played 13 seasons for the Tribe. He finished his career with a 129-105 record.
Andre Thornton was a ten year Tribe member. He hit 214 home runs for the Indians. He hit 253 in his career with 895 RBI's and a lifetime .254 ERA.
Congratulations to these fine and popular players of days gone by who will be inducted during a ceremony at the Yankees-Indians game August 11th at the Jake. Thornton and Nagy are scheduled to appear. Bagby and Garcia will be inducted posthumously.
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