Cleveland Indians: 5 secrets you might not know about Progressive Field

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5. Bob Feller’s museum

You may not know it, heck, I didn’t know it, but when the Terrace Club is now open to the public (who have a ticket to the game) and that’s not even the best part.

On the third floor of the that windowed mystery down the third base line is a home to artifacts and exhibits previously housed at the Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter, IA. Feller, of course, was from the small town and hosted baseball royalty at the museum that bared his name.

After Feller died, the museum eventually closed and all of the cool things Feller amassed throughout his life where shipped to Cleveland.

One of the most notable items living in the terrace club may be Feller’s bat, which Babe Ruth leaned against in the famous photo, entitled “The Babe Bows Out,” taken during Ruth’s last appearance at Yankee Stadium.

Feller’s opening day no-hitter glove is there, as is the mitt Feller’s dad used on the Feller farm to catch that infamous heater.

The Indians have tried to do more with history, evidenced by the outdoor museum celebrating the best players in the franchise’s history.

As one of the American League’s oldest franchises, it would be cool to see the Indians take the museum a step farther.

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Down I-71 in Cincinnati, the Reds host the best team museum in the big leagues. The Redstockings were the first team in organized baseball, making it easy for the casual fan to get for hours on the Ohio River.