10 fun facts about the Tribe

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1. Indians manager Terry Francona inherited the nickname "Tito" from his father. When Francona's father, the original Tito, played for the Indians, his teammates started calling Terry "Little Tito." All these years later, the nickname stuck.

2. Jason Giambi is the oldest player in MLB history to hit a walkoff homerun.

3. Pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez's favorite TV show is "America's Funniest Home Videos."

4. During the last year's offseason, Indians pitcher Jason Masterson did color commentary for a television broadcast of Cleveland State's men's basketball game against Butler on SportsTimeOhio. Indians On-Deck host Al Pawlowski called the play-by-play.

5. Indians utility player Mike Aviles affectionately gave the Tribe bench its "Goon Squad" moniker.

6. Nick Swisher once made a cameo as himself on the CBS show "How I Met Your Mother." He's also appeared in "Better with You" and "The Game."

7. Jason Kipnis has "Skrillex" on his iPod.

8. Jimmy Fallon follows Nick Swisher on Twitter.

9. In his free time, Michael Brantley enjoys golfing and fishing.

10. Indians legend Sandy Alomar's first name is "Santos."


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