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'Ultimate Tribe Fan' | 11-year-old Will Fletcher has big dreams for a career with the Cleveland Indians

A lucky, devoted tribe fan gets a big birthday surprise.

CLEVELAND — Will Fletcher has packed a lot of baseball knowledge into his young life. 

"Bo Naylor...I think he's really good at a lot of things and he's young, and I think he's gonna be a better player as he's gonna progress for the season," Will said in a recent interview with 3News' Jay Crawford.

"I always loved baseball and every time I went to preschool I'd have an Indians jersey and baseball pants on."

It's obvious Will is passionate about the sport. He plays on two teams and is a devoted Cleveland Indians fan.

He listens to play-by-play announcers Hammy and Rosie on the radio every night, and not only wants to play for the Indians one day, he also wants to become a broadcaster himself.

Will turned 11 years old this week, and along with the Cleveland Indians, 3News had quite the surprise in store for this ultimate Tribe fan.

Legendary play-by-play announcer Tom Hamilton surprised Will during his Zoom interview with Jay! 

No surprise, Will didn't miss a beat - quickly asking Hammy for his take on the Tribe's playoff chances.

"Because everyone's healthy, I wouldn't be surprised if we played a long time in October. I just think this year with that best of three series that we've never had before. I think you're going to see a lot of crazy things happen," Hamilton said.

And, he even offered some advice for Will's aspiring broadcasting career.

"Practice, practice, practice, practice just like you would baseball, same thing with broadcasting you can practice doing games. You know I've said it again and again to my own kids, you're the one that has a dream so you follow your dream."

To top it all off, the Cleveland Indians also gifted Will with tickets to a 2021 game - and Hammy had one more amazing surprise in store for Will.

"When we get done with this crazy world we'll get you here in the booth," he promised.