On August 24, 1973 — Sitting in the top row of the bleachers at Cleveland Stadium, John Adams begins a tradition, that continues to this day, when he bangs on his drum to cheer on the Tribe. In 2011, the team paid tribute to the fan-favorite, in a pregame ceremony commemorating his 3000th game that included Adams taking a ceremonial swing with his drum at a pitch thrown by Joe Charboneau.


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Baseball Reference August 24
National Pastime August 24
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
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