Tribe great Kenny Lofton on the Indians today: ‘Glad they’re back!’

WESTLAKE, OH – Die hard Indians fans were up early Saturday to meet one of the team’s greatest players, Kenny Lofton.

“Amazing, he was just a fantastic center fielder just amazing out on the bases, great athlete,” said Gary Isabella.

Cleveland is still showing love to the former Indian who helped take the team to the  World Series in the 90’s.

Hundreds of people stood in line at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Westlake taking pictures and getting autographs of the six-time All-Star athlete.

“I wanted to be him when I grow up,” said 21-year old Kevin Petrie who got a signed picture from Lofton.

Around 200 fans made new memories with Lofton who tells Fox 8 he is happy the Indians are playing so well.

“Finally they’re back,” said Lofton. “Glad they’re back. The team is playing great right now and that’s what it takes to win a championship, play great during the moment.”

Lofton says the Indians whirlwind season is creating what could be a once in a lifetime moment for the Cleveland.

“For the city of Cleveland, it’ll be awesome to see probably something that hasn’t happened for years. Two teams winning championships in the same year two parades,” said Lofton.

An Indians’ World Series parade is just four wins away.