Omar Vizquel to be inducted into Indians Hall of Fame Saturday

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Indians great Omar Vizquel is in town this weekend — Saturday, he’ll be inducted into the Indians Hall of Fame.

Vizquel is now a coach for the Detroit Tigers but is still hugely popular in the Cleveland area. The Tigers’ series with the Indians starts Friday night at Progressive Field.

Vizquel will become the 40th member of the Hall of Fame.

He was a member of the Tribe’s 1995 and 1997 World Series teams and is one of the best shortstops in Major League Baseball history, holding the league’s all-time best fielding percentage(.985), double plays turned (1,735) and games played at that position (2,709).

He also won 11 Rawlings Gold Glove awards and made three American League All-Star teams.

To be eligible for induction, players must have spent at least three seasons with the club and have been retired for at least a year.

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