2016 World Series: Game 1

Posted on October 26, 2016

Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with Rajai Davis #20 after defeating the Chicago Cubs 6-0 in Game One of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

 

I had so much fun shooting Game 1 of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland last night I couldn’t fall asleep until around 4am. Of course everyone knows what a historical matchup this is between two long-suffering fan bases, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be here covering my 17th Series in a row for Major League Baseball Photos. I have never been to Cleveland before and after a few days I gotta say I love it! It sure helps that the awesome hotel we are staying at is a short two block walk from the ballpark- man is that convenient!

Working at the Indians ballpark has been a joy so far. I shot from outside third base last night and my spot was fabulous. The club supplied terrific stools for us to sit on, allowing us to have a clean, low angle. You have no idea how rare it is for teams to supply us with something to sit on- thanks Indians! The Indians played great last night and pitched their asses off in beating the Cubs 6-0. Tonight I am rooting for the Cubs because I want this series to go as long as possible and I want all the games to be meaningful when we get to Wrigley Field for what is sure to be a madhouse on Friday.

Below is a selection of a few of my favorite pictures from last night. There really wasn’t much happening out there action wise, but in a World Series you are always looking for pictures that tell the story about who wins and loses. Enjoy this set of images that does not include one frame of a guy swinging a bat or throwing a ball.

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Andrew Miller #24 of the Cleveland Indians warms up in the outfield prior to Game 1 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Fans pose for a picture prior to Game 1 of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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An Indians fan prior to Game 1 of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Fans are seen playing catch prior to Game 1 of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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The Cubs take batting practive prior to Game 1 of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians reacts to stealing second base in the first inning during Game 1 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians takes his lead off third base in the first inning during Game 1 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB)

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Jon Lester #34 of the Chicago Cubs reacts to giving up a solo home run to Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians in the fourth inning during Game 1 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians points to the crowd after crossing home plate after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning during Game 1 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Corey Kluber #28 and Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians celebrate after a good inning during Game 1 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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The grounds crew replaces third base during Game 1 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians smiles with teammates during a pitching change during Game 1 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Andrew Miller #24 of the Cleveland Indians reacts to striking out David Ross #3 of the Chicago Cubs with the bases loaded to end the top of the seventh inning during Game 1 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians rounds third base after hitting his second home run in the eight inning during Game 1 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians is greeted at home plate after hitting a home run in the eighth inning during Game 1 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Jason Kipnis of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with his teammates after Game 1 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with Rajai Davis #20 after defeating the Chicago Cubs 6-0 in Game One of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

That’s it for today. I am pretty jacked up for tonight’s game and really hope we get some action out there. I also hope the rain stays away! Rain is such a bummer- but it’s always part of October baseball. Thanks for looking!

What Others Are Saying

  1. Paul Hallaman October 26, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Epic shots, Brad.

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