Cleveland Indians honor fan 53 years after missing game due to train accident

Posted at 8:13 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 20:13:00-04

CLEVELAND — A lifetime Cleveland Indians fan injured herself in a nearly deadly accident, forcing her to miss a game in 1966, had her tickets honored by the baseball team recently.

In 1966, she was known as Jennifer Annis. She was 11 going on 12-years-old.

After getting good grades in school, she was rewarded with tickets to an Indians game.

The game she was supposed to go to was on August 20, 1966, but she never made it.

On August 13 of that year, she was hit by a train.

Fifty-two years later, she came to Cleveland and tried to use her old tickets.

The Indians honored the tickets and she was finally able to see a game.

The Tribe took it one step further, by inviting her back to throw the first pitch against the Boston Red Sox.

Cleveland may have lost that game, but she will never forget the experience.