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New name, same address, Guardians set for debut at home

Guardians Opener Baseball
Posted at 8:05 PM, Apr 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-14 20:05:37-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland's home opener will be unlike any for the ballclub in more than 100 years.

Here come the Guardians.

After a name change that still doesn't sit well with some fans, the Guardians will play their first home game at Progressive Field against the San Francisco Giants.

It's a new beginning for the ballclub, which dropped Indians — its name since 1915 — last year.

Oscar winner Tom Hanks, who cut his acting teeth in Cleveland in the 1970s, will toss a ceremonial first pitch to Larry Doby Jr., whose father broke the American League’s color barrier with Cleveland 75 years ago.