Thurman Munson Stadium
Former -Canton-Akron Indians
The Canton-Akron Indians of 1989 opened up at Thurman Munson Stadium amidst much fanfare. The Cleveland Indians Double-A franchise, which had been drawing 100,000 in Williamsport Pennsylvania, was now much closer to home and they would more than double their attendance in their first full season at Thurman Munson Stadium. 204,000 fans came to see their future Cleveland Indians step to the plate. One player in particular was creating a tremendous amount of buzz since he was drafted in the 2nd round of the amateur draft in 1987. He seemed to have that power and excitement and everyone knew he was on his way to being Major League Baseballís next superstar. His career would also make him one of the most notorious characters in the history of baseball. His name was Albert Belle.