Cleveland Indians to induct Omar Vizquel into Hall of Fame (gallery)

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Record-Courier staff report

The Cleveland Indians will induct famed shortstop Omar Vizquel into the franchise's Hall of Fame tonight.

Vizquel becomes the Hall's 40th member and will be honored in a ceremony before the start of tonight's game at Progressive Field against the Detroit Tigers.

Vizquel is currently a bench coach for the Tigers after retiring following the 2012 season.

The Indians' Hall of Fame is located inside the stadium at Heritage Park, which is located behind the centerfield wall.

Vizquel played for 24 seasons and spent the prime of his career with the Tribe. After Cleveland traded for Vizquel in 1994, he would play with the club through the 2004 season. He won nine of his 11 Gold Gloves in Cleveland (he won two with San Francisco at ages 38 and 39) and was an All-Star three times -- all in Cleveland.

Vizquel remains MLB's leader in shortstop fielding percentage (.985), double plays turned (1,735) and games played at shortstop (2,709).

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