Fausto Carmona will take the mound for the Indians during the sold out game against the Chicago White Sox. Though its the first opening day start for the young pitcher, he will be surrounded by the memories of baseball legend, Bob Feller, who passed away last December. Feller holds the club record for opening day starts with seven.
In addition to a video tribute and special banner presentation, Feller's wife Anne will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Progressive Field. All Indians players will be wearing No. 19 jerseys during pregame ceremonies in memory of Bob Feller. A No. 19 tribute patch will be on all team uniforms and batting practice jersey.