Reporter Byung-Hyeok Cheon = The sound of drums that always resonated at home games of the Cleveland Guardians of the American professional baseball team is expected to disappear after 50 years.
The Cleveland team announced on the 31st (hereinafter Korean time) that John Adams, an avid fan who supported the team by beating drums for the past 50 years, passed away at the age of 71.
After purchasing a bass drum for $25 on the used market in August 1973, Adams settled down in the Cleveland outfield and began beating a cheer drum. 토토사이트
In particular, Adams, who raised the drum beat during the home team offense, soon emerged as an icon of enthusiasm for the Cleveland team.
However, the drumming that had been going on for nearly 50 years has diminished in recent years as Adams’s health has deteriorated.
At the home opener of the 2021 season, when Adams could not attend due to health, drummer Patrick Carney of the famous American artist ‘The Black Kiss’ beat the drum instead.
The Cleveland team installed a bronze replica of Adams’ drum on the outfield stand last season and a nameplate on the seat where he always sits.
“For the past 50 years, Adams’ drum beat has been the heartbeat of Cleveland baseball,” said Bob DiBiacio, vice president of public relations. “Adams will forever be a part of our team.”