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“Hey, Popper…” has been a constant in the press box for 40 years as Indians press box supervisor John Krepop fields sports reporters’ questions regarding in-game statistics. “Hey, Popper… Who currently holds the longest hitting streak?” … “Hey, Popper… When was the last time a player hit a home run in the same inning from different sides of the plate?” Whether a sports reporter needs a stat, a media guide, or a lineup card, Krepop, also known affectionately as “Popper,” is there to help. An avid baseball and hockey fan, Popper has witnessed seven no-hitters — six as supervisor and one as a fan — including one perfect game. Popper has worked two All-Star games and seven postseasons, and he has observed two World Series. In Popper’s time as supervisor, he has seen 15 different managers wear the Cleveland Indians uniform. Filled with statistics dating 40 years back, Popper’s most interesting…

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