I disagree with you that Cleveland is not a baseball town. Between June 12, 1995 and April 4, 2001, the Indians sold out 455 consecutive home games, drawing a total of 19,324,248 fans to Jacobs Field. The demand for tickets was so great that all 81 home games were sold out before Opening Day on at least three separate occasions. The sellout streak set a Major League Baseball record; this was broken by the Boston Red Sox on September 8, 2008. They were also the first team in MLB to draw over 2,000,000 fans in a season drawing 2,620,627 in 1948 and 2,233,771 in 1949. From 1996 to 2001 they drew over 3,000,000 fans a year.