Cleveland — In the ever-increasing competitive personal lines car insurance market, it appears that Progressive is serious about obtaining “home field advantage.” The story begins with some unlikely neighbors: In March of 1937, Steve O’Neill was managing the Cleveland Indians, the team was at Spring Training in New Orleans and preparing for another season at League Park at Lexington and East 66th Street in Cleveland. At the same time, just a few blocks away on Euclid Avenue, two young Clevelanders, Jack Lewis and Joe Green, were starting a car insurance company known as Progressive.
Now, 70 years later, two Cleveland institutions—the Cleveland Indians and Progressive—are joining forces to change the naming of what is currently known as “Jacobs Field” to Progressive Field.
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