CLEVELAND - Ken Kostal had given up his seat on an L.A. to Cleveland flight to former Cleveland Indian Kenny Lofton so Lofton could make it to Cleveland in time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch in the World Series Monday.
Lofton was a hero of the 1990s Indians and was tapped to throw out the first pitch of the first game. But he was on the stand-by for the red-eye flight until Kostal made the gesture.
In appreciation, the Cleveland Indians have given Kostal tickets to the World Series Game 6, if the game is necessary.
In addition, according to the Indians, United Airlines is providing Ken with 62,200 airline miles for his use on a future flight. Why that number? Lofton had 622 career stolen bases.
Lofton posted the photo below on his Twitter account on Tuesday.