‘It was electric,’ Struthers teacher says of World Series opportunity

Richard Gage went to the game Wednesday night with his son and said it was an experience he will never forget

Students raise money to send Struthers teacher Richard Gage to the World Series.

STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN) – Struthers high school teacher Richard Gage was able to take in game two of the World Series at Progressive Field in Cleveland thanks to a fund raising effort by his former and current students.

Gage went to Game 2 of the Series Wednesday night with his son and said it was an experience he will never forget.

“My son and I were saying to each other, ‘Oh my gosh, we are at the World Series.’ I’ve been to a lot of Indians games, but this was unlike any other,” Gage said. “Every time it looked like the slightest chance the Indians might do something, everybody just started going crazy. It was electric.”

Gage said the city of Cleveland was a very exciting place to be, and he is grateful for the opportunity to be there. He said his phone has been exploding since the WKBN First News report of how his students got together to make his trip to the World Series possible.

Gage’s former and current students created a GoFundMe page to help raise money to buy tickets to send their beloved teacher to the World Series. In less than 72 hours, more than 100 people helped reach the $2,500 goal.

While Gage enjoyed the game, it wasn’t the outcome any Tribe fan wanted. The Indians lost to the Chicago Cubs, 5-1.

“There were quite a few Cubs fans there, and I have to say I like Cleveland people better,” Gage said.

Game 3 of the World Series is Friday night, when the Series returns to Wrigley Field in Chicago for the first time since 1945.

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