The Cleveland Indians won a franchise record 15-straight games, and a local business will now pay out $1.7 million to honor a promotion it ran in July.
Universal Windows Direct offered full rebates to any customer purchases in July if the Indians won 15-consecutive games after Aug. 1, ESPN reported Friday. And, after the Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 11 to 2 on Thursday night, the company's co-owners William Barr and Mike Strmac will make good on the offer.
Barr told ESPN he thought up the promotion as a way to celebrate the company's 15th anniversary. The Indians set its franchise record of 14-consecutive wins last season. During the past two weeks, the Indians outscored opponents 109 to 28 to make the seemingly impossible happen.
The Bedford, Ohio, company paid a $75,000 insurance premium to cover the sales, and will next submit the claim to pay out customers as soon as next week, ESPN said.
According to ESPN, the streak represents the most consecutive wins in Major League Baseball since 2002, when the Oakland Athletics won 20 straight.
Read the full report at ESPN here.