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Evergreen Podcasts and Eric Olsen Score with ‘Heading For Home’ – Celebrating 50 Years Since the Infamous Ten Cent Beer Night

Evergreen Podcasts and Eric Olsen Score with ‘Heading For Home’ – Celebrating 50 Years Since the Infamous Ten Cent Beer Night

Evergreen Podcasts

June 4, 2024

Cleveland, OH — On the 50th anniversary of the notorious and cataclysmic Ten Cent Beer Night riot, Evergreen Podcasts is pleased to present the meticulously researched and enthusiastically presented docudrama Heading For Home: A Ten Cent Beer Night Odyssey.

Heading For Home: A Ten Cent Beer Night Odyssey dramatizes the incredible true story of the Ten Cent Beer Night riot of June 4, 1974 at Cleveland Stadium during the baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and the Texas Rangers. Fans, awash in cheap beer, streaked, chanted obscenities, pelted the players with everything from hotdogs to explosives, then charged the field and brawled viciously with the visiting Texas Rangers and their own home team Indians.

Narrated by media veteran Eric Olsen and replete with characters, sound effects, original music, streakers, flashers, a flood of cheap beer, drunken lunacy, and fans brawling with ballplayers in eight fast moving episodes, Heading For Home places you in the middle of the action!

Written by Eric and Dawn Olsen. Performed by Buck McWilliams, Alex Olsen, Mars Fargo, Tom Fulton, Nathan Welsh, Marty O’Sullivan, Dawn Olsen, Donna Westfall, Bryan Westfall, and Richard Ingraham. Richard Ingraham is sound designer and original music composer. Original art by Kristen Kantounatakis.

The Episodes:

“Fans Stumble Into the Stadium” – Our Ten Cent Beer Night Riot docudrama begins: A brawl in Texas, frustration in Cleveland, pregame party on the train, fans stumble into the stadium, trouble in the stands.

“Game On: Play Ball at Ten Cent Beer Night” – the game actually begins, pitchers swap wives, home runs and other explosions, bouncing balls and boobs.

“The Tribe Awakens” – sliding naked into history, a tribal drumbeat demands blood sacrifice, the Tribe show some life, a rookie is welcomed with gifts and salutations, and the Rangers extend their lead.

“Warrior Down: Chaos on the Field” – a warrior is felled, the field is festooned and fans run wild, Herb Score pleas for sanity, the Indians show pluck, and the Rangers are bombed out of their bullpen.

“The Tribe Threatens” – George Hendrick to the rescue, the sane and the sober flee a beer tsunami, Billy Martin fights fire with fire, announcer outrage, and the Tribe threatens.

“All Hell Breaks Loose” – Our Ten Cent Beer Night Riot docudrama concludes: pinch hitters produce, fans fester and foam, a fateful confrontation in right field, and all hell breaks loose.

Chatting with Ten Cent Beer Night Attendees Buck McWilliams, Terry Yerkic, Jim Clark.

Talking Ten Cent Beer Night Riot with Legendary Columnist Bob Dyer and Sports Journalist Vince Guerrieri.

Fans can catch all episodes of Heading For Home, A Ten Cent Beer Night Odyssey now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, or on your favorite podcast app.

Press inquiries: If you’d like to interview members of Heading For Home or Evergreen Podcasts, please contact Samantha Maloy at Evergreen Podcasts.

Meet The Host

Eric Olsen is co-author of the prize-winning America’s Most Haunted book (Berkley, 2014) and host/producer of its long-running radio show and internet presence; lead author of the multiple award-winning The Encyclopedia of Record Producers (Billboard Books, 1999), co-author of pioneering indie classic Networking in the Music Industry (Hal Leonard, 1993); founder/publisher of; founder/publisher of The Morton Report with Andrew Morton; and has spent most of his adult life on radio and TV, most recently as Pop Music Expert on Cleveland’s PBS/NPR conglomerate Ideastream.

About Evergreen Podcasts

Evergreen Podcasts is one of the world’s largest independent podcast networks with a premier catalog of over 300 entertaining and thought-provoking shows. A full-service podcast production, brand marketing, and sales organization, Evergreen is rooted in high production values and artistic integrity. With a diverse roster of storytellers from true crime, pop culture, comedy, and beyond, Evergreen Podcasts connects listeners with content that informs, entertains, and inspires. For more information, visit