Baker Mayfield Gets Crowd Hyped by Shotgunning Beer at Indians Game

Jenna West
Sports Illustrated

Baker Mayfield is a man of many talents, which he put on display at Saturday night's Indians-Angels game.

The Browns quarterback appeared on the scoreboard at Progressive Field and didn't disappoint the crowd with his antics. Mayfield finished his beer and quickly had someone toss him another one, which he shotgunned like a champ in front of the full house. He then pumped up the crowd by pointing to his jersey of Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor and yelling, "Let's go!"

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Mayfield proved to be the Indians' lucky charm, as they put up five runs in the fifth inning shortly after the quarterback's appearance on the screen. Both Jason Kipnis and Lindor hit home runs in the inning to help Cleveland win 7–2. After the game, Lindor said he wanted Mayfield's No. 6 jersey to show him support.

"We all appreciate him," Lindor said, per the Associated Press. "We're all a fan of him. What he did with the beer was pretty impressive."

The fans also loved Mayfield's energy, which they hope he'll carry into the Browns' 2019 season. Last year, Mayfield led the Browns to a 7–8–1 record in his rookie season while throwing for 3,725 yards and 27 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.

Cleveland opens its preseason at home against the Redskins on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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