Indians' 15th win in row means company must rebate $1.7M to customers


The? Cleveland Indians' win Thursday night will result in a local company rebating customers who spent $1.7 million on window installation, siding, doors and other services.

Universal Windows Direct offered a promotion for all of July that any customer who did business with the company would receive a full rebate if the Indians went on a 15-game winning streak any time between Aug. 1 and the end of the season.

The Indians did just that Thursday night, clobbering the White Sox for win No. 15 in a row.?

Universal CEO William Barr was with the most interested customers at the stadium Thursday night for a watch party.

Before the game, Barr said the idea came to him thanks to the fact that the company was celebrating its 15th anniversary. It also beat the record for the most consecutive wins by the Indians, who won 14 straight games last season.

Barr said he paid $75,000 for insurance to cover the $1.7 million in sales.

"I already paid for the policy," he said. "I just hope they win now."