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Cleveland Indians
Established 1901

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Name
  • Cleveland Indians (1915–present)
  • Cleveland Naps (1903-1914)
  • Cleveland Bronchos (1902, unofficial)
  • Cleveland Bluebirds/Blues (1901-1902)
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  • The Tribe, The Wahoos
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Major league titles
World Series titles (2) 1920 • 1948
AL Pennants (5) 1920 • 1948 • 1954 • 1995 • 1997
Central Division titles (7) [1] 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999
2001 • 2007
Wild card berths (0) None

[1] - In 1994, a players' strike wiped out the last eight weeks of the season and all post-season. Cleveland was one game out of first place in the Central Division behind Chicago when play was stopped. No official titles were awarded in 1994. The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The 1994 Major League Baseball strike was the eighth work stoppage in baseball history, as well as the fourth in-season work stoppage in 23 years. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago...

Owner(s): Larry Dolan
Manager: Eric Wedge
General Manager: Mark Shapiro

The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. They are in the Central Division of Major League Baseball's American League. Since 1994 they have played in Progressive Field (formerly Jacobs Field). The team's spring training facility is in Winter Haven, Florida, but will move to Goodyear, Arizona in 2009. Lawrence J. Larry Dolan (born February 8, 1931, Cleveland Heights, Ohio) is an attorney and owner of the Cleveland Indians. ... Eric Michael Wedge (born January 27, 1968, in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is the current manager of the Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball; he is the youngest current manager in the majors. ... Mark Shapiro (born in 1967) (IPA: ) is currently the General Manager of the Cleveland Indians. ... Baseball is a team sport which is played by several professional leagues throughout the world. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The American League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... Winter Haven is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Government  - Mayor Jim Cavanagh Area  - City  116. ...


The "Indians" name originates from a request by the club owner to decide a new name, following the 1914 season. In reference to the Boston Braves (now the Atlanta Braves), the media chose "the Indians". They are nicknamed "the Tribe" and "the Wahoos". The latter is a reference to the mascot which appears in the team's logos, Chief Wahoo. The club nickname and its cartoon logo have been criticized for perpetuating Native American stereotypes, and protests have arisen from time to time. In 1997, during the team's most recent World Series appearance, three Native American protesters were arrested, but later acquitted.[1] Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Baseball nicknames have become an integral part of the culture of baseball In no sport are nicknames more pervasive than baseball. ... Chief Wahoo was a mascot for the Cleveland Indians until the 1998 season. ... The Kansas City Chiefs Logo The use of Native American mascots in sports has been a contentious issue for many years in the United States of America. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ...



One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Cleveland in 1901. The team actually began play in 1900, when the AL was officially a minor league. Then called the Cleveland Blues, the team played in League Park until moving permanently to Cleveland Municipal Stadium in 1946. They have an all-time franchise record of 8,075-7,711 (.512). The Indians are the reigning American League Central Champions. The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... League Park was a baseball stadium located in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Cleveland Stadium (also known as Municipal Stadium, Cleveland Municipal Stadium and The Mistake on the Lake) was a baseball and American football stadium located in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1946 throughout the world. ... The American League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ...

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Franchise history

Forest City club

Open professional baseball began in Cleveland during the 1869 season and one team was hired on salary for 1870, as in several other cities following the success of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first fully professional team. That leading Cleveland baseball club was the Forest City, a nickname of the city itself. In the newspapers before and after 1870, the team was often called the Forest Citys, in the same generic way that the team from Chicago was sometimes called The Chicagos. The Forest City club was formed about 1865, when baseball club organization and "national" association membership boomed following the Civil War. The Cincinnati Red Stockings of 1869 were baseballs first openly all-professional team. ... The Cleveland Forest Citys were a short lived Major League Baseball team in the National Association. ...


In 1871 the Forest Citys joined the new National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, the first professional league, as did the Forest Citys of Rockford, Illinois. New York and Philadelphia had been the home cities of most top baseball clubs before the league era, but only one club from each joined the professional NA, whose nine-city circuit was made up by four western clubs and eastern rivals in Washington, D.C., Troy, New York and Boston. That didn't last: two of the western clubs went out of business during the first season and the Chicago Fire left that city's White Stockings impoverished, unable to field a team again until 1874. Cleveland was thus the NA's western outpost in 1872 and the Forest City's failed, playing a full schedule to July 19 followed only by two games versus Boston in mid-August.[2] The National Association of Professional Base Ball Players (NAPBBP), or simply the National Association (NA), was founded in 1871 and lasted through the 1875 season. ... Rockford Forest Citys was one of the first professional baseball clubs, playing for one season during the National Association inaugural year of 1871. ... , Nickname: The Forest City Country State County Township Elevation 715 ft (218 m) Coordinates , Area 56. ... The Washington Olympics were a member of the National Association, the first professional baseball league, in 1871 and 1872. ... Picture of the 1871 Troy Haymakers The Troy Haymakers were a member of the National Association, the first professional baseball league, in 1871 and 1872. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Artists rendering of the fire, by John R Chapin, originally printed in Harpers Weekly; the view faces northeast across the Randolph Street Bridge. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


National League era

In 1876, the National League supplanted the N.A. as the major professional league. Cleveland was not among its charter members, but by 1879 the league was looking for new entries and the city returned to a major circuit. The Cleveland Blues played mainly in the middle of the pack for six seasons and was ruined by trade war with the Union Association in 1884, when its three best players moved for the money: Fred Dunlap, Jack Glasscock, and Jim McCormick. St Louis from the U.A. took its place for 1885. That franchise only lasted a couple of years, but another St. Louis franchise would deal a devastating blow to another Cleveland team some 15 years later. National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The Cleveland Blues were a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio that operated in the National League from 1879 to 1884. ... The Union Association was a league in Major League Baseball which lasted only for one season in 1884. ... Categories: Baseball stubs | Baseball players | Cleveland Blues players | St. ... Categories: Stub | Baseball players | Cleveland Blues players | Cincinnati Outlaw Reds players | St. ... James McCormick (November 3, 1856 - March 10, 1918) born in Glasgow, Scotland was a Pitcher for Major League Baseballs Indianapolis Blues (1878), Cleveland Blues (1879-1884), Cincinnati Outlaw Reds (1884), Providence Grays (1885), Chicago White Stockings (1885-86) and Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1887). ...


Cleveland went without major league ball for only two seasons, joining the American Association in 1887, after that league's Allegheny club had jumped to the N.L. Cleveland followed suit in 1889, as the Association began to crumble. (It folded after 1891, and the National League acquired four of its franchises to swell to 12 teams.) With the unique nickname Spiders, supposedly inspired by their long-limbed players, Cleveland slowly became a power in the league The American Association (AA) was a baseball major league from 1882 to 1891. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... The Cleveland Spiders were a Major League Baseball team which played between 1887 and 1899 in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


The Spiders survived a challenge from an entry in the one-season Players' League in 1890. The next year the Spiders moved into League Park, which would become the home of Cleveland professional ball for the next 55 years. Led by native Ohioan Cy Young, the Spiders became a contender in the mid-1890s, when they played in the Temple Cup Series (that era's World Series) twice, winning it in 1895. The team began to fade after that, and was dealt a severe blow under the ownership of the Robison brothers. The Players League, also known as The Brotherhood, was an attempt to establish a third major baseball league in 1890. ... League Park was a baseball stadium located in Cleveland, Ohio. ... For the Major League Baseball award, see Cy Young Award. ... The Temple Cup was a trophy awarded to the winner of a post-season major league baseball Championship Series that was conducted for four seasons of the National League during the 1890s. ... Robison Field is the best-known of several names given to a former major league baseball park in St. ...


The Robisons, despite already owning the Spiders, were allowed to also acquire a controlling interest in the St. Louis Cardinals franchise in 1899. They proceeded to strip the Cleveland team of its best players (including Young) to help fill the St. Louis roster. The St. Louis team improved to finish above .500. The Spiders were left with essentially a minor league lineup, and began to lose games at a record pace. Drawing almost no fans at home, they ended up playing most of their season on the road, and became known as "The Wanderers", [3] finally slinking home in 12th place, 84 games out of first place, with an all-time worst record of 20 wins and 134 losses. [4] Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ...


Following the 1899 season, the National League disbanded the Cleveland franchise along with three other teams in Washington, Baltimore, and Louisville. The disastrous 1899 season would actually be a step toward a new future for Cleveland fans the next year.


Seeking to capitalize on general public disillusionment with the National League, Ban Johnson changed the name of his minor league, the Western League, to the American League and shifted the WL's Grand Rapids club to Cleveland, taking over League Park in 1900. [5] Although still a minor league, the new organization was ready to make its move. In 1901 the American League broke with the National Agreement and declared itself a competing Major League. The Cleveland franchise was among its eight charter members. Byron Bancroft Johnson (January 5, 1864 - March 28, 1931) was an American executive in Major League Baseball who served as the founder and first president of the American League. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... League Park was a baseball stadium located in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


1901-1946: Early to middle history of the franchise

Old Cleveland Indians logo
Old Cleveland Indians logo

The new team was owned by coal magnate Charles Somers and tailor Jack Kilfoyl. Somers, a wealthy industrialist and also co-owner of the Boston Americans, lent money to other team owners, including Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics, to keep them and the new league afloat. The team was originally nicknamed the "Bluebirds." However, the players didn't feel it was a macho enough image for a baseball team. Even though most headline writers shortened it to "Blues" (after the old NL Blues), the players still didn't like it. They tried to change their name to the "Bronchos" in 1902, but this nickname never caught on. The Blues were an also-ran in their first two seasons, and also suffered from financial problems. This led Somers to seriously consider moving to either Pittsburgh or Cincinnati. [6] Image File history File links OldClevelandIndiansLogo. ... Image File history File links OldClevelandIndiansLogo. ... Charles Somers was owner of the American League Cleveland Indians from 1910 to 1915. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Connie Mack baseball card, 1910 Cornelius Alexander Mack (December 22, 1862 – February 8, 1956), born Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, was an American professional baseball player, manager, and team owner. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... The following are the baseball events of the year 1902 throughout the world. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ...


Relief came in 1903, largely by accident. In 1901,Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie, the Philadelphia Phillies star second baseman, jumped to the A's after his contract was capped at $2,400 per year--one of the highest-profile players to jump to the upstart AL. The Phillies subsequently filed an injunction to force Lajoie's return, which was granted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The injunction appeared to doom any hopes of an early settlement between the warring leagues. However, a sharp-eyed lawyer discovered that the injunction was only enforceable in the state of Pennsylvania. Mack then agreed to trade Lajoie to the struggling Blues, who offered $25,000 salary over three years. Due to the injunction, however, Lajoie had to sit out any games played against the A's in Philadelphia.[7] Lajoie joined the Blues on June 4 and was an immediate hit, drawing 10,000 fans to League Park. Soon afterward, he was named team captain, and the team was renamed the "Naps" after a newspaper conducted a write-in contest.[6] Births June 19 - Lou Gehrig - Hall of Fame First baseman ... Napoleon Nap Lajoie [la-ZHOWAY] (September 5, 1874 – February 7, 1959), also known as Larry Lajoie, was an American professional athlete of French Canadian descent. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is the court of last resort for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lajoie was named manager as well in 1905, and kept the Naps competitive. They finished half a game short of the pennant in 1908. After that, the team began to unravel, leading Kilfoyl to sell his share of the team to Somers. Cy Young who returned to Cleveland in 1909, was ineffective for most of his three remaining years and Addie Joss became ill and died before the 1910 season. The following are the baseball events of the year 1905 throughout the world. ... For the Major League Baseball award, see Cy Young Award. ... Addie Joss, 1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card Adrian Joss (April 12, 1880 – April 14, 1911) was a Major League Baseball pitcher in the early 20th century. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1910 throughout the world. ...


Despite a strong lineup anchored by the potent Lajoie and Shoeless Joe Jackson, poor pitching kept the team below third place for most of the next decade, and jokes about "Naps" as a synonym for "sleeps" began to circulate. The team hit rock bottom in 1914 and 1915, finishing in the cellar both years. Somers' finances started going into a tailspin at the same time, forcing him to send Lajoie back to Philadelphia after the 1914 season. Jackson was sold midway through the 1915 season. Joseph Jefferson Shoeless Joe Jackson (July 16, 1888 – December 5, 1951) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. ...


With Lajoie gone, the Naps needed a new nickname. Somers asked the local newspapers to come up with a new name, and they chose "Indians." Legend has it that the team honored Louis Sockalexis when it assumed its current name in 1915. The spectacular Sockalexis, a Native American, had played in Cleveland 1897-99. Research indicates that this legend is mostly untrue, and that the new name was a play on the name of the Boston Braves, then known as the "Miracle Braves" after going from last place on July 4 to a sweep in the 1914 World Series. Proponents of the name acknowledged that the Cleveland Spiders of the National League had sometimes been informally called the "Indians" during Sockalexis' short career there, a fact which merely reinforced the new name.[8] Louis Sockalexis Louis Sockalexis (b. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In the 1914 World Series, the Boston Braves beat the Philadelphia Athletics in 4 games. ... The Cleveland Spiders were a Major League Baseball team which played between 1887 and 1899 in Cleveland, Ohio. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in...


By 1916, Somers was at the end of his tether and sold the team to a syndicate headed by Chicago railroad contractor James C. "Jack" Dunn. Dunn hired a new manager, Lee Fohl, brought up two young pitchers, Hall of Famers Stan Coveleski and Jim Bagby, and acquired another Hall of Fame player, Tris Speaker, who had been engaged in a salary dispute with the Red Sox. [9] The following are the baseball events of the year 1916 throughout the world. ... Leo Alexander Fohl (November 28, 1876 - October 30, 1965) was an American manager in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians, St. ... Stanley Anthony Coveleski (Kowalewski) (July 13, 1889 - March 20, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player during the 1910s and 1920s. ... James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr. ... Tristram E. Speaker (April 4, 1888 in Hubbard, Texas - December 8, 1958 in Lake Whitney, Texas), nicknamed “Spoke” (a play on his last name) and “Grey Eagle” (for his prematurely graying hair), was an American baseball player known as one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in history. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds...


Tris Speaker took over the reins as player-manager in 1919, and would lead the team to glory in 1920--but not before tragedy intervened. On August 16, the Indians were playing the Yankees at the Polo Grounds in New York. Shortstop Ray Chapman, who often crowded the plate, was batting against Carl Mays, who had an unusual underhand throwing motion. Mays' pitch hit Chapman in the head, fracturing his skull. Chapman died the next day, the first and only player fatality on the field.[10] The Indians, who at the time were locked in a tight three-way pennant race with the Yankees and White Sox,[11] were not slowed down by the death of their teammate. Rookie Joe Sewell, a future, Hall of Famer hit .329 after replacing Chapman in the lineup. This is the first product to successfully combine football management and action games together. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1919 throughout the world. ... The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in Manhattan, New York City used by baseballs New York Giants from 1883 until 1957, New York Metropolitans from 1883 until 1885, the New York Yankees from 1912 until 1922, and by the New York Mets in their... Raymond Johnson Chapman (January 15, 1891 – August 17, 1920) was an American baseball player, spending his entire career as a shortstop for Cleveland. ... Carl Mays Carl William Mays (November 12, 1891 - April 4, 1971) was one of the better right-handed pitchers in Major League Baseball from 1916-1926, but he is best remembered for throwing the pitch that struck Ray Chapman in the head on August 16, 1920, making Chapman the first... Joseph Wheeler Sewell (October 9, 1898 - March 6, 1990) was a Major League Baseball infielder for the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...


In September 1920, the Black Sox Scandal came to a boil. With just a few games left in the season, and Cleveland and Chicago neck-and-neck for first place at 94-54 and 95-56 respectively,[12][13] the Chicago owner suspended eight players. The White Sox lost 2 of 3 in their final series, while Cleveland won 4 and lost 2 in their final two series. Cleveland finished 2 games ahead of Chicago and 3 games ahead of the Yankees to win its first pennant, led by Speaker's .388 hitting, Jim Bagby's 30 victories and solid performances from Steve O'Neill and Stan Coveleski. Cleveland went on to defeat the Brooklyn Robins 5-2 in the World Series for their first title, winning four games in a row after the Robins took a 2-1 Series lead. Not to be confused with the Baltimore Black Sox of the Negro Leagues. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In Major League Baseball, a win (denoted W) is generally credited to the pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when they last took the lead. ... Stephen Francis ONeill (July 6, 1891 – January 26, 1962) was an American catcher, manager, coach and scout in Major League Baseball. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... In the 1920 World Series, the Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in 7 games, five games to two. ...


The team would not reach the heights of 1920 again for 28 years. Speaker and Coveleski were aging and the Yankees were rising with a new weapon: Babe Ruth and the home run. They managed two second-place finishes but spent much of the decade in the cellar. In 1927 Dunn's widow, Mrs. George Pross (Dunn had died in 1922), sold the team to a syndicate headed by Alva Bradley. This article is about the baseball player. ... Homerun redirects here. ...


The Indians were a middling team by the 1930s, finishing third or fourth most years. 1936 brought Cleveland a new superstar in 17-year old picher Bob Feller, who came from Iowa with a dominating fastball. Feller struck out 17 batters and led the league in strikeouts from 1938-1941. By 1940, Feller, along with Ken Keltner, Mel Harder and Lou Boudreau led the Indians to within one game of the pennant. However, the team was wracked with dissension, with some players (including Feller and Mel Harder) going so far as to request that Bradley fire manager Ossie Vitt. Reporters lampooned them as the Cleveland Crybabies.[14] Feller, who had pitched a no-hitter to open the season and won 27 games, lost the final game of the season to unknown pitcher Floyd Giebell of the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers won the pennant and Giebell never won another major league game.[15] The following are the baseball events of the year 1936 throughout the world. ... Robert William Andrew Bob Feller (born November 3, 1918 in Van Meter, Iowa), nicknamed the Heater from Van Meter and Rapid Robert, is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher and Hall of Famer. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For the American band of the same name, see Fastball (band). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1940 throughout the world. ... Kenneth Fredrick Keltner (October 31, 1916 - December 12, 1991) was a Major League third basemen who played his entire career with the Cleveland Indians, except for his final season, when he played 13 games as a Boston Red Sox. ... Melvin Leroy Harder (October 15, 1909 - October 20, 2002), nicknamed Chief, was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who later became a highly regarded pitching coach. ... Louis Boudreau (July 17, 1917 - August 10, 2001) was a Major League Baseball player and the American League MVP Award winner in 1948. ... Melvin Leroy Harder (October 15, 1909 - October 20, 2002), nicknamed Chief, was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who later became a highly regarded pitching coach. ... Oscar Joseph Ossie Vitt (January 4, 1890 – January 31, 1963) was a Major League Baseball infielder. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin...


Cleveland entered 1941 with a young team and a new manager; Roger Peckinpaugh had replaced the despised Vitt. But the team regressed, finishing in fourth. The team would soon be depleted of two stars. Hal Trosky retired in 1941 due to migraine headaches and Bob Feller enlisted in the Navy two days after the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Starting third baseman Ken Keltner and outfielder Ray Mack were both drafted in 1945 taking two more starters out of the lineup.[16] Roger Peckinpaugh Roger Thorpe Peckinpaugh (February 5, 1891 - November 17, 1977) was an American shortstop in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians (1910-1913), New York Yankees (1910-1921), Washington Senators (1922-1926) and Chicago White Sox (1927). ... Picture of slugger, Hal Trosky Hal Trosky (November 11, 1912 - June 18, 1979) (born Harold Arthur Trojovsky) was a major league first basemen for the Cleveland Indians (1933-1941) and the Chicago White Sox (1944, 1946). ... USN redirects here. ... This article is about the actual attack. ... Kenneth Fredrick Keltner (October 31, 1916 - December 12, 1991) was a Major League third basemen who played his entire career with the Cleveland Indians, except for his final season, when he played 13 games as a Boston Red Sox. ... Raymond James Mack (born Raymond James Mlckovsky on August 31, 1916 - died May 7, 1969) was a second basemen in Major League Baseball from 1938 to 1946 with the Cleveland Indians (2629 at bats) and in 1947 with the New York Yankees (0 ABs) and the Chicago Cubs (78...


1947-1959

In 1946 Bill Veeck formed an investment group that purchased the Cleveland Indians from Bradley's group for a reported $1.1 million. Among the investors was Bob Hope, who had grown up in Cleveland.[17] A former owner of a minor league franchise in Milwaukee, Veeck brought to Cleveland a gift for promotion. Recognizing that he had acquired a solid team, Veeck soon abandoned the aging, small and lightless League Park to take up full-time residence in massive Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Prior to 1947 the Indians played most of their games at League Park, and occasionally played several weekend games at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. League Park was demolished in 1951, although a portion of the original ticket booth remains. [18] The following are the baseball events of the year 1946 throughout the world. ... William Louis Veeck Jr. ... Bob Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was an English-Born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel, well known for his good natured humor and career longevity. ... Cleveland Stadium (also known as Municipal Stadium, Cleveland Municipal Stadium and The Mistake on the Lake) was a baseball and American football stadium located in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


Making the most of the field itself in the cavernous stadium, Veeck had a portable center field fence installed, which he could move in or out depending on how the distance favored the Indians against their opponents in a given series. The fence moved as much as 15 feet (5 m) between series opponents. Following the 1947 season, the American League countered with a rule change that fixed the distance of an outfield wall for the duration of a season. The massive stadium did, however, permit the Indians to set the all-time one game regular-season attendance record in 1954 at over 84,000.


Veeck hired rubber-faced Max Patkin, the "Clown Prince of Baseball" as a coach. Patkin's appearance in the coaching box was the sort of promotional stunt by Bill Veeck that delighted fans and infuriated the front office of the American League. Max Patkin (January 10, 1920 - October 30, 1999) was an American baseball player and clown, best known as the Clown Prince of Baseball. ...


Under Veeck's leadership, one of Cleveland's most significant achievement was breaking the color barrier in the American League by signing Larry Doby, formerly a player for the Negro League's Newark Eagles in 1947, eleven weeks after Jackie Robinson signed with the Dodgers. Similar to Robinson, Doby battled racism on and off the field but posted a .301 batting average in 1948, his first full season. A power-hitting center fielder, Doby led the American League twice in homers. The baseball color line was the policy, unwritten for nearly its entire duration, which excluded African American baseball players from organized baseball in the United States before 1946. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Lawrence Eugene Larry Doby (December 13, 1923 – June 18, 2003) was an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball. ... The Newark Eagles were a professional Negro League baseball team that played in the second Negro National League from 1936 to 1948. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1947 throughout the world. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ...

Cleveland Indians Cap (1954 - 1957)

In 1948, needing pitching for the stretch run of the 1948 pennant race, Veeck turned to the Negro Leagues again and signed pitching great Satchel Paige amid much controversy. Barred from Major League Baseball during his prime, Veeck's signing of the aging star in 1948 was viewed by many as another publicity stunt. At an official age of 42, Paige became the oldest rookie in Major League baseball history, and the first black pitcher. Paige soon proved he could still pitch and ended the year with a 6-1 record with a 2.48 ERA, 45 strikeouts and two shutouts. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... Leroy Robert Satchel Paige (July 7, 1906–June 8, 1982) was an American baseball player whose pitching in several different Negro Leagues and in Major League Baseball made him a legend in his own lifetime. ...


In 1948, veterans Boudreau, Keltner, and Joe Gordon had career offensive seasons, while newcomers Larry Doby and Gene Bearden also had standout seasons. The team went down to the wire with the Boston Red Sox, winning a one-game playoff, the first in American League history, to go to the World Series. In the series, the Tribe defeated the Boston Braves four games to two for their first championship in 28 years. Boudreau won the American League MVP Award. The following are the baseball events of the year 1948 throughout the world. ... Joe Gordon can refer to different people: Joe Gordon, the American baseball player. ... Lawrence Eugene Larry Doby (December 13, 1923 – June 18, 2003) was an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball. ... Henry Eugene Gene Bearden (September 5, 1920 - March 18, 2004) was a left-handed knuckleball pitcher in Major League Baseball who completed a remarkable rookie season by closing out the Cleveland Indians last World Series championship in 1948. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,21,35,41,42,44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Ballpark Turner Field (1997–present) Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (1966-1996) Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee) (1953-1965) Braves Field (Boston) (1915-1952) Fenway Park... The Most Valuable Player Award (commonly known as the MVP award) is an annual award given to one outstanding player in each league of Major League Baseball. ...


The Indians would appear in a film the following year titled The Kid From Cleveland. The film portrayed the team helping out a "troubled teenaged fan"[19] and featured many members of the Indians organization. See also: 1948 in film 1949 1950 in film 1940s in film 1950s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films North America Adams Rib Jolson Sings Again Pinky I Was a Male War Bride, The Snake Pit, Joan of Arc Academy Awards Best Picture: All the... The Kid From Cleveland is a 1949 film which told the story of a troubled teenaged fan being helped by his favorite baseball team - the Cleveland Indians. ...


In 1949 Cleveland again contended before falling to third place. On September 23, 1949, Bill Veeck and the Indians buried their 1948 pennant in center field the day after they were mathematically eliminated from the pennant race. The following are the baseball events of the year 1949 throughout the world. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Later in 1949, Veeck's first wife divorced him. With most of his money tied up in the Indians, Veeck as forced to sell the team to a syndicate headed by insurance magnate Ellis Ryan. Ryan was forced out in 1953 in favor of Myron Wilson, who in turn gave way to William Daley in 1956. Despite this turnover in the ownership, a powerhouse team comprised of Feller, Doby, Minnie Miñoso, Luke Easter, Bobby Avila, Al Rosen, Early Wynn, Bob Lemon, and Mike Garcia continued to contend through the early 1950s. However, Cleveland only won a single pennant in the decade, finishing second to the New York Yankees five times. The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... September 30 Chicago White Sox pitcher Jim Derrington becomes the youngest pitcher in modern history to start a game. ... Minnie Miñoso [me-NYO-so] (born November 29, 1922 in Havana [or Matanzas ?], Cuba), born Saturnino Orestes Armas Miñoso Arrieta, is a former star left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Luke grew up and resides in the San Francisco Bay area. ... Roberto Francisco Avila González (April 2, 1924 _ October 26, 2004) was a Major League Baseball second baseman and right-handed batter who played for the Cleveland Indians (1949_58), Baltimore Orioles (1959), Boston Red Sox (1959) and Milwaukee Braves (1959). ... Albert Leonard Rosen (born February 29, 1924, in Spartanburg, South Carolina), nicknamed Al and Flip, was an American major league third baseman and right-handed slugger. ... Early Wynn Jr. ... Robert Granville Lemon (September 22, 1920 - January 11, 2000) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...


Their best season of the era came in 1954, when the Indians won a then-record 111 games and returned to the World Series against the New York Giants. The team could not bring home the title, however, ultimately being upset by the Giants in a sweep. The series was notable for Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch off the bat of Vic Wertz in Game 1. The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world. ... The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... The Catch: Willie Mays hauls in Vic Wertzs drive at the warning track in the 1954 World Series The Catch refers to a memorable defensive baseball play by Willie Mays on September 29, 1954, during Game 1 of the 1954 World Series between the New York Giants and the... Victor Woodrow Wertz (born February 9, 1925 York, PA - died July 7, 1983 Detroit, MI) was a utility player who had a seventeen year career from 1947 to 1963. ...


1960-1993: The curse of Rocky Colavito

From 1959 to 1993, the Indians managed one third-place and five fourth-place finishes but spent the rest of the time in the American League cellar. Frank 'Trader' Lane was an early culprit in the construction of what became a running joke in baseball for three decades. The team's ill-advised trades under a number of general managers would haunt the team. Frank Lane (February 1, 1896 - March 19, 1981), nicknamed Trader Lane, was a Major League Baseball general manager for the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Athletics, and St. ... Managers, general managers, and owners of the Cleveland Indians: // Managers General managers Owners Categories: | | ...


Constant ownership changes did not help the Indians. In 1963, Daley's syndicate sold the team to a group headed by general manager Gabe Paul[6] Three years later, Paul sold the Indians to Vernon Stouffer[20] of the Stouffer's frozen-food empire. Prior to Stouffer's purchase, the team was rumored to be relocated due to poor attendance. Despite the potential for a financially strong owner, Stouffer had some non-baseball related financial setbacks and consequently the team was cash-poor. In order to solve some financial problems, Stouffer had made an agreement to play a minimum of 30 home games in New Orleans. After rejecting an offer from George Steinbrenner and former Indian Al Rosen, Stouffer sold the team in 1972 to a group led by Cleveland Cavaliers owner Nick Mileti. Steinbrenner went on to buy the Yankees in 1973. [21] Gabriel H. Paul (January 4, 1910 - April 26, 1998) was an American executive in Major League Baseball who served as general manager of three teams and as president of the New York Yankees under George Steinbrenner. ... Stouffers is a brand of frozen prepared foods available in the United States and Canada. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... George Michael Steinbrenner III (born July 4, 1930 in Rocky River, Ohio), often known as The Boss, is an American billionaire businessman and the principal owner of Major League Baseballs New York Yankees. ... Albert Leonard Rosen (born February 29, 1924, in Spartanburg, South Carolina), nicknamed Al and Flip, was an American major league third baseman and right-handed slugger. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


Only five years later, Mileti's group sold the team for $11 million to a syndicate headed by trucking magnate Steve O'Neill and which included Gabe Paul, who had been an executive with the Indians, Reds and Yankees. But O'Neill's death in 1983 led to the team going on the market once more. His son, Patrick O'Neill, did not find a buyer until real estate magnates Richard and David Jacobs purchased the team in 1986. Gabriel H. Paul (January 4, 1910 - April 26, 1998) was an American executive in Major League Baseball who served as general manager of three teams and as president of the New York Yankees under George Steinbrenner. ... Richard E. Jacobs is the chairman and chief executive officer of The Jacobs Group,[1] a real estate development company that he co-founded with his late brother David. ...


The 30 Year Slump

The 30+ year slump began for the Indians with the club's most infamous trade; which involved slugging right fielder and fan favorite, Rocky Colavito. Just before Opening Day in 1960 Colavito was traded to the Detroit Tigers for Harvey Kuenn. It was a blockbuster trade that swapped the 1959 AL home run co-champion (Colavito) for the AL batting champion (Kuenn). After the trade, Colavito hit over 30 home runs four times and made three All Star Teams for Detroit and later the Kansas City Athletics before returning to Cleveland in 1965. Kuenn, on the other hand, would play only one season for the Indians before departing in a trade for an aging Johnny Antonelli and Willie Kirkland. Akron Beacon Journal columnist Terry Pluto documented the decades of woe that followed the trade in his book The Curse of Rocky Colavito. Rocky Colavito on the cover of Time in 1959 Rocco Domenico Rocky Colavito (born August 10, 1933 in New York, NY) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder (primarily playing right field, but also at the other outfield positions, as well as a small number of games as a pitcher... Opening Day is warmly regarded in North American tradition as the beginning of a new Major League Baseball season. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1960 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin... Harvey Edward Kuenn (December 4, 1930 - February 28, 1988) was an American player, coach and manager in Major League Baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1959 throughout the world. ... The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1965 throughout the world. ... John August Johnny Antonelli (born April 12, 1930 in Rochester, New York) is a former left-handed starting pitcher who played for the Boston and Milwaukee Braves, New York and San Francisco Giants, and Cleveland Indians. ... Willie Charles Kirkland (born February 17, 1934 in Siluria, Alabama) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the San Francisco Giants (1958-1960), Cleveland Indians (1961-1963), Baltimore Orioles (1964[start]) and Washington Senators (1964[end]-1966). ... The Akron Beacon Journal is a morning newspaper located in Akron, Ohio. ... Terry Pluto is an award-winning Akron, Ohio sportswriter who primarily writes columns for the Akron Beacon Journal about Cleveland sports and religion. ... The Curse of Rocky Colavito (curse supposedly began in 1960) is a phenomenon that supposedly prevented the Cleveland Indians baseball team from winning a World Series, or an American League pennant, or reaching postseason play, or even getting into a pennant race, following the 1960 trade of right fielder Rocky...


In the 1960s, the team also sent budding stars Tommy John, Luis Tiant, and Lou Piniella packing, receiving little in return. At one point, Lane even traded Harry Chiti to the New York Mets, receiving him back as the player to be named later after 15 days. Tommy John (1960s) Thomas Edward John Jr. ... Luis Tiant (born November 23, 1940? in Marianao, Cuba) (then part of Havana Province, born Luis Clemente Tiant Vega, is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians (1964-1969), Minnesota Twins (1970), Boston Red Sox (1971-1978), New York Yankees (1979... Louis Victor Piniella (born August 28, 1943, in Tampa, Florida) is the current manager of the Chicago Cubs and a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Harry Chiti (November 16, 1932 - January 31, 2002) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league...


The 1970s were little better with the Indians trading away several future stars, including Graig Nettles, Dennis Eckersley, Buddy Bell and 1971 Rookie of the year Chris Chambliss, for a number of players who made no impact. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Graig Nettles (born August 20, 1944, in San Diego, California) (nicknamed Puff) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and left-handed batter who played for the Minnesota Twins (1967-69), Cleveland Indians (1970-72), New York Yankees (1973-83), San Diego Padres (1984-86), Atlanta Braves (1987) and... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed Eck, was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). ... David Gus Buddy Bell (born August 27, 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former third baseman and the former manager in Major League Baseball of the Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies and the Kansas City Royals. ... Chris Chambliss (born Carroll Christopher Chambliss on December 26, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio) was a Major League Baseball player from 1971-1988 for the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. ...


The team was unable to move out of the cellar with losing seasons between 1969 and 1975. One highlight was the acquisition of Gaylord Perry in 1972. The Indians traded fireballer 'Sudden Sam' McDowell for Perry who went on to win the Cy Young Award, the first Indian pitcher to win the award. In 1975, they again broke the color line when they hired Frank Robinson as MLB's first African American manager. Robinson served as player-manager and would provide a franchise highlight when he pinch hit on Opening Day and hit a home run. But the high profile signing of Wayne Garland, a 20-game winner in Baltimore, proved to be a disaster after Garland suffered from shoulder problems. [22] The team failed to improve with Robinson as manager and he was fired in 1977. Gaylord Jackson Perry (born September 15, 1938 in Williamston, North Carolina) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Samuel Edward Thomas McDowell (born September 21, 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, playing his first 11 seasons for the Cleveland Indians before a 1971 trade to the San Francisco Giants and subsequent stints with the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates. ... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is about the baseball player and manager. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... // Baseball In Baseball, a Pinch hitter is a common term for a substitute batter. ... Opening Day is warmly regarded in North American tradition as the beginning of a new Major League Baseball season. ... Marcus Wayne Garland (born October 26, 1950 in Nashville, Tennessee) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1973 to 1981 for the Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1977 throughout the world. ...

The 1987 Sports Illustrated "Indian Uprising" cover

The 1970s also featured the infamous Ten Cent Beer Night at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The ill-conceived promotion at a 1974 game against the Texas Rangers ended in a riot by fans and a forfeit by the Indians. [23] Image File history File links Indian_uprising. ... Image File history File links Indian_uprising. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Ten Cent Beer Night was an ill-fated promotion held by the American Leagues Cleveland Indians during a game against the Texas Rangers at Cleveland Municipal Stadium on June 4, 1974. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1974 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ...


There were bright spots in the 1980s. In May of 1980, Len Barker threw a perfect game against the Toronto Blue Jays, joining Addie Joss as the only other Indian pitcher to do so. 'Super Joe' Charbonneau won the American League Rookie of the Year award. Unfortunately, Charboneau was out of baseball by 1982 after he fell victim to back injuries and Barker never became a consistently dominant starting pitcher. Leonard Harold Barker III (born July 7, 1955 in Fort Knox, Kentucky), better known as Len Barker, is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... For other uses, see Perfect game (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... Joseph Charboneau (born June 17, 1955 in Belvidere, Illinois) was a Major League Baseball player for the Cleveland Indians and is one of the most often-cited examples of baseballs fabled sophomore jinx. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ...


Eventually, the Indians traded Barker to the Atlanta Braves for Brett Butler and Brook Jacoby who would become mainstays for the team for the remainder of the decade. Butler and Jacoby were joined by Joe Carter, Mel Hall, Julio Franco and Cory Snyder who brought new hope to fans in the late 1980s. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Brett Morgan Butler (born June 15, 1957 in Los Angeles, California) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for five different teams from 1981 to 1997. ... Brook Jacoby (born November 23, 1959) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman. ... For others with similar names, see Joseph Carter (disambiguation). ... Melvin Hall Jr. ... This article is about the Major League Baseball Player. ... James Cory Snyder (born November 11, 1962 in Inglewood, California) was a Major League Baseball player for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1986 to 1994. ...


After a rare winning season in 1986, Sports Illustrated, with Carter and Snyder pictured on the cover, boldly predicted the Indians to win the American League East in 1987. Instead, the team went on to lose 101 games and finish with the worst record in baseball, a fate attributed to the Sports Illustrated cover jinx. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... The American League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The Sports Illustrated Jinx is a myth that states that individuals or teams who appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated magazine will experience bad luck at varying lengths into the future. ...


Organizational Turn Around

In 1989, a fictional Cleveland Indians baseball team was portrayed in the movie Major League, which depicted a hapless Cleveland ball club going from worst to first by the end of the film. // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Major League is a 1989 film written and directed by David S. Ward starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen and Corbin Bernsen. ...


Since their 1986 purchase, the Jacobs brothers had pushed for a new stadium to replace Cleveland Stadium. While it had been a symbol of the Indians' glory years in the late 1940s and early 1950s, during the hard times of the past 30 years games were often swallowed up by the cavernous environment. In May 1990, Cuyahoga County voters passed an excise tax on sales of alcohol and cigarettes in the county. The tax proceeds would be used to finance the building of the Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex which would include Jacobs Field and Gund Arena for the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team. Cuyahoga County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... A Pigovian tax is a tax levied to correct the negative externalities of an activity. ... The Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex, located in Cleveland, Ohio, consists of Jacobs Field and Gund Arena. ... Jacobs Field (informally called The Jake) is a baseball stadium located in the middle of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. ... Quicken Loans Arena (aka The Q) is a multipurpose arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Until August 2005, it was known as Gund Arena, named for Gordon Gund, a former owner of the Cavaliers, after he paid for the naming rights. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


The team's fortunes started to turn in 1989, ironically with a very unpopular trade. Power-hitting outfielder Joe Carter was sent to the San Diego Padres for two unproven players, Sandy Alomar, Jr. and Carlos Baerga. Alomar made an immediate impact, not only being elected to the All-Star team but also winning Cleveland's fourth Rookie of the Year award and a Gold Glove Award. Baerga would become a three-time All-Star with solid offensive numbers. 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... For others with similar names, see Joseph Carter (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Santos Sandy Alomar Velazquez, Jr. ... Carlos Obed Baerga Ortiz (born November 4, 1968 in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico), better known plainly as Carlos Baerga, is a Major League Baseball player. ... Date July 10, 1990 Venue Wrigley Field City Chicago, Illinois Managers American League - Tony La Russa (OAK) National League - Roger Craig (SF) MVP Julio Franco (TEX) Television CBS, Jack Buck and Tim McCarver Attendance 39,071 First pitch Ernie Banks The 1990 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each...


Indians general manager John Hart made a number of moves that would finally bring success to the team. In 1991, he hired former Indian Mike Hargrove to manage and then traded catcher Eddie Taubensee to the Houston Astros who, with a glut of outfielders, were willing to part with future All-Star outfielder, Stolen Base Champion, and Gold Glove winner Kenny Lofton. Lofton would finish second in AL Rookie of the Year balloting with a .285 average and 66 stolen bases. For other persons named John Hart, see John Hart (disambiguation). ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... Dudley Michael Hargrove (born October 26, 1949 in Perryton, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball player and is the former manager of the Seattle Mariners. ... New York Yankees manager Joe Torre returning to the dugout (September 2005) In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager (or more formally, the field manager); this individual controls matters of team batting order to more closely communicate with baserunners, but most managers delegate this responsibility... Edward Kenneth Taubensee (Born October 31, 1968) in Beeville, Texas, is a retired Major League Baseball catcher. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... Kenneth Lofton (born May 31, 1967 in East Chicago, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball outfielder. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball statistics, stolen bases (denoted by SB) is a count of the number of bases successfully stolen by a player. ...


The Indians were named "Organization of the Year" by Baseball America[24] in 1992, in response to the appearance of offensive bright spots and an improving farm system. A farm team, or farm club, generally refers to a minor league baseball league in the United States which are at a lower pay level and play in smaller cities and towns than do Major League Baseball, and which are under the control of the two major leagues and are...


The team suffered a tragedy during spring training of 1993, when a boat carrying pitchers Steve Olin, Tim Crews, and Bob Ojeda crashed into a pier. Olin and Crews were killed, and Ojeda was seriously injured. (Ojeda missed the rest of the season, and would retire the following year).[25] A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ... Steve Olin (1965-1993) was a right-handed submarining relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians from 1988 to 1992. ... Stanley Timothy (Tim) Crews (April 3, 1961-March 23, 1993) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who pitched the majority of six seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers -- 1987 to 1992. ... Robert Michael Ojeda (born December 17, 1957) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who pitched for five different MLB teams over fifteen seasons including the 1986 World Champion New York Mets. ...


The team finished the two-division era as the only non-expansion team never to win a division title. But by the end of the 1993 season, the team was in transition, leaving Cleveland Stadium and fielding a talented group of players not seen in over a generation. Most of those players came from the Indians' new top farm team, the Charlotte Knights, who won the International League title that year. Class-Level Triple-A (1993-Present) Double-A (1976-1992) Minor League affiliations International League South Division Southern League (1976-1992) Major League affiliation Chicago White Sox (1998-Present) Florida Marlins (1996-1997) Cleveland Indians (1993-1995) Chicago Cubs (1989-1992) Baltimore Orioles (1976-1988) Name Charlotte Knights (1989-Present... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ...


1994-2001: Return to Glory

Indians General Manager John Hart and team owner Richard Jacobs managed to turn the team's fortunes around. The Indians opened Jacobs Field in 1994 with the aim of improving on the prior season's sixth-place finish. The Indians were only one game behind the division-leading Chicago White Sox on August 12 when a players strike wiped out the rest of the season. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 1398 KB) Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio Photo by Chris Metcalf File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cleveland Indians Metadata This file contains additional information, probably... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 1398 KB) Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio Photo by Chris Metcalf File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cleveland Indians Metadata This file contains additional information, probably... Jacobs Field (informally called The Jake) is a baseball stadium located in the middle of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. ... For other persons named John Hart, see John Hart (disambiguation). ... Richard E. Jacobs is the chairman and chief executive officer of The Jacobs Group,[1] a real estate development company that he co-founded with his late brother David. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... The 1994 Major League Baseball strike was the eighth work stoppage in baseball history, as well as the fourth in-season work stoppage in 23 years. ...


1995 season: A first since 1954

Having contended for the division in the aborted 1994 season, Cleveland sprinted to a 100-44 record (18 games were lost to player/owner negotiations) in 1995 winning its first ever divisional title. Veterans Dennis Martinez, Orel Hershiser and Eddie Murray combined with a young core of players including Albert Belle, Jim Thome, Manny Ramírez and Charles Nagy to lead the league in team batting average as well as team ERA. José Dennis Martínez Emilia (born May 14, 1955), better known as Dennis Martínez, was the first baseball player from Nicaragua to play in Major League Baseball. ... Orël Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is a former professional right-handed pitcher and is currently an analyst for Baseball Tonight on ESPN. In 1988, he won the Cy Young Award, the NLCS MVP and the World Series MVP with the L.A. Dodgers. ... Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who was known as one of the most reliable and productive hitters of his era, earning the nickname Steady Eddie. Murray is regarded as one of the best switch hitters ever... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ... Charles Harrison Nagy (born on May 5, 1967 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a former MLB all-star baseball player — a right-handed pitcher. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...


After defeating the Boston Red Sox in the Division Series and the Seattle Mariners in the ALCS, Cleveland clinched a World Series berth, for the first time since 1954. The World Series ended in disappointment with the Indians falling in six games to the Atlanta Braves. On June 12, 1995, the Indians began a record-breaking 455-game home sellout streak that would span parts of seven seasons, ending on April 4, 2001. The 455 straight sellouts are still a Major League record. The team's success even led comedian Drew Carey to quip, "Finally it's your team that sucks!" [26] Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... The 1995 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 1995 American League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, and ended on Sunday, October 8, with the champions of the three AL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... The 1995 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1995 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Cleveland Indians against the Western Division champion Seattle Mariners. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958) is an American comedian, actor, and game show host. ...


The Tribe repeated as AL Central champions in 1996, but lost to the Baltimore Orioles in the Division Series. Notably in 1996, tickets for every home game for the Indians sold out within 10 minutes of going on sale. The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... The 1996 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 1996 American League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 1, and ended on Saturday, October 5, with the champions of the three AL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ...


1997 season: Two outs away

Main article: 1997 Cleveland Indians season

In 1997 Cleveland started slow but finished with an 86-75 record. Taking their third consecutive AL Central title, the Tribe defeated the heavily-favored New York Yankees in the Division Series, 3-2. After defeating the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS, Cleveland went on to face the Florida Marlins in the World Series which featured the coldest game in World Series history. With the series tied after game six, the Indians went into the ninth inning of Game 7 with a 2-1 lead, but Jose Mesa allowed the Marlins to tie the game. In the eleventh inning, Edgar Rentería drove in the winning run giving the Marlins their first championship. The 1997 Cleveland Indians season involved the Indians making their second World Series appearance in three years. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Baltimore Orioles vs. ... The 1997 American League Championship Series pitted the Cleveland Indians, who won coming back against the New York Yankees in the 1997 AL Division Series, and the Baltimore Orioles, who went wire-to-wire and beat the Seattle Mariners in the Division Series. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Dates October 18, 1997 – October 26, 1997 MVP Liván Hernández (Florida) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas, Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker Umpires Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL), Joe West (NL), Greg Kosc (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Ken Kaiser (AL) The 1997 World Series is regarded as... José Ramón Nova Mesa [MAY-sah] (nickname Joe Table; born May 22, 1966 in Pueblo Viejo, Dominican Republic) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería (pronounced as IPA: ) (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2006). ...


Cleveland became the first team to lose the World Series after carrying the lead into the bottom of the ninth inning of the seventh game. In his 2002 autobiography, Indians shortstop Omar Vizquel blamed Jose Mesa for the loss, which led to a feud between the players.[27] Omar Enrique Vizquel (born April 24, 1967 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop playing for the San Francisco Giants. ...


1998-2001

In 1998, the Indians made the playoffs for the fourth straight year, and defeated the wild-card Boston Red Sox three games to one in the first round. However, in the ALCS,they ran into a juggernaut in the form of the 114-win New York Yankees. The Indians did give the Yankees a fight, going down in six games. Following the season, the Indians acquired bullpen left-hander Ricardo Rincón from Pittsburgh, and signed free agent second baseman Roberto Alomar, brother of catcher Sandy Alomar. This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Ricardo Rincón (born April 13, 1970) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the St. ... Roberto Alomar Velázquez (born February 5, 1968 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player (1988-2004), considered by many to be one of the best second basemen in history. ...


Cleveland won the Central Division again in 1999, and jumped out to a two games to none lead over the Red Sox in the Division Series but were eliminated, losing the next three games. An injury to starter Dave Burba in game three forced Hargrove to go to his bullpen in the 5th inning. Unfortunately, four pitchers, including presumed game four starter Jaret Wright, surrendered nine runs in relief. As a result of Wright's appearance, and the exclusion of a long reliever/emergency starter (such as Chris Haney or Jim Brower) from the playoff roster, both Bartolo Colón and Charles Nagy were forced to start on only three days rest (after lengthy starts in Games 1 and 2). The Indians lost game four 23-7 and game five 12-8. Four days later, longtime manager Mike Hargrove was dismissed. The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... New York Yankees vs. ... Jaret Samuel Wright (born December 29, 1975 in Anaheim, California) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Baltimore Orioles. ... Bartolo Colón (born May 24, 1973 in Altamira, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic) is a Cy Young Award-winning starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... Charles Harrison Nagy (born on May 5, 1967 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a former MLB all-star baseball player — a right-handed pitcher. ... Dudley Michael Hargrove (born October 26, 1949 in Perryton, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball player and is the former manager of the Seattle Mariners. ...


In 2000, the Indians had a 44-42 start but caught fire after the All Star break and went 46-30 the rest of the way to finish 90-72. The team had one of the league's best offenses that year and a defense that yielded three gold gloves. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as they ended up five games behind the Chicago White Sox in the Central division and missed the wild card by one game to the Seattle Mariners. Mid-season trades brought Bob Wickman and Jake Westbrook to Cleveland, and free agent Manny Ramírez departed for Boston after the season. The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... In North American professional sports leagues, the term wild card refers to a team that qualifies for the championship playoffs without winning their specific subdivision (usually called a conference or division) outright. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... Robert Joe Wickman (born February 6, 1969 in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is a closer in Major League Baseball who plays with the Atlanta Braves. ... Jake Westbrook is a starting pitcher currently with the Cleveland Indians. ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ...


The season was notable in that the Indians set a Major League record for most pitchers used in a single season. Colon, Burba, and Chuck Finley posted strong seasons and the bullpen was solid. But with Jaret Wright and Charles Nagy spending months on the disabled list, the team could not solidify the final two spots in the rotation. Other starting pitchers that season combined for a total of 346 2/3 innings and 265 earned runs for an ERA of 6.88. Charles Edward Finley (born November 26, 1962 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the California Angels (later the Anaheim Angels), Cleveland Indians and St. ...


In 2000, Larry Dolan bought the Indians for $323 million from Richard Jacobs, who, along with his late brother David, had paid $35 million for the club in 1986. Lawrence J. Larry Dolan (born February 8, 1931, Cleveland Heights, Ohio) is an attorney and owner of the Cleveland Indians. ...


2001 saw a return to the playoffs. After the departures of Manny Ramírez and Sandy Alomar, Jr., the Tribe signed former-MVP Juan González, who helped the Indians win the Central division with a 91-71 record. The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ... Santos Sandy Alomar Velazquez, Jr. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... For the journalist and radio host, see Juan Gonzalez; For the scientist and educator, see Juan E. González; for the former president of Paraguay, see Juan Natalicio González Juan González in Cleveland Indians uniform Juan Alberto González Vázquez (born October 20, 1969 in Arecibo, Puerto...


One of the highlights came on August 5, 2001, when the Indians completed the biggest comeback in MLB History. Cleveland rallied to close a 14-2 deficit in the sixth inning to defeat the Seattle Mariners 15-14 in 11 innings. The Mariners, who won a record 116 games that season had a strong bullpen and Indians manager Charlie Manuel had already pulled many of his starters with the game seemingly out of reach. Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... Charles Fuqua Manuel (born January 4, 1944 in Northfork, WV) is the current manager of the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. ...


Seattle and Cleveland met in the first round of the playoffs, with the Indians taking an two games to one lead. However, with Freddy Garcia, Jamie Moyer and their vaunted bullpen, the Mariners won Games 4 and 5 to deny the Indians their first playoff series victory since 1998. The 2001 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 2001 American League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 9, and ended on Monday, October 15, with the champions of the three AL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ...


2001-present: The Shapiro years

In the 2001 offseason, GM John Hart resigned and his assistant Mark Shapiro took the reins. Shapiro moved to rebuild by dealing aging veterans for younger talent. For other persons named John Hart, see John Hart (disambiguation). ... Mark Shapiro (born in 1967) (IPA: ) is currently the General Manager of the Cleveland Indians. ...


In 2002, Shapiro traded fan favorite pitching ace Bartolo Colón for prospects Brandon Phillips, Cliff Lee, and Grady Sizemore, acquired Travis Hafner from the Rangers for Ryan Drese and Einar Diaz, and picked up Coco Crisp from the St. Louis Cardinals for aging starter Chuck Finley. Jim Thome left after the season, to go the Phillies for a larger contract. Bartolo Colón (born May 24, 1973 in Altamira, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic) is a Cy Young Award-winning starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... Brandon Emil Phillips (born June 28, 1981, in Raleigh, North Carolina), commonly nicknamed BP, is a second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Clifton Phifor Cliff Lee (born August 30, 1978 in Benton, Arkansas) is a left-handed starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball. ... Grady Sizemore III (born August 2, 1982, in Seattle, Washington) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who currently plays for the Cleveland Indians. ... Travis Lee Hafner (pronounced , born June 3, 1977) is a left-handed hitting designated hitter in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Ryan Drese (born April 5, 1976 in San Francisco, California) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals. ... Einar Diáz is a Major League Baseball catcher who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Covelli Loyce Coco Crisp (born November 1, 1979, in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball center fielder for the Boston Red Sox. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Charles Edward Finley (born November 26, 1962 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the California Angels (later the Anaheim Angels), Cleveland Indians and St. ... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ...


The Indians finished far out of contention in 2002 and 2003. They posted strong offensive numbers in 2004 but still struggled with a bullpen that blew more than 20 saves. A highlight of the season was a 22-0 victory over the New York Yankees on August 31, one of the worst defeats suffered by the Yankees in team history. [28] This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In early 2005, the offense got off to a poor start. After a brief July slump, the Indians caught fire in August, and cut a 15.5 game deficit in the Central Division down to 1.5 games. However, the season came to a heartbreaking end as the Indians went on to lose six of their last seven games, five of them by one run, missing the playoffs by only two games. The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ...


In 2006 the Indians made several roster changes, while retaining its nucleus of young players. In the offseason, a three-team trade sent Coco Crisp, David Riske and Josh Bard to Boston and Arthur Rhodes to Philadelphia in exchange for third base prospect Andy Marté, catcher Kelly Shoppach and outfielder Jason Michaels. Shapiro signed Paul Byrd and Jason Johnson to replace Kevin Millwood and Scott Elarton and dealt veterans Bob Wickman, Ben Broussard, and Ronnie Belliard after the Indians had fallen out of contention. The team had a solid offensive season, led by career years from Travis Hafner and Grady Sizemore. Hafner, despite missing a month after being hit by a pitch, tied the single season Grand Slam record with six, set in 1987 by Don Mattingly. The team hit a comnbined 14 Grand Slams to tie a record set by the Oakland A's in 2000. Despite the solid offensive performance, the bullpen struggled with a Major League worst 23 blown saves, and the Indians finished a disappointing fourth. The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... Covelli Loyce Coco Crisp (born November 1, 1979, in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball center fielder for the Boston Red Sox. ... David Riske (born October 23, 1976, in Renton, Washington), is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher and currently a free agent. ... Joshua David Bard (born March 30, 1978, in Ithaca, New York) is a catcher for the San Diego Padres. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Arthur Lee Rhodes (born October 24, 1969 in Waco, Texas) is a left-handed relief pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... Andy Manuel Marté (born October 21, 1983 in Villa Tapia, Dominican Republic) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Kelly Brian Shoppach (pronounced SHOP-ick) (born April 29, 1980 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a right-handed hitting and throwing catcher who plays in the Cleveland Indians organization of Major League Baseball. ... Jason Drew J-Mike Michaels (born May 4, 1976 in Tampa, Florida) is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. ... Paul Gregory Byrd (born December 3, 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Cleveland Indians. ... Jason Michael Johnson is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball. ... Kevin Austin Millwood (born December 24, 1974 in Gastonia, North Carolina) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Texas Rangers . ... Scott Elarton is a starting pitcher who currently plays for the Cleveland Indiansas their fifth starter. ... Robert Joe Wickman (born February 6, 1969 in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is a closer in Major League Baseball who plays with the Atlanta Braves. ... Benjamin Issac Broussard (born September 24, 1976, in Beaumont, Texas) is a first baseman who currently plays for the Seattle Mariners. ... Ronnie Belliard (born April 7, 1975 in Bronx, New York) is a second baseman of Dominican descent who currently plays for the Washington Nationals. ... Travis Lee Hafner (pronounced , born June 3, 1977) is a left-handed hitting designated hitter in Major League Baseball. ... Grady Sizemore III (born August 2, 1982, in Seattle, Washington) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who currently plays for the Cleveland Indians. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Donald Arthur Mattingly (nicknamed Donnie Baseball and The Hit Man) (born April 20, 1961) is a retired first baseman who played for the New York Yankees of the American League from 1982-1995. ... In the sport of baseball, a grand slam (or just slam for short) is a home run hit with all the bases occupied by baserunners, thereby scoring 4 runs - the most possible on a single play. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ... Trevor Hoffman, a closer for the San Diego Padres, is currently the leader on the all-time save list. ...


In 2007, Shapiro signed veteran help for the bullpen and outfield in the offseason. Veterans Aaron Fultz, and Joe Borowski joined Rafael Betancourt in the Indians bullpen. Shapiro also signed right fielder Trot Nixon and left fielder David Dellucci to short term contracts for veteran leadership. The Indians improved significantly over the prior year and went into the All-Star break in second place. The team brought back Kenny Lofton for his third stint with the team in late July. The Indians finished with a 96-66 record and their 7th Central Division title in 13 years and their first post season trip since 2001. Richard Aaron Fultz (b. ... Joseph Thomas Joe Borowski (born May 4, 1971 in Bayonne, New Jersey) is a right-handed relief pitcher with the Cleveland Indians. ... Rafael José Betancourt (born April 29, 1975 Cumaná, Sucre State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher who has pitched with the Cleveland Indians since 2003. ... Christopher Trotman Trot Nixon (born April 11, 1974 in Durham, North Carolina) is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. ... David Michael Dellucci (born October 31, 1973 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball. ... Kenneth Lofton (born May 31, 1967 in East Chicago, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball outfielder. ...


The Indians began their playoff run by defeating the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series, 3 games to 1 and jumped out to a three games to one lead over the Red Sox in the American League Championship Series. The season ended in disappointment when Boston swept the final three games to advance to the 2007 World Series. The 2007 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 2007 American League playoffs, began on Wednesday, October 3 and will potentially run until Wednesday, October 10. ... The 2007 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 2007 American League playoffs, began on October 12 and ran until October 21. ... Dates: October 24 – October 28, 2007 MVP: Mike Lowell Television: FOX (U.S.), RSN (Canada), NASN (Europe), ESPN Latin America Announcers: Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Ed Montague, Laz Díaz, Ted Barrett, Chuck Meriwether, Mike Everitt, Mike Reilly[1] ALCS: Boston Red Sox def. ...


Despite the loss, Cleveland players took home a number of awards. Grady Sizemore, who had a .995 fielding percentage and only two errors in 405 chances, won the Gold Glove award, Cleveland's first since 2001. Indians Pitcher C.C. Sabathia won the second Cy Young Award in team history with a 19-7 record, a 3.21 ERA and an MLB leading 241 innings pitched. Eric Wedge was awarded the first Manager of the Year Award in team history. Grady Sizemore III (born August 2, 1982, in Seattle, Washington) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who currently plays for the Cleveland Indians. ... In baseball statistics, fielding percentage, also known as fielding average, is a measure that reflects the percentage of times a defensive player handles a batted ball properly. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award given annually to the major league player judged to have the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... C.C. Sabathia (born Carsten Charles Sabathia on July 21, 1980 in Vallejo, California) is an American Major League Baseball starting pitcher who plays for the Cleveland Indians. ... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... In Major League Baseball, the Manager of the Year Award is an honor given annually to the best managers in the American and National Leagues. ...


Season-by-Season Results

Main article: Cleveland Indians seasons

This article lists the results of every season of the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. ...

Radio and television

The Indians' flagship radio station is WTAM, a news/talk station located at 1100 AM. Tom Hamilton and Mike Hegan are the radio announcers. Select games can be heard on WMMS 100.7 FM when there is a conflict with Cleveland Cavaliers basketball games, which air on WTAM. If the Cavaliers are in the playoffs, all conflicted Indians games go to WMMS. The Indians are currently heard on the radio on flagship station WTAM 1100 AM. Prior to their switch to WTAM, the team could be heard on WKNR 1220 AM. Tom Hamilton does play by play, with analysis by Mike Hegan. ... WTAM is an AM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting on 1100 kHz with 50,000 watts. ... Tom Hamilton, a native of Waterloo, Wisconsin, the chief radio announcer for the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team and a Big Ten college basketball commentator on ESPN. Tom began his stint with the Indians organization in 1990 (replacing Paul Olden) after three years in the Columbus Clippers broadcasting booth. ... 1970 Topps scratchoff #8 Michael Mike Hegan (born July 21, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player and a radio announcer for the Cleveland Indians. ... WMMS 100. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


The television rights are held by SportsTime Ohio, a network launched in 2006 by the Indians. Matt Underwood and Rick Manning form the announcing team for the telecasts for 138 games. Twenty games a year are shown on over the air TV, originating on NBC affiliate WKYC Channel 3, with sports director Jim Donovan joining Manning in the broadcast booth. Broadcast games are also carried on WWHO 53, Columbus; WLIO 35 Lima; WICU-TV 12 (or WSEE-TV 35) Erie, PA; WNGS 67, Buffalo, NY; WYFX-LP 62, Youngstown/WFXI-CA 17 Mercer, PA; and BCSN Toledo. SportsTime Ohio (or STO) is a regional sports television network in Cleveland and northern Ohio, launched in 2006. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... Richard Eugene Manning (born September 2, 1954 in Niagara Falls, New York) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1975-1987 on the Cleveland Indians (1975-1983) and Milwaukee Brewers (1983-1987). ... This article is about the television network. ... WKYC-TV is Clevelands affiliate for NBC and is owned by Gannett. ... Jim Donovan (born July 17, 1956, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American radio and television personality who serves as sports director for WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. ... WWHO, UPN Columbus, is the Columbus, Ohio television affiliate for both UPN and The WB television network. ... WLIO, NBC Lima, is the NBC television affiliate in Lima, Ohio. ... WICU-TV is the NBC affiliate based in Erie, Pa. ... WSEE-TV is the CBS-TV affiliate station based in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA. Owned by Lilly Broadcasting with its studio located at 1220 Peach St. ... WNGS 67 (branded as RTN-11) is a television station licensed to Springville, New York, serving the Buffalo television market. ... Primary Channel: 62 Secondary Channel: 17 (WFXI-CA) Affiliate: Fox Owner: Piedmont Television Name it Goes By: Fox 17/62 Web Site: http://www. ... Primary Channel: 62 Secondary Channel: 17 (WFXI-CA) Affiliate: Fox Owner: Piedmont Television Name it Goes By: Fox 17/62 Web Site: http://www. ... Buckeye Cable Sports Network is a regional sports network founded in 2003 (and first went on the air on January 7, 2004) to carry sports broadcasting, which had previously been aired on fellow cable-only station WT05. ...


Past Indians broadcasters include Tom Manning, Jack Graney (the first ex-baseball player to become a play-by-play announcer), Jack Corrigan (now with the Colorado Rockies), Jimmy Dudley who received the Ford Frick Award in 1997, Ken Coleman, Joe Castiglione, Van Patrick, Joe Tait, Bruce Drennan, Jim "Mudcat" Grant, Harry Jones, Rocky Colavito and Herb Score, who called Indians' baseball for 38 seasons. Tom Manning is a fictional character from the Dark Horse Comics universe. ... Jack Graney, born in Ontario, Canada, was a former Cleveland Indians player, from 1906-1922. ... Jimmy Dudley (born 1910 - died December 10, 1999) was an American sportscaster, best known as the play-by-play voice of Major League Baseballs Cleveland Indians for nearly two decades. ... The Ford C. Frick Award is an award bestowed annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame in the United States to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball. ... Kenneth R. Coleman (April 22, 1925 - August 21, 2003) was an American radio and television sportscaster for 34 years (1954 - 1989). ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Van Patrick, Sports Broadcaster (1916–1974) Detroit Tigers baseball team play-by-play announcer 1953–1959. ... Joe Tait is the radio play by play announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. He has been the radio announcer since the teams inception in 1970. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Jim Mudcat Grant (born August 13, 1935 in Lacoochee, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, St. ... Harold Harry Alfred Jones (born May 8, 1894, date of death unknown) was a Canadian sailor who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics. ... Rocky Colavito on the cover of Time in 1959 Rocco Domenico Rocky Colavito (born August 10, 1933 in New York, NY) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder (primarily playing right field, but also at the other outfield positions, as well as a small number of games as a pitcher... Herbert Jude Score (born June 7, 1933) is a former baseball player and announcer. ...


Baseball Hall of Famers

  • Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Names in Bold Inducted as Indians
* Has no insignia on his cap due to playing at a time when caps bore no insignia.

Download high resolution version (456x640, 53 KB)Nap Lajoie 1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card. ... Download high resolution version (456x640, 53 KB)Nap Lajoie 1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card. ... Napoleon Nap Lajoie [la-ZHOWAY] (September 5, 1874 – February 7, 1959), also known as Larry Lajoie, was an American professional athlete of French Canadian descent. ... A baseball card is one type of trading card, relating to baseball, usually printed on some type of paper stock or card stock. ... Earl Averill (May 21, 1902 - August 16, 1983) was an American player in Major League Baseball who was a center fielder from 1929 to 1941. ... Louis Boudreau (July 17, 1917 - August 10, 2001) was a Major League Baseball player and the American League MVP Award winner in 1948. ... Steven Norman Carlton (born December 22, 1944 in Miami, Florida) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, from 1965 to 1988, who retired as one of the most successful pitchers to ever play the game. ... Stanley Anthony Coveleski (Kowalewski) (July 13, 1889 - March 20, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player during the 1910s and 1920s. ... Lawrence Eugene Larry Doby (December 13, 1923 – June 18, 2003) was an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball. ... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed Eck, was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). ... Robert William Andrew Bob Feller (born November 3, 1918 in Van Meter, Iowa), nicknamed the Heater from Van Meter and Rapid Robert, is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher and Hall of Famer. ... Elmer Flick baseball card, 1909 Elmer Harrison Flick (January 11, 1876 - January 9, 1971) was an American player in Major League Baseball from 1898 until 1910. ... Addie Joss, 1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card Adrian Joss (April 12, 1880 – April 14, 1911) was a Major League Baseball pitcher in the early 20th century. ... Ralph McPherran Kiner (born October 27, 1922) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current announcer. ... Napoleon Nap Lajoie [la-ZHOWAY] (September 5, 1874 – February 7, 1959), also known as Larry Lajoie, was an American professional athlete of French Canadian descent. ... Robert Granville Lemon (September 22, 1920 - January 11, 2000) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Alfonso Ramon Lopez (August 20, 1908 – October 30, 2005) was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball and the son of immigrants from Asturias, Spain who went to Cuba, then settled in Tampas Spanish-speaking Ybor City section. ... Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who was known as one of the most reliable and productive hitters of his era, earning the nickname Steady Eddie. Murray is regarded as one of the best switch hitters ever... Harold Newhouser (May 20, 1921 – November 10, 1998) was a professional Major League Baseball pitcher of the 1940s and 1950s. ... 1970 Topps super card #15 Philip Henry Niekro (born April 1, 1939 in Blaine, Ohio) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Leroy Robert Satchel Paige (July 7, 1906–June 8, 1982) was an American baseball player whose pitching in several different Negro Leagues and in Major League Baseball made him a legend in his own lifetime. ... Gaylord Jackson Perry (born September 15, 1938 in Williamston, North Carolina) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Edgar Charles Sam Rice (February 20, 1890 - October 13, 1974) was a Major League Baseball player. ... This article is about the baseball player and manager. ... Joseph Wheeler Sewell (October 9, 1898 - March 6, 1990) was a Major League Baseball infielder for the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. ... William Harrison Southworth (March 9, 1893 - November 15, 1969) was an American right fielder, center fielder and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Tristram E. Speaker (April 4, 1888 in Hubbard, Texas - December 8, 1958 in Lake Whitney, Texas), nicknamed “Spoke” (a play on his last name) and “Grey Eagle” (for his prematurely graying hair), was an American baseball player known as one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in history. ... James Hoyt Wilhelm (July 26, 1922 in Huntersville, North Carolina - August 23, 2002 in Sarasota, Florida) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Richard Hirschfeld Williams (born May 7, 1929 in St. ... David Mark Winfield (born October 3, 1951, in St. ... Early Wynn Jr. ... For the Major League Baseball award, see Cy Young Award. ...

Retired numbers


The Fans

Retired 2001

Bob Feller
SP, Coach
Retired 1957

Earl Averill
CF
Retired 1975

Larry Doby
CF, Coach
Retired 1994

Bob Lemon
3B, SP, Coach
Retired 1998

Lou Boudreau
SS, M
Retired 1970

Mel Harder
SP, Coach
Retired 1990

Jackie Robinson
2B
Retired 1997

Jackie Robinson's number 42 is retired throughout Major League Baseball. Image File history File links IndiansRetired455. ... Image File history File links IndiansRetired19. ... Robert William Andrew Bob Feller (born November 3, 1918 in Van Meter, Iowa), nicknamed the Heater from Van Meter and Rapid Robert, is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher and Hall of Famer. ... Image File history File links IndiansRetired3. ... Earl Averill (May 21, 1902 - August 16, 1983) was an American player in Major League Baseball who was a center fielder from 1929 to 1941. ... Image File history File links IndiansRetired14. ... Lawrence Eugene Larry Doby (December 13, 1923 – June 18, 2003) was an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball. ... Image File history File links IndiansRetired21. ... Robert Granville Lemon (September 22, 1920 - January 11, 2000) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Image File history File links IndiansRetired5. ... Louis Boudreau (July 17, 1917 - August 10, 2001) was a Major League Baseball player and the American League MVP Award winner in 1948. ... Image File history File links IndiansRetired18. ... Melvin Leroy Harder (October 15, 1909 - October 20, 2002), nicknamed Chief, was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who later became a highly regarded pitching coach. ... Image File history File links IndiansRetired42. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ...


The number 455 was honored after the Indians sold out 455 consecutive games between 1995 and 2001, which is currently an MLB record.


Current roster

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Bullpen
Paul Gregory Byrd (born December 3, 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Cleveland Indians. ... Aaron Steve Laffey (born April 15, 1985, in Cumberland, Maryland) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who made his debut with the Cleveland Indians in 2007. ... Clifton Phifor Cliff Lee (born August 30, 1978 in Benton, Arkansas) is a left-handed starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball. ... Carsten Charles Sabathia (born July 21, 1980 in Vallejo, California), more commonly known as C.C. Sabathia, is an American Major League Baseball starting pitcher who plays for the Cleveland Indians. ... Jake Westbrook is a starting pitcher currently with the Cleveland Indians. ...

Catchers

Infielders
Rafael José Betancourt (born April 29, 1975 Cumaná, Sucre State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher who has pitched with the Cleveland Indians since 2003. ... Joseph Thomas Joe Borowski (born May 4, 1971 in Bayonne, New Jersey) is a right-handed relief pitcher with the Cleveland Indians. ... Scott Elarton is a starting pitcher who currently plays for the Cleveland Indiansas their fifth starter. ... Masahide Kobayashi (小林 雅英, born May 24, 1974 in Ōtsuki, Yamanashi, Japan) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. ... Edward Mujica was born on May 10, 1984 in Valencia, Venezuela. ... Rafael Jerome Pérez (b. ... For other persons of the same name, see Víctor Martínez. ... Kelly Brian Shoppach (pronounced SHOP-ick) (born April 29, 1980 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a right-handed hitting and throwing catcher who plays in the Cleveland Indians organization of Major League Baseball. ...

Outfielders
Robert Michael Aubrey (born April 15, 1982 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a Major League/Minor League baseball player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Asdrúbal José Cabrera (born November 13, 1985 in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela) is a switch hitting infielder in the Cleveland Indians organization of Major League Baseball. ... Jamey Carroll (born February 18, 1974 in Evansville, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball infielder who plays for the Colorado Rockies. ... Ryan F. Garko (b. ... Andy Manuel Marté (born October 21, 1983 in Villa Tapia, Dominican Republic) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Jhonny Antonio Peralta (b. ...

Designated hitters
David Michael Dellucci (born October 31, 1973 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball. ... Ben Francisco (Born October 24, 1981 in Santa Ana, California) is an minor-league baseball outfielder. ... Franklin Rafael Gutiérrez [goo-te-ER-rez] (born February 21, 1983 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a center fielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Cleveland Indians. ... Grady Sizemore III (born August 2, 1982, in Seattle, Washington) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who currently plays for the Cleveland Indians. ...

Pitchers

Catchers
Travis Lee Hafner (pronounced , born June 3, 1977) is a left-handed hitting designated hitter in Major League Baseball. ... Fausto J. Carmona (born December 7, 1983 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a right-handed pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. ... Jensen D. Lewis (born May 16, 1984 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Cleveland Indians. ... Scott Edwin Lewis (born September 26, 1983 in Washington Court House, Ohio) is an American baseball player on the 40-man roster of the Cleveland Indians. ... Thomas R. Tom Mastny (born February 4, 1981 in East Bontang, Indonesia, on the island of Borneo) is a Major League baseball player. ... ... Oneli M. Pérez (born May 26, 1983 in Bonao, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher in the Chicago White Sox organization. ... Tony M. Sipp (born July 12, 1983 in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is an American baseball player on the 40-man roster of the Cleveland Indians organization. ... Brian John Slocum (born March 27, 1981 in New Rochelle, New York) is a Major League/Minor League baseball player. ... Jeremy Bryan Sowers (born May 17, 1983 in St. ...

Infielders
Wyatt Reeder Toregas (born December 2, 1982 in Fairfax, Virginia) is an American baseball player in the Cleveland Indians organization. ...

Outfielders
Joshua LaRoy Barfield, more commonly known as Josh Barfield (born December 17, 1982 in Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela) is a second baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the San Diego Padres. ...

Manager

Coaches
Shin-Soo Choo (born July 13, 1982 in Busan, South Korea) is a professional baseball outfielder currently playing for the Cleveland Indians of the American League. ... Bradley Michael Snyder (born May 25, 1982 in Sandusky, Ohio) is a Major League/Minor League baseball player. ... Eric Michael Wedge (born January 27, 1968, in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is the current manager of the Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball; he is the youngest current manager in the majors. ...

† 15-day disabled list
* Suspended list
# Bereavement list
Roster updated 2008-05-28
TransactionsDepth Chart
Jeffrey William Datz (born November 28, 1959 in Camden, New Jersey) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current third base coach for the Cleveland Indians. ... Luis Isaac (born June 19, 1946 in Rio Piedres, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Dennis Malavé (b. ... Luis Antonio (Pedraza) Rivera (born January 3, 1964 in Cidra, Puerto Rico) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly as a shortstop for five teams from 1986 through 1998. ... Derek Shelton is an American and current Major League Baseball hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians. ... Joel Patrick Skinner (born February 21, 1961 in La Jolla, California) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball and is currently the third base coach of the Cleveland Indians. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Carl Blake Willis (born December 28, 1960 in Danville, Virginia) was a relief pitcher for the Detroit Tigers (1984), Cincinnati Reds (1984-86), Chicago White Sox (1988) and Minnesota Twins (1991-95). ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Minor league affiliations

The Buffalo Bisons (Pronounced BI-zons by locals) are a minor league baseball team based in Buffalo, New York. ... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... The Akron Aeros are a minor league baseball team based in Akron, Ohio, USA. The team, which plays in the Eastern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians major-league club. ... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it now has a team in Ohio. ... Class-Level High-A (1963-1974, 1978-Present) B (1925-1927, 1956-1957, 1962) D (1908, 1928-1929, 1937-1941, 1946-1952) semipro (1934-1936) outlaw (1921-1922) Minor League affiliations Carolina League (1956-1957, 1962-1974, 1978-Present) Southern Division Coastal Plain League (1934-1941, 1946-1952) Eastern Carolina... The Carolina League is a minor league baseball affiliation which operates in the South Atlantic region of the United States. ... The Lake County Captains are a minor league baseball team in Eastlake, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. ... The South Atlantic League is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio. ... The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are a minor league baseball club based in Niles, Ohio, a city in the valley of the Mahoning River. ... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The Gulf Coast League Indians (or the GCL Indians), are a minor league baseball team in Winter Haven, Florida, USA. They are a Rookie-level team in the Gulf Coast League that will begin playing as a Cleveland Indians affiliate in the summer of 2006. ... The Gulf Coast League is a minor league baseball league which operates in Florida. ... The Dominican Summer League is a branch of affiliated minor league baseball which is played in the Dominican Republic. ...

See also

The Kansas City Chiefs Logo The use of Native American mascots in sports has been a contentious issue for many years in the United States of America. ... 1901-04: Cleveland Blues 1905-14: Cleveland Naps 1915-Present: Cleveland Indians All-time regular season record (1901-2005): 8292 won - 7945 lost - .511 (Not Including 2006) Playoffs: 38-36 . ... // Most Valuable Player Lou Boudreau (1948) George Burns (1926) Al Rosen (1953) Cy Young Gaylord Perry (1972) Rookie of the Year Sandy Alomar, Jr. ... Team records of the Cleveland Indians: // Batting average: Shoeless Joe Jackson, .408 (1911) On base percentage: Tris Speaker, .483 (1920) Slugging percentage: Albert Belle, .714, (1994) OPS: Manny Ramírez, 1. ... Managers, general managers, and owners of the Cleveland Indians baseball team: // Nap Lajoie served as player-manager from 1905 to 1909. ... The following is a list of sports team names and mascots derived from Indigenous peoples. ...

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For other uses, see Cincinnati Reds (disambiguation). ... Dates: October 1–October 9, 1919 MVP: none selected Television: N/A TV announcers: N/A Radio network: {{{radio_network}}} radio announcers: {{{radio_announcers}}} Umpires: Cy Rigler (NL), Billy Evans (AL), Ernie Quigley (NL), Dick Nallin (AL) Future Hall of Famers: Reds: Edd Roush. ... In the 1920 World Series, the Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in 7 games, five games to two. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 8 games. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 5 games. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The 1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning the Series in 7 games for their first title since 1943, and the 11th championship in team history. ... The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The 1949 World Series featured the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games for their second defeat of the Dodgers in three years, and the 12th championship in team history. ... The 1950 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Philadelphia Phillies. ... The 1951 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the New York Giants, who had won the National League pennant in a thrilling three-game playoff with the Brooklyn Dodgers on a legendary home run by Bobby Thomson (the Shot Heard Round the World). ... The 1952 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in 7 games for their fourth straight title – tying the mark they set between 1936 and 1939 – and the 15th in their history, and their third defeat of the... The 1953 World Series matched the four-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... The following are the baseball events of the year 1919 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1920 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The following are the baseball events of the year 1921 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1922 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The following are the baseball events of the year 1947 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1948 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The following are the baseball events of the year 1949 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1950 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1951 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1952 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The following are the baseball events of the year 1949 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1950 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1951 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1952 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The following are the events of the year 1955 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... September 30 Chicago White Sox pitcher Jim Derrington becomes the youngest pitcher in modern history to start a game. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1957 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... The 1992 American League Championship Series was played between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics from October 7 to October 14, 1992. ... The 1993 American League Championship Series was played between the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox from October 5 to October 12, 1993. ... The 1995 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1995 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Cleveland Indians against the Western Division champion Seattle Mariners. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The 1996 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1996 American League playoffs, matched the Eastern Division champion New York Yankees against the Wild Card champion Baltimore Orioles. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The 1996 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1996 American League playoffs, matched the Eastern Division champion New York Yankees against the Wild Card champion Baltimore Orioles. ... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The 1999 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the Eastern Division Champion New York Yankees (98-64) and the Wild Card Boston Red Sox (94-68). ... The 2000 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the Eastern Division Champion New York Yankees and the Wild Card Champion Seattle Mariners. ... The 2001 American League Championship Series was a rematch of the 2000 ALCS between the New York Yankees, who had come off a dramatic comeback against the Oakland Athletics in the Division Series after being down two games to zero, and the Seattle Mariners, who won an American League record... The Buffalo Bisons (Pronounced BI-zons by locals) are a minor league baseball team based in Buffalo, New York. ... The Akron Aeros are a minor league baseball team based in Akron, Ohio, USA. The team, which plays in the Eastern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians major-league club. ... Class-Level High-A (1963-1974, 1978-Present) B (1925-1927, 1956-1957, 1962) D (1908, 1928-1929, 1937-1941, 1946-1952) semipro (1934-1936) outlaw (1921-1922) Minor League affiliations Carolina League (1956-1957, 1962-1974, 1978-Present) Southern Division Coastal Plain League (1934-1941, 1946-1952) Eastern Carolina... The Lake County Captains are a minor league baseball team in Eastlake, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. ... The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are a minor league baseball club based in Niles, Ohio, a city in the valley of the Mahoning River. ... The Gulf Coast League Indians (or the GCL Indians), are a minor league baseball team in Winter Haven, Florida, USA. They are a Rookie-level team in the Gulf Coast League that will begin playing as a Cleveland Indians affiliate in the summer of 2006. ... The Dominican Summer League is a branch of affiliated minor league baseball which is played in the Dominican Republic. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ... This article lists the results of every season of the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. ... Team records of the Cleveland Indians: // Batting average: Shoeless Joe Jackson, .408 (1911) On base percentage: Tris Speaker, .483 (1920) Slugging percentage: Albert Belle, .714, (1994) OPS: Manny Ramírez, 1. ...   The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Cleveland American League franchise known as the Blues (1901), Bronchos (1902-04), Naps (1905-14) and Indians (1915-present). ... Managers, general managers, and owners of the Cleveland Indians baseball team: // Nap Lajoie served as player-manager from 1905 to 1909. ... The Indians are currently heard on the radio on flagship station WTAM 1100 AM. Prior to their switch to WTAM, the team could be heard on WKNR 1220 AM. Tom Hamilton does play by play, with analysis by Mike Hegan. ... League Park was a baseball stadium located in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Cleveland Stadium under construction in 1931 Cleveland Stadium (also known as Lakefront Stadium and Cleveland Municipal Stadium) was a baseball and American football stadium located in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Chief Wahoo was a mascot for the Cleveland Indians until the 1998 season. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The Catch: Willie Mays hauls in Vic Wertzs drive at the warning track in the 1954 World Series The Catch refers to a memorable defensive baseball play by Willie Mays on September 29, 1954, during Game 1 of the 1954 World Series between the New York Giants and the... Ten Cent Beer Night was an ill-fated promotion held by the American Leagues Cleveland Indians during a game against the Texas Rangers at Cleveland Municipal Stadium on June 4, 1974. ... The Curse of Rocky Colavito (curse supposedly began in 1960) is a phenomenon that supposedly prevented the Cleveland Indians baseball team from winning a World Series, or an American League pennant, or reaching postseason play, or even getting into a pennant race, following the 1960 trade of right fielder Rocky... A sports-related curse is the effective action of some power or evil, that is used to explain the failures or misfortunes of specific sports teams, players, or even cities. ... Major League is a 1989 film written and directed by David S. Ward starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen and Corbin Bernsen. ... Cleveland Rocks by Presidents of the United States of America is a remake of a rock song originally written by Ian Hunter. ... Napoleon Nap Lajoie [la-ZHOWAY] (September 5, 1874 – February 7, 1959), also known as Larry Lajoie, was an American professional athlete of French Canadian descent. ... Addie Joss, 1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card Adrian Joss (April 12, 1880 – April 14, 1911) was a Major League Baseball pitcher in the early 20th century. ... Raymond Johnson Chapman (January 15, 1891 – August 17, 1920) was an American baseball player, spending his entire career as a shortstop for Cleveland. ... Tristram E. Speaker (April 4, 1888 in Hubbard, Texas - December 8, 1958 in Lake Whitney, Texas), nicknamed “Spoke” (a play on his last name) and “Grey Eagle” (for his prematurely graying hair), was an American baseball player known as one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in history. ... Stanley Anthony Coveleski (Kowalewski) (July 13, 1889 - March 20, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player during the 1910s and 1920s. ... Joseph Wheeler Sewell (October 9, 1898 - March 6, 1990) was a Major League Baseball infielder for the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. ... Melvin Leroy Harder (October 15, 1909 - October 20, 2002), nicknamed Chief, was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who later became a highly regarded pitching coach. ... Earl Averill (May 21, 1902 - August 16, 1983) was an American player in Major League Baseball who was a center fielder from 1929 to 1941. ... Picture of slugger, Hal Trosky Hal Trosky (November 11, 1912 - June 18, 1979) (born Harold Arthur Trojovsky) was a major league first basemen for the Cleveland Indians (1933-1941) and the Chicago White Sox (1944, 1946). ... Robert William Andrew Bob Feller (born November 3, 1918 in Van Meter, Iowa), nicknamed the Heater from Van Meter and Rapid Robert, is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher and Hall of Famer. ... Louis Boudreau (July 17, 1917 - August 10, 2001) was a Major League Baseball player and the American League MVP Award winner in 1948. ... Robert Granville Lemon (September 22, 1920 - January 11, 2000) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... William Louis Veeck Jr. ... Albert Leonard Rosen (born February 29, 1924, in Spartanburg, South Carolina), nicknamed Al and Flip, was an American major league third baseman and right-handed slugger. ... Lawrence Eugene Larry Doby (December 13, 1923 – June 18, 2003) was an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball. ... Early Wynn Jr. ... Herbert Jude Score (born June 7, 1933) is a former baseball player and announcer. ... Rocky Colavito on the cover of Time in 1959 Rocco Domenico Rocky Colavito (born August 10, 1933 in New York, NY) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder (primarily playing right field, but also at the other outfield positions, as well as a small number of games as a pitcher... Jim Mudcat Grant (born August 13, 1935 in Lacoochee, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, St. ... Samuel Edward Thomas McDowell (born September 21, 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, playing his first 11 seasons for the Cleveland Indians before a 1971 trade to the San Francisco Giants and subsequent stints with the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Luis Tiant (born November 23, 1940? in Marianao, Cuba) (then part of Havana Province, born Luis Clemente Tiant Vega, is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians (1964-1969), Minnesota Twins (1970), Boston Red Sox (1971-1978), New York Yankees (1979... Andre Thornton (born August 13, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama) was a first baseman and designated hitter who played for the Chicago Cubs, Montreal Expos, and Cleveland Indians during a 14-year career in Major League Baseball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Santos Sandy Alomar Velazquez, Jr. ... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ... Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [ra-MEE-res] (born May 30, 1972) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2001. ... Kenneth Lofton (born May 31, 1967 in East Chicago, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Omar Enrique Vizquel (born April 24, 1967 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop playing for the San Francisco Giants. ... C.C. Sabathia (born Carsten Charles Sabathia on July 21, 1980 in Vallejo, California) is an American Major League Baseball starting pitcher who plays for the Cleveland Indians. ... Travis Lee Hafner (pronounced , born June 3, 1977) is a left-handed hitting designated hitter in Major League Baseball. ... For other persons of the same name, see Víctor Martínez. ... Grady Sizemore III (born August 2, 1982, in Seattle, Washington) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who currently plays for the Cleveland Indians. ... Fausto J. Carmona (born December 7, 1983 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a right-handed pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. ... Earl Averill (May 21, 1902 - August 16, 1983) was an American player in Major League Baseball who was a center fielder from 1929 to 1941. ... Louis Boudreau (July 17, 1917 - August 10, 2001) was a Major League Baseball player and the American League MVP Award winner in 1948. ... Lawrence Eugene Larry Doby (December 13, 1923 – June 18, 2003) was an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball. ... Melvin Leroy Harder (October 15, 1909 - October 20, 2002), nicknamed Chief, was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who later became a highly regarded pitching coach. ... Robert William Andrew Bob Feller (born November 3, 1918 in Van Meter, Iowa), nicknamed the Heater from Van Meter and Rapid Robert, is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher and Hall of Famer. ... Robert Granville Lemon (September 22, 1920 - January 11, 2000) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... For more information on fans of football (soccer), see Football (soccer) culture. ... Lawrence J. Larry Dolan (born February 8, 1931, Cleveland Heights, Ohio) is an attorney and owner of the Cleveland Indians. ... Mark Shapiro (born in 1967) (IPA: ) is currently the General Manager of the Cleveland Indians. ... Eric Michael Wedge (born January 27, 1968, in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is the current manager of the Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball; he is the youngest current manager in the majors. ... In the 1920 World Series, the Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in 7 games, five games to two. ... The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. ... In the 1920 World Series, the Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in 7 games, five games to two. ... The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. ... The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. ... The 1995 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1995 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Cleveland Indians against the Western Division champion Seattle Mariners. ... The 1997 American League Championship Series pitted the Cleveland Indians, who won coming back against the New York Yankees in the 1997 AL Division Series, and the Baltimore Orioles, who went wire-to-wire and beat the Seattle Mariners in the Division Series. ... The 1995 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 1995 American League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, and ended on Sunday, October 8, with the champions of the three AL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... The 1996 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 1996 American League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 1, and ended on Saturday, October 5, with the champions of the three AL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... Baltimore Orioles vs. ... // New York Yankees vs. ... New York Yankees vs. ... The 2001 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 2001 American League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 9, and ended on Monday, October 15, with the champions of the three AL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... The 2007 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 2007 American League playoffs, began on Wednesday, October 3 and will potentially run until Wednesday, October 10. ... The Buffalo Bisons (Pronounced BI-zons by locals) are a minor league baseball team based in Buffalo, New York. ... The Akron Aeros are a minor league baseball team based in Akron, Ohio, USA. The team, which plays in the Eastern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians major-league club. ... Class-Level High-A (1963-1974, 1978-Present) B (1925-1927, 1956-1957, 1962) D (1908, 1928-1929, 1937-1941, 1946-1952) semipro (1934-1936) outlaw (1921-1922) Minor League affiliations Carolina League (1956-1957, 1962-1974, 1978-Present) Southern Division Coastal Plain League (1934-1941, 1946-1952) Eastern Carolina... The Lake County Captains are a minor league baseball team in Eastlake, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. ... The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are a minor league baseball club based in Niles, Ohio, a city in the valley of the Mahoning River. ... The Gulf Coast League Indians (or the GCL Indians), are a minor league baseball team in Winter Haven, Florida, USA. They are a Rookie-level team in the Gulf Coast League that will begin playing as a Cleveland Indians affiliate in the summer of 2006. ... The Dominican Summer League is a branch of affiliated minor league baseball which is played in the Dominican Republic. ... SportsTime Ohio (or STO) is a regional sports television network in Cleveland and northern Ohio, launched in 2006. ... The Cleveland Indians won the American League pennant and proceeded to win their first World Series title in the history of the franchise. ... The Cleveland Indians won their second World Series in franchise history. ... The Cleveland Indians advanced to the World Series for the first time in six years. ... // All-Star Game 1955 Cleveland Indians team page at Baseball Reference 1955 Cleveland Indians team page at www. ... // All-Star Game 1956 Cleveland Indians team page at Baseball Reference 1956 Cleveland Indians team page at www. ... The Cleveland Indians season was marked by change. ... // All-Star Game 1958 Cleveland Indians team page at Baseball Reference 1958 Cleveland Indians team page at www. ... // All-Star Game 1959 Cleveland Indians team page at Baseball Reference 1959 Cleveland Indians team page at www. ... // Ten Cent Beer Night was an ill-fated promotion held by the American Leagues Cleveland Indians during a game against the Texas Rangers at Cleveland Municipal Stadium on June 4, 1974. ... The Cleveland Indians finished in seventh place in the American League East. ... The 1995 Cleveland Indians season involved the Indians returning to the World Series for the first since 1954. ... // Template:1996 AL Central Standings All-Star Game 1996 Cleveland Indians team page at Baseball Reference 1996 Cleveland Indians team page at www. ... The 1997 Cleveland Indians season involved the Indians making their second World Series appearance in three years. ... // Template:1998 AL Central Standings All-Star Game 1998 Cleveland Indians team page at Baseball Reference 1998 Cleveland Indians team page at www. ... // Template:1999 AL Central Standings All-Star Game 1999 Cleveland Indians team page at Baseball Reference 1999 Cleveland Indians team page at www. ... // Number indicates playoff seeding All-Star Game 2000 Cleveland Indians team page at Baseball Reference 2000 Cleveland Indians team page at www. ... // Number indicates playoff seeding All-Star Game 2001 Cleveland Indians team page at Baseball Reference 2001 Cleveland Indians team page at www. ... The Cleveland Indians 2006 season involved the Cleveland Indians attempting to win the AL Central. ... Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Central Division (Since 1994) 2007 Uniform Location Jacobs Field (Since 1994) Cleveland, Ohio (Since 1901) 2007 Information Owner(s) Larry Dolan Manager(s) Eric Wedge Local television SportsTime Ohio WKYC (NBC 3) Local radio WTAM The Cleveland Indians 2007 season has started off... The 2008 Cleveland Indians season marks the 108th season for the franchise, with the Indians attempting to defend their American League Central division title. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... In the 1920 World Series, the Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in 7 games, five games to two. ... James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr. ... George Henry Burns (January 31, 1893 - January 7, 1978) was a first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Raymond Benjamin Caldwell, (April 26, 1888 – August 17, 1967), was an American major league pitcher from 1910 to 1921. ... Stanley Anthony Coveleski (Kowalewski) (July 13, 1889 - March 20, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player during the 1910s and 1920s. ... William Lawrence Larry Gardner (May 13, 1886 - March 11, 1976) was a third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Jack Graney, born in Ontario, Canada, was a former Cleveland Indians player, from 1906-1922. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... John Walter Mails (October 1, 1894 - July 5, 1974) born in San Quentin, California was a pitcher for the Brooklyn Robins (1915-16), Cleveland Indians (1920-22) and St. ... Leslie Grant Nunamaker (January 25, 1889 - November 14, 1938) born in Aurora, Nebraska was a catcher for the Boston Red Sox (1911-14), New York Yankees (1914-17), St. ... Stephen Francis ONeill (July 6, 1891 – January 26, 1962) was an American catcher, manager, coach and scout in Major League Baseball. ... Joseph Wheeler Sewell (October 9, 1898 - March 6, 1990) was a Major League Baseball infielder for the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. ... Elmer John Smith (September 21, 1892 - August 3, 1984) born in Sandusky, Ohio was an Outfielder for the Cleveland Indians (1914-16, 1917 and 1919-21), Washington Senators (1916-17), Boston Red Sox (1922), New York Yankees (1922-23) and Cincinnati Reds (1925). ... Tristram E. Speaker (April 4, 1888 in Hubbard, Texas - December 8, 1958 in Lake Whitney, Texas), nicknamed “Spoke” (a play on his last name) and “Grey Eagle” (for his prematurely graying hair), was an American baseball player known as one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in history. ... Chester David Thomas (January 24, 1888 - December 24, 1953) was a backup catcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1912 through 1921 for the Boston Red Sox (1912-17) and Cleveland Indians (1918-21). ... George Ernest Uhle (September 18, 1898 – February 26, 1985) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... William Adolf Wambsganss (March 19, 1894 - December 8, 1985) was a second baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Joe Wood on an American Tobacco Company baseball card, 1912 Joe Smoky Joe Wood (October 25, 1889 - July 27, 1985) was a Major League Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians during the early part of the 20th century. ... Tristram E. Speaker (April 4, 1888 in Hubbard, Texas - December 8, 1958 in Lake Whitney, Texas), nicknamed “Spoke” (a play on his last name) and “Grey Eagle” (for his prematurely graying hair), was an American baseball player known as one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in history. ... The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. ... William Edward (Eddie) Robinson (born December 15, 1920 in Paris, Texas) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians (1942, 1946-1948, 1957[mid]), Washington Senators (1949-1950[start]), Chicago White Sox (1950[end]-1952), Philadelphia Athletics (1953), New York Yankees (1954-1956... Joe Gordon can refer to different people: Joe Gordon, the American baseball player. ... Louis Boudreau (July 17, 1917 - August 10, 2001) was a Major League Baseball player and the American League MVP Award winner in 1948. ... Kenneth Fredrick Keltner (October 31, 1916 - December 12, 1991) was a Major League third basemen who played his entire career with the Cleveland Indians, except for his final season, when he played 13 games as a Boston Red Sox. ... Albert Leonard Rosen (born February 29, 1924, in Spartanburg, South Carolina), nicknamed Al and Flip, was an American major league third baseman and right-handed slugger. ... Jim Hegan (August 3, 1920 - June 17, 1984) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. ... Raymond Otis Boone (July 27, 1923 in San Diego, California - October 17, 2004 in San Diego) was a former major league baseball player. ... Joe Hicks Tipton (February 18, 1922 - March 1, 1994) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. ... Lawrence Eugene Larry Doby (December 13, 1923 – June 18, 2003) was an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Russell Ormand Christopher (September 12, 1917 - December 5, 1954) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics (1942-1947) and the Cleveland Indians (1948). ... Robert William Andrew Bob Feller (born November 3, 1918 in Van Meter, Iowa), nicknamed the Heater from Van Meter and Rapid Robert, is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher and Hall of Famer. ... Robert Granville Lemon (September 22, 1920 - January 11, 2000) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Robert Daniel Kennedy (August 18, 1920 - April 7, 2005) was a right fielder/third baseman, manager and executive in Major League Baseball. ... Robert Cleveland Muncrief (January 28, 1916 - February 6, 1996) born in Madill, Oklahoma was a Pitcher for the St. ... Stephen Joseph Gromek (January 15, 1920 – January 15, 2002) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Leroy Robert Satchel Paige (July 7, 1906–June 8, 1982) was an American baseball player whose pitching in several different Negro Leagues and in Major League Baseball made him a legend in his own lifetime. ... Henry Eugene Gene Bearden (September 5, 1920 - March 18, 2004) was a left-handed knuckleball pitcher in Major League Baseball who completed a remarkable rookie season by closing out the Cleveland Indians last World Series championship in 1948. ... Alfred Aloysius Allie Clark (June 16, 1923 in South Amboy, New Jersey) was a professional Baseball player playing most notably for the New York Yankees. ... 1953 Topps baseball card #553 Loren Dale Mitchell (August 23, 1921 – January 5, 1987) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Walter Franklin Judnich (January 24, 1916 - July 10, 1971) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for three different teams between 1940 and 1949. ... Harold Arthur Peck(born April 20, 1917, in Big Bend, Wisconsin; died April 13, 1995, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) was an American major league baseball player. ... Thurman Lowell Tucker (September 26, 1917 - May 7, 1993) was a Major League Baseball center fielder. ... Louis Boudreau (July 17, 1917 - August 10, 2001) was a Major League Baseball player and the American League MVP Award winner in 1948. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... all of baseball, see 2008 in baseball. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The American League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The American League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The American League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Rays (2008–present) Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2007) Other nicknames Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The National League Yellow Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The National League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Western Division, or NL West, is one of three subdivisions of the National League. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... 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Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rox, Blake Street Bombers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames The Nats Ballpark Nationals Ballpark (2008–present) RFK Stadium 2005-2007 Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977... This article is about the baseball team. ... 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In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Division Series (ALDS) determines which two teams from the American League will advance to the American League Championship Series. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Division Series (NLDS) determine which two teams from the National League will advance to the National League Championship Series. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... The World Baseball Classic, sometimes abbreviated WBC, is an international baseball tournament, first held in March 2006. ... Baseball leagues around the world, as well as various sportswriting associations or other interested groups, confer awards on various baseball players and teams for excellence in achievement, sportsmanship, and community involvement. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... The Major League Baseball Players Association (or MLBPA) is the union of professional major-league baseball players. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... Part of the History of baseball in the United States series. ... The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was a womens professional baseball league founded by Philip K. Wrigley which existed from 1943 to 1954. ... The Federal League was the last major attempt to establish an independent major league in baseball in the United States in direct competition with and opposition to the established National and American Leagues in 1914 and 1915. ... Wikipedia has a number of articles about the history of baseball: Origins of baseball History of baseball in the United States History of baseball outside the United States Baseball in the United Kingdom 1845 to 1868 in baseball Pre-1850s in baseball London Tecumsehs (and origins of baseball in Canada... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ohio. ... This article is about the sport. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... For other uses, see Cincinnati Reds (disambiguation). ... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... Class-Level Triple-A (1966-Present) Minor League affiliations International League West Division Major League affiliation Washington Nationals (2007-Present) New York Yankees (1979-2006) Pittsburgh Pirates (1977-1978) Current uniform Name Columbus Clippers (1977-Present) Ballpark Cooper Stadium (1977-Present)(formerly known as Franklin County Stadium from 1977-1984... Class-Level Triple-A (1902-1913, 1916-1955, 1965-Present) Minor League affiliations International League (1965-Present) West Division American Association (1902-1913, 1916-1955) Major League affiliation Detroit Tigers (1967-1973, 1987-present) Minnesota Twins (1978-1986) Cleveland Indians (1976-1977) Philadelphia Phillies (1974-1975) New York Yankees (1965... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it has had a team in Ohio since 1989. ... The Akron Aeros are a minor league baseball team based in Akron, Ohio, USA. The team, which plays in the Eastern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians major-league club. ... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are a minor league baseball club based in Niles, Ohio, a city in the valley of the Mahoning River. ... The South Atlantic League is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio. ... The Lake County Captains are a minor league baseball team in Eastlake, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. ... The Midwest League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States. ... 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The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Lake Erie Monsters will be an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... This article is about the current CHL. For earlier leagues also called the Central Hockey League, see Central Hockey League (disambiguation). ... The Youngstown SteelHounds are a professional ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League. ... The ECHL is a professional minor-league double-A hockey association based in the United States and Canada. ... The Cincinnati Cyclones are a professional hockey team based in Cincinnati, Ohio who have played in the ECHL and the International Hockey League. ... The Dayton Bombers are entering thier 17 season as an ECHL ice hockey team located in Dayton, Ohio, USA. 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