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Cleveland Indians
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Year Founded: 1901
Colors: Navy, red, white
Mascot: Slider
Championships: 2
Website: http://indians.mlb.com/
Progressive Field, the stadium of the Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team in the Central Division of the American League. One of the American League's original teams, they are located in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Indians, known to fans as "The Tribe," play at Progressive Field (known until the beginning of the 2008 season as Jacobs Field). The stadium seats over 35,000 and boasts baseball's largest video screen, at 149 feet wide by 39 feet high.[1] The team holds the major league record for most consecutive sellouts, with 455 straight games sold out from 1995 to 2001.[2]

Championships

World Series Titles: 2 (1920, 1948)

American League Pennants: 6 (1920, 1948, 1954, 1995, 1997, 2016)

Central Division Titles: 10 (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2016, 2017, 2018)

A.L. Wild Card: 1 (2013)

Total Playoff Appearances: 14 (1920, 1948, 1954, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Ballparks

Current

  • Progressive Field - Cleveland, Ohio (1994–present)
  • Goodyear Ballpark - Goodyear, Arizona (2009–present - Spring training)

Former

  • League Park - Cleveland Ohio (1901-1946)
  • Municipal Stadium - Cleveland, Ohio (1932-1994)

Note - The Indians split their games in League Park and Municipal Stadium from 1932-1946

Team personnel

Owners

  • Larry Dolan - Principal owner
  • Paul Dolan - Controlling owner/Chairman/CEO
  • State Senator Matt Dolan - Part owner

President

  • Chris Anonetti

GM

  • Mike Chernoff

Manager

  • Terry Francona

25 Man Roster

Pitchers

Note: (L) - left hander

  • 57 - Shane Bieber
  • 90 - Adam Cimber
  • 67 - Aaron Civale
  • 52 - Mike Clevenger
  • 36 - Tyler Clippard
  • 44 - Nick Goody
  • 33 - Brand Hand (L)
  • 88 - Phil Maton
  • 39 - Oliver Perez (L)
  • 65 - Zach Plesac
  • 45 - Adam Plutko
  • 62 - Nick Wittgren
  • 54 - Hunter Wood

Catchers

  • 55 - Roberto Perez
  • 27 - Kevin Plawecki

Infielders

Note: (L) - left handed hitter, (S) - switch hitter

  • 2 - Yu Chang
  • 6 - Mike Freeman (L)
  • 22 - Jason Kipnis (L)
  • 12 - Fransico Lindor (S)
  • 41 - Carlos Santana (S)

Outfielders

Note; (L) - left handed hitter, (S) - switch hitter

  • 1 - Greg Allen (S)
  • 10 - Jake Bauers (L)
  • 35 - Oscar Mercado
  • 66 - Yasiel Puig
  • 32 - Franmil Reyes

Retired Numbers

  • 3 - Earl Averill
  • 5 - Lou Boudreau
  • 14 - Larry Doby
  • 18 - Mel Harder
  • 19 - Bob Feller
  • 20 - Frank Robinson
  • 21 - Bob Lemon
  • 25 - Jim Thome
  • 42 - Jackie Robinson (retired throughout MLB)
  • 455 - The Fans (in honor of 455 game sellout streak)

Minor League Affiliates

  • AAA - Columbus Clippers
  • AA - Akron Rubber Ducks
  • A Adv. - Kinston Indians
  • A - Lake County Captains
  • SS - Mahoning Valley Scrappers

Media

Radio

  • WTAM 1100
  • WMMS 100.7 (flagships)

TV

  • SportsTime Ohio
  • WKYC Channel 3 (NBC) - select simulcasts

Announcers

  • Tom Hamilton - radio play by play (primary)
  • Jim Rosenhaus - radio play by play
  • Matt Underwood - TV play by play
  • Rick Manning - TV analyst
  • Andre Knott - TV field reporter
  • Al Pawlowski - TV pregame/postgame host
  • Jensen Lewis - TV pregame/postgame analyst

See also

Divisional Opponents

References

  1. http://indians.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20031210&content_id=614609&vkey=news_cle&fext=.jsp&c_id=cle
  2. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/indians/2001-04-04-sellout.htm

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