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Historical view of Franchise History for Cleveland Indians, grouped together by team city name and league.
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Cleveland Indians
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MLB
Location
Years Range
1901-2020
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Team History for Cleveland Indians (MLB)

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  • YearTeam NameNicknameParentLeagueDivisionTeam PagesGPWinsLossWPctGBLRFRADiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    2020Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster------------120-Terry Francona------
    2019Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1629369.5748.0---261,738,64222Terry FranconaProgressive Fielddnq
    2018Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1629171.562--818648170151,926,70121Terry FranconaProgressive FieldLost in 1st Round (Astros)
    2017Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster16210260.630--818564254112,048,13822Terry FranconaProgressive FieldLost in 1st Round (Yankees)
    2016Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1619467.584--777676101121,591,66728Terry FranconaProgressive FieldLost World Series (Cubs)
    2015Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1618180.50313.566964029381,388,90529Terry FranconaProgressive Fielddnq
    2014Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1628577.5255.066965316371,437,39330Terry FranconaProgressive Fielddnq
    2013Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1629270.5681.074566283241,572,92629Terry FranconaProgressive FieldLost AL Wild-Card Game (Rays)
    2012Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1626894.42020.0667845-1784131,603,59629Manny Acta, Sandy AlomarProgressive Fielddnq
    2011Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1628082.49415.0704760-56281,840,83524Manny ActaProgressive Fielddnq
    2010Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1626993.42625.0646752-1064111,391,64430Manny ActaProgressive Fielddnq
    2009Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1626597.40121.5773865-924131,766,24226Eric WedgeProgressive Fielddnq
    2008Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1628181.5007.580576144382,169,76022Eric WedgeProgressive Fielddnq
    2007Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1629666.593--811704107112,275,91222Eric WedgeJacobs FieldLost in ALCS (Boston)
    2006Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1627884.48118.0870782884111,997,99525Eric WedgeJacobs Fielddnq
    2005Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1629369.5746.0790642148251,973,18524Eric WedgeJacobs Fielddnq
    2004Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1628082.49412.08588571381,814,40125Eric WedgeJacobs Fielddnq
    2003Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1626894.42022.0699778-794121,730,00224Eric WedgeJacobs Fielddnq
    2002Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1627488.45720.5739837-98392,616,94012Charlie Manuel, Joel SkinnerJacobs Fielddnq
    2001Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1629171.562--89782176143,175,5234Charlie ManuelJacobs FieldLost in 1st Round (Mariners)
    YearTeam NameNicknameParentLeagueDivisionTeam PagesGPWinsLossWPctGBLRFRADiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    2000Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1629072.5565.0950816134243,456,2781Charlie ManuelJacobs Fielddnq
    1999Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1629765.599--1009860149123,468,4361Mike HargroveJacobs FieldLost in 1st Round (Red Sox)
    1998Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1628973.549--85077971133,467,2994Mike HargroveJacobs FieldLost ALCS (Yankees)
    1997Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1618675.534--86881553143,404,7504Mike HargroveJacobs FieldLost World Series (Marlins)
    1996Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1619962.615--952769183113,318,1743Mike HargroveJacobs FieldLost in 1st Round (Orioles)
    1995Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster14410044.694--840607233112,842,7453Mike HargroveJacobs FieldLost World Series (Braves)
    1994Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALCentralStats | Roster1136647.5841.0679562117231,995,1748Mike HargroveJacobs Fielddnq
    1993Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1627686.46919.0790813-236102,177,90816Mike HargroveCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1992Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1627686.46920.0674746-72591,224,09425Mike HargroveCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1991Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster16257105.35234.0576759-1837141,051,86325Mike Hargrove, John McNamaraCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1990Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1627785.47511.0732737-5491,225,24025John McNamaraCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1989Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1627389.45116.0604654-506121,285,54224Doc Edwards, John HartCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1988Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1627884.48111.0666731-65691,411,61023Doc EdwardsCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1987Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster16261101.37737.0742957-2157141,077,89826Pat Corrales, Doc EdwardsCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1986Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1628478.51911.5831841-10571,471,80518Pat CorralesCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1985Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster16260102.37039.5729861-132714655,18126Pat CorralesCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1984Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1627587.46329.0761766-5610734,07926Pat CorralesCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1983Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1627092.43228.0704785-81713768,94126Mike Ferraro, Pat CorralesCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1982Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1627884.48117.0683748-657101,044,02124Dave GarciaCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1981Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1035251.505--431442-11-9661,39519Dave GarciaCleveland Stadiumdnq
    YearTeam NameNicknameParentLeagueDivisionTeam PagesGPWinsLossWPctGBLRFRADiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1980Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1607981.49423.0738807-69681,033,82723Dave GarciaCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1979Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1618180.50322.0760805-456101,011,64422Jeff Torborg, Dave GarciaCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1978Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1596990.43429.0639694-55611800,58424Jeff TorborgCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1977Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1617190.44128.5676739-63510900,36523Jeff Torborg, Frank RobinsonCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1976Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1598178.50916.0615615-47948,77617Frank RobinsonCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1975Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1597980.49715.5688703-1546977,03918Frank RobinsonCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1974Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1627785.47514.0662694-32491,114,26212Ken AspromonteCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1973Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1627191.43826.0680826-146611615,10723Ken AspromonteCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1972Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1567284.46214.0472519-47510626,35423Ken AspromonteCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1971Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster16260102.37043.0543747-204612591,36123Alvin Dark, Johnny LiponCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1970Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1627686.46932.0649675-2658729,75220Alvin DarkCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1969Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEALEastStats | Roster1616299.38546.5573717-144612619,97021Alvin DarkCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1968Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1618675.53416.55165041233857,99413Alvin DarkCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1967Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1627587.46317.0559613-5488662,98020Joe AdcockCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1966Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1628181.50017.0574586-1255903,35915Birdie Tebbetts, George StricklandCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1965Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1628775.53715.06636135055934,78612Birdie TebbettsCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1964Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1627983.48820.0689693-477653,29318Birdie Tebbetts, George StricklandCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1963Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1627983.48825.5635702-6766562,50719Birdie TebbettsCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1962Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1628082.49416.0682745-6366716,07618Mel McGaha, Mel HarderCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1961Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1617883.48430.5737752-1555725,54713Jimmy Dykes, Mel HarderCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    YearTeam NameNicknameParentLeagueDivisionTeam PagesGPWinsLossWPctGBLRFRADiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1960Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1547678.49421.0667693-2644950,98511Joe Gordon, Jimmy Dykes, Jo-Jo WhiteCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1959Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1548965.5785.074564699221,497,9764Joe GordonCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1958Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1537776.50314.56946355944663,80515Joe Gordon, Bobby BraganCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1957Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1537677.49721.5682722-4066722,25613Kerby FarrellCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1956Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1548866.5719.071258113122865,46713Al LopezCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1955Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1549361.6043.069860197221,221,7804Al LopezCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1954Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster15411143.721--746504242111,335,4723Al LopezCleveland Municipal StadiumLost World Series (Giants)
    1953Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1549262.5978.5770627143221,069,1765Al LopezCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1952Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1549361.6042.0763606157221,444,6072Al LopezCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1951Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1549361.6045.0696594102221,704,9842Al LopezCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1950Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1549262.5976.0806654152441,727,4643Lou BoudreauCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1949Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1548965.5788.0675574101332,233,7712Lou BoudreauCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1948Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1559758.626--840567273112,620,6271Lou BoudreauCleveland Municipal StadiumWon World Series (Braves)
    1947Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1548074.51917.068758899441,521,9784Lou BoudreauCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1946Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1546886.44236.0537637-100661,057,2898Lou BoudreauLeague Parkdnq
    1945Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1457372.50311.0557548955558,18211Lou BoudreauLeague Parkdnq
    1944Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1547282.46817.0643677-3466475,27212Lou BoudreauLeague Parkdnq
    1943Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1538271.53615.56005772333438,89411Lou BoudreauLeague Parkdnq
    1942Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1547579.48728.0590659-6944459,4478Lou BoudreauLeague Parkdnq
    1941Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1547579.48726.0677668955745,9484Roger PeckinpaughLeague Parkdnq
    YearTeam NameNicknameParentLeagueDivisionTeam PagesGPWinsLossWPctGBLRFRADiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1940Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1548965.5781.07106377322902,5764Ossie VittLeague Parkdnq
    1939Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1548767.56520.57977009733563,9269Ossie VittLeague Parkdnq
    1938Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1528666.56613.08477826533652,0067Ossie VittLeague Parkdnq
    1937Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1548371.53919.08177675044564,8496Steve O'NeillLeague Parkdnq
    1936Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1548074.51922.59218625955500,3916Steve O'NeillLeague Parkdnq
    1935Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1538271.53612.07767393733397,61510Walter Johnson, Steve O'NeillLeague Parkdnq
    1934Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1548569.55216.08147645033391,3387Walter JohnsonLeague Parkdnq
    1933Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1517576.49723.5654669-1544387,9368Walter Johnson, Roger Peckinpaugh, Bibb FalkLeague Parkdnq
    1932Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1528765.57219.084574410144468,9536Roger PeckinpaughLeague Parkdnq
    1931Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1547876.50630.08858335244483,0279Roger PeckinpaughLeague Parkdnq
    1930Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1548173.52621.0890913-2344528,6578Roger PeckinpaughLeague Parkdnq
    1929Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1528171.53324.0717738-2133536,2107Roger PeckinpaughLeague Parkdnq
    1928Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1546292.40339.0677829-15277375,90713Roger PeckinpaughLeague Parkdnq
    1927Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1536687.43143.5669762-9366373,13812Jack McCallisterLeague Parkdnq
    1926Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1548866.5713.073861112722627,42611Tris SpeakerLeague Parkdnq
    1925Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1547084.45527.5783817-3466419,00512Tris SpeakerLeague Parkdnq
    1924Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1536786.43824.5756811-5566481,90511Tris SpeakerLeague Parkdnq
    1923Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1538271.53616.588674514133558,8569Tris SpeakerLeague Parkdnq
    1922Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1547876.50616.0767817-5044528,1458Tris SpeakerLeague Parkdnq
    1921Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1549460.6104.592570921622748,7053Tris SpeakerLeague Parkdnq
    YearTeam NameNicknameParentLeagueDivisionTeam PagesGPWinsLossWPctGBLRFRADiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1920Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1549856.636--85664421211912,8323Tris SpeakerLeague ParkWon World Series (Robins)
    1919Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1398455.6043.56345399522538,1355Lee Fohl, Tris SpeakerLeague Parkdnq
    1918Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1277354.5752.55054475822295,5152Lee FohlLeague Parkdnq
    1917Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1548866.57112.05845424233477,2983Lee FohlLeague Parkdnq
    1916Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1547777.50014.06306022866492,1066Lee FohlLeague Parkdnq
    1915Cleveland IndiansIndiansCLEAL-Stats | Roster1525795.37544.5539670-13177159,28514Lee Fohl, Joe BirminghamLeague Parkdnq
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    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Nickname Team's nickname at the time Parent MLB Parent Franchise. Is affilliate of. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league Team Pages Links to related team pages GP Games Played. Usually refers to a team WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Manager Manager(s) for this team Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season Playoffs Playoff participation description.