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Franchise History for the the Cleveland Indians. A franchise is a perpetual entity that exists over time as a single entity, regardless of its location. The franchise section for the Major Leagues tracks a franchise through its evolution of relocations and name changes. Outside of a change of ballpark and ownership, a relocated franchise will often retain the majority of its players and often their front office.
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Franchise History - Cleveland Indians

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  • YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    2020Cleveland IndiansALCentral000----0128000StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprTerry Francona------
    2019Cleveland IndiansALCentral1629369.5748.0268000StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprTerry FranconaProgressive Fielddnq
    2018Cleveland IndiansALCentral1629171.562-158818648170StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprTerry FranconaProgressive FieldLost in 1st Round (Astros)
    2017Cleveland IndiansALCentral16210260.630-112818564254StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprTerry FranconaProgressive FieldLost in 1st Round (Yankees)
    2016Cleveland IndiansALCentral1619467.584-124777676101StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprTerry FranconaProgressive FieldLost World Series (Cubs)
    2015Cleveland IndiansALCentral1618180.50313.5381566964029StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprTerry FranconaProgressive Fielddnq
    2014Cleveland IndiansALCentral1628577.5255.0371266965316StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprTerry FranconaProgressive Fielddnq
    2013Cleveland IndiansALCentral1629270.5681.024874566283StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprTerry FranconaProgressive FieldLost AL Wild-Card Game (Rays)
    2012Cleveland IndiansALCentral1626894.42020.041326667845-178StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManny Acta, Sandy AlomarProgressive Fielddnq
    2011Cleveland IndiansALCentral1628082.49415.02816704760-56StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManny ActaProgressive Fielddnq
    2010Cleveland IndiansALCentral1626993.42625.041125646752-106StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManny ActaProgressive Fielddnq
    2009Cleveland IndiansALCentral1626597.40121.541327773865-92StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprEric WedgeProgressive Fielddnq
    2008Cleveland IndiansALCentral1628181.5007.5381780576144StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprEric WedgeProgressive Fielddnq
    2007Cleveland IndiansALCentral1629666.593-112811704107StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprEric WedgeJacobs FieldLost in ALCS (Boston)
    2006Cleveland IndiansALCentral1627884.48118.04112087078288StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprEric WedgeJacobs Fielddnq
    2005Cleveland IndiansALCentral1629369.5746.0256790642148StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Eric WedgeJacobs Fielddnq
    2004Cleveland IndiansALCentral1628082.49412.038178588571StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Eric WedgeJacobs Fielddnq
    2003Cleveland IndiansALCentral1626894.42022.041226699778-79StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Eric WedgeJacobs Fielddnq
    2002Cleveland IndiansALCentral1627488.45720.53920739837-98StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Charlie Manuel, Joel SkinnerJacobs Fielddnq
    2001Cleveland IndiansALCentral1629171.562-14789782176StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Charlie ManuelJacobs FieldLost in 1st Round (Mariners)
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    2000Cleveland IndiansALCentral1629072.5565.0248950816134StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Charlie ManuelJacobs Fielddnq
    1999Cleveland IndiansALCentral1629765.599-1241009860149StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Mike HargroveJacobs FieldLost in 1st Round (Red Sox)
    1998Cleveland IndiansALCentral1628973.549-13785077971StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Mike HargroveJacobs FieldLost ALCS (Yankees)
    1997Cleveland IndiansALCentral1618675.534-14986881553StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Mike HargroveJacobs FieldLost World Series (Marlins)
    1996Cleveland IndiansALCentral1619962.615-111952769183StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Mike HargroveJacobs FieldLost in 1st Round (Orioles)
    1995Cleveland IndiansALCentral14410044.694-111840607233StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Mike HargroveJacobs FieldLost World Series (Braves)
    1994Cleveland IndiansALCentral1136647.5841.0235679562117StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Mike HargroveJacobs Fielddnq
    1993Cleveland IndiansALEast1627686.46919.061018790813-23StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Mike HargroveCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1992Cleveland IndiansALEast1627686.46920.05917674746-72StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Mike HargroveCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1991Cleveland IndiansALEast16257105.35234.071426576759-183StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Mike Hargrove, John McNamaraCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1990Cleveland IndiansALEast1627785.47511.04916732737-5StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---John McNamaraCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1989Cleveland IndiansALEast1627389.45116.061221604654-50StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Doc Edwards, John HartCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1988Cleveland IndiansALEast1627884.48111.06917666731-65StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Doc EdwardsCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1987Cleveland IndiansALEast16261101.37737.071426742957-215StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Pat Corrales, Doc EdwardsCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1986Cleveland IndiansALEast1628478.51911.55711831841-10StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Pat CorralesCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1985Cleveland IndiansALEast16260102.37039.571425729861-132StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Pat CorralesCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1984Cleveland IndiansALEast1627587.46329.061020761766-5StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Pat CorralesCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1983Cleveland IndiansALEast1627092.43228.071323704785-81StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Mike Ferraro, Pat CorralesCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1982Cleveland IndiansALEast1627884.48117.071017683748-65StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Dave GarciaCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1981Cleveland IndiansALEast1035251.505-0915431442-11StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Dave GarciaCleveland Stadiumdnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1980Cleveland IndiansALEast1607981.49423.06815738807-69StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Dave GarciaCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1979Cleveland IndiansALEast1618180.50322.061016760805-45StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jeff Torborg, Dave GarciaCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1978Cleveland IndiansALEast1596990.43429.061120639694-55StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jeff TorborgCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1977Cleveland IndiansALEast1617190.44128.551019676739-63StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jeff Torborg, Frank RobinsonCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1976Cleveland IndiansALEast1598178.50916.047126156150StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Frank RobinsonCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1975Cleveland IndiansALEast1597980.49715.54613688703-15StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Frank RobinsonCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1974Cleveland IndiansALEast1627785.47514.04917662694-32StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Ken AspromonteCleveland Stadiumdnq
    1973Cleveland IndiansALEast1627191.43826.061121680826-146StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Ken AspromonteCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1972Cleveland IndiansALEast1567284.46214.051017472519-47StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Ken AspromonteCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1971Cleveland IndiansALEast16260102.37043.061224543747-204StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Alvin Dark, Johnny LiponCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1970Cleveland IndiansALEast1627686.46932.05815649675-26StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Alvin DarkCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1969Cleveland IndiansALEast1616299.38546.561222573717-144StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Alvin DarkCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1968Cleveland IndiansAL-1618675.53416.533551650412StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Alvin DarkCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1967Cleveland IndiansAL-1627587.46317.08815559613-54StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Joe AdcockCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1966Cleveland IndiansAL-1628181.50017.05511574586-12StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Birdie Tebbetts, George StricklandCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1965Cleveland IndiansAL-1628775.53715.055966361350StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Birdie TebbettsCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1964Cleveland IndiansAL-1627983.48820.07713689693-4StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Birdie Tebbetts, George StricklandCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1963Cleveland IndiansAL-1627983.48825.56613635702-67StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Birdie TebbettsCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1962Cleveland IndiansAL-1628082.49416.06613682745-63StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Mel McGaha, Mel HarderCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1961Cleveland IndiansAL-1617883.48430.55511737752-15StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Jimmy Dykes, Mel HarderCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1960Cleveland IndiansAL-1547678.49421.0449667693-26StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Joe Gordon, Jimmy Dykes, Jo-Jo WhiteCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1959Cleveland IndiansAL-1548965.5785.022274564699StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Joe GordonCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1958Cleveland IndiansAL-1537776.50314.544769463559StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Joe Gordon, Bobby BraganCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1957Cleveland IndiansAL-1537677.49721.56611682722-40StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Kerby FarrellCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1956Cleveland IndiansAL-1548866.5719.0225712581131StRoOrg------------------Al LopezCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1955Cleveland IndiansAL-1549361.6043.022369860197StRoOrg------------------Al LopezCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1954Cleveland IndiansAL-15411143.721-111746504242StRoOrg------------------Al LopezCleveland Municipal StadiumLost World Series (Giants)
    1953Cleveland IndiansAL-1549262.5978.5224770627143StRoOrg------------------Al LopezCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1952Cleveland IndiansAL-1549361.6042.0223763606157StRoOrg------------------Al LopezCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1951Cleveland IndiansAL-1549361.6045.0224696594102StRoOrg------------------Al LopezCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1950Cleveland IndiansAL-1549262.5976.0444806654152StRoOrg------------------Lou BoudreauCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1949Cleveland IndiansAL-1548965.5788.0335675574101StRoOrg------------------Lou BoudreauCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1948Cleveland IndiansAL-1559758.626-111840567273StRoOrg------------------Lou BoudreauCleveland Municipal StadiumWon World Series (Braves)
    1947Cleveland IndiansAL-1548074.51917.044868758899StRoOrg------------------Lou BoudreauCleveland Municipal Stadiumdnq
    1946Cleveland IndiansAL-1546886.44236.06611537637-100StRoOrg------------------Lou BoudreauLeague Parkdnq
    1945Cleveland IndiansAL-1457372.50311.055105575489StRoOrg------------------Lou BoudreauLeague Parkdnq
    1944Cleveland IndiansAL-1547282.46817.06610643677-34StRoOrg------------------Lou BoudreauLeague Parkdnq
    1943Cleveland IndiansAL-1538271.53615.533560057723StRoOrg------------------Lou BoudreauLeague Parkdnq
    1942Cleveland IndiansAL-1547579.48728.0448590659-69StRoOrg------------------Lou BoudreauLeague Parkdnq
    1941Cleveland IndiansAL-1547579.48726.05586776689StRoOrg------------------Roger PeckinpaughLeague Parkdnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1940Cleveland IndiansAL-1548965.5781.022371063773StRoOrg------------------Ossie VittLeague Parkdnq
    1939Cleveland IndiansAL-1548767.56520.533579770097StRoOrg------------------Ossie VittLeague Parkdnq
    1938Cleveland IndiansAL-1528666.56613.033584778265StRoOrg------------------Ossie VittLeague Parkdnq
    1937Cleveland IndiansAL-1548371.53919.044781776750StRoOrg------------------Steve O'NeillLeague Parkdnq
    1936Cleveland IndiansAL-1548074.51922.555992186259StRoOrg------------------Steve O'NeillLeague Parkdnq
    1935Cleveland IndiansAL-1538271.53612.033777673937StRoOrg------------------Walter Johnson, Steve O'NeillLeague Parkdnq
    1934Cleveland IndiansAL-1548569.55216.033681476450StRoOrg------------------Walter JohnsonLeague Parkdnq
    1933Cleveland IndiansAL-1517576.49723.5449654669-15StRoOrg------------------Walter Johnson, Roger Peckinpaugh, Bibb FalkLeague Parkdnq
    1932Cleveland IndiansAL-1528765.57219.0445845744101StRoOrg------------------Roger PeckinpaughLeague Parkdnq
    1931Cleveland IndiansAL-1547876.50630.044888583352StRoOrg------------------Roger PeckinpaughLeague Parkdnq
    1930Cleveland IndiansAL-1548173.52621.0448890913-23StRoOrg------------------Roger PeckinpaughLeague Parkdnq
    1929Cleveland IndiansAL-1528171.53324.0336717738-21StRoOrg------------------Roger PeckinpaughLeague Parkdnq
    1928Cleveland IndiansAL-1546292.40339.07713677829-152StRoOrg------------------Roger PeckinpaughLeague Parkdnq
    1927Cleveland IndiansAL-1536687.43143.56611669762-93StRoOrg------------------Jack McCallisterLeague Parkdnq
    1926Cleveland IndiansAL-1548866.5713.0223738611127StRoOrg------------------Tris SpeakerLeague Parkdnq
    1925Cleveland IndiansAL-1547084.45527.56611783817-34StRoOrg------------------Tris SpeakerLeague Parkdnq
    1924Cleveland IndiansAL-1536786.43824.56611756811-55StRoOrg------------------Tris SpeakerLeague Parkdnq
    1923Cleveland IndiansAL-1538271.53616.5337886745141StRoOrg------------------Tris SpeakerLeague Parkdnq
    1922Cleveland IndiansAL-1547876.50616.0449767817-50StRoOrg------------------Tris SpeakerLeague Parkdnq
    1921Cleveland IndiansAL-1549460.6104.5223925709216StRoOrg------------------Tris SpeakerLeague Parkdnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1920Cleveland IndiansAL-1549856.636-111856644212StRoOrg------------------Tris SpeakerLeague ParkWon World Series (Robins)
    1919Cleveland IndiansAL-1398455.6043.522463453995StRoOrg------------------Lee Fohl, Tris SpeakerLeague Parkdnq
    1918Cleveland IndiansAL-1277354.5752.522350544758StRoOrg------------------Lee FohlLeague Parkdnq
    1917Cleveland IndiansAL-1548866.57112.033558454242StRoOrg------------------Lee FohlLeague Parkdnq
    1916Cleveland IndiansAL-1547777.50014.0661063060228StRoOrg------------------Lee FohlLeague Parkdnq
    1915Cleveland IndiansAL-1525795.37544.57715539670-131StRoOrg------------------Lee Fohl, Joe BirminghamLeague Parkdnq
    1914Cleveland NapsAL-15351102.33348.58816538708-170StRoOrg------------------Joe BirminghamLeague Parkdnq
    1913Cleveland NapsAL-1528666.5669.533663253795StRoOrg------------------Joe BirminghamLeague Parkdnq
    1912Cleveland NapsAL-1537578.49030.5559680681-1StRoOrg------------------Harry Davis, Joe BirminghamLeague Parkdnq
    1911Cleveland NapsAL-1538073.52322.0336691709-18StRoOrg------------------George Stovall, Deacon McGuireLeague Parkdnq
    1910Cleveland NapsAL-1527181.46732.05510548654-106StRoOrg------------------Deacon McGuireLeague Parkdnq
    1909Cleveland NapsAL-1537182.46427.56611493532-39StRoOrg------------------Nap Lajoie, Deacon McGuireLeague Parkdnq
    1908Cleveland NapsAL-1549064.5840.5225570466104StRoOrg------------------Nap LajoieLeague Parkdnq
    1907Cleveland NapsAL-1528567.5598.04475305237StRoOrg------------------Nap LajoieLeague Parkdnq
    1906Cleveland NapsAL-1538964.5825.0336664482182StRoOrg------------------Nap LajoieLeague Parkdnq
    1905Cleveland NapsAL-1547678.49419.05510562587-25StRoOrg------------------Nap Lajoie, Bill BradleyLeague Parkdnq
    1904Cleveland NapsAL-1518665.5707.5447647482165StRoOrg------------------Bill ArmourLeague Parkdnq
    1903Cleveland NapsAL-1407763.55015.033663957861StRoOrg------------------Bill ArmourLeague Parkdnq
    1902Cleveland BronchosAL-1376967.50714.055868666719StRoOrg------------------Bill Armour---dnq
    1901Cleveland BluesAL-1385482.39729.07712666831-165StRoOrg------------------Jimmy McAleerLeague Park IIdnq
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