The Cleveland Indians have been quite inconsistent during the past decade, in which the Indians have made only two playoff appearances, in 2007 and 2013. The Indians missed the playoffs on many occasions by the skin of their teeth and would have probably qualified for the 2015 postseason had it not been for their inconsistent start. The Indians finished the year with a respectable 81-80 record. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, the Indians are one of the eight charter teams in the American League, established in 1901.
The Indians adopted various team names during their initial years as an AL team, including the Bluebirds, Broncos, and Naps, the last one remaining the official name for the longest time until the current name came about in 1915. “Nap” derives from Napoleon “Nap” Lajoie, who was a player-manager from 1902-1914. The origins of “Cleveland Indians” came from Louis Sockalexis, a Native American who played for the Cleveland Spiders.
The Indians won their World Series title in 1920. Hall of Famers Tris Speaker and Stan Coveleski were in their prime when the Indians celebrated their first World Series triumph. The Indians were home to star players like Bob Feller, Lou Boudreau, and Ken Keltner during the 1930s and 40s, which culminated in the team’s second championship title in 1948. While Cleveland didn’t win any additional World Series titles, the team maintained consistency before the start of a lengthy 33-year slump, which began in the 1960s.
The Indians turned their luck around in 1995 after more than three decades without a postseason appearance, when the team topped the AL Central Division in six of seven seasons.
Can Cleveland avoid another 33-year slump? With players like pitcher Corey Kluber and second baseman Jason Kipnis, they have the potential required to compete near the top.
Cleveland Indians Next Regular Season Game
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Cleveland Indians Game Schedule
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What Are The Current Cleveland Indians Standings
Having narrowly missed the playoffs many times over the past decade, does Cleveland have what it takes to make a playoff run during the 2016-17 MLB season.
|5||Boston Red Sox||162||93||69||878||694||0.574|
|6||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||91||71||725||638||0.562|
|7||Toronto Blue Jays||163||90||73||764||668||0.552|
|9||San Francisco Giants||163||88||75||718||631||0.540|
|10||New York Mets||163||87||76||671||620||0.534|
|12||St. Louis Cardinals||162||86||76||779||712||0.531|
|15||New York Yankees||162||84||78||680||702||0.519|
|16||Kansas City Royals||162||81||81||675||712||0.500|
|19||Chicago White Sox||162||78||84||686||715||0.481|
|21||Los Angeles Angels||162||74||88||717||727||0.457|
|27||Tampa Bay Rays||162||68||94||672||713||0.420|
|28||San Diego Padres||162||68||94||686||770||0.420|
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While many of Cleveland’s seasons during the past decade ended in despair, the team has seen incremental improvement during the last few seasons. Since 2012, the Indians finished with a winning percentage above 0.500. It hasn’t been enough to compete wit the elite teams in the division but we feel they’re inching closer to the promise land.
The team definitely doesn’t lack the talent. In May 2015, second baseman Jason Kipnis was one of three players in MLB history to score as many as 50 hits and 30 runs in a single month, an accomplishment that only Ty Cobb and Al Simmons have accomplished. Pitcher Corey Kluber has also been integral to Cleveland from the mound. If these players can keep up their performances, the Indians should see some measure of success.
Corey Kluber: The “Klubot
Kluber, one of the starting pitchers for the Indians, joined the team in 2011 and was the Cy Young Award recipient in 2014.
That year, Kluber’s 269 strikeouts earned him the second most in the league, and his 2.44 ERA was the third best in the AL. In 2015, he again delivered a stellar performance when he became the most recent player to earn as many as 18 strikeouts in a single game.