The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio playing in the Central Division of the American League. Established in 1901, the Indians have since won two World Series Championships and seven AL Central titles, the most in the division. Commonly referred to as “The Tribe” and the “Wahoos”, the Indians are known for their recognizable logo - Chief Wahoo, and their mascot named Slider.
Originally named the Lake Shores, the Cleveland Indians came about in 1900 when the American League was still in the minors. The team was eventually one of the American League's eight charter franchises. Upon the formation of the AL and Cleveland's establishment as a major league team, they were then named the Cleveland Blues and played in League Park. The Indians won their first championship at the 1920 World Series when Cleveland defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers. After moving their home ballpark to Cleveland Municipal Stadium in 1946, Cleveland won its second championship at the 1948 World Series against the Boston Braves courtesy of a Hall of Fame roster with Bob Feller. In 1994, the Cleveland Indians took up residence at their current stadium at Progressive Field, where the team looks to garner another championship and continue to make history.
Although the team only has two world championships, the Indians have many noteworthy victories and postseason appearances. In the 1954 season the Indians ended with an impeccable 111-43 tally, a still standing AL record. In 2001, the Indians returned to the playoffs and won the Central division with a 91-71 record, led by former MVP Juan Gonzalez. That year also played witness to the one of the best comebacks in MLB History when the Indians rallied to close a 14-2 deficit in the sixth inning to defeat the Seattle Mariners 15-14 in 11 innings.
Considering the Cleveland Indians historic franchise history, many legendary MLB players spent time playing for the team. From Hall of Famers to current All-Stars, fans and collectors can take home a piece of the action with rare and unique Cleveland Indians memorabilia. Pick up Bob Feller collectibles to remember his contributions to the Indians history and preserve his legacy for a lifetime. Commemorate Bob Lemon’s legacy and impact on the game with a Bob Lemon signed baseball or preserve historic baseball moments with Terry Francona autographed photos. With such a storied presence in the league, fans and collectors can't go wrong with rare and valuable Cleveland Indians memorabilia.
- World Series Wins: 1920, 1948
- Retired Numbers: Earl Averill (3), Lou Boudreau (5), Larry Doby (14), Mel Harder (18), Bob Feller (19), Bob Lemon (21)
- Current stars: Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley, Carlos Santana
Most popular Cleveland Indians players: Rocky Colavito