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Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians
Major league affiliations
American League (1901 - present)
Central Division (1994 - present)
Retired numbers3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455
ColorsNavy, Red, White      
Cleveland Indians (1915 - present)
*Cleveland Naps (1903 1914) *Cleveland Bronchos (1902) *Cleveland Bluebirds (1901) *Cleveland Lake Shores (1900) (Minor League) *Grand Rapids Rustlers (1894-1899) (Minor League)
Other nicknamesThe Tribe, The Wahoos
Progressive Field (1994 - present)
:*a.k.a. Jacobs Field (1994 2007) *Cleveland Stadium (1932 1993)* **a.k.a. Cleveland Municipal Stadium (1932 1974) *League Park (1900 1946) **a.k.a. Dunn Field (1916 1927) (*Played only night and weekend games here from 1934 until 1946)
Major league titles
World Series titles19201948 ((2))
AL Pennants1920 • 1948 • 1954 • 19951997 ((5))
Central Division titles1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999
2001 • 2007 ((7) [1])
Wild card berthsNone ((0))
[1] In 1994, a players' strike wiped out the last eight weeks of the season and all post-season. Cleveland was one game out of first place in the Central Division behind Chicago when play was stopped. No official titles were awarded in 1994.
OwnerLarry Dolan
ManagerManny Acta
President of Baseball OperationsMark Shapiro

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The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. They are in the Central Division of Major League Baseball's American League. Since 1994, they have played in Progressive Field. The team's spring training facility is in Goodyear, Arizona. Since their establishment as a Major League franchise in 1901, the Indians have won two World Series championships, in 1920 and 1948.

The "Indians" name originates from a request by the club owner to decide on a new name, following the 1914 season. In reference to the Boston Braves (now the Atlanta Braves), the media chose "the Indians". Common nicknames for the Indians include the "Tribe" and the "Wahoos," the latter being a reference to their logo, Chief Wahoo; The mascot is called Slider.

The Cleveland team originated in 1900 as the Lake Shores, when the American League (AL) was officially a minor league. One of the AL's eight charter franchises, the major league incarnation of the club was founded in Cleveland in 1901. Originally called the Cleveland Bluebirds, the team played in League Park until moving permanently to Cleveland Municipal Stadium in 1946. At the end of the 2010 season, they had a regular season franchise record of 8,691 8,367 (.509). The Indians have won seven AL Central titles, the most in the division.

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