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Cleveland Indians
Fast Facts About The Tribe
11th in Runs
13th in Batting Average
11th in On-base percentage
12th in slugging percentage
Brief History
The Cleveland Indians were originally a minor league team. They became a major league team in 1901 when they broke the National Agreement. They were originally called the Bluebirds. The players tried changing the name to Broncos in 1902, but it never caught on. After the local newspaper conducted a write in contest, the team was named the Cleveland Naps. In 1915 the organization asked the newspapers to come up with a new name. They chose Indians.
2015 Prediction
The Drummer
2nd in the Central
John Adams, also known as "the drummer," has played bass drum at nearly every home game since 1973. He is the only fan to have been given his own bobble head.
Chief Wahoo
Chief Wahoo was first introduced in 1947. The designer, Walter Goldbach, later admitted the design was inaccurate as braves have one feather and chiefs have full headdresses.
Season Leaders
Sellout Streak
From June 12, 1995 to April 4, 2001 the Indians sold out 455 consecutive home games. The streak set a Major League Baseball record until the Boston Red Sox broke it on September 8, 2008. On the night the streak ended the Indians retired the number 455 in honor of all of the fans.
Batting Average Michael Brantley (.327)
Home Runs Carlos Santana (27)
RBI Michael Brantley (97)
Wins Corey Kluber (18)
Saves Cody Allen (24)
Strikeouts Cody Kluber (269)
Pitching
Batting