List of Cleveland Indians seasons

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The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio.

They were a founder member of the American League in 1901 as the Cleveland Blues and Cleveland Naps, and established themselves in professional baseball during the 1900s and 1910s. They won the first of two World Series in 1920 at their first attempt.

Since then, the Indians have had two major periods of success. The first was from 1947 to 1956, when they had winning records in every season, including a 111–43 record in 1954, which remains the best Major League Baseball regular season record since the 1909 Pirates, and won their only other World Series in 1948. The Indians’ other highly successful period was from 1994 to 2001, when they had eight consecutive winning seasons but were unable to win the World Series, losing in both of their appearances during this stretch (1995 and 1997).

The Indians have also experienced failure in their history. From the split of the American League into two divisions in 1969 until 1993, the Indians did not make a single postseason appearance and played only four winning seasons. They posted 100 losses four times during the era. Since 2002, the Indians have declined with only four winning seasons and two postseason appearances.

Key[edit]

ALCS
American League Championship Series
MVP
Most Valuable Player Award
TC
Triple Crown
MOY
Manager of the Year Award
ROY
Rookie of the Year Award
CYA
Cy Young Award
CBPOY
Comeback Player of the Year Award
WSMVP
World Series Most Valuable Player Award

Seasons[edit]

World Series Champions American League Champions Division Champions (1969–present) Wild Card Berth (1995–present)
Season Team League Division Regular season Postseason Awards
Finish Won Lost Pct.
Cleveland Blues
1901 1901 AL 7th 54 82 .397
Cleveland Bronchos
1902 1902 AL 5th 69 67 .507
Cleveland Naps
1903 1903 AL 3rd 77 63 .550
1904 1904 AL 4th 86 65 .570
1905 1905 AL 5th 76 78 .494
1906 1906 AL 3rd 89 64 .582
1907 1907 AL 4th 85 67 .559
1908 1908 AL 2nd 90 64 .584
1909 1909 AL 6th 71 82 .464
1910 1910 AL 5th 71 81 .467
1911 1911 AL 3rd 80 73 .523
1912 1912 AL 5th 75 78 .490
1913 1913 AL 3rd 86 66 .566
1914 1914 AL 8th 51 102 .333
Cleveland Indians
1915 1915 AL 7th 57 95 .375
1916 1916 AL 6th 77 77 .500
1917 1917 AL 3rd 88 66 .571
1918 1918 AL 2nd 73 54 .575
1919 1919 AL 2nd 84 55 .604
1920 1920 AL 1st 98 56 .636 Won World Series (Robins) 5-2
1921 1921 AL 2nd 94 60 .610
1922 1922 AL 4th 78 76 .506
1923 1923 AL 3rd 82 71 .536
1924 1924 AL 6th 67 86 .438
1925 1925 AL 6th 70 84 .455
1926 1926 AL 2nd 88 66 .571

George Burns (MVP)

1927 1927 AL 6th 66 87 .431
1928 1928 AL 7th 62 92 .403
1929 1929 AL 3rd 81 71 .533
1930 1930 AL 4th 81 73 .526
1931 1931 AL 4th 78 76 .506
1932 1932 AL 4th 87 65 .572
1933 1933 AL 4th 75 76 .497
1934 1934 AL 3rd 85 69 .552
1935 1935 AL 3rd 82 71 .536
1936 1936 AL 5th 80 74 .519
1937 1937 AL 4th 83 71 .539
1938 1938 AL 3rd 86 66 .566
1939 1939 AL 3rd 87 67 .565
1940 1940 AL 2nd 89 65 .578

Bob Feller (TC)

1941 1941 AL 4th[1] 75 79 .487
1942 1942 AL 4th 75 79 .487
1943 1943 AL 3rd 82 71 .536
1944 1944 AL 5th[2] 72 82 .468
1945 1945 AL 5th 73 72 .503
1946 1946 AL 6th 68 86 .442
1947 1947 AL 4th 80 74 .519
1948 1948 AL 1st [3] 97 58 .626 Won World Series (Braves) 4–2 Lou Boudreau (MVP)
1949 1949 AL 3rd 89 65 .578
1950 1950 AL 4th 92 62 .597
1951 1951 AL 2nd 93 61 .604
1952 1952 AL 2nd 93 61 .604
1953 1953 AL 2nd 92 62 .597

Al Rosen (MVP)

1954 1954 AL 1st 111 43 .721

Lost World Series (Giants) 4–0

1955 1955 AL 2nd 93 61 .604

Herb Score (ROY)

1956 1956 AL 2nd 88 66 .571
1957 1957 AL 6th 76 77 .497
1958 1958 AL 4th 77 76 .503
1959 1959 AL 2nd 89 65 .578
1960 1960 AL 4th 76 78 .494
1961 1961 AL 5th 78 83 .484
1962 1962 AL 6th 80 82 .494
1963 1963 AL 5th[4] 79 83 .488
1964 1964 AL 6th[5] 79 83 .488
1965 1965 AL 5th 87 75 .537
1966 1966 AL 5th 81 81 .500
1967 1967 AL 8th 75 87 .463
1968 1968 AL 3rd 86 75 .534
1969 1969 AL East 6th 62 99 .385
1970 1970 AL East 5th 76 86 .469
1971 1971 AL East 6th 60 102 .371

Chris Chambliss (ROY)

1972 1972 AL East 5th 72 84 .462

Gaylord Perry (CYA)

1973 1973 AL East 6th 71 91 .438
1974 1974 AL East 4th 77 85 .475
1975 1975 AL East 4th 79 80 .497
1976 1976 AL East 4th 81 78 .509
1977 1977 AL East 5th 71 90 .441
1978 1978 AL East 6th 69 90 .434
1979 1979 AL East 6th 81 80 .503
1980 1980 AL East 6th 79 82 .494

Joe Charboneau (ROY)

1981 1981 [6] AL East 6th 26 24 .520
5th 26 27 .491
1982 1982 AL East 6th[7] 78 84 .481
1983 1983 AL East 7th 70 92 .432
1984 1984 AL East 6th 75 87 .463
1985 1985 AL East 7th 60 102 .370
1986 1986 AL East 5th 84 78 .519
1987 1987 AL East 7th 61 101 .377
1988 1988 AL East 6th 78 84 .481
1989 1989 AL East 6th 73 89 .451
1990 1990 AL East 4th 77 85 .475

Sandy Alomar (ROY)

1991 1991 AL East 7th 57 105 .352
1992 1992 AL East 4th[8] 76 86 .469
1993 1993 AL East 6th 76 86 .469
1994 1994 AL Central 2nd[9] 66 47 .584
1995 1995 AL Central 1st 100 44 .694

Won Division Series (Red Sox) 3–0
Won ALCS (Mariners) 4–2
Lost World Series (Braves) 4–2

1996 1996 AL Central 1st 99 62 .615

Lost Division Series (Orioles) 3–1

1997 1997 AL Central 1st 86 75 .534

Won Division Series (Yankees) 3–2
Won ALCS (Orioles) 4–2
Lost World Series (Marlins) 4–3

1998 1998 AL Central 1st 89 73 .549

Won Division Series (Red Sox) 3–1
Lost ALCS (Yankees) 4–2

1999 1999 AL Central 1st 97 65 .599

Lost Division Series (Red Sox) 3–2

2000 2000 AL Central 2nd 90 72 .556
2001 2001 AL Central 1st 91 71 .562

Lost Division Series (Mariners) 3–2

2002 2002 AL Central 3rd 74 88 .457
2003 2003 AL Central 4th 68 94 .420
2004 2004 AL Central 3rd 80 82 .494
2005 2005 AL Central 2nd 93 69 .574
2006 2006 AL Central 4th 78 84 .481
2007 2007 AL Central 1st 96 66 .593

Won Division Series (Yankees) 3–1
Lost ALCS (Red Sox) 4–3

CC Sabathia (CYA)

Eric Wedge (MOY)

2008 2008 AL Central 3rd 81 81 .500

Cliff Lee (CYA, CBPOY)

2009 2009 AL Central 4th[10] 65 97 .401
2010 2010 AL Central 4th 69 93 .426
2011 2011 AL Central 2nd 80 82 .494
2012 2012 AL Central 4th 68 94 .420
2013 2013 AL Central 2nd 92 70 .568 Lost Wild Card Game (Rays) Terry Francona (MOY)
2014 2014 AL Central 3rd 85 77 .525
Overall
(1901-2014)
9016 8690 .509 Regular Season games
44 42 .512 Postseason games
8 9 .471 Postseason series
9060 8732 .509 Regular season and post season games

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Indians finished the 1941 season tied with the Detroit Tigers for 4th place. MLB does not officially break ties except those involving playoff spots.
  2. ^ The Indians finished the 1944 season tied with the Philadelphia Athletics for 5th place. MLB does not officially break ties except those involving playoff spots.
  3. ^ The Indians finished the 1948 season tied with the Boston Red Sox for first place in the American League. The Indians defeated the Red Sox 8-3 in a one-game playoff to win the AL pennant
  4. ^ The Indians finished the 1963 season tied with the Detroit Tigers for 5th place. MLB does not officially break ties except those involving playoff spots.
  5. ^ The Indians finished the 1964 season tied with the Minnesota Twins for 6th place. MLB does not officially break ties except those involving playoff spots.
  6. ^ The 1981 season was split into two halves as a result of the 1981 Players Strike. The top line represents the results of the first half and the bottom line represents the results of the second half.
  7. ^ The Indians finished the 1982 season tied with the Toronto Blue Jays for 6th place. MLB does not officially break ties except those involving playoff spots.
  8. ^ The Indians finished the 1992 season tied with the New York Yankees for 4th place. MLB does not officially break ties except those involving playoff spots.
  9. ^ The 1994 season was cut short as a result of the 1994 Players Strike. The Indians were in the lead for the wild card spot and one game out of first place in the AL Central at the time of the strike.
  10. ^ The Indians finished the 2009 season tied with the Kansas City Royals for 4th place. MLB does not officially break ties except those involving playoff spots.

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