Cleveland Indians Statistics Overview
The Cleveland Indians were established in 1894 and now play their home games at Progressive Field. They are a member of the American League Central Division. The Indians have won two World Series Championships and have won the American League Pennant on five occasions. The franchise has qualified for the MLB playoffs ten times and has an overall record of 7779-7511. The Indians rivalry with the Cincinnati Reds is known as the Ohio Cup.
Last Four MLB Seasons
2013 Cleveland Indians Betting Odds
To Win the World Series: +6600
To Win the National League: +3300
Cleveland Indians 2011/2012 Betting Statistics
Straight Up: 68-94
Against the line: 66-95
Over vs Under: 78-76-8
Cleveland Indians Betting History
The Cleveland Indians were a disastrous betting option in 2012 and were a losing betting proposition in both straight up and spread betting markets.
There wasn't much profit to be made in the Over/Under points betting market in Cleveland Indians games with the Over option having a slight edge.
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2013 Cleveland Indians Schedule
The Cleveland Indians will play 162 games during the 2013 MLB schedule. Unfortunately for fans of both franchises, the Indians will only play local rivals the Cincinnati Reds four times during the MLB season. Cleveland Indians games are very rarely sold out and Cleveland Indians tickets are readily available.
Cleveland Indians Franchise History
The Cleveland Indians were established in 1894 and were one of the charter members of the American League in 1901. The Indians were a middling team in the early years of their existence but the appointment of superstar Tris Speaker saw them win the 1920 World Series. As Speaker aged the team went into a period of decline but in 1936 the Indians signed another superstar in pitch Bob Feller who led the Indians to the 1948 World Series Championship. The Indians returned to the MLB playoffs in 1954 but went forty-one years before their next appearance. 1995 was a turnaround for the franchise as they qualified for the World Series and started a period of dominance in the American League Central Division. Although they have struggled in recent seasons the Indians are still the most successful team in the history of the division.
Cleveland Indians Offensive Star: Michael Bourn
Michael Bourn was drafted in the fourth round of the 2003 MLB draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. Bourn was called up to the Majors in 2006 but was never given a real opportunity to secure a starting position on the roster. Bourn was traded to the Houston Astros and was quickly named in the starting line-up becoming one of the most prolific base stealers in the league. Bourn was traded to the Atlanta Braves in 2011 and joined the Cleveland Indians as a free agent at the start of 2013. The center fielder is a three time National League stolen base champion and in 2011 led the entire MLB in the statistic. He is expected to be named the lead-off hitter for the Indians for the 2013 MLB schedule.
Cleveland Indians Defensive Star: Justin Masterson
Justin Masterson was drafted in the second round of the 2006 MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox. Masterson was a standout in the minor leagues and received a call-up to the Majors in 2008 as a relief pitcher. In 2009 he was traded to the Cleveland Indians and became a member of their starting pitcher rotation. His strong 2011 season saw him named starting pitcher on opening day for the Indians in 2012 but he was plagued by inconsistency. Masterson will need to step up and lead what is a weak pitching rotation if the Indians are going to be any chance to make a run at the MLB playoffs this season.
Cleveland Indians Manager: Terry Francona
Terry Francona is a two-time World Series winning manager. Francona began his MLB managing career at the Philadelphia Phillies but the team failed to impress during his tenure and was fired in 2000. In 2004, after spending four years as coach, he was named manager of the Boston Red Sox. Francona led the Red Sox on an incredible end of season run which culminated in the Red Sox winning the World Series in 2004. He led the Red Sox to another World Championship in 2007 and was considered one of the greatest managers in the history of the franchise. However, in 2011 the Red Sox suffered one of the most dramatic collapses in MLB history which led to his firing. Francona will return to managing in 2013 and is charged with improving an Indians side which relapsed terribly in 2012.
Cleveland Indians - MLB Team StatisticsLeague: American
Ballpark: Progressive Field
World Series Titles: 2 (1920, 1948)
League Pennants: 5 (1920, 1948, 1954, 1995, 1997)
Division Titles: 7 (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007)
Playoff Appearances: 10 (1920, 1948, 1954, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007)
Overall Record: 7779-7511
Biggest Rivals: Cincinnati Reds
Manager: Terry Francona
General Manager: Chris Antonetti
Legenday Players: Cy Young, Manny Ramirez, Lou Boudreau
Cleveland Indians Schedule - MLB 2013