Contrary to popular belief, the team was not named for 19th century Cleveland player Louis Sockalexis when it assumed its current name in 1915. Rather, when the Naps needed a new name after Napoleon Lajoie was sent to the Philadelphia Athletics after the end of the 1914 season, Charles Somers, the team owner, asked the local newspapers to come up with a new name for the team. They chose "Indians" as a play on the name of the 1914 Boston Braves, who were known as the "Miracle Boston Braves" after going from last place on July 4 to a sweep in the World Series. The proponents of the name acknowledged that the Cleveland Spiders of the National League had sometimes been informally called the "Indians" during Sockalexis' short career there, a fact which merely reinforced the new name. In any case, the name change was assumed to be temporary, but it stuck. And 34 years later, the Indians went on to defeat those same Braves, 4 games to 2, in the 1948 World Series -- after winning a one game playoff against Boston's other team, the Red Sox. The victory over the Braves was the franchise's second of two world titles; the Tribe had also won the 1920 World Series, defeating the Brooklyn Robins 5 games to 2.
In 1915, the Cleveland Lake Shores changed their name to the Cleveland Indians. As of 2014, they are still the Cleveland Indians. There was no name change at any time in the 1990's.
Cleveland Indians Man of the Year Award was created in 1946.
The last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series was in 1948.
The IndiansThe Cleveland Indians are a Major League baseball team that plays in the American League Central.
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Kosar never played MLB. You must have the Indians confused with the Cleveland Browns of the NFL.
The Cleveland Indians.
Cleveland Indians was created in 1894.
Larry Dolan is the owner of the Cleveland Indians.
The Cleveland Indians played their first season at Jacobs field in 1994. In 2007 the name of the stadium was changed to Progressive field (the "Pro")
Eric Wedge of the Cleveland Indians was the AL manager of the year for 2007.
The Cleveland Indians colors are Dark Blue and Red.
Cleveland Barons an AHL team from 1937-73. They can be traced back to 1921 as the Cleveland Indians.
Do you mean former names? Blues, Spiders, Naps
In 2009 65 wins 97 losses.
Sandy Alomar Jr. of the Cleveland Indians.
1995 they beat the Cleveland Indians.
The Cleveland Indians play their home games at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Yankees and Indians are both American League teams and they play each other every year.
Click on the '1975 Cleveland Indians' link on this page to see who was on the Indians' roster in 1975.