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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:15:00 EDTIt once flapped in the breeze above old Municipal Stadium, a physical representation of a triumphant World Series title that, for the last 68 years, the Indians have fought futilely to reclaim. Our best guess is that it was upwards of 15 feet wide, a broad banner broadcasting Cleveland's clout to any and all. And because the importance of that 1948 outcome has only grown in measure with each successive season that has led to this 2016 return to the Fall Classic stage, you could say the importance of this pennant has only grown in importance, too. Now, if only we knew where the heck it is.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:41:24 EDTCheck out the Indians Shop and get suited up in official AL champions and Tribe World Series T-shirts, hoodies, caps and much more.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:55:00 EDTJackie Robinson and Dan Bankhead became the first African-American players to appear in the World Series as members of the National League-champion Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. But there are other thresholds worth celebrating, and it was the '48 Indians that became the first World Series-winning ballclub to feature African-American players, in Larry Doby and Satchel Paige.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:55:00 EDTMajor League Baseball has announced the start times for the World Series, scheduled to begin Tuesday in Cleveland, where the Indians will play host to the winner of the National League Championship Series between the Cubs and Dodgers.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:30:55 EDTWedding gifts have begun arriving at Merritt's house
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:45:37 EDTCleveland relief ace Andrew Miller won the ALCS MVP Award, but catcher Roberto Perez was the unsung hero of the series.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:08:07 EDTCorey Kluber, Tyler Naquin, Francisco Lindor, broadcaster Tom Hamilton and a Tribe fan are all vying for baseball's top honors in the 2016 Esurance MLB Awards. Vote to help the Indians win big.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:55:18 EDTTrevor Bauer is confident that he will be able to pitch in the World Series without any issues. Even after the bloody right pinkie problem in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, when his ugly wound was revealed to the world, the Indians starter says he is available whenever his team needs him.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:55:00 EDTDuring Friday's workout at Progressive Field, Indians manager Terry Francona said right-hander Danny Salazar is continuing to make progress in his throwing program. Not only has Salazar not been ruled out for the World Series roster, Francona did not dismiss the idea of having the righty make a start.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:54:39 EDTThe gold was gleaming in the midday sun, held aloft for the adoring masses at the IX Center near Hopkins International Airport.Nothing in this town had shined quite so brightly in the 52 years between championships. Maybe that sounds crazy, but that's what sports mean to people around here and LeBron James had learned the value of that attachment over the years. On June 20, on a tarmac in title town, he brought the Larry O'Brien Trophy home, as promised.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:55:49 EDTThe Curse, as it were, survived in Cleveland long enough that credit for killing it is something valuable, albeit not tangible. That credit clearly tends to go to the Cavaliers, who won the city's first major professional title in 52 years. But Stipe Miocic may have knocked down the first domino.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 19:05:55 EDTWho do the Indians have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Cleveland's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:45:55 EDTThe 2016 World Series will begin on Tuesday night in Cleveland, with the Indians participating in their first Fall Classic since 1997. As they rest, prepare and watch the rest of the National League Championship Series unfold, should they have a rooting interest? Three key factors say they should pull for a matchup with the Dodgers.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:22:06 EDTCleveland's top prospect Bradley Zimmer has some of the best all-around tools in the Arizona Fall League, and several of them were on display Friday afternoon. The Indians outfielder led the Mesa Solar Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Scottsdale Scorpions, opening the scoring with a first-inning homer and ending it with the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:45:00 EDTAfter a recent health scare to his father, Jerry, Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin is extra appreciative of his strong bond with the man who help him in his path to the Majors and the World Series.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:40:50 EDTMike Hargrove knows the Cleveland Indians -- good times and bad. He played for them in late 1970s and early `80s, arguably as rough a stretch as the franchise ever faced. He managed them in the `90s to what can be called the best run of success in franchise history.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:56:01 EDTWhen one of Ryan Merritt's teammates mentioned it late Wednesday night, the rookie pitcher assumed it was a joke. When text messages began arriving, buzzing the phones belonging to Merritt and his fiancee, they realized this was not a prank. Indians fans really had found their wedding registry.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:07:58 EDTIndians are Series-bound thanks to Miller and Allen
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:51:23 EDTFor the sixth time in franchise history and the first time since 1997, the Indians are American League champions after a 3-0 win over the Blue Jays in Wednesday's Game 5 of the AL Championship Series at Rogers Centre.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:52:06 EDTIn the lead-up to October, Terry Francona would tell anybody who would listen that, to get through the postseason, you need to have a guy who does something "extreme." Andrew Miller, your all-too-obvious American League Championship Series MVP in the wake of the Indians' clinching 3-0 victory over the Blue Jays in Game 5 on Wednesday, would certainly qualify.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:38:49 EDTThey took turns passing the trophy around. A bottle in one hand and the hardware in the other, one by one, Cleveland's players savored their moment. They would stare at it, champagne dripping from the gold eagle that sits atop the black base, pausing for a moment before posing for photos.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:54:00 EDTIndians rookie Ryan Merritt, who carried 11 innings of big league experience into Wednesday afternoon's American League Championship Series Game 5 start against the Blue Jays, hurriedly silenced any doubters. The lefty allowed just two baserunners in an impressive 4 1/3-inning showing, departing with a 3-0 lead as the Tribe went on to win by that score and advance to the World Series.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:25:52 EDTIndians celebrate first WS appearance in 19 years
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:24:37 EDTIt seems impossible to say this about a man who ended an 86-year curse in a major market, but this improbable advancement is surely Terry Francona's finest managerial moment to date. Given the Indians' hurdles and their health, they have no business heading where they're headed. But they're headed there, all the same, and it's a story borne out of family and friendships and faith in the ability to overcome all odds.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:20:20 EDTThe Indians' very capable bullpen soaked up 25 outs in Game 3 and pushed the Blue Jays to the brink of elimination, then sent them home two days later with a 3-0 victory in Wednesday's Game 5. No matter what happens in the World Series, the Indians' bullpen use this October will be talked about for years to come.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:50:48 EDTTwo years ago, Lindor dreamt of winning World Series
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:36:34 EDTThey'll have five full days to string up the bunting at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario, preparing Progressive Field and its surrounding area to host Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. Until then, the Indians plan on enjoying every second of their American League Championship Series afterglow.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:52:14 EDTRyan Merritt froze Edwin Encarnacion with a curveball
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:38:06 EDTMuch praise has been bestowed upon the World Series-bound Indians for their actions ahead of the non-waiver Trade Deadline. They landed the grand prize, after all, in American League Championship Series MVP Andrew Miller, and any discussion about their wheeling and dealing has to start with him. Coco Crisp surely deserves a mention, though.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:19:11 EDTTomlin advised Kipnis during clubhouse interview
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:20:49 EDTEvery out was drawing thunderous applause, and by the time the Indians clinched a World Series berth on Wednesday over the Blue Jays, fans across Cleveland could not contain their excitement.