Cleveland Indians in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

  • 1977-04-10 Cleveland Indians set club record for longest, 9 inn game (3:17)

Sports History

1977-06-19 MLB Cleveland Indians fire manager Frank Robinson and replace him with Jeff Torborg

  • 1977-09-05 Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"
  • 1978-09-01 Baltimore Orioles pitcher Sammy Stewart fans 7 consecutive batters in his MLB debut, en route to 9-3 win v Chicago White Sox
  • 1980-08-20 Cleveland Indians pitcher Dan Spillner, 5.45 ERA, is 2 outs from a no-hitter when Chicago White Sox rookie Leo Sutherland singles
  • 1984-04-27 Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-4, in 19 innings
  • 1984-05-02 MLB Cleveland Indians' infielder Andre Thornton ties record for most walks (6 in 16 innings)
  • 1984-09-28 Cleveland Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
  • 1986-08-21 Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleveland Indians

Sports History

1987-06-01 Cleveland Indians pitcher Phil Niekro beats Detroit Tigers, 9-6 for his 314th MLB victory; combines with Joe Niekro (216) for most combined wins by brothers in baseball history (530)

  • 1988-09-20 Detroit first baseman Darrell Evans hits home run #18 in Tigers' 4-3 loss to Cleveland Indians; Evans' 400th MLB career HR

Sports History

1989-07-19 Cleveland Indians Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game

  • 1991-07-03 Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease for the Cleveland Indians to play MLB at Jacobs Field
  • 1991-09-18 American Major League Baseball executive John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
  • 1992-04-06 1st game at Camden Field, Baltimore, Maryland - Orioles beat Cleveland Indians 2-0
  • 1992-04-11 MLB Cleveland Indians set team record for long game loss to Boston Red Sox (19 innings - 6½ hr)
  • 1992-04-12 MLB Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Young no-hits Cleveland Indians, but loses 2-1
  • 1993-04-05 73,293 see the NY Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians, 9-1 in the season opener at Cleveland Stadium
  • 1993-08-31 Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland Indians 5-4 in 22 innings
  • 1993-09-04 New York Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium
  • 1993-10-03 Cleveland Indians play their final MLB game at Cleveland Stadium; lose 4-0 to Chicago White Sox Chicago
  • 1994-02-24 Scoreboard is unveiled at new Cleveland Indians' park (Jacobs Field)
  • 1994-03-15 Experts from AL certify the Cleveland Indians Jacobs Field is properly lit
  • 1994-03-17 It is announced there is no smoking in Cleveland Indians new ballpark
  • 1994-05-13 MLB Cleveland Indians begin a 18 home game win streak at newly opened Jacobs Field
  • 1994-06-25 Cleveland Indians 18 game home win streak ends to Yanks 11-6
  • 1995-05-09 Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0

Sports History

1995-06-13 MLB Cleveland Indians' Dennis Martínez no-hits Baltimore Orioles 11-0,

  • 1995-09-08 Cleveland Indians clinch 1st AL Central Division title
  • 1995-09-11 Ohio's Governor Voinovich proclaims "Cleveland Indians Day"
  • 1995-10-01 Cleveland Indians end MLB season at 100-44 to set record 30 game margin over 2nd place Kansas City Royals in AL Central final standings
  • 1995-10-17 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2

Sports History

1995-10-28 Baseball World Series: Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians, 1-0 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their 3rd title; MVP: Braves starter Tom Glavine

  • 1996-10-05 Cleveland Indians strike out 23 Baltimore Orioles in 12 innings in 4-3 ALDS win at Jacobs Field; Orioles win series, 3-1
  • 1997-04-09 Cleveland Indians pitcher Jose Mesa is acquitted of rape

Baseball Record

1997-09-30 New York Yankees Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yanks beat Cleveland Indians 8-6)

  • 1997-10-15 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 2
  • 1997-10-19 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleveland Indians)
  • 1997-10-26 Baseball World Series: Florida beats Cleveland Indians, 3-2 in Game 7 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami for Marlins first-ever title; MVP: Florida pitcher Liván Hernández
  • 1998-09-04 NY Yankees beat Chicago White Sox, 11-6, to win their 100th game on the earliest date in MLB history besting the 1906 Chicago Cubs & 1954 Cleveland Indians by 5 days
  • 1998-10-13 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 2

Baseball Record

1999-08-07 Tampa Bay 3rd baseman Wade Boggs becomes the first MLB player to hit a home run for his 3,000th hit in Devil Rays' 15-10 loss to Cleveland Indians

  • 2001-08-05 Cleveland Indians tie a MLB record in erasing a 12 run Seattle lead to win 15-14, also preventing the Mariners from reaching a record 117 season wins
  • 2003-04-05 The Kansas City Royals become the first MLB team to begin the season 5-0 after losing 100 games the previous year, beating the Cleveland Indians, 2 - 1
  • 2006-07-07 Cleveland Indians first baseman Travis Hafner becomes first player in MLB history to hit 5 grand slams before the All-Star break when he homers off Baltimore's Kris Benson
  • 2006-08-13 Cleveland Indians first baseman Travis Hafner ties Don Mattingley's MLB mark of 6 grand slams in a season when he homers off Kansas City's Luke Hudson
  • 2007-10-21 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 3
  • 2012-04-05 A three-run homer by J.P. Arencibia off Jairo Asencio gives the Toronto Blue Jays a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians; 16 inning game duration a MLB Opening Day record
  • 2014-04-05 Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire picks up the 1,000th win of his MLB career as the Twins score a 7 - 3 victory over the Cleveland Indians
  • 2016-11-02 Baseball World Series: Chicago Cubs beat Cleveland Indians, 8-7 in Game 7 at Progressive Field, Cleveland; first Cubs' title in 108 years; MVP: Chicago utility Ben Zobrist
  • 2018-01-29 Cleveland Indians announce they will remove "Chief Wahoo" caricature logo from uniforms in 2019
  • 2020-07-03 MLB Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan announces he would review changing the organization's name
  • 2020-11-11 Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians (AL) and Cincinnati Reds starter Trevor Bauer (NL) take Cy Young Award for best pitchers in MLB
  • 2021-04-14 Chicago White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodón no-hits the Cleveland Indians, 8-0 at Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago
  • 2021-05-07 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Wade Miley no-hits Cleveland Indians, 3-0 at Progressive Field, Cleveland
  • 2021-07-23 MLB Cleveland Indians announce team will be renamed the Guardians, after the Guardians of Traffic, eight large Art Deco statues on the Hope Memorial Bridge, located near their playing field
  • 2021-10-27 Cleveland Guardians men's roller derby team files lawsuit seeking to block MLB baseball Cleveland Indians name change
  • 2021-11-19 MLB Cleveland Indians name change to Guardians becomes official

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