Franchise History

Years Lg Team Name
1915-2020 MLB Cleveland Indians
1903-14 MLB Cleveland Naps
1902 MLB Cleveland Bronchos
1901 MLB Cleveland Bluebirds
1900 AL Cleveland Lake Shores
1899 AL Grand Rapids Furniture Makers
1898 AL St. Joseph Saints
1897 AL Grand Rapids Bob-o-Links
1896 AL Grand Rapids Yellow Jackets
1895 AL Grand Rapids Gold Bugs
1894 AL Grand Rapids Rippers

Top Seasons

Year Record Result
2016 94-67 Lost World Series
1997 86-75 Lost World Series
1995 100-44 Lost World Series
1954 111-43 Lost World Series
1948 97-58 Won World Series

Recent Seasons

Year Record Result
2020 35-25 Lost Wild Card Game
2019 93-69 Missed Playoffs
2018 91-71 Lost ALDS
2017 102-60 Lost ALDS
2016 94-67 Lost World Series

1st Round Draft Picks

Year Rd/Pick Player
2020 1 / 23 Carson Tucker SS
2020 1 / 36 Tanner Burns P
2019 1 / 24 Daniel Espino P
2018 1 / 29 Bo Naylor C
2018 1 / 35 Ethan Hankins RHP

Longest Serving GM's

Tenure Years General Manager
1903-26 22 Ernest Barnard
1973-85 13 Phil Seghi
1991-01 11 John Hart
1961-72 11 Gabe Paul
2002-10 9 Mark Shapiro

Principal Owners

Tenure Years Owner
2000-21 22 Larry Dolan
1986-99 14 Richard E. Jacobs
1984-85 2 Estate of Steve O'Neill
1979-83 5 Francis J. "Steve"" O'Neill"
1977-78 2 Alva "Ted" Bonda
1972-76 5 Nick Mileti
1967-71 5 Vernon Stouffer
1963-66 4 Gabe Paul
1956-62 7 William R. Daley
1953-55 3 Myron H. Wilson
1950-52 3 Ellis Ryan
1946-49 4 Bill Veeck
1928-46 19 Alva Bradley
1923-27 5 Estate of Jim Dunn
1916-22 7 Jim Dunn
1900-15 16 Charles W. Somers
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