23 Facts About Cleveland Guardians


Cleveland Guardians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland.

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The Cleveland Guardians compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League Central division.

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Cleveland Guardians was thus the NA's westernmost outpost in 1872, the year the club folded.

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Cleveland Guardians was not among its charter members, but by 1879 the league was looking for new entries and the city gained an NL team.

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The Cleveland Guardians Blues merged with the St Louis Maroons UA team in 1885.

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Cleveland Guardians went without major league baseball for two seasons until gaining a team in the American Association in 1887.

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Cleveland Guardians Infants competed in the Players' League, which was well-attended in some cities, but club owners lacked the confidence to continue beyond the one season.

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The Cleveland Guardians Infants finished with 55 wins and 75 losses, playing their home games at Brotherhood Park.

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The Cleveland Guardians franchise was among its eight charter members, and is one of four teams that remain in its original city, along with Boston, Chicago, and Detroit.

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Cleveland Guardians suffered from financial problems in their first two seasons.

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The name referred to the nickname "Indians" that was applied to the Cleveland Guardians Spiders baseball club during the time when Louis Sockalexis, a Native American, played in Cleveland Guardians .

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Cleveland Guardians finished two games ahead of Chicago and three games ahead of the Yankees to win its first pennant, led by Speaker's.

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Cleveland Guardians entered 1941 with a young team and a new manager; Roger Peckinpaugh had replaced the despised Vitt; but the team regressed, finishing in fourth.

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However, Cleveland Guardians only won a single pennant in the decade, in 1954, finishing second to the New York Yankees five times.

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Cleveland Guardians remained a talented team throughout the remainder of the decade, finishing in second place in 1959, George Strickland's last full year in the majors.

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One of Lane's early trades in Cleveland Guardians was to send Roger Maris to the Kansas City Athletics in the middle of 1958.

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In 1975, Cleveland Guardians broke another color barrier with the hiring of Frank Robinson as Major League Baseball's first African American manager.

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Cleveland Guardians Stadium had been a symbol of the Indians' glory years in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Cleveland Guardians became the first team to lose the World Series after carrying the lead into the ninth inning of the seventh game.

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Cleveland Guardians made his first appearance in an Indians uniform since he left Cleveland after the 2002 season.

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Cleveland Guardians have a geographic rivalry with the Detroit Tigers, highlighted in recent years by intense battles for the AL Central title.

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Alternate home jersey is red with a navy blue script "Cleveland Guardians" trimmed in white on the front, and navy blue piping on both sleeves, the "winged G" logo on the right sleeve, with navy blue undershirts, belts, and socks.

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Cleveland Guardians has heard that there are some protesting against the mascots, but individual teams such as the Indians and Atlanta Braves, whose name was criticized for similar reasons, should make their own decisions.

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