July 31st, 2013 by admin
The Cleveland Indians have fallen on some hard times lately. It hasn’t always been that way, though, as Cleveland has had some great teams in the past. Starting in 1920, the Indians did some winning. That team was managed by Tris Speaker, and it won 98 games before knocking off the Brooklyn Robins to win the World Series.
While that team was great and some of the more recent teams have been very good, the 1948 team was the best in Cleveland history. That club won 97 games and another World Series, and it had an unbelievable roster Read the rest of this entry »
May 31st, 2013 by admin
In their 112 year history, the Cleveland Indians have made their fair share of bad trades. They traded Dennis Eckersley to the Red Sox in 1978, and Jeff Kent to San Francisco in 1997. Eckersley would go to become a Hall of Fame closer and Kent a National League MVP. But it’s the Roger Maris and Rocky Colavito trades that really make fans of the Tribe weep.
Fans rue the Roger Maris trade because of what might have been, but they can’t really point too many fingers at the Indian’s front office. Maris had only played one Read the rest of this entry »
March 29th, 2013 by admin
It’s always hard to predict which players will have their numbers retired by a particular team. In the case of the Cleveland Indians, there are very few candidates who stand out for this illustrious honor. If there’s one guy who truly has a chance to leave enough of a mark to have his number retired, it is Carlos Santana. The hot young catcher has all the tools to go down in history as one of the great catchers in the game of baseball.Confused? Read the rest of this entry »
August 29th, 2012 by www.indiansconfidential.com
If you are a sports nut who gets Sunday Ticket on their television and goes to every home game, you probably heard about a little controversy surrounding both the Cleveland Indians’ team name and mascot. It all started in the 1960s and while things might have died down, the controversy is far from over.
Most of it stems from the term “indian” itself and how it is applied to the Native American people. Those of you reading this: you do realize that “indian” is a term which refers to people from “India?” Correct? The Native Americans have wrongfully been referred to as Indians for too long.
Yet, not only does the Cleveland-based team still call themselves that, but at one point, their mascot and logo was a stereotypical caricature of a “red indian.”
While much as been made about this and the issue is still highly contested, the team continues to use the name. They have since changed their logo to represent a more authentic portrayal of a Native American, but is that really enough?
Not only does the term “indian” represent an outdated and incorrect phrase, it also harkens back to the systematic subjugation and attempted annihilation of a once proud people and their culture. Think about that the next time you are cheering on your favorite team, and have some respect.
June 3rd, 2012 by admin
As an Indians fan, It would be an absolute, injustice, disservice, and slap in the face to all of Wahoo Nation if Jim Thome were to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown wearing any other hat than a Cleveland Indians hat. We will always love Thome for doing his part in making the late 1990′s and early 2000′s one of the most exciting and memorable times to be an Indians fan. We welcomed him with open arms when he returned to the Indians for a Read the rest of this entry »
June 2nd, 2012 by www.indiansconfidential.com
Here is a list of the top five greatest Cleveland Indians pitchers in history.
Bob Feller pitched for the Cleveland Indians from 1936 to 1941, and then again from 1945 to 1956. He is the only player to throw a no hitter game on opening day. His record includes 266 wins and 2581 strikeouts.
Bob Lemon played for the Cleveland Indians from 1946 to 1958. In 1950 and 1954, he led the league for the most wins. He was the winning pitcher in a total of 207 games and was recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976.
Mel Harder pitched a total of 20 seasons for the Cleveland Indians between 1928 and 1947. Read the rest of this entry »
May 29th, 2012 by www.indiansconfidential.com
There are many sports teams around the country that use the Native Americans as their team name and mascot. The question that often arises is whether this is appropriate or not. In some cases it can be argued that the teams are honoring the culture of the Native Americans. This cannot be said about the Cleveland Indians. First of all, the term “Indians” is inappropriate. They are Native Americans, not Indians. The term “Indians” is borderline racist and it Read the rest of this entry »
May 25th, 2012 by admin
Following the 2008 and 2009 seasons, the Indians became the first team in baseball history to trade two CY Young award winners just a year after they won the award: CC Sabathia and Cliff Lee. Considering the talent and star power these two southpaw pitchers maintain, Cleveland fans can’t help but contemplate who is better today and who has been the bigger loss to the organization.
Let’s begin with Lee. His best season came in 2008 when he won the CY Young award, but he’s still been among the best Read the rest of this entry »
May 21st, 2012 by admin
With only a little over one month of this 2012 season’s schedule completed, the first place Cleveland Indians will face stiff competition this year to win the AL Central. Winning 60% of the games already played, the Indians have placed themselves in a remarkable position to have an excellent season. The playoffs are a long way off, and competition for the division crown will come from all sides, with Detroit and Chicago leading the way. The usually strong pitching staff of the White Sox has faltered, with Humber’s perfect game the lone bright spot for the season. Unless corrections are made they will rapidly find themselves out of contention. The Detroit Tigers are a whole ‘nother ball-of-wax, presenting the biggest challenge. With ace Justin Verlander at the helm, cementing the pitching staff the Tigers are sure to remain within striking distance. A potent lineup which includes Young, Cabrera, and Fielder will give the American League fits this entire year. Perez, web site, who leads the majors in saves give definition to the Indians’ chances of success. The champion pedigree of Damon in combination with Hafner and Sizemore who will soon be off the DL gives the Indians the balance required to win.