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Cleveland Guardians Bio

Cleveland Guardians logo, Source:- X, @CleGuardians
Cleveland Guardians logo, Source:- X, @CleGuardians


Team NameCleveland Guardians
Other nicknamesTher Guards Guardiac Kids The Tribe Chief Wahoo’s Tribe The WahoosThe Fighting Braves of the Cuyahoga & The Sons of Geronimo The WindiansThe Injuns
Major league affiliationsMajor League Baseball
DivisionAmerican League (AL) Central Division
Ballpark (Home arena)League Park (1900-1932 and 1934-1936)Cleveland Stadium (1932-1933 and 1937-1993 )Progressive Field (1994 - Present)
Principal owner(s)Larry Dolan
President of baseball operationsChris Antonetti
General manager Mike Chernoff
ManagerTerry Francona
MascotSlider
Major league titlesWorld Series titles (2) - 1920 and 1948 AL Pennants (6) - 1920, 1948, 1954, 1995, 1997 and 2016 AL Central Division titles (11) - 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2022


The Cleveland Guardians is a team in Major League Baseball (MLB). This team competes in the Central Division of the American League. In the past, the team has also competed in the East Division of the American League.

The Cleveland Guardians team developed in 1894 as a minor league team called Grand Rapids Rustlers. They went through various name changes and location changes before eventually settling on the name Cleveland Indians. This team has been World Series Champions twice in the MLB. Furthermore, they have also gone on to win the Division title eleven times till now. After the Native American Mascot controversy that the team faced in 2021, they finally became the Cleveland Guardians.


Since then, the team has continued to play using the same name. The Cleveland Guardians as a team has gained a large faithful fanbase.


Cleveland Guardians History

The history of the Cleveland Guardians team dated back to 1894, when it was a minor league team called the Grand Rapids Rustlers. Then, after relocation and renaming, the team settled on the Cleveland Indians. Despite the team struggling in its initial years, the team became the World Series Champions for the first time in 1920. After this, the team produced inconsistent performance for many years.


In 1927, the condition of the team improved after new ownership. However, they again experienced difficulties due to The Great Depression. The team won its second World Series Championship in 1948. Till the late 1950s, the team was one of the best and was considered to be a powerhouse in the league. Following this, they had disastrous performances in every season up until 1993. The team continued to struggle while rebuilding and improving themselves during those years. The year 1994 started a new beginning for the team with constant rebuilding. The team returned to the playoffs in 2001.


From the years 2002 to 2010, Cleveland Indians focused on getting younger and talented players on their roster under Mark Shapiro. Despite this, they continued to struggle a lot as the team often found itself faced with many injuries during this time. After 2011, the fortunes of the team began to improve again under the guidance of Chris Antonetti and Terry Francona. This led to the Cleveland Indians having one of their best seasons in 2016 when they won the AL Central title. Following this, they continued to win in the 2017 season and established a record of 22 consecutive wins from August 24-September 14, 2017. This was followed by then winning the AL Central Division again in 2018.


In 2021, the Cleveland Indians, like many other sports teams faced the Native American Mascot Controversy and resultanty, changed the team name to Cleveland Guardians in the 2022 season. They also developed a new logo for the team.


Cleveland Guardians Owner

The Cleveland Guardians are presently owned by Larry Dolan, Born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United States on February 8, 1931, he is a retired attorney by profession.


Larry Dolan gained the ownership of the Cleveland Guardians team in 2000 from its previous owner Richard Jacobs for around $323 million. Under the ownership of Larry Dolan, the team has made significant achievements till now. This includes becoming the World Series Champions in 2016 and also AL Central Division Champions for six times. However, he has also faced controversies for being a miser. This was because under his ownership, the players of the team had received very low salaries as compared to the previous owner of the team. This ultimately led to players like Boone Logan and Edward Encarnacion changing their teams.


Besides baseball, he also launched and owned a channel called SportsTime Ohio in 2006 to show the games of the team to the public. However, he sold it to FOX in 2012. In the present times, he continues his duties as the owner of the team.


Cleveland Guardians Jersey and Logo

Cleveland Guardians Jersey and Logo, Source:- Instagram, @cleguardians
Cleveland Guardians Jersey and Logo, Source:- Instagram, @cleguardians


The Cleveland Guardians have developed their own jerseys to represent themselves in the MLB. The home jersey of the team consists of white buttoned down shirts and pants. There are navy blue pipings around the neck of the shirt, the cuffs of both the sleeves and down the pants on both sides.There is a navy blue Nike logo on the upper left side of the jersey. Below this, the team’s name “Guardians” appears in red color across the chest of the jersey. The player name is mentioned in red on the back of the jersey with the jersey number below it. The logo of the team is baseball in white and red with the word “G” in red. It appears on one sleeve of the jersey. The other sleeve has an advertisement. The caps are navy blue and red in color with a red “C” appearing in front. The helmet is purely navy blue with a red “C” in the front.


The road uniform of the Cleveland Guardians are gray colored buttoned down shirts and pants. The same navy blue pipings can be found around the neck and the cuffs of both the sleeves. The same navy blue Nike logo is found on the upper left side of the jersey. Below this, the city name “Cleveland” appears in red and trimmed in white colors. The logo is the same as the home jersey and it appears on one sleeve of the jersey. The other sleeve usually has an advertisement. The player name and the jersey number below it are found on the back of the jersey in red and white trimmed colors. The caps are fully navy blue with the red “C” in front. The helmets are the same as that of the home jersey.


Besides this, the team also has an alternate red and navy blue colored jerseys that it wears during games.


Cleveland Guardians Nicknames

The Cleveland Guardians have obtained many nicknames throughout its playing career till now. These are the terms that are mainly used to describe the team.

  • The Guards - This nickname is a shortened version of the team’s name “Guardians.”

  • Guardiac Kids - This nickname is used to refer to the named “Cleveland Guardians” team in the 2022 season that had the youngest players in all MLB roster.

  • The Tribe - This nickname was generally associated with the previous name of the team “Cleveland Indians.”

  • Chief Wahoo’s Tribe and The Wahoos - These nicknames are used to refer to the previous mascot of the team which was Chief Wahoo, an indigenous American.

  • The Fighting Braves of the Cuyahoga and The Sons of the Geronimo - These are fictional nicknames of the team in the film Major League (1989). It was given by a fictitious commentator named Harry Doyle, portrayed by Bob Uecker.

  • The Windians - This nickname is used to refer to the 22 game winning streak of the team in the 2017 season.

  • The Injuns - This nickname is generally used by fans and critics who do not like the team.


Cleveland Guardians Retired Jersey

The Cleveland Guardians have retired the jerseys of several of its notable players throughout the years. These are the retired jerseys of the team.


Player Name and Position Jersey Number Date of Retirement
Earl Averill (OF)31975
Lou Boudreau (SS)5 1970
Larry Doby (OF)14 1994
Mel Harder (P)18 1990
Bob Feller (P)191957
Frank Robinson (RF)20 2017
Bob Lemon (P)21 1998
Jim Thome (1B)25 2018
Jackie Robinson (2B) 42 April 15, 1997 (Retired by all MLB teams)


Source:- mlb.com


Cleveland Guardians Home Stadium

Progressive Field, previously known as Jacob’s Field, is the home stadium of the Cleveland Guardians. It is located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The stadium has the capacity to support 34, 830 spectators. The surface of the field is made up of Kentucky bluegrass.


One of the main features of the stadium is that 19 white vertical light towers are used to illuminate the field. The other feature of the park is the “little green monster”, which is used to describe the 19-feet left field wall of the park. The bullpen in the stadium has been raised above the field surface so that the spectators can watch the pitchers properly. Other features and facilities of the stadium include the “Terrace Club,” a multilevel restaurant that is also enclosed by glass. Fans of the team can enter with a ticket and a pass.


Apart from baseball, this stadium is also used for hockey, concerts featuring artists like Elton John, Billy Joel, Jason Aldean and more. The stadium has been used to host two seasons of “Snow Days”, an ice-skating event.


Cleveland Guardians Tickets and Broadcasting Details

SeatGeek is the best place to purchase the tickets to watch the game of the Cleveland Guardians. The price of the ticket currently is as low as $9 and it rises according to the game and the choices made by the fans.


Bally Sports Great Lakes and WYYC-TV are the official TV partners to telecast the games for the Cleveland Guardians. The broadcasters for TV include Rick Manning, Matt Underwood and Andre Knott.


For radio, the games of the team will be broadcast on the Guardians Radio Network, WTAM 1100 and 100.7FM WMMS. The broadcasters include Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus.


Besides TV and radio, the Cleveland Guardians games can also be streamed on MLB.TV in out of market areas. For this, the Guardians fans need to purchase a Cleveland Guardians single team subscription pack for $19.99 per month.


Cleveland Guardians Coaching Staff

The Cleveland Guardians have recruited some talented coaches for the purpose of helping their players. These are the personnel with such responsibilities.


Personnel Coaching Position
Terry Francona (77)Manager
DeMarlo Hale (30)Bench Coach
Chris Valaika (40)Hitting Coach
Victor Rodríguez (60)Assistant Hitting Coach
Carl Willis (51)Pitching Coach
Joe Torres (86)Assistant Pitching Coach
Sandy Alomar Jr. (15)First Base Coach
Mike Sarbaugh (16)Third Base Coach
Rigo Beltran (83)Bullpen Coach
Armando Camacaro (64)Bullpen Catcher
Ricky Pacione (82)Bullpen Catcher
Mike Barnett (87)Replay Coordinator
Jason Esposito (85)Run Production Coordinator
J.T. Maguire (84)Major League Staff Assistant
Agustin RiveroMajor League Staff Assistant and Spanish Interpreter
Brian MilesPerformance Coach
Daniel Mahoney and Michael Poole Pitching Development Coaches
Luke Carlin Catching Coordinator
Matt Eiden Strength and Conditioning Coordinator


Source:- mlb.com


Cleveland Guardians Rivalries

The major rivals for the Cleveland Guardians have been the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers.


Rivalry of the Guardians and the Reds

The rivalry between these two teams have risen from the fact that both of them belong from the state of Ohio. It is also known as the Buckeye Series or the Battle of Ohio. The winner among these two gets the Ohio Cup as a trophy. Both these have maintained a very competitive rivalry with each other throughout the years. The Guardians have managed to fend off the Reds for the majority of the time with their current record standing at 72-57 after 129 games in total.


Rivalry of the Guardians and the Detroit Tigers

The Guardians and the Tigers have played the maximum number of games in MLB as rivals. This rivalry carries emotions of the Toledo War and the rivalry between the States of Ohio and Michigan in football. Till now, both these teams have faced each other 2298 times and unfortunately, the Tigers have an advantage over the Guardians with a record of 1151-1147. Both these teams present an intense challenge to each other whenever they meet.


Apart from these two, the Cleveland Guardians also have had smaller rivalries with teams like the Chicago White Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Cleveland Guardians Records and Stats

These are the all-time record and stats gathered by the Cleveland Guardians as a team

  • All-time high record in batting average - .374.

  • All-time high record in scoring home runs - 337

  • All-time high records in scoring doubles - 486

  • All-time high record in scoring triples - 121

  • All-time high record in scoring RBI - 1084

  • All-time high record in runs scored - 2046

  • All-time high record in stolen bases - 450

  • All-time high record in ERA - 1.89

  • All-time high record in scoring strikeouts - 2581.

  • All-time high record in winning games - 22.

Cleveland Guardians World Series Championships

The Cleveland Guardians have managed to win two World Series Championships till now, albeit both in its previous iteration as the Cleveland Indians. These are the opponents they defeated to become the champions.


Year Opponents Score
1920 Brooklyn Robins 5-2
1948 Boston Braves 4-2

Cleveland Guardians Other MLB Titles

Over the years, the Cleveland Guardians have made a mark in the MLB by winning numerous other titles. These are the titles that they have won.


Titles Years
AL Pennants (6)1920, 1948, 1954, 1955, 1997 and 2016
AL Central Division titles (11)1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2022


Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

The Cleveland Guardians team have inducted several ex players of its team as Hall of Famers. These are the legendary Indians/Guardians who have been inducted by the team.


Year Hall of Famers
1951 Cy Young, Hal Trosky, Nap Lajoie, Tris Speaker, Ken Keltner, Jesse Burkett, Joe Sewell, Joe Jackson , Frank Robinson, Mel Harder, Earl Averill, Steve O’ Neill
1954Lou Bourdreau
1957 Bob Feller, Bill Bradley
1960 Bob Lemon
1963 Elmer Flick
1965 Satchel Paige
1966Larry Doby, Steve Coveleski, Jim Hegan
1972 Early Wynn
2006 Sam McDowell, Al Lopez, Rocky Colavito, Ray Chapman, Louis Sockalexis, Addie Joss, Herb Score, Al Rosen
2007 Charles Nagy, Andre Thornton, Jim Bagby Sr., Mike Garcia,
2008 Mike Hargrove, Joe Gordon
2009 Wes Ferrell, Sandy Alomar Jr.
2010 Kenny Lofton
2012 Gaylord Perry
2013 Carlos Baerga
2014 Omar Vizquel
2016 Jim Thome, Charlie Jamieson and Albert Belle


Source:- mlb.com

Current Cleveland Guardians Roster MLB 2023

These are the currently active players on the roster for the Cleveland Guardians


Pitchers Catchers Infielders Outfielders
Logan Allen (41)David Fry (12)Tyler Freeman (2)Gabriel Arias (13)
Shane Bieber (57)Cam Gallagher (35)Andres Gimenez (0)Will Brennan (17)
Emmanuel Clase (48)Bo Naylor (23)Josh Naylor (22)Kole Calhoun (56)
Xzavion Curry (44) Jose Ramirez (11)Steven Kwan (38)
Enyel De Los Santos (62) Jose Tena (8)Ramon Laureano (10)
Lucas Giolito (27) Myles Straw (7)
Sam Hentges (31)
James Karinchak (99)
Reynaldo Lopez (40)
Eli Morgan (49)
Cal Quantrill (47)
Nick Sandlin (52)
Trevor Stephan (37)
Gavin Williams (63)


Source:- mlb.com


Cleveland Guardians Schedule

The Cleveland Guardians have only a few opponents left to face in the 2023 season. These are the opponents that they will be facing.


Date Match Time Venue TVStream
September 27, 2023 Guardians vs Reds 6:10 pm Progressive Field Bally Sports Great Lakes
September 29, 2023 Guardians vs Tigers 6:40 pm Comerica Park Bally Sports Great Lakes
September 30, 2023 Guardians vs Tigers 1:10 pm Comerica Park Bally Sports Great Lakes MLB.TV (out of market areas)
October 1, 2023 Guardians vs Tigers 3:10 pm Comerica Park Bally Sports Great Lakes


Source:- mlb.com


FAQs

A. The Cleveland Guardians have won two World Series Championships in MLB till now.

A. The Cleveland Guardians is owned by Larry Dolan.

A. Progressive Field is the home stadium for the Cleveland Guardians.

A. Terry Francona is the manager of the Cleveland Guardians.

A. Slider, a pink colored creature is the mascot of the Cleveland Guardians. 

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