Booking Cleveland Indians Player Appearances
The Cleveland Indians are part of Major League Baseball’s American League Central division, and are based in Cleveland, Ohio playing home games at Progressive Field in downtown Cleveland for 100 years in 2012. The team was established in 1894 as the Grand Rapids Rustlers, becoming the Cleveland Lake Shores in 1900, the Cleveland Bluebirds the following year, followed by the Cleveland Bronchos in 1902 and the Cleveland Naps through 1914 until taking the name they have today. Over the past 97 years, the Indians have won two World Series titles, in 1920 and 1948, in addition to three AL pennants, captured in 1954, 1995 and 1997.
In the 1920 World Series, Cleveland’s pitcher Jim Bagby hit the first Series home run by a pitcher while second baseman Bill Wambsganss contributed to an outstanding defense. The 1948 team was managed by Lou Boudreau who starred as both a player and manager, and was even given the honor of being named American League MVP; Joe Gordon and Ken Keltner also contributed to their success. The 1954 team included players like first baseman Al Rosen and second baseman Bobby Avila. That season was followed by a 30-year drought, and the Indians didn’t win the AL pennant again until 1995 when they were managed by Mike Hargrove with starring players included pitcher Jose Mesa and left fielder Albert Belle, along with Manny Ramirez and Kenny Lofton. Today, the Cleveland team is managed by Manny Acta and led by players that include Grady Sizemore, Rafael Perez and Asdrubal Jose’ Cabrera.
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AthletePromotions.com is the site for corporations who are seeking to book many popular current and former Cleveland Indians players like Jim Thome, Andre Thornton, and Albert Belle as well as Grady Sizemore, Rafael Perez and Matt LaPorta who are available for a host of corporate hospitality events including guest speaking appearances, product endorsement deals, autograph signings, and even business promotions such as grand-openings for retail stores, restaurants and bars.