Record: 81-81, Finished 5th in American League (1966 AL)
Managed by Birdie Tebbetts (66-57) and George Strickland (15-24)
Coaches: Reggie Otero, George Strickland and Early Wynn
Ballpark: Cleveland Stadium
The 1966 Cleveland Indians struck out 42 batters in their first three games, a record that stood until the 2013 Texas Rangers topped it by one. Sam McDowell had 19 of the Ks, over two starts, and the team was aided by two extra-inning games. Gary Bell whiffed 13.
Awards and Honors
- Thomas A. Tomsick: Strike Three!: My Years in the 'Pen, Cincinnati Book Publishing, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.