1966 Cleveland Indians

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1966 Cleveland Indians / Franchise: Cleveland Indians / BR Team Page[edit]

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

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

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[edit]

Standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 97 63 .606 --
Minnesota Twins 89 73 .549 9
Detroit Tigers 88 74 .543 10
Chicago White Sox 83 79 .512 15
Cleveland Indians 81 81 .500 17
California Angels 80 82 .494 18
Kansas City Athletics 74 86 .463 23
Washington Senators 71 88 .447 25.5
Boston Red Sox 72 90 .444 26
New York Yankees 70 89 .440 26.5

Further Reading[edit]

  • Thomas A. Tomsick: Strike Three!: My Years in the 'Pen, Cincinnati Book Publishing, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.