1987 Cleveland Indians

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1987 Cleveland Indians / Franchise: Cleveland Indians / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 61-101, Finished 7th in AL Eastern Division (1987 AL)

Managed by Pat Corrales (31-56) and Doc Edwards (30-45)

Coaches: Jack Aker, Bobby Bonds, Steve Comer, Doc Edwards, Johnny Goryl, Luis Isaac and Dave Roberts

Ballpark: Cleveland Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

After a promising 1986 season, Sports Illustrated had a photo of the 1987 Cleveland Indians on its cover with the title "Best team in baseball?" That optimism did not last long. The Indians had a wretched season, finish with the worst record in the major leagues, and after the season Bill James had some fun decrying the headline as the most incorrect prediction anyone could have made.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Joe Posnanski: "SI prediction gave Cleveland false hope in '87", mlb.com, February 11, 2017. [1]