1916 Cleveland Indians

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1916 Cleveland Indians / Franchise: Cleveland Indians / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 77-77, Finished 6th in American League (1916 AL)

Managed by Lee Fohl

Ballpark: League Park II

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1916 Cleveland Indians were the first major league team to experiment with wearing uniform numbers. The numbers were small and worn on the uniforms's sleeve, not on the back as is the current practice, but the experiment was dropped after a few weeks.

Standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 91 63 .591 --
Chicago White Sox 89 65 .578 2
Detroit Tigers 87 67 .565 4
New York Yankees 80 74 .519 11
St. Louis Browns 79 75 .513 12
Cleveland Indians 77 77 .500 14
Washington Senators 76 77 .497 14½
Philadelphia Athletics 36 117 .235 54½

Further Reading[edit]

  • Scott Longert: The Best They Could Be: How the Cleveland Indians became the Kings of Baseball, 1916-1920, Potomac Books, Dulles, VA, 2013. ISBN 978-1612344935