The Cleveland Guardians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland. The Guardians compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division.
Since its inception as a Major League club in 1901, the team has been victorious in the following competitions: the Central division ten times, the American League six times, and the World Series twice (in 1920 and 1948).
The franchise has not won the World Series since 1948, making it the team with the longest active title drought among the 30 active Major League teams.
The name of the squad is a reference to the Guardians of Traffic, which are eight monolithic Art Deco sculptures created by Henry Hering in 1932 and installed on the Hope Memorial Bridge in the city of Cleveland, which is near to Progressive Field.
The name “Slider” has been given to the team’s mascot. Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona serves as the home base for the team during the spring training season.
The Grand Rapids Rippers were a minor league team that was based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and competed in the Western League when the franchise was first established in 1894.
Following their move to Cleveland in the year 1900, the club became known as the Cleveland Lake Shores. Prior to the start of the 1900 season, the Western League changed its name to the American League while maintaining its position as a minor league.
Are The Guardians Still The Tribe?
They are now known as the Guardians rather than as the Indians. The transition to the new name has been completed.
Despite the fact that some fans will continue to dislike the new moniker, the team will be staying in this city for at least 15 more years as a result of a new stadium contract. The 2022 Guardians have a large number of young pitchers in their organization.