An American professional baseball club, the Cleveland Guardians, are situated in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. The Guardians are a part of the American League Central division in Major League Baseball. They have been playing at Progressive Field since 1994.
The Clevelands have won two world series since it was founded. They won it in 1920 and 1948.
The 1920 Season:
It took the Cleveland Indians seven games to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers, who were dubbed the Robins because of manager Wilbert Robinson, in the 1920 World Series. As with the inaugural World Series in 1903 and the World Series in 1919 and 1921, this one was a best-of-nine series with nine teams.
Game 5 of this World Series included the only World Series triple play, the first World Series grand slam, and the first World Series pitching home run. After losing their former shortstop Ray Chapman earlier in the season when he was fatally struck by a thrown ball in the head, the Clevelands Guardians took the series in his honor.
The 1948 season:
The 1948 World Series was the last round of the 1948 MLB season’s championship series. The American League (AL) champion Cleveland Indians took on the National League (NL) champion Boston Braves in a best-of-seven series.
To their credit, the Braves had captured their first National League pennant since the legendary 1914 “Miracle Braves” squad, while the Indians had ended any hope of an all-Boston World Series with a triumph against the Red Sox in an American League championship game.