The BASEBALL WORLD SERIES has been played in Cleveland 6 times, when the CLEVELAND INDIANS won the American League championship in 1920, 1948, 1954, 1995, 1997, and 2016. They went on to win the series in 1920 and 1948.
It was a day that most Cleveland Indians fans will never forget, even though some have tried to block it out. After a magical run through two of the supposed American League’s best in the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays in 2016, the Tribe found themselves in the World Series up against the favored Chicago Cubs.
26, 1997, the Florida Marlins stunned the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the World Series. Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 11th inning, Edgar Renteria delivered the game-winning base hit off of Charles Nagy with two outs and the bases loaded scoring Craig Counsell to win the franchise’s first-ever World Series title.
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Florida Marlins over Cleveland Indians (4-3)
The Cubs defeated the Indians 4–3 to win their first World Series since 1908. Game 7, an 8–7 victory in 10 innings, marked the fifth time that a Game 7 had gone into extra innings and the first since 1997 (which, coincidentally, the Indians also lost).
Aroldis Chapman was the Game 7 winner, and Mike Montgomery earned his first career save by retiring Michael Martinez for the last out in a series in which the Cubs overcame a 3-1 deficit by winning the final three games.
New York Yankees over San Diego Padres (4-0)
With players on strike since mid-August, Major League Baseball on September 14, 1994, cancels its playoffs and World Series. The MLB Players Association refused.