1995 Cleveland Indians
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Owner(s)Richard Jacobs
General manager(s)John Hart
Manager(s)Mike Hargrove
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The 1995 Cleveland Indians season was the Major League Baseball season that led to the Indians returning to the World Series for the first time since 1954. In a season that started late by 18 games – giving it just 144 games – the Indians finished in first place in the American League Central Division with a record of 100 wins and 44 losses. This was the first team in the history of the American League ever to win 100 games in a season that had fewer than 154 games.[1]

The most outstanding pitcher for the Indians was their relief pitcher, José Mesa, who finished second in the voting for the American League's Cy Young Award. Mesa pitched in 62 games; he led the league by being the finishing pitcher in 57 games, and he saved a league-leading 46 games, even though he pitched just exactly 64 innings. Mesa was the winning pitcher in three games, and he lost none. Mesa's earned run average was a microscopic 1.13. Mesa only gave up eight earned runs, one unearned run, and three home runs in the entire regular season.

The most outstanding batter and everyday player for the Indians was their left fielder, Albert Belle, who finished second in the voting for the American League's Most Valuable Player Award. Belle played in 143 of the 144 games, and became the first major leaguer to hit 50 doubles and 50 home runs in a single season. Belle led the league in runs scored (121), runs batted in (126), doubles (52), home runs (50), total bases (377), and slugging percentage (.690). Belle had 173 hits and a batting average of .317.

The second most outstanding batter and everyday player for the Indians was their right fielder, Manny Ramirez. Ramirez played in 137 games, scored 85 runs, batted in 107 runs, hit 26 doubles and 31 home runs, had 149 hits, and batted .308.

On a team that was led by its outfielders in batting, the Indians center fielder Kenny Lofton, playing in just 118 games, also had 149 hits, scored 93 runs, batted .310, and led the American League with 13 triples and 54 stolen bases. This was Lofton's fourth of five consecutive years leading the American League in stolen bases. Lofton also won a Gold Glove in the outfield. Despite Lofton only hitting seven home runs he still finished the shortened season with 53 runs batted in.

The Indians won the Central Division by an overwhelming 30 games over the second-place Kansas City Royals, and they went into the playoffs going strong. In their American League Division Series, the Indians defeated the Boston Red Sox in a three game sweep. Next, in the American League Championship Series, the Indians defeated the Seattle Mariners four games to two. The Indians' starting pitcher, Orel Hershiser, was voted the American League Championship Series' Most Valuable Player.

In the World Series, the Indians faced the Atlanta Braves (champions of the National League for the third time in four years), who had finished the regular season with a 90–54 record, had defeated the Colorado Rockies three games to one in the National League Division Series, and had swept the Cincinnati Reds four games to none in the National League Championship Series. The Braves had the National League's Cy Young Award winner in Greg Maddux, who finished the season with a 19–2 won-loss record and a 1.63 earned run average as a starting pitcher. Maddux also finished in third place in the voting for Most Valuable Player.

The Indians lost the World Series to the Braves by four games to two, with the Braves winning all three games in Atlanta, and the Indians winning two out of three games in Cleveland. The World Series Most Valuable Player was the starting pitcher Tom Glavine of the Braves, who won two games in the Series.

Offseason

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Regular season

The Indians led the Majors in nearly every offensive category, including runs scored (840), hits (1,461), home runs (207), runs batted in (803), batting average (.291) and slugging percentage (.479). They also struck out the fewest times (766) of all 28 MLB teams.[6][7] They also had one of the most formidable pitching staffs in the AL, allowing the second-fewest hits (1,261), finishing with the best ERA (3.83), the fewest runs allowed (607), fewest earned runs allowed (554), the most saves (50) and the fewest intentional walks (16).[7]

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 100 44 0.694 54–18 46–26
Kansas City Royals 70 74 0.486 30 35–37 35–37
Chicago White Sox 68 76 0.472 32 38–34 30–42
Milwaukee Brewers 65 79 0.451 35 33–39 32–40
Minnesota Twins 56 88 0.389 44 29–43 27–45

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 9–4 6–1 2–10 8–5 4–5 7–5 3–6 6–7 5–7 6–7 4–1 7–6
Boston 9–4 11–3 5–3 6–7 8–5 3–2 8–4 5–4 5–8 8–4 7–5 3–4 8–5
California 4–9 3–11 10–2 3–2 6–2 5–7 5–2 8–5 7–5 6–7 7–6 6–7 8–2
Chicago 1–6 3–5 2–10 5–8 8–4 8–5 6–7 10–3 3–2–1 7–5 4–9 5–7 6–5
Cleveland 10–2 7–6 2–3 8–5 10–3 11–1 9–4 9–4 6–6 7–0 5–4 6–3 10–3
Detroit 5–8 5–8 2–6 4–8 3–10 3–4 8–5 7–5 5–8 2–3 5–5 4–8 7–6
Kansas City 5–4 2–3 7–5 5–8 1–11 4–3 10–2 6–7 3–7 5–8 7–5 8–6 7–5
Milwaukee 5–7 4–8 2–5 7–6 4–9 5–8 2–10 9–4 5–6 7–2 3–2 5–7 7–5
Minnesota 6–3 4–5 5–8 3–10 4–9 5–7 7–6 4–9 3–4 5–7 4–8 5–8 1–4
New York 7–6 8–5 5–7 2–3–1 6–6 8–5 7–3 6–5 4–3 4–9 4–9 6–3 12–1
Oakland 7–5 4–8 7–6 5–7 0–7 3–2 8–5 2–7 7–5 9–4 7–6 5–8 3–7
Seattle 7–6 5–7 6–7 9–4 4–5 5–5 5–7 2–3 8–4 9–4 6–7 10–3 3–4
Texas 1–4 4–3 7–6 7–5 3–6 8–4 6–8 7–5 8–5 3–6 8–5 3–10 9–3
Toronto 6–7 5–8 2–8 5–6 3–10 6–7 5–7 5–7 4–1 1–12 7–3 4–3 3–9


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Indians Win Indians Loss Game Postponed
1995 Regular Season Game Log (100-44) (Home: 54-18; Road: 46-26)
April: 2-2 (Road: 2-2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Time
1 April 27 @ Rangers 11-6 Martínez Gross The Ballpark in Arlington 32,161 1-0 3:17
2 April 28 @ Rangers 9-10 Whiteside Poole Russell The Ballpark in Arlington 22,179 1-1 3:04
3 April 29 @ Rangers 5-6 Burrows Shuey The Ballpark in Arlington 28,048 1-2 3:11
4 April 30 @ Rangers 7-6 Mesa Whiteside The Ballpark in Arlington 26,026 2-2 4:41
May: 19-7 (Home: 9-3, Road: 10-4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Time Local TV Local Cable TV
5 May 2 @ Tigers 11-1 Martínez Bergman Tiger Stadium 39,398 3-2 3:23
6 May 3 @ Tigers 14-7 Clark Doherty Tiger Stadium 29,996 4-2 3:32
7 May 4 @ Tigers 3-4 Wells Hershiser Henneman Tiger Stadium 28,846 4-3 2:25
8 May 5 Twins 5-1 Nagy Erickson Mesa Jacobs Field 41,434 5-3 2:22
9 May 6 Twins 2-5 Radke Black Aguilera Jacobs Field 37,325 5-4 2:53
10 May 7 Twins 10-9 (17) Poole Guthrie Jacobs Field 39,431 6-4 6:36!
11 May 8 Royals 6-2 Clark Appier Grimsley Jacobs Field 26,704 7-4 3:19
12 May 9 Royals 10-0 Hershiser Linton Jacobs Field 27,225 8-4 2:23
13 May 10 Royals 3-2 (10) Plunk Meacham Jacobs Field 27,749 9-4 3:14
14 May 12 @ Orioles 3-2 Martínez Brown Oriole Park at Camden Yards 40,516 10-4 2:50
14 May 13 @ Orioles 1-6 Mussina Clark Oriole Park at Camden Yards 40,185 10-5 2:18
15 May 14 @ Orioles 3-1 Hershiser Rhodes Mesa Oriole Park at Camden Yards 39,167 11-5 3:15
17 May 16 @ Yankees 10-5 Nagy Key Yankee Stadium 18,246 12-5 3:00
18 May 18 @ Red Sox 3-4 Belinda Poole Fenway Park 24,285 12-6 2:55
19 May 19 @ Red Sox 9-5 Tavárez Ryan Fenway Park 23,507 13-6 3:27
20 May 20 @ Red Sox 7-5 Plunk Pena Mesa Fenway Park 29,412 14-6 3:08
21 May 21 @ Red Sox 12-10 Assenmacher Pierce Mesa Fenway Park 32,339 15-6 3:48
22 May 22 Brewers 5-7 Bones Nagy Fetters Jacobs Field 34,464 15-7 3:10
23 May 23 Brewers 5-3 Martínez Sparks Mesa Jacobs Field 35,373 16-7 2:54
24 May 24 Brewers 5-7 Rightnowar Clark Fetters Jacobs Field 29,638 16-8 3:59
25 May 26 @ Blue Jays 7-4 Hershiser Hentgen Mesa Skydome 47,113 17-8 2:49
26 May 27 @ Blue Jays 0-3 Leiter Plunk Hall Skydome 47,143 17-9 2:35
27 May 28 @ Blue Jays 5-4 Nagy Darwin Mesa Skydome 42,365 18-9 3:29
28 May 29 White Sox 7-6 Tavárez DeLeon Mesa Jacobs Field 41,736 19-9 3:14
29 May 30 White Sox 2-1 Assenmacher Fernandez Mesa Jacobs Field 33,038 20-9 2:57
30 May 31 White Sox 6-3 Hershiser Abbott Mesa Jacobs Field 36,771 21-9 2:45
June: 20-8 (Home: 12-4, Road: 8-4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Time Local TV Local Cable TV
31 June 1 White Sox 7-4 Black Bere Plunk Jacobs Field 33,260 22-9 3:16
32 June 2 Blue Jays 0-5 Leiter Nagy Timlin Jacobs Field 41,545 22-10 3:01
33 June 3 Blue Jays 3-0 Martínez Darwin Jacobs Field 41,566 23-10 2:30
34 June 4 Blue Jays 9-8 Tavárez Hall Jacobs Field 41,688 24-10 3:10
35 June 5 Tigers 8-0 Hershiser Bergman Jacobs Field 34,615 25-10 2:43
36 June 6 Tigers 4-3 Tavárez Boever Mesa Jacobs Field 36,115 26-10 3:10
37 June 7 Tigers 3-2 (10) Plunk Maxcy Jacobs Field 36,363 27-10 2:42
38 June 8 @ Brewers 8-7 Tavárez Lloyd Mesa Miller Park 17,641 28-10 3:50
39 June 9 @ Brewers 7-4 Ogea Roberson Mesa Miller Park 13,136 29-10 2:51
40 June 10 @ @ Brewers 1-6 Miranda Hershiser Reyes Miller Park 18,869 29-11 2:28
41 June 11 @ @ Brewers 11-5 Black Scanlan Miller Park 18,706 30-11 3:20
42 June 12 Orioles 4-3 Nagy Brown Mesa Jacobs Field 41,845 31-11 3:03
43 June 13 Orioles 11-0 Martinez Mussina Jacobs Field 41,927 32-11 3:00
44 June 14 Orioles 5-2 Ogea Klingenbeck Mesa Jacobs Field 41,839 33-11 3:24
45 June 16 Yankees 2-4 Wickman Poole Wetteland Jacobs Field 41,643 33-12 3:04
46 June 17 Yankees 7-4 Black Pettitte Mesa Jacobs Field 41,662 34-12 2:53
47 June 18 Yankees 5-9 McDowell Nagy Wetteland Jacobs Field 41,667 34-13 3:13
48 June 19 Red Sox 4-3 (10) Plunk Ryan Jacobs Field 41,645 35-13 3:37
49 June 20 Red Sox 9-2 Ogea Eshelman Jacobs Field 40,190 36-13 2:33
50 June 21 Red Sox 1-3 Hanson Hershiser Belinda Jacobs Field 41,948 36-14 2:33
51 June 23 @ White Sox 5-12 Bere Nagy Comiskey Park 31,962 36-15 3:03
52 June 24 @ White Sox 3-8 Fernandez Black Comiskey Park 35,028 36-16 2:47
53 June 25 @ White Sox 2-3 DeLeon Assenmacher Radinsky Comiskey Park 27,514 36-17 3:10
54 June 26 @ Royals 2-0 Ogea Gordon Mesa Kauffman Stadium 24,296 37-17 2:48
55 June 27 @ Royals 7-1 Clark Haney Kauffman Stadium 19,510 38-17 2:26
56 June 28 @ Royals 5-2 Nagy Appier Mesa Kauffman Stadium 18,596 39-17 2:55
57 June 29 @ Twins 10-5 Black Erickson Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 17,116 40-17 3:09
58 June 30 @ Twins 4-1 Martinez Trombley Mesa Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 27,416 41-17 3:05
July: 18-9 (Home: 9-4, Road: 9-5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Time Local TV Local Cable TV
59 July 1 @ Twins 5-6 Radke Ogea Aguilera Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 18,820 41-18 2:53
60 July 2 @ Twins 7-0 Clark Harris Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 16,790 42-18 2:44
61 July 3 Rangers 9-1 Nagy Rogers Jacobs Field 41,713 43-18 2:55
62 July 4 Rangers 6-7 McDowell Assenmacher Whiteside Jacobs Field 41,769 43-19 3:46
63 July 5 Rangers 2-0 Martinez Gross Mesa Jacobs Field 41,881 44-19 2:30
64 July 6 Mariners 8-1 Ogea Belcher Jacobs Field 41,661 45-19 2:13
65 July 7 Mariners 3-5 Johnson Clark Jacobs Field 41,741 45-20 3:11
66 July 8 Mariners 7-3 Nagy Bosio Jacobs Field 41,893 46-20 2:40
67 July 9 Mariners 3-9 Torres Hershiser Jacobs Field 41,897 46-21 2:50
68 July 14 Athletics 1-0 Embree Prieto Mesa Jacobs Field 41,862 47-21 2:34
69 July 14 Athletics 7-6 Nagy Darling Mesa Jacobs Field 41,862 48-21 2:44
70 July 15 Athletics 7-2 Hershiser Ontiveros Plunk Jacobs Field 41,726 49-21 2:22
71 July 16 Athletics 5-4 (12) Embree Eckersley Jacobs Field 41,767 50-21 4:26
72 July 17 Angels 3-8 Anderson Ogea Jacobs Field 41,583 50-22 3:08
73 July 18 Angels 7-5 Assenmacher Smith Jacobs Field 41,763 51-22 3:10
74 July 19 @ Rangers The Ballpark in Arlington
75 July 20 @ Rangers The Ballpark in Arlington
76 July 21 @ Athletics Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
77 July 22 @ Athletics Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
78 July 23 @ Athletics Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
79 July 24 Angels Anaheim Stadium
80 July 25 Angels Anaheim Stadium
81 July 26 Angels Anaheim Stadium
82 July 27 @ Mariners Kingdome
83 July 28 @ Mariners Kingdome
84 July 29 @ Mariners Kingdome
85 July 30 @ Mariners Kingdome
August: 21-9 (Home: 14-3, Road: 7-6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Time Local TV Local Cable TV
86 August 1 Twins Jacobs Field
87 August 2 Twins Jacobs Field
88 August 3 Twins Jacobs Field
89 August 4 White Sox Jacobs Field
90 August 5 White Sox Jacobs Field
91 August 6 White Sox Jacobs Field
92 August 8 @ Red Sox Fenway Park
93 August 9 @ Red Sox Fenway Park
94 August 10 @ Yankees Yankee Stadium
95 August 10 @ Yankees Yankee Stadium
96 August 11 @ Yankees Yankee Stadium
97 August 12 @ Yankees Yankee Stadium
98 August 13 @ Yankees Yankee Stadium
99 August 14 @ Orioles Oriole Park at Camden Yards
100 August 15 @ Orioles Oriole Park at Camden Yards
101 August 16 @ Orioles Oriole Park at Camden Yards
102 August 17 Brewers Jacobs Field
103 August 18 Brewers Jacobs Field
104 August 19 Brewers Jacobs Field
105 August 20 Brewers Jacobs Field
106 August 21 @ Blue Jays Skydome
107 August 22 @ Blue Jays Skydome
108 August 23 @ Blue Jays Skydome
109 August 25 Tigers Jacobs Field
110 August 26 Tigers Jacobs Field
111 August 27 Tigers Jacobs Field
112 August 28 Blue Jays Jacobs Field
113 August 29 Blue Jays Jacobs Field
114 August 30 Blue Jays Jacobs Field
115 August 31 Blue Jays Jacobs Field
September: 19-9 (Home: 9-4, Road: 10-5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Time Local TV Local Cable TV
116 September 1 @ Tigers Tiger Stadium
117 September 2 @ Tigers Tiger Stadium
118 September 3 @ Tigers Tiger Stadium
119 September 4 @ Tigers Tiger Stadium
120 September 5 @ Brewers Miller Park
121 September 6 @ Brewers Miller Park
122 September 7 Mariners Jacobs Field
123 September 8 Orioles Jacobs Field
124 September 9 Orioles Jacobs Field
125 September 10 Orioles Jacobs Field
126 September 11 Yankees Jacobs Field
127 September 12 Yankees Jacobs Field
128 September 13 Yankees Jacobs Field
129 September 14 Red Sox Jacobs Field
130 September 15 Red Sox Jacobs Field
131 September 16 Red Sox Jacobs Field
132 September 17 Red Sox Jacobs Field
133 September 18 White Sox Comiskey Park
134 September 19 White Sox Comiskey Park
135 September 20 White Sox Comiskey Park
136 September 22 @ Royals Kauffman Stadium
137 September 23 @ Royals Kauffman Stadium
138 September 24 @ Royals Kauffman Stadium
139 September 26 @ Twins Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
140 September 27 @ Twins Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
141 September 28 @ Twins Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
142 September 29 Royals Jacobs Field
143 September 30 Royals Jacobs Field
October: 1-0 (Home: 1-0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Time Local TV Local Cable TV
144 October 1 Royals Jacobs Field

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Tony Peña 91 263 69 .262 5 28
1B Paul Sorrento 104 323 76 .235 25 79
2B Carlos Baerga 135 557 175 .314 15 90
3B Jim Thome 137 452 142 .314 25 73
SS Omar Vizquel 136 542 144 .266 6 56
LF Albert Belle 143 546 173 .317 50 126
CF Kenny Lofton 118 481 149 .310 7 53
RF Manny Ramirez 137 484 149 .308 31 107
DH Eddie Murray 113 436 141 .323 21 82

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Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Sandy Alomar Jr. 66 203 61 .300 10 35
Wayne Kirby 101 188 39 .207 1 14
Herb Perry 52 162 51 .315 3 23
Álvaro Espinoza 66 143 36 .252 2 17
Dave Winfield 46 115 22 .191 2 4
Rubén Amaro 28 60 12 .200 1 7
Eddie Tucker 17 20 0 .000 0 0
Jesse Levis 12 18 6 .333 0 3
Billy Ripken 8 17 7 .412 2 3
Brian Giles 6 9 5 .556 1 3
Jeromy Burnitz 9 7 4 .571 0 0
David Bell 2 2 0 .000 0 0

[15]

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dennis Martinez 28 187.0 12 5 3.08 99
Charles Nagy 29 178.0 16 6 4.55 139
Orel Hershiser 26 167.1 16 6 3.87 111
Mark Clark 22 124.2 9 7 5.27 68
Ken Hill 12 74.2 4 1 3.98 48
Bud Black 11 47.1 4 2 6.85 34
Joe Roa 1 6.0 0 1 6.00 0

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Chad Ogea 20 106.1 8 3 3.05 57
Jason Grimsley 15 34.0 0 0 6.09 25
Albie Lopez 6 23.0 0 0 3.13 22

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
José Mesa 62 3 0 46 1.13 58
Julián Tavárez 57 10 2 0 2.44 68
Eric Plunk 56 6 2 2 2.67 71
Paul Assenmacher 47 6 2 0 2.82 40
Jim Poole 42 3 3 0 3.75 41
Alan Embree 23 3 2 1 5.11 23
Dennis Cook 11 0 0 0 6.39 13
Paul Shuey 7 0 2 0 4.26 5
Gregg Olson 3 0 0 0 13.50 0
John Farrell 1 0 0 0 3.86 4

Post season

1995 American League Divisional Playoffs

Main article: 1995 American League Division Series

Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Red Sox

Cleveland wins the series, 3-0

Game Score Date
1 Boston 4, Cleveland 5 October 3, 1995
2 Boston 0, Cleveland 4 October 4, 1995
3 Cleveland 8, Boston 2 October 6, 1995

Game 1, October 3

Jacobs Field, Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E
Boston 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 11 2
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 10 2
WP: Ken Hill (1-0)   LP: Zane Smith (0-1)
Home runs:
BOS: John Valentin (1), Luis Alicea (1), Tim Naehring
CLE: Albert Belle (1), Tony Peña (1)

Game 2, October 4

Jacobs Field, Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 X 4 4 2
WP: Orel Hershiser (1-0)   LP: Erik Hanson (0-1)
Home runs:
BOS: None
CLE: Eddie Murray (1)

Game 3, October 6

Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 2 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 11 2
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 1
WP: Charles Nagy (1-0)   LP: Tim Wakefield (0-1)
Home runs:
CLE: Jim Thome (1)
BOS: None

1995 American League Championship Series

Main article: 1995 American League Championship Series

Matchups

Game Score Date
1 Cleveland 2, Seattle 3 October 10, 1995
2 Cleveland 5, Seattle 2 October 11, 1995
3 Seattle 5, Cleveland 2 October 13, 1995
4 Seattle 0, Cleveland 7 October 14, 1995
5 Seattle 2, Cleveland 3 October 15, 1995
6 Cleveland 4, Seattle 0 October 17, 1995

Game 1

October 10: Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 10 1
Seattle 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 3 7 0
WP: Bob Wolcott (1-0)   LP: Dennis Martínez (0-1)   Sv: Norm Charlton (1)
Home runs:
CLE: Albert Belle (1)
SEA: Mike Blowers (1)

Game 2

October 11: Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 5 12 0
Seattle 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 6 1
WP: Orel Hershiser (1-0)   LP: Tim Belcher (0-1)
Home runs:
CLE: Manny Ramírez (2)
SEA: Ken Griffey, Jr. (1), Jay Buhner (1)

Game 3

October 13: Jacobs Field, Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Seattle 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 9 1
Cleveland 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 2
WP: Norm Charlton (1-0)   LP: Julián Tavárez (0-1)
Home runs:
SEA: Jay Buhner (2)
CLE: None

Game 4

October 14: Jacobs Field, Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seattle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Cleveland 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 X 7 9 0
WP: Ken Hill (1-0)   LP: Andy Benes (0-1)
Home runs:
SEA: None
CLE: Eddie Murray (1), Jim Thome (1)

Game 5

October 15: Jacobs Field, Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seattle 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 2
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 X 3 10 4
WP: Orel Hershiser (2-0)   LP: Chris Bosio (0-1)   Sv: José Mesa (1)
Home runs:
SEA: None
CLE: Jim Thome (1)

Game 6

October 17: Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 4 8 0
Seattle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
WP: Dennis Martínez (1-1)   LP: Randy Johnson (0-1)
Home runs:
CLE: Carlos Baerga (1)
Home: None

1995 World series

Main article: 1995 World Series

Game 1

October 21, 1995, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0
Atlanta 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 X 3 3 2
WP: Greg Maddux (1-0)   LP: Orel Hershiser (0-1)
Home runs:
Away: None
ATL: Fred McGriff (1)

Game 2

October 22, 1995, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 2
Atlanta 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 X 4 8 2
WP: Tom Glavine (1-0)   LP: Dennis Martínez (0-1)   Sv: Mark Wohlers (1)
Home runs:
CLE: Eddie Murray (1)
ATL: Javy López (1)

Game 3

October 24, 1995, at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Atlanta 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 6 12 1
Cleveland 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 7 12 2
WP: José Mesa (1-0)   LP: Alejandro Peña (0-1)
Home runs:
ATL: Fred McGriff (2), Ryan Klesko (1)
Home: None

Game 4

October 25, 1995, at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 5 11 1
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 6 0
WP: Steve Avery (1-0)   LP: Ken Hill (0-1)   Sv: Pedro Borbón, Jr. (1)
Home runs:
ATL: Ryan Klesko (2)
CLE: Albert Belle (1), Manny Ramírez (1)

Game 5

October 26, 1995, at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 4 7 0
Cleveland 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 X 5 8 1
WP: Orel Hershiser (1-1)   LP: Greg Maddux (1-1)   Sv: José Mesa (1)
Home runs:
ATL: Luis Polonia (1), Ryan Klesko (3)
CLE: Albert Belle (2), Jim Thome (1)

Game 6

October 28, 1995, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 1 6 0
WP: Tom Glavine (2-0)   LP: Jim Poole (0-1)   Sv: Mark Wohlers (2)
Home runs:
Away: None
ATL: David Justice (1)

Game log

1995 Postseason Game Log
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Recap
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Recap
World Series vs. Atlanta Braves – Braves win series 4–2
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Recap
1 October 21 @ Braves 2–3 Maddux (1–0) Hershiser (0–1) Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 51,876 0–1 L1
2 October 22 @ Braves 3–4 Glavine (1–0) Martínez (0–1) Wohlers (1) Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 51,877 0–2 L2
3 October 24 Braves 7–6 (11) Mesa (1–0) Peña (0–1) Jacobs Field 43,584 1–2 W1
4 October 25 Braves 2–5 Avery (1–0) Hill (0–1) Borbón, Jr. (1) Jacobs Field 43,578 1–3 L1
5 October 26 Braves 5–4 Hershiser (1–1) Maddux (1–1) Mesa (1) Jacobs Field 43,595 2–3 W1
6 October 28 @ Braves 0–1 Glavine (2–0) Poole (0–1) Wohlers (2) Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 51,875 2–4 L1
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Indians team member

Award winners

Hershiser became the Most Valuable Player of the 1995 American League Championship Series against the Seattle Mariners, and he is the only player to win the League Championship series Most Valuable Player Award in both leagues.

All-Star Game

Minor league affiliates

Classification level Team League Season article
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League 1995 Buffalo Bisons season
AA Canton–Akron Indians Eastern League 1995 Canton–Akron Indians season
Advanced A Kinston Indians Carolina League
A Columbus RedStixx South Atlantic League
Short Season A Watertown Indians New York–Penn League
Rookie Burlington Indians Appalachian League

References

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.371, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Derek Lilliquist at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Paul Byrd at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Torey Lovullo at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Billy Ripken at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ "1995 Major League Baseball Season Summary".
  7. ^ a b 1995 Major League Baseball Season Summary Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Dave Winfield at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Paul Assenmacher at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ a b Bud Black at Baseball-Reference
  11. ^ Casey Candaele at Baseball-Reference
  12. ^ Matt Williams at Baseball-Reference
  13. ^ Todd Frohwirth at Baseball-Reference
  14. ^ Ken Hill at Baseball-Reference
  15. ^ a b 1995 Cleveland Indians Statistics and Roster Baseball-Reference.com

Further reading