Cleveland Indians: Rounding up the top playoff moments in team history

We recently published a series looking back at the greatest postseason moments in Cleveland Indians history. Here is a recap of the results.

Rumor season has given way to trade season as Cleveland Indians fans wake up every morning hoping their favorite players remain on the team.

While this takes up our collective time, I wanted to recap a series that was published on the site a month ago. That was the “Cleveland Indians Playoff History” series written by Phil Barth, our resident historian.

Barth went through the entire history of the franchise to select 10 moments that stood out the most. Here is the recap of his list:

10. 2016 home runs and Miller time

9. 1997 ALCS, Game 3

8. 1997 ALCS, Game 6

7. The two-run passed ball

6. Jason Kipnis puts us oh so close

5. First WS Game 1 Win in 98 Years

4. Midges!

3. The legend of Sandy Alomar Jr.

2. Ryan Merritt rises to the occasion

1. The Indians win a World Series

His series features everything from magical moments in 2016 to the last championship won by the team. A heavy focus is also put on the run in the 1990s.

The Indians had some great moments before the title won in 1948, but none of us were around to see it. That would make it hard to describe the games, so we don’t want anyone ranting about 1920 when it comes to this series.

The Indians obviously haven’t won a World Series title since 1948. Yet there are still so many great moments to remember. Just don’t think about how those respective postseasons ultimately ended.

I’d recommend checking out this entire series, as Barth does an amazing job of recounting these games that have left so many positive memories in the minds of Indians fans. The team is in the midst of a contention window and hopefully there are more memories to be made.

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For now, we can reminisce on the past as we await the start of yet another hopeful season.