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10/22/2016 | Title time: Cubs, Indians meet eyeing end to World Series droughts

Cubs. Indians. World Series. It's about time.

10/22/2016 | C to shining C! Cleveland awaits Cubs

The visitors' clubhouse at Wrigley Field has never been described as spacious. Players are pretty confined underneath the Friendly Confines, lacking much room between lockers to maneuver. A champagne celebration could be chaotic inside Chicago's cramped quarters.

10/22/2016 | Start times set for World Series

Major League Baseball has announced the start times for the World Series, scheduled to begin Tuesday in Cleveland, where the Indians will face the Cubs.

10/22/2016 | C to shining C! Cleveland awaits Cubs

It's the Cubs! The Indians will face the Cubs, who claimed the National League pennant with a 5-0 victory over the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series at Wrigley Field on Saturday night, in the 2016 World Series. Game 1 will be played Tuesday night at Progressive Field.

10/22/2016 | Oldest Indians champion rooting for new winners

It is a unique distinction, but it's one Eddie Robinson has no interest in maintaining. The last living member of the last Indians team to win the World Series? That's not exactly a badge of honor for the 95-year-old former first baseman on the 1948 champs. "I think it's time," Robinson said. "And this may be the year."

10/22/2016 | For every challenge, Tribe has found solution

Every team encounters adversity throughout a baseball season. In the wake of setbacks, fans are often left wondering what their team might have accomplished if so many things had not gone wrong. For Cleveland, which is preparing for the World Series, the question is a little different this year. Could the Indians have pulled this off if everything had gone according to plan?

10/22/2016 | Doby, Paige highlight special 1948 World Series

Jackie Robinson and Dan Bankhead became the first African-American players to appear in the World Series as members of the National League-champion Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. But there are other thresholds worth celebrating, and it was the '48 Indians that became the first World Series-winning ballclub to feature African-American players, in Larry Doby and Satchel Paige.

10/22/2016 | Whereabouts of Tribe's '48 title pennant remains a mystery

It once flapped in the breeze above old Municipal Stadium, a physical representation of a triumphant World Series title that the Indians have fought futilely to reclaim for the past 68 years. Our best guess is that it was upwards of 15 feet wide, a broad banner broadcasting Cleveland's clout to any and all. And because the importance of that 1948 outcome has only grown in measure with each successive season that has led to this 2016 return to the Fall Classic stage, you could say the importance of this pennant has only grown in importance, too. Now, if only we knew where the heck it is.

10/21/2016 | Tribe's Zimmer flaunts terrific tools in Fall League win

Cleveland's top prospect Bradley Zimmer has some of the best all-around tools in the Arizona Fall League, and several of them were on display Friday afternoon. The Indians outfielder led the Mesa Solar Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Scottsdale Scorpions, opening the scoring with a first-inning homer and ending it with the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

10/21/2016 | Miocic loves championship fight in his Indians

The Curse, as it were, survived in Cleveland long enough that credit for killing it is something valuable, albeit not tangible. That credit clearly tends to go to the Cavaliers, who won the city's first major professional title in 52 years. But Stipe Miocic may have knocked down the first domino.

10/21/2016 | Indians consider Salazar for World Series start

During Friday's workout at Progressive Field, Indians manager Terry Francona said right-hander Danny Salazar is continuing to make progress in his throwing program. Not only has Salazar not been ruled out for the World Series roster, Francona did not dismiss the idea of having the righty make a start.

10/21/2016 | Bauer confident he'll be ready to pitch in WS

Trevor Bauer is confident that he will be able to pitch in the World Series without any issues. Even after the bloody right pinkie problem in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, when his ugly wound was revealed to the world, the Indians starter says he is available whenever his team needs him.

10/20/2016 | LeBron's lead: Tribe continues Cleveland's renaissance

The gold was gleaming in the midday sun, held aloft for the adoring masses at the IX Center near Hopkins International Airport.Nothing in this town had shined quite so brightly in the 52 years between championships. Maybe that sounds crazy, but that's what sports mean to people around here and LeBron James had learned the value of that attachment over the years. On June 20, on a tarmac in title town, he brought the Larry O'Brien Trophy home, as promised.

10/20/2016 | Wedding crashers: Fans purchase gifts for Merritt

When one of Ryan Merritt's teammates mentioned it late Wednesday night, the rookie pitcher assumed it was a joke. When text messages began arriving, buzzing the phones belonging to Merritt and his fiancee, they realized this was not a prank. Indians fans really had found their wedding registry.

10/20/2016 | One potential matchup may favor Tribe in WS

The 2016 World Series will begin on Tuesday night in Cleveland, with the Indians participating in their first Fall Classic since 1997. As they rest, prepare and watch the rest of the National League Championship Series unfold, should they have a rooting interest? Three key factors say they should pull for a matchup with the Dodgers.

10/20/2016 | Hargrove has stuck with Tribe through thick and thin

Mike Hargrove knows the Cleveland Indians -- good times and bad. He played for them in the late 1970s and early '80s, arguably as rough a stretch as the franchise ever faced. He managed them in the '90s to what can be called the best run of success in franchise history.

10/20/2016 | Tomlin cherishes close relationship with dad

After a recent health scare to his father, Jerry, Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin is extra appreciative of his strong bond with the man who help him in his path to the Majors and the World Series.

10/20/2016 | Tribe in World Series: Better relieve it!

For the sixth time in franchise history and the first time since 1997, the Indians are American League champions after a 3-0 win over the Blue Jays in Wednesday's Game 5 of the AL Championship Series at Rogers Centre.

10/19/2016 | Indians party like it's 1997 after winning pennant

They took turns passing the trophy around. A bottle in one hand and the hardware in the other, one by one, Cleveland's players savored their moment. They would stare at it, champagne dripping from the gold eagle that sits atop the black base, pausing for a moment before posing for photos.

10/19/2016 | Shapiro salutes Indians in bittersweet moment

Mark Shapiro choked back tears as he searched for words. He wanted to say this just right, and he didn't want anyone to misconstrue his swirl of emotions.

10/19/2016 | Oct. 19 Andrew Miller postgame interview

Indians reliever Andrew Miller addresses the media after Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.

10/19/2016 | AL crown just the way Tito 'drew it up

It seems impossible to say this about a man who ended an 86-year curse in a major market, but this improbable advancement is surely Terry Francona's finest managerial moment to date. Given the Indians' hurdles and their health, they have no business heading where they're headed. But they're headed there, all the same, and it's a story borne out of family and friendships and faith in the ability to overcome all odds.

10/19/2016 | Oct. 19 Ryan Merritt postgame interview

Indians rookie Ryan Merritt addresses the media after Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.

10/19/2016 | DYK: Facts and figures from ALCS Game 5

The Indians punched their ticket to the World Series on Wednesday with a 3-0 win over the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series in Toronto. The Tribe has won seven of its first eight playoff games -- sweeping the Red Sox in the AL Division Series before besting the Jays in five games -- and is now advancing to the World Series for the sixth time in franchise history.

10/19/2016 | Oct. 19 Terry Francona postgame interview

Indians manager Terry Francona addresses the media after Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.

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