2015 Cleveland Indians Spring Training Schedule
The Cleveland Indians have long been a major component of Major
League Baseball, and you'll see that loud and clear if you head down to Goodyear, Arizona (just west of Phoenix) to be a part
of another exciting spring training in the Cactus League. Though we obviously know that the regular season is great, spring
training offers a completely different type of experience that you need to see first-hand to truly appreciate. Of course,
it doesn't hurt that Goodyear Park is the perfect spring training home venue for the Indians and the perfect meeting place
for Indians' fans from all over, giving you plenty of reasons to join in the fun as the most passionate fans head down to
Goodyear to see the Indians get the season started on the right foot.
In 2014, the Indians put together another winning
season that had them in the playoff hunt right until the end of the season, delivering some incredible moments along the way
as they showed off their immense upside. It also helps that the Indians were able to see the flourishing of Michael Brantley,
one of the stars on the rise in the league and a player who is known to be able to do just about everything on the diamond.
With Brantley anchoring a great group of up-and-comers, Indians' fans know that they are watching a special club that has
a very bright future ahead of it.
Take a look at the schedule for spring training and you'll also see all kinds of great
options, as the Indians will take on some of the top teams in the league throughout spring training as a part of the Cactus
League. Against teams like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Chicago and more, the Indians will get to go up against
some of the brightest stars in the league throughout the spring, and you can bank on there being a great fan base at every
turn. So whether you're already in the area or looking for an escape from the Cleveland winters, you'll definitely be glad
that you're not sitting anywhere else.
Cleveland Indians Team Info
Thanks to an explosive offense led
by Asdrubal Cabrera, Michael Brantley, Carlos Santana and Nick Swisher, as well as a tough pitching rotation headed by Corey
Kluber, the Indians look like a team on the rise in the A.L. Central, though it's never easy as they go up against division
rivals like the Royals, Twins, Tigers and White Sox. This is a team that can do a little bit of everything, however, with
plenty of ball players who can turn the direction of a big game in a real hurry as they look to once again be a big-time factor
in the American League. After the Kansas City Royals went on their incredible run to the World Series in 2014, the American
League Central is now one of the very best divisions in baseball, and the Indians are looking to be right in the mix from
the get-go this season.
Spring Training the Experience
Even though there are plenty of ways to experience
baseball these days, there is still no comparing it with the live experience, though that's not something you're going to
figure out sitting at home watching on that disappointing little flatscreen. Spring training brings a whole different vibe,
and it will have you headed right back for some more Cactus League fun much sooner than later. During spring training, you
end up with an unprecedented look at your favorite team, as the extra autograph sessions and other events will allow you to
get a much closer look than tends to happen during the regular season. There's nothing better than being down under the Arizonian
sunshine watching a little bit of America's Pastime, as this is an experience that will completely speak for itself.
Cleveland Indians History
Sports tickets to see the Cleveland Indians have been on sale since 1901, when the
team was known as the Cleveland Blues. Over the years, the Indians have had plenty of great players come through their roster,
and the current squad has enough talent to be a major factor in the A.L. Central. Some of the best seasons in Indians' history
include their World Series runs in both 1920 and 1948, though A.L. pennants in 1954, 1995 and 1997 also brought plenty of
fanfare to the stands on a regular basis. A small sampling of the great players to dominate for the Indians also includes
legends like Bob Feller, Joe Jackson, Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez and plenty of others. These days, the Indians are looking to
swing their way towards a title much sooner or later, with a talented young roster that looks to be one of the teams on the
rise in the American League.
Cleveland Indians Trivia
Do you know who holds the franchise record for highest
slugging percentage in a season?
The answer is Albert Belle, who was absolutely on fire in 1994 on his way to tallying
a.714 slugging percentage. During his time in Cleveland, Belle was one of the top hitters in baseball, making it to four straight
All-Star games between 1993 and 1996.
Cleveland Indians Fans
The Indians play their home games at Progressive
Field, which has a capacity of more than 42,000 screaming Indians' fans. But even though regular season games at Progressive
are obviously a must, the good news is that you don't even have to wait until the regular season starts to get a crack at
seeing the Indians do their thing on the diamond. Every spring, the Indians head down to Phoenix to see what they need to
tweak heading into the season, and you can always count on there being plenty of fans that turn up to show their passion and
enthusiasm for their favorite team. Though it's obviously the significant talent level down on the field that gets fans into
the stands, it's the fans themselves who help to elevate the experience in a very big way, helping to create the perfect atmosphere
at Goodyear Ballpark every time the Indians take to the diamond.