1969 Cleveland Indians Season
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1969 Cleveland Indians Season

1969 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Vernon Stouffer
General manager(s)Gabe Paul, Alvin Dark
Manager(s)Alvin Dark
Local televisionWJW-TV
Local radioWERE (1300)
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The 1969 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The club finished in last place in the newly established American League East with a record of 62 wins and 99 losses. The 1969 season seemed hopeful before the season started, based on the Indians modest 86-75 record the previous season, along with their solid pitching. However, a 1-15 start shattered any illusions of a successful season. Not helping, was that the Indians strong pitching the previous season fell apart. Luis Tiant fell to 9-20 in 1969, and didn't look like same pitcher from 1968, when he went 21-9, with a 1.60 ERA. Sam McDowell stayed solid at the very least, going 18-14, with a 2.94 ERA.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 109 53 0.673 -- 60-21 49-32
Detroit Tigers 90 72 0.556 19 46-35 44-37
Boston Red Sox 87 75 0.537 22 46-35 41-40
Washington Senators 86 76 0.531 23 47-34 39-42
New York Yankees 80 81 0.497 28½ 48-32 32-49
Cleveland Indians 62 99 0.385 46½ 33-48 29-51

Record vs. opponents

1969 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA WSH
Baltimore -- 10-8 6-6 9-3 13-5 11-7 11-1 8-4 11-7 8-4 9-3 13-5
Boston 8-10 -- 8-4 5-7 12-6 10-8 10-2 7-5 11-7 4-8 6-6 6-12
California 6-6 4-8 -- 9-9 8-4 5-7 9-9 7-11 3-9 6-12 9-9-1 5-7
Chicago 3-9 7-5 9-9 -- 8-4 3-9 8-10 5-13 3-9 8-10 10-8 4-8
Cleveland 5-13 6-12 4-8 4-8 -- 7-11 7-5 5-7 9-8 5-7 7-5 3-15
Detroit 7-11 8-10 7-5 9-3 11-7 -- 8-4 6-6 10-8 7-5 10-2 7-11
Kansas City 1-11 2-10 9-9 10-8 5-7 4-8 -- 8-10 5-7-1 8-10 10-8 7-5
Minnesota 4-8 5-7 11-7 13-5 7-5 6-6 10-8 -- 10-2 13-5 12-6 6-6
New York 7-11 7-11 9-3 9-3 8-9 8-10 7-5-1 2-10 -- 6-6 7-5 10-8
Oakland 4-8 8-4 12-6 10-8 7-5 5-7 10-8 5-13 6-6 -- 13-5 8-4
Seattle 3-9 6-6 9-9-1 8-10 5-7 2-10 8-10 6-12 5-7 5-13 -- 7-5
Washington 5-13 12-6 7-5 8-4 15-3 11-7 5-7 6-6 8-10 4-8 5-7 --


Notable transactions

Roster

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
SS Larry Brown 132 469 112 .239 4 24
CF José Cardenal 146 557 143 .257 11 45

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
Dave Nelson 52 123 25 .203 0 6
Lee Maye 43 108 27 .250 1 15
Joe Azcue 7 24 7 .292 1 1

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

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
Gary Boyd 8 11 0 2 9.00 9

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
Horacio Piña 31 4 2 1 5.21 32
Larry Burchart 29 0 2 0 4.25 26

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Statesville franchise moved to Monroe, June 20, 1969[8]

Notes

References


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