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The Resume

    (1901- )
    Located in Cleveland, Ohio
    Known as the Cleveland Naps (1901-14) and the Cleveland Indians (1915-2021)
    Two World Series Championships (1920, 48)
    Former and current Indian's include Addie Joss, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, Rocky Colavito, Early Wynn, Frank Robinson, Dennis Eckersley, Eddie Murray, Kenny Lofton, Roberto Alomar, Albert Belle, Jim Thome, David Justice, C.C. Sabathia
    Six retired numbers include Earl Averill's #3, Lou Boudreau's #5, Larry Doby's #14, Mel Harder's #18, Bob Feller's #19 and Bob Lemon's #21

Why they might be annoying:

    Jim Bogby became the first pitcher to hit a home run in a World Series against the Indians (1920).
    Their notoriety as an awful team is what inspired the 'Major League' movie series.
    Albert Belle attacked a group of kids during Halloween when he was with them.
    Many special interest groups don't like the fact that they're named the Indians and their mascot is a big, red-faced Indian with a feather in his hair.
    They traded for John Rocker after he said those awful comments about New York City (2001).
    They let Jim Thome leave Cleveland for the Philadelphia Phillies where he hit 47 home runs and got 131 RBI's (2003).

Why they might not be annoying:

    They hold the major league record of 455 consecutive sell-outs at the Jake.
    Addie Joss pitched the third perfect game in Major League history (1908).
    Elmer Smith hit the first ever grand slam in a World Series and Bill Wambsganss turned the first unassisted triple-play in a World Series (1920).
    Bob Feller became the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter on opening day (1940).
    They set an at-the-time American League record for wins with 111 (1954).
    Rocky Colavito hit four home runs in four consecutive at bats in a game against Baltimore (1959).
    Frank Robinson became the first black manager in baseball with the Indians (1975).
    Lenny Barker became the 13th pitcher to pitch a perfect game in ML history (1981).
    Eddie Murray got his 3,000th hit in an Indians jersey (1995).
    They were part of one of baseball's most exciting games ever when they overcame an early 14-2 deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 15-14 in the 11th inning (2001).

Credit: His Name is Robert

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 38 Votes: 10.53% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 108 Votes: 50.93% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 83 Votes: 42.17% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 42 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 48 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 18 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 21 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 61 Votes: 50.82% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 53 Votes: 66.04% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 36 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 121 Votes: 48.76% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 154 Votes: 61.69% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 334 Votes: 67.66% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 314 Votes: 66.88% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 62 Votes: 66.13% Annoying