When did the Cleveland Indians last win the World Series?

Members of the Cleveland Indians, Gene Bearden, Jim Hegan, and Bob Lemon celebrate the 1948 World Series title.

The last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series was in 1948, when they defeated the Boston Braves in six games.

As of 2021, the 72+ year drought is the longest in baseball.

The Indians will be renamed the Guardians prior to the beginning of the 2022 season.

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is the author of three books about baseball, including Ty Cobb: A Biography. He formerly worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media. He lives in Michigan where he writes, runs, and enjoys a good orange soda now and again.

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