“Victorious” Cleveland Indians Historic 22 Game Winning Streak and Second Straight AL Central Title (Picture Me This Photohunt)

I am beyond excited to take Cody’s place in the  Picture Me This Photohunt for this week. When Cody showed me what the word was,  there was NO WAY I was NOT going to participate! (You can participate too! Be sure to tag your entry with #PMTphotohunt so others can find you. and tag @tonkstail on Instagram & Twitter, @atonkstail on Facebook)

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Those that know my Mom and Dad well know they are BIG baseball and football fans. Dad is a Detroit Tigers fan (and so is Cody since he is a feline), but Mom and I are true to Mom’s original team, The Cleveland Indians. (Mom lived in Cleveland for 35 years and was at the World Series twice when the Indians were there and she was at a number of playoff games. The photo below is when Mom was at the 1995 World Series, she is on the right). Why am I an Indians fan? Because I am one of the BIGGEST “Mama’s Boy” Shelties known to man, THAT’S why!! (and because I know who to kiss up to for extra treats!) 

My Mom is on the right, this was from the World Series in 1995


Well, this week the Cleveland Indians, (affectionately known as “The Tribe” had TWO HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENTS. The first is The Cleveland Indians won 22 CONSECUTIVE GAMES, THE SECOND LONGEST STREAK IN HISTORY AND IT WAS THE LONGEST WINNING STREAK IN AMERICAN LEAGUE HISTORY!!


1. It’s the second longest winning streak in history.

Some say it’s the longest winning streak. But, according to MLB, this is the second-longest winning streak ever.

2. Not many of the 22 wins were close.

More than half the 22 wins were decided by at least four runs. Pretty incredible.

3. Their Pythagorean record was 21-1.

Pythagorean record is a fancy term for expected record based on run differential. That plus-105 run differential equals an expected 21-1 record in those 22 games thanks to all those big blowout wins. There is always going to be some element of luck to a 22-game winning streak, but make no mistake, the Indians straight up dominated for 22 games.

4. The Indians had just one walk-off win.

5. The Indians trailed for only eight innings.

6. They swept two doubleheaders.

7. Cleveland won 15 games in 14 days.

8. The Indians had long home and road winning streaks simultaneously.

9. The fans gave the team a big hand after the streak ended.

To read the rest of these amazing stats visit CBS SPORTS (they listed 22 stats in honor of the Indians historic 22 game winning streak.)





What was once a formality is now official: The Cleveland Indians are the 2017 AL Central champions. Saturday’s win over the Royals (CLE 8, KC 4) combined with the Twins losing to the Blue Jays (TOR 7, MIN 2) clinched Cleveland’s second straight division title.

This is the first time the Indians have won back-to-back division titles since winning five straight from 1995-99. Cleveland clinched a postseason berth earlier this week, so their ticket to the playoffs was already punched.

Mom and I are hopeful that the Cleveland Indians will once again make it to the World Series (they lost to the Chicago Cubs in 2016) and that this time, for the FIRST TIME since 1948, they will WIN!! We have our paws crossed!! “GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TRIBE!!!”







  1. congrats to the cleveland indians… we will cross our paws too to see them soon as the super winners!!!
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    • Dakota says:

      Mom says “from your mouth to God’s ears!!” Thank you!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  2. Sounds like a Victory to me, Dakota…and you just did a purrfect job on the pictures. That cap looks so victorious on you 🙂 Double Pawkiss for a great day 🙂 <3

  3. You look great in your Indians cap and bandana, Dakota! Congratulations to your team!
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    • Dakota says:

      Thank you so much my furiend!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  4. We don’t know much of anything about sports around here, but we’re super excited for you! And you are the cutest Indians fan ever, Dakota!
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    • Dakota says:

      Thank you sooo much!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  5. Sandee says:

    We don’t do sports here, but we do good looking dogs and Dakota fits that bill.

    Have a woof woof day, Dakota. My best to your peeps. ♥♥♥
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  6. Kismet says:

    The end of the world is near. The Cubs and Indians are winning. The philosophy around this house is
    “anyone but the Dodgers”.
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    • Dakota says:

      BOL!!! My Mom enjoyed your comment! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  7. Go Tribe indeed. The Ranch is loudly rooting for your team!
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  8. We love baseball here too! Mostly watching the grandkids play but we always enjoy the Play offs and World Series!
    Hazel & Mabel

    • Dakota says:

      Mom and Dad’s Great Nephew is going to be playing baseball all year, we are happy for him! We hope you will be seeing the Indians in the World Series! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  9. Fantastic!!! You’re lookin’ pretty good in your sports gear too! 🙂
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  10. Summer says:

    You look so cute in your cap 🙂

  11. Jan K says:

    Wow, we didn’t know all that – no wonder you and your Mom are so excited! Congratulations and good luck to your team and we hope they keep the excitement going!
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    • Dakota says:

      Thank you!! We sure hope so too!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  12. Emma says:

    Good for your Indians, but too bad we are in the same division! Maybe one day the Twins will be awesome again, then again, maybe not! Congratulations.
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  13. We will root for the Indians and hope that your dreams come true!
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  14. It was kind of tough sledding, as they say, around here. See … Mom is a Royals fan unless/until they’re out of the playoffs, then she backs the Tribe. Dad is an Indians fan, as he was born and raised outside of Cleveland. So … yeah. Oops. Cam and I did our best to stay out of it!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  15. Rachel says:

    Congrats to the Indians!! I used to be a big baseball fan (Mariners). Now that I’m living in SoCal, I haven’t really followed baseball much. We usually make it to one Angels game a year, though. It’s always fun to go to the park! Here’s to hoping your team does well in the playoffs!

  16. We love this! It’s a purrfect use of this week’s photohunt word!

  17. Dakota, you shine with glee about your team’s successes! Hooray!

    Being a pup, I don’t mind to say that…but I do hear the peeps here groaning about the Detroit Kittens,,,um…I meant Tigers, BOL! Sigh…they are at the bottom of the pile…kittens are not that strong to hold up the others, are they?? Guffaw!
    And insult to injury…those Lions *almost* roared today…almost…
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