The Cleveland Indians are one of the original American League franchises that began play in 1901 as the Cleveland Blues. They were known as the Cleveland Bronchos for 1902, then the Cleveland Naps from 1903 to 1914 before finally settling on the Cleveland Indians in 1915. The two franchises first met in 1997 when interleague play began and played against each other to finish the decade. They have met twice in the following decade in 2006 and 2009.
 The Cubs' Record versus Franchise
 Transactions Involving the Chicago Cubs
(Format is players sent to Cubs followed by players received by this franchise in reverse chronological order)
July 28: Traded RHP Carlton Smith (minors) and OF Abner Abreu (minors) for RF Kosuke Fukudome and just under $4M in cash.
December 31: Traded minor league pitchers RHP Jeff Stevens, LHP John Gaub (minors) and RHP Chris Archer (minors) for INF/OF Mark DeRosa
September 22: OF Brad Snyder(minors) claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs.
April 3rd: Received OF Todd Dunwoody as part of a conditional deal.
March 29th: Received INF Trace Coquillette from the Cubs as part of a conditional deal.
August 31st: Traded RHP Richard Negrette for INF/C Tyler Houston.
November 20th: Traded OF Dave Clark for OF Mitch Webster.
July 26th: Traded RHP Dave Beard for RHP Tom Grant.
April 1st: Traded RHP Jay Baller for INF Dan Rohn
March 27th: RHP Sandy Wihtol returned to the Indians.
February 15th: Sold RHP Sandy Wihtol to the Cubs.
June 23rd: Traded 1B/OF Cliff Johnson for a player to be named later and cash. On June 30th, 1980, the Cubs sent 1B/DH Karl Pagel to complete the deal.
May 7th: Purchased OF Miguel Dilone from the Cubs.
June 26th: Traded LHP Dennis DeBarr for RHP Paul Reuschel
June 15th: Traded OF Mike Vail to the Chicago Cubs for OF Joe Wallis
December 5th: Traded OF Bruce Compton (minors) and LHP Norm Churchill (minors) for INF Dave Rosello.
February 25th: Traded RHP Milt Wilcox to the Chicago Cubs for LHP Dave LaRoche and OF Brock Davis.
November 30: Received 1B Ossie Blanco from Cubs in an unknown transaction.
November 30: Lost 2B Frank Coggins to Chicago Cubs in minor league portion of Rule 5 draft.
December 2: Drafted RHP Ron Law from Chicago Cubs in minor league portion of Rule 5 draft.
June 28: Traded LF Willie Smith for C Lou Johnson.
March 30: Traded RHP Bobby Tiefenauer for LHP Rob Gardner.
November 30: Received RHP Bill Faul from Cubs in an unknown transaction.
April 25: Traded RHP Dick Radatz for cash and a player to be named later. On November 21, 1967 OF Bob Raudman was sent by Cubs to complete the deal.
April 11: Sold RHP Ted Abernathy to the Cubs.
May 27: Sold OF Ellis Burton to the Cubs.
November 30: Traded C Ely Churchich (minors) and C Lou Holdener (minors) for INF/OF Mel Roach.
November 27: Traded RHP Bobby Locke for INF Jerry Kindall.
July 7: Purchased RHP Joe Schaffernoth from the Cubs.
May 7: Sold RHP Steve Ridzik to the Cubs.
May 4: Traded 3B Randy Jackson for LHP Bob Smith.
January 23: Traded C/OF/INF Earl Averill and LHP Morrie Martin for OF Jim Bolger and RHP John Briggs.
August 28: Traded a player to be named later for RHP Bob Alexander. On September 14, 1957, the Indians sent RHP Dolan Nichols to complete the deal.
September 30: Traded RHP Sam Jones and a player to be named later for a player to be named later. On November 14, 1954 Cubs sent OF Ralph Kiner to complete their part of the transaction. On November 30, 1954 Indians sent CF Gale Wade and $60,000 to complete the transaction.
May 10: Sold OF Herb Adams to the Cubs.
March 7: Traded OF Max West for OF Clarence Maddern.
November 16: Drafted INF Lou Klein from Chicago Cubs in Rule 5 draft.
May 18: 1B Herman Reich selected off waivers by the Chicago Cubs.
May 7: OF Hank Edwards selected off waivers by the Chicago Cubs.
November 30: INF Fred Marsh sent to Indians in an unknown transaction.
June 26: Traded 1B Mickey Rocco and cash for 1B Heinz Becker.
February 18: Sold RHP Ken Jungels to the Cubs.
July 30: Sold RHP Clay Bryant to the Cubs.
November 30: LHP Bill James sent to Indians in an unknown transaction.
November 30: OF Jack McCarthy jumped from Naps to Cubs before the 1903 season.
November 30: OF Jack McCarthy jumped from Cubs to Blues before the 1901 season.
November 30: 3B Bill Bradley jumped from Cubs to Blues before the 1901 season.
 Rumored Deals Involving Chicago Cubs
The Cubs supposedly inquired about pitchers Jake Westbrook and Cliff Lee during the 2006-2007 offseason.
 Players that Played for Both Major League Franchises
189 players including 90 pitchers have played for both the Cubs and Indians major league franchises through the 2009 season.
 External Links
Baseball Reference Team History 
- ↑ Dierkes, Tim. "Cubs Info From Bruce Levine" Mlbtraderumors.com. November 2006. http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2006/11/cubs-info-from.html
- ↑ "Players who played for Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians" Baseball-Reference.com http://www.baseball-reference.com/friv/multifranchise.cgi?level=franch&t1=CHC&t2=CLE&t3=&t4=&submit=Find+Players
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