UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The 2017 Cleveland Indians have carved out their place in baseball history.
On Sept. 13, the Indians beat the Tigers, 5-3, to notch their 21st straight victory.
That’s the longest winning streak in American League history and tied for baseball’s 2nd longest streak since the dawn of the 20th century.
The only team with a better run was the 1916 New York Giants. But there should be an asterisk there, because the Giants actually tied one of those games.
Cleveland’s streak is so impressive, the last team to win 20 straight, the 2002 Oakland A’s, had a movie made about them starring Brad Pitt.
So the Tribe’s staff started thinking — who would be cast if a movie were made about them?
How about Matthew McConaughey as pitcher Josh Tomlin and Donald Glover as All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor?