Greatest Cleveland Indian Players of All Time

The Top Ten
Bob Feller

How legendary was Bob, here's what his 1962 Hall of Fame Plaque said: Pitched 3 no-hit games in A.L., 12 one-hit games. set modern strikeout record with 18 in game, 348 for season. Led A.L. in victories 6 (one tie) seasons. Lifetime record won 266, lost 162 (winning percentage) .621, ERA 3.25 strikeouts 2,581. and yes Bob got a World Series ring too from 1948.
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Jim Thome

Jim is not just a Cleveland Indians legend, he's a baseball hall of famer, here's what his 2018 Hall of Fame Plaque said: Lefty Slugger powered his way through 22-year major league career. Amassing 612 home runs with a textbook uppercut swing. Authored six seasons of at least 40 homers and 12 seasons with 30 or better. Drove in 1,699 runs, including nine years of 100 or more. Drew 1,747 walks, pacing the A.L. three times. Led Cleveland to 1995 and 1997 pennants as key member of Indians Renaissance. five-time ALL-Star first baseman began career at third base.Became eighth player to top 600 home runs requiring the second-fewest at-bats to do so.
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Lou Boudreau

Only You Lou, and here's his Hall of Fame Plaque from 1970 says: Led A.L. shortstops in fielding eight seasons. Set major loop mark for double plays by shortstop (134) and won batting title, 1944. Paced A.L. in doubles three times, Most Valuable Player, 1948, when he batted .355 to lead Indians to pennant as a player-pilot. Lifetime batting average .295. Also Lou's 2 home runs in the 1948 American League Playoff Game helped the Indians beat the Red Sox en route to only their 2nd world championship. Only You Lou.
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Bob Lemon

Another Hall of Famer, and another Hall of Fame Plaque this time from 1976 and it says: Gained coveted 20-Victory Class seven times in nine-year span. Became only sixth pitcher in 20th century to post 20 or more wins in seven seasons. Had 2017-128 record for career. Paced A.L. or tied for lead in victories three times, shutouts once, innings pitched four seasons and complete games five years. Hurled no-hitter in 1948. ...and 2 years after his Hall of Fame as manager led the Yankees to a world championship.
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Albert Belle

Albert is not a baseball hall of famer because of his relationship to the media, but as an Indian, he is officially a member of the Indians Hall of Fame. He had great years what the tribe and 1995 was one of the best. He hit .317 and posted an OPS of 1.091. He led the league with 126 RBIS, 121 runs scored, 52 doubles,377 total bases and .690 slugging average and on September 30th he hit his 50th home run and when the season ended he became the first player in MLB history to hit 50 home runs and 50 doubles in a season and led the Indians to the World Series for the first time since 1954, Ring My Belle.
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Larry Doby

It took a while, but Doby is in the Hall of Fame. Here's his 1998 Hall of Fame Plaque: Exceptional athletic prowess and a staunch constitution led to a successful playing career after intergrating the American League in 1947. A seven-time ALL-Star who batted .283 with 253 home runs and 970 RBI in 13 Major League seasons the power hitting center fielder paced the A.L. in home runs twice and collected 100 RBI five times, while leading the Indians to pennants in 1948 and 1954. Appointed manager of the White Sox in 1978, the second African-American to lead a Major League club. Played four seasons with Newark in the Negro National League. Following player career worked as a scout and Major league Baseball executive.
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Addie Joss

Like Doby (no. 6), it took a while but Joss made it to the Hall of Fame in 1978, here's his plaque: One of premier pitchers of American League's first decade. Speed, sharp, control helped him to win 20 or more games four seasons in a row, posted league-leading 27 victories and three one-hitters in 1907, Hurled a perfect game in 1908. Had another no-hitter in 1910. Credited with 45 shutouts among his 160 career victories.
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Omar Vizquel

Omar had a great arm and a great bat good enough to revive the Indian tribe to playoff glory. In 1999, he hit .333 the only time he hit .300 or better in a season. as an indian he was an excellent fielder, good enough to win the Gold glove 8 years in a row (1994-2001). An excellent base runner, he once stole 42 bases in 1999, and hold MLB records for most double plays at shortstop (1,734), most career games at shortstop (2,709), and fewest errors committed at shortstop (3 in 2000). Omar, one of Tribe's very best.
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Earl Averill

Truly forever an Indian, here's his 1975 Hall of Fame plaque. Compiled .318 career batting average and hit 238 home runs. Twice made more than 200 hits in season, pacing 100 or more runs five times. Rapped four homers, three consecutively in first game and batted in 11 runs in 1930 twin-bill.
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Kenny Lofton

He may not be A Baseball Hall of Famer due to him playing on so many teams, Lofton is A Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame due to his spectacular play and his love for his fans in Cleveland. Among the many highlights as an Indian we're... Holding an Indians record for most career stolen bases (452) and for one season alone (76 in 1996). Once had 210 hits in 1996. Batted over .300 five times and over .320 two times. But most important, he led the Indians to the 1995 American League Pennant and played in 5 All-Star Games as a member of the Indian. Truly an Indian Great.
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The Newcomers

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The Contenders
C.C. Sabathia

C.C Sabathia was a very good pitcher, but it was 2007 that C.C became a great pitcher. That year he won 19 games that gave him the second most most wins by any American League hurler. He also topped the circuit with 241 innings pitched and 34 starts, led the league with a strikeouts-to-walks ratio of 5.649, and ranked among the leaders in winning percentage (.731), ERA (3.21), WHIP (1.141), strikeouts (209) and complete games (4), with his excellent pitching earning him American League Cy Young and the Sporting News American League Pitcher of the year honors, a 14th place finish in the league MVP voting, and recognition as the winner of the Warren Spahn award, presented annually to the best left-handed pitcher in the major leagues, a truly great year.
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Manny Ramirez Manuel S. "Manny" Ramírez is an American football guard for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.

Welcome to another installment of Manny being Manny. Before he helped lead the Red Sox and ending the Curse of the Bambino. Manny was a great Indian. He was a two-time American League player of the month. a 3-time Silver Slugger Award winner as an Indian, and played in 4 ALL-Star Games (1995, 1998-2000), 1999 American League RBI leader, batted over .300 five times including over .330 two times, he holds career Indians record for highest slugging percentage .592 and ops .998. Finished second in the 1994 American League rookie of the year voting. A great Indian.
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Tris Speaker

Joe Williams, a New York sportswriter said "There is no manlier man than Tris Speaker" Here's his 1937 Hall of Fame Plaque: Greatest center fielder of his day. Lifetime major league batting average of .345. Manager in 1920 when Cleveland won its first pennant and world championship.
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Nap Lajoie

One of the Indians great pioneers, here's his 1937 Hall of Fame Plaque: Great hitter and most graceful and effective second baseman of his era. Managed Cleveland 4 years. League batting champion 1901-03-04.
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Joe Sewell

Another legendary Indian, here's his 1977 Hall of Fame Plaque: Posted lifetime .312 batting average. Topping .300 in ten of 14 years. Most difficult man to strike out in game's history. Created record with: fewest career strikeouts (114), four seasons of four whiffs or less in 500 at-bats and 115 games in row without fanning. Led A.L. shortstops in fielding twice and in putouts and assists four times.
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Early Wynn

He played in 2 very important World Series ever: 1954 and 1959. Here's his 1972 Hall of Fame Plaque: Winner of 300 major league games, set record by pitching 23 years in majors, gained 20 or more victories five times and led A.L. in earned-run average in 1950. Leaders in innings pitched three seasons and in strikeouts twice. Tied for most victories with 23 in 1954 and led league with 22 wins at age 39 in 1959 to earn Cy Young Award.
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Mel Harder

As An Indian Pitching Coach, He formed a group of pitchers known as the Indians Big Four when the team had a great period between 1948 and 1954. Harder was with Mike Garcia, Bob Lemon Early Wynnand Bob Feller and together formed a team that challenged the New York Yankees for the yearly rights to be called American League Champions.
In his career as a pitcher, Garcia won 223 games, played in 4 straight ALL-Star Games (1934-1937) and was the American League ERA leader in 1933, Garcia a Pitching great.
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Grady Sizemore

He was like a comet, he came and he went but what a talent he was and led the Indians to within one game of the 2007 World Series. Grady Sizemore though was a great five tool player. He surpassed 20 homers, 20 steals and 100 runs scored four straight times with the Indians. Indians general manager Mark Shapiro told Sports Illustrated in May 2007, "There is a superstar on our team, but if you walked into our clubhouse, you'd have no idea who it is. To watch sizemore play day in and day out is a rare treat. All of us, from the front office, to the players, to the batboys, are fortunate to see him every day. He is without a doubt one of the greatest players of our generation".
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Al Rosen

Al was one of a kind to Indians fans especially during the glory days of the franchise (1950s). 1953 was his year as he established career-high marks in 10 different offensive categories, including home runs (43), RBIs (145), batting average (.336), runs scored (115), hits (2010, on-base percentage (.422), slugging percentage (.613), and total bases (367) and topping the circuit in six of those, all good enough to be named the American League MVP, and the Sporting News Major League Player of the Year.
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