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This is a list of the greatest Cleveland Indians in team history. One of the American League's charter franchises, the Cleveland Indians have one of the most star-crossed history in the big leagues. From the team's beginnings, it somehow hasn't managed to win as many championships as its talent level would dictate. Whenever they had terrific pitching, somehow the hitting was slacking and vice versa. The Indians have won two World Series titles with the last one coming in 1948. After a World Series defeat to the New York Giants in 1954, the Indians didn't sniff the playoffs until the early '90s. The years in between were marked by futility and poor play.

Hall of Famer Bob Feller is considered one of the greatest Cleveland Indians ever, but Major League Baseball history as well. Feller won the American League pitching triple crown in 1940 after leading the league in wins, ERA and strikeouts. He played a key role in the 1948 championship team and remains the Indians leader in wins and strikeouts. More recently, the Indians have homegrown some of the greatest current players like C.C. Sabathia and Cliff Lee both getting their start in the big leagues with the Indians.

The 1990s saw a renaissance in Indians baseball. Led by some of the top Indians players ever like Albert Belle, Manny Ramirez, Sandy Alomar Jr., and Jim Thome, the Indians went to two World Series and went to the playoffs almost every year from 1995-2001 (2000 was the exception). These players are considered some of the best sluggers in Indians history. 

This is the list of the greatest players in Cleveland Indians history. If a player is missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list according to how you see fit. 

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Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Bob Feller Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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2
+ - 159 35
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

3
+ - 218 71
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

4
+ - 169 56
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Kenny Lofton Center fielder

5
+ - 138 33
Bob Lemon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Bob Lemon Manager, Pitcher

6
+ - 134 21
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

7
+ - 188 50
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

8
+ - 127 34
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Lou Boudreau Manager, Shortstop

9
+ - 118 29
Larry Doby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Larry Doby Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

10
+ - 174 47
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

11
+ - 141 44
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Manny Ramírez Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

12
+ - 140 43
Sandy Alomar, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

13
+ - 133 50
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Albert Belle Outfielder, Left fielder

14
+ - 77 29
Early Wynn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Early Wynn Pitcher

15
+ - 74 11
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Corey Kluber Pitcher

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+ - 99 23
Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Rocky Colavito Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

17
+ - 53 17
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Earl Averill Outfielder, Center fielder

18
+ - 86 42
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CC Sabathia Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
+ - 78 36
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Carlos Baerga Second baseman

20
+ - 77 25
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Roberto Alomar Second baseman

21
+ - 74 41
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Cliff Lee Starting pitcher

22
+ - 69 17
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Gaylord Perry Pitcher

23
+ - 50 24
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

24
+ - 71 19
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Al Rosen Third baseman

25
+ - 58 22
Joe Carter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Joe Carter Right fielder, Outfielder

26
+ - 45 10
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Sam McDowell Pitcher

27
+ - 43 8
Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Francisco Lindor Shortstop

28
+ - 39 27
Mel Harder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Mel Harder Pitcher

29
+ - 51 37
Charles Nagy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Charles Nagy Pitcher - Starting pitcher 

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+ - 36 8
Jason Kipnis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Jason Kipnis Second baseman

31
+ - 48 17
Michael Brantley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Michael Brantley Outfielder, Center fielder

32
+ - 58 41
Travis Hafner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Travis Hafner Designated hitter

33
+ - 46 22
Addie Joss is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Addie Joss Pitcher

34
+ - 29 16
Stan Coveleski is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Stan Coveleski Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
+ - 20 2
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Satchel Paige Pitcher

36
+ - 48 28
Grady Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Grady Sizemore Outfielder, Center fielder

37
+ - 31 14
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Buddy Bell Manager, Third baseman

38
+ - 36 25
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Bartolo Colón Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
+ - 19 11
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Joe Sewell Infielder, Shortstop

40
+ - 36 14
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Orel Hershiser Pitcher

41
+ - 20 6
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Carlos Santana Designated hitter, Left fielder, Catcher

42
+ - 24 12
David Justice is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
David Justice Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

43
+ - 24 5
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Terry Francona Outfielder, First baseman

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44
+ - 30 19
Mike Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Mike Hargrove Manager, First baseman

45
+ - 23 8
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

46
+ - 27 13
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Bert Blyleven Starting pitcher, Pitcher

47
+ - 28 26
Hal Trosky is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Hal Trosky First baseman

48
+ - 23 11
Danny Salazar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Danny Salazar Pitcher

49
+ - 20 10
Greg Swindell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Greg Swindell Pitcher

50
+ - 16 5
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman