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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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Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

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Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

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

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Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

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Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Lou Boudreau Manager, Shortstop

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Bob Lemon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Bob Lemon Manager, Pitcher

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Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

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

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

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Sandy Alomar, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

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Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Manny Ramírez Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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

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

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CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CC Sabathia Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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

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

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Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Cliff Lee Starting pitcher

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

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Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

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Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Roberto Alomar Second baseman

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

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Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Al Rosen Third baseman

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Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Corey Kluber Pitcher

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

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Mel Harder is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Mel Harder Pitcher

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Charles Nagy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Charles Nagy Pitcher - Starting pitcher 

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Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Sam McDowell Pitcher

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Travis Hafner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Travis Hafner Designated hitter

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Michael Brantley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Michael Brantley Outfielder, Center fielder

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Jason Kipnis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Jason Kipnis Second baseman

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Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Francisco Lindor Shortstop

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Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Buddy Bell Manager, Third baseman

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Addie Joss is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Addie Joss Pitcher

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Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Bartolo Colón Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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

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Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Joe Sewell Infielder, Shortstop

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Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Orel Hershiser Pitcher

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Stan Coveleski is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Stan Coveleski Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Mike Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Mike Hargrove Manager, First baseman

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David Justice is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
David Justice Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Carlos Santana Designated hitter, Left fielder, Catcher

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Hal Trosky is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Hal Trosky First baseman

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Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Bert Blyleven Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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

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Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Satchel Paige Pitcher

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Danny Salazar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Danny Salazar Pitcher

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Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Terry Francona Outfielder, First baseman

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Wes Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Wes Ferrell Pitcher

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Greg Swindell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Greg Swindell Pitcher