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Baseball The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time  

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The Cleveland Indians have had plenty of managers, and after more than a century, it's time to decide just who is the best Cleveland Indians manager of all time. This list answers that question by ranking every Cleveland Indians manager from best to worst based on the votes of savvy baseball fans. Vote up your top Cleveland Indians coaches and downvote any skippers who weren't up to the task.

The Indians' first playoff appearance came under Tris Speaker in 1920. The Indians would march through the postseason and go on to win their first World Series.The only other Indians manager to win a World Series was Lou Boudreau. Boudreau's Indians would win the World Series in 1948. 

So who is the greatest Cleveland Indians manager in franchise history? Vote up the best and Indians skippers. Base your votes on statistics, obviously, but don't forget intangibles like legacies, special circumstances, and even how likable coaches have been.

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Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time

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Mike Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Mike Hargrove age 69

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Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Lou Boudreau Died at 84 (1917-2001)

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Al Lopez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Al Lopez Died at 97 (1908-2005)

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Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Tris Speaker Died at 70 (1888-1958)

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Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Nap Lajoie Died at 85 (1874-1959)

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Eric Wedge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Eric Wedge age 50

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Dave Garcia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Dave Garcia age 98

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George Stovall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
George Stovall Died at 74 (1877-1951)

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Bibb Falk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Bibb Falk Died at 90 (1899-1989)

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Mel Harder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Mel Harder Died at 93 (1909-2002)

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Jimmy McAleer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Jimmy McAleer Died at 67 (1864-1931)

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Bill Armour is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Bill Armour

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Sandy Alomar, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time

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Harry Davis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Harry Davis Died at 74 (1873-1947)

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Pat Corrales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Pat Corrales age 77

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Ken Aspromonte is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Ken Aspromonte age 87

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Jo-Jo White is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Jo-Jo White Died at 77 (1909-1986)

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Lee Fohl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Lee Fohl Died at 89 (1876-1965)

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Johnny Lipon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Johnny Lipon Died at 76 (1922-1998)

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Roger Peckinpaugh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Roger Peckinpaugh Died at 86 (1891-1977)

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Joe Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Joe Birmingham Died at 62 (1884-1946)

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Steve O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Steve O'Neill Died at 71 (1891-1962)

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Jeff Torborg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Jeff Torborg age 77

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Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Walter Johnson Died at 59 (1887-1946)

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Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time

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Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Bill Bradley age 75

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Charlie Manuel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time

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Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Joe Gordon Died at 63 (1915-1978)

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Manny Acta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Manny Acta age 49

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Jimmy Dykes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Jimmy Dykes Died at 80 (1896-1976)

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Ossie Vitt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Ossie Vitt Died at 73 (1890-1963)

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Mike Ferraro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Mike Ferraro age 74

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Alvin Dark is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Alvin Dark age 96

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Mel McGaha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Mel McGaha Died at 76 (1926-2002)

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Kerby Farrell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Kerby Farrell Died at 62 (1913-1975)

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Deacon McGuire is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Deacon McGuire Died at 73 (1863-1936)

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Bobby Bragan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Bobby Bragan Died at 93 (1917-2010)

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Jack McCallister is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Jack McCallister

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George Strickland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
George Strickland Died at 84 (1926-2010)

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Doc Edwards is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Doc Edwards age 82

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John McNamara is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
John McNamara age 86

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John Hart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
John Hart age 36

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Joe Adcock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Joe Adcock Died at 72 (1927-1999)

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Joel Skinner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time
Joel Skinner age 57