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The Best Pitchers In Cleveland Indians History

Updated January 7, 2020 446 votes 23 voters51 items

List RulesVote up the top pitchers to take the mound for the Indians

The best pitchers in Cleveland Indians history are all part of a long legacy of stellar pitching that stretches back to the beginnings of the franchise. Whether they were starters who became a key part of a winning pitching rotation or relievers who filled out the back end of the pitching staff, all of these players have been integral to the Indians becoming a successful franchise.

Former stars like CC Sabathia and Bartolo Colon appear below, as well as Hall of Fame starting pitchers like Bob Feller and Gaylord Perry. Of course, there is Corey Kluber, who began his All-Star career as part of the Indians roster.

So vote up the top pitchers in Cleveland Indians history. Help choose the players who contributed the most to the franchise over the years and those who helped the team win games when it mattered.

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  • 1
    Bob Feller

    Indians career: 1936-1956

    Indians WAR: 65.1

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    Addie Joss

    Indians/Bronchos/Naps career: 1902–1910

    Indians WAR: 46.9

  • 3
    Bob Lemon

    Indians career: 1941–1942, 1946–1958

    Indians WAR: 37.6

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    Early Wynn

    Indians career: 1949–1957, 1963

    Indians WAR: 36.1

  • 5
    Mel Harder

    Indians career: 1928–1947

    Indians WAR: 48.5

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    Corey Kluber

    Indians career: 2011–2019

    Indians WAR: 33.2

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    Gaylord Perry

    Indians career: 1972–1975

    Indians WAR: 28.6

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    Sam McDowell

    Indians career: 1961–1971

    Indians WAR: 42.5

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    Stan Coveleski

    Indians career: 1916–1924

    Indians WAR: 56.1

  • 10
    Luis Tiant

    Indians career: 1964–1969

    Indians WAR: 26.2

  • 11
    Carlos Carrasco
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    Carlos Carrasco

    Indians career: 2009–2011, 2013–present

    Indians WAR: 20.6

  • 12
    Bartolo Colón

    Indians career: 1997–2002

    Indians WAR: 22.7

  • 13
    CC Sabathia

    Indians career: 2001–2008

    Indians WAR: 27.5

  • 14
    Charles Nagy

    Indians career: 1990–2002

    Indians WAR: 24.8

  • 15
    George Uhle

    Indians career: 1919–1928, 1936

    Indians WAR: 30.7

  • 16
    Trevor Bauer

    Indians career: 2013–2019

    Indians WAR: 16.6

  • 17
    Cliff Lee

    Indians career: 2002–2009

    Indians WAR: 16.2

  • 18
    Willis Hudlin

    Indians career: 1926–1940

    Indians WAR: 32.3

  • 19
    Bert Blyleven

    Indians career: 1981–1985

    Indians WAR: 20.1

  • 20
    Mike Garcia

    Indians career: 1948–1959

    Indians WAR: 31.1

  • 21
    Wes Ferrell

    Indians career: 1927–1933

    Indians WAR: 30.6

  • 22
    Len Barker

    Indians career: 1979–1983

    Indians WAR: 11.2

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    Jim Bagby, Sr.

    Indians career: 1916–1922

    Indians WAR: 29.3

  • 24
    José Mesa

    Indians career: 1992–1998

    Indians WAR: 10.4

  • 25
    Mike Clevinger

    Indians career: 2016–present

    Indians WAR: 12.7