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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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Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Kenny Lofton Center fielder

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Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

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Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

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Bob Lemon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Bob Lemon Manager, Pitcher

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Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

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

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

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Sandy Alomar, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

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Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Corey Kluber Pitcher

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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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Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

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Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Albert Belle Outfielder, Left fielder

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Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Rocky Colavito Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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Early Wynn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Early Wynn Pitcher

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Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Carlos Baerga Second baseman

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Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Francisco Lindor Shortstop

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

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Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Satchel Paige Pitcher

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Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CC Sabathia Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Earl Averill Outfielder, Center fielder

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

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Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Cliff Lee Starting pitcher

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Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Al Rosen Third baseman

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Joe Carter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Joe Carter Right fielder, Outfielder

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Charles Nagy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
carlbartolone added Charles Nagy Pitcher - Starting pitcher 

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

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Mel Harder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Mel Harder Pitcher

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Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Sam McDowell Pitcher

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Michael Brantley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Michael Brantley Outfielder, Center fielder

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Travis Hafner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Travis Hafner Designated hitter

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

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Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Bartolo Colón Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Buddy Bell Manager, Third baseman

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Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Terry Francona Outfielder, First baseman

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Grady Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Grady Sizemore Outfielder, Center fielder

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Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Carlos Santana Designated hitter, Left fielder, Catcher

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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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Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Orel Hershiser Pitcher

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Jason Kipnis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Jason Kipnis Second baseman

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Mike Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Mike Hargrove Manager, First baseman

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Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Frank Robinson Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Joe Sewell Infielder, Shortstop

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José Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added José Ramírez

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Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Aidan7158 added Dennis Eckersley Pitcher

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Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Bert Blyleven Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Hal Trosky is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Hal Trosky First baseman

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Victor Martinez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Victor Martinez

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David Justice is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added David Justice Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder