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List Rules Please rank the players based only on their time with the Cleveland Indians.

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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304 38
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
237 79
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

3
169 38
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

4
204 55
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

5
187 58
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Kenny Lofton Center fielder

6
146 34
Bob Lemon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Bob Lemon Manager, Pitcher

7
147 24
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

8
134 36
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Lou Boudreau Manager, Shortstop

9
125 31
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

10
143 47
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Manny Ramírez Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

11
184 51
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

12
150 45
Sandy Alomar, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

13
135 55
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Albert Belle Outfielder, Left fielder

14
91 12
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Corey Kluber Pitcher

15
82 31
Early Wynn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Early Wynn Pitcher

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111 24
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
59 17
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Earl Averill Outfielder, Center fielder

18
83 27
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Roberto Alomar Second baseman

19
90 44
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CC Sabathia Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
82 38
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Carlos Baerga Second baseman

21
54 26
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

22
76 18
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Gaylord Perry Pitcher

23
81 44
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Cliff Lee Starting pitcher

24
76 19
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Al Rosen Third baseman

25
54 10
Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Francisco Lindor Shortstop

26
62 23
Joe Carter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Joe Carter Right fielder, Outfielder

27
50 10
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Sam McDowell Pitcher

28
44 27
Mel Harder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Mel Harder Pitcher

29
56 39
Charles Nagy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
carlbartolone added Charles Nagy Pitcher - Starting pitcher 

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53 20
Michael Brantley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Michael Brantley Outfielder, Center fielder

31
40 12
Jason Kipnis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Jason Kipnis Second baseman

32
61 45
Travis Hafner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Travis Hafner Designated hitter

33
51 23
Addie Joss is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Addie Joss Pitcher

34
52 31
Grady Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Grady Sizemore Outfielder, Center fielder

35
27 3
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Satchel Paige Pitcher

36
23 7
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Carlos Santana Designated hitter, Left fielder, Catcher

37
32 17
Stan Coveleski is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Stan Coveleski Starting pitcher, Pitcher

38
34 14
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Buddy Bell Manager, Third baseman

39
42 14
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Orel Hershiser Pitcher

40
41 26
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Bartolo Colón Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
20 12
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Joe Sewell Infielder, Shortstop

42
28 5
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Terry Francona Outfielder, First baseman

43
34 21
Mike Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Mike Hargrove Manager, First baseman

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44
25 13
David Justice is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added David Justice Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

45
30 27
Hal Trosky is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Hal Trosky First baseman

46
24 9
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Aidan7158 added Dennis Eckersley Pitcher

47
28 14
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Bert Blyleven Starting pitcher, Pitcher

48
17 2
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Frank Robinson Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

49
24 12
Danny Salazar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Danny Salazar Pitcher

50
18 6
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman