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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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1
504 72
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

2
402 139
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
First baseman

3
270 79
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Second baseman

4
311 125
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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5
333 104
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

6
229 59
Bob Lemon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Manager, Pitcher

7
225 65
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Manager, Shortstop

8
264 51
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

9
210 49
Larry Doby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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10
238 74
Sandy Alomar, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

11
221 29
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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12
261 73
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

13
229 88
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

14
270 73
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

15
143 47
Early Wynn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Pitcher

16
182 27
Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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17
182 46
Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

18
142 66
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Second baseman

19
161 39
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Second baseman

20
104 39
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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21
99 48
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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22
150 75
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
141 33
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Pitcher

24
138 38
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Third baseman

25
128 74
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Starting pitcher

26
113 41
Joe Carter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

27
104 17
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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28
105 61
Charles Nagy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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29
78 49
Mel Harder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Pitcher

30
91 34
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

31
105 46
Michael Brantley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Center fielder

32
83 38
Addie Joss is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Pitcher

33
100 20
José Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added José Ramírez

34
84 47
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
101 78
Travis Hafner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter

36
98 55
Grady Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

37
66 29
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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38
55 34
Stan Coveleski is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
46 28
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Infielder, Shortstop

40
85 50
Jason Kipnis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Second baseman

41
55 37
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Manager, Third baseman

42
71 39
Mike Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Manager, First baseman

43
59 19
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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44
73 27
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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45
71 31
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

46
57 42
Hal Trosky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
First baseman

47
61 13
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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48
57 25
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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49
47 13
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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50
42 25
David Justice is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder